We Deserve the Truth

What if a media outlet had access to damning photographic evidence of a Mai Lai-style massacre that occurred in Iraq, and was holding back the images, ostensibly so as not to damage the tender sensibilities of its readership? On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Washington Post buried a story on Page A14 that could certainly have a significant influence over the public’s perception of future U.S. involvement in Iraq: “Dozens of gruesome photographs of the 24 civilians who were killed in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005 [have been] obtained by The Washington Post. Post editors decided that most of the images are too graphic to publish.” By holding back these images of atrocities committed in the name of the American people, the Post editors allow the atrocities to continue. Contact Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell: 202-334-7582, ombudsman@washpost.com

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