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Ingraham: We don’t need graphic war images because ‘we know what it’s like’ from ‘high-tech Hollywood.’

By Ali Frick on August 4, 2008 at 4:04 pm

"Ingraham: We don’t need graphic war images because ‘we know what it’s like’ from ‘high-tech Hollywood.’"


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Today on her radio show, right-wing talker Laura Ingraham hosted Zoriah Miller, a photojournalist whose embed with the Marines in Iraq was abruptly cut short after he published photos on his website of a dead Marine. Once Miller’s segment was over and he was gone, Ingraham accused him of having a political agenda and acting in “desperation” to turn people against the war. She also said war photography like his was unnecessary because “we know what it’s like” from “high-tech Hollywood”:

INGRAHAM: As the situation in Iraq continues to improve, I think you’re going to see more acts of desperation like this on the part of the anti-war clack, and of course Zoriah Miller has to be one of them. … We know what it is like for people to be disemboweled by an IED or a sniper’s bullet. We’ve seen enough of the horror, with the high-tech Hollywood, okay. We know what it is.

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In a column on the subject by the New York Times’ public editor this week, executive editor Bill Keller noted, “Death and carnage are not the whole story of war — there is also heroism and frustration, success and setback, camaraderie and, on occasion, atrocity — but death and carnage are part of the story, and to launder them out of our account of the war would be a disservice.”

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