Friday, April 23, 2004

The lazy press

To me the most astonishing thing about the release of the Dover photos yesterday is the fact that it took a private citizen filing an FOIA request to do it. What happened to the press?

Executives at news organizations, many of whom have protested the policy, said last night that they had not known that the Defense Department itself was taking photographs of the coffins arriving home, a fact that came to light only when Russ Kick, the operator of The Memory Hole, filed his request.

"We were not aware at all that these photos were being taken," said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times.

Have the establishment press become so used to being locked out of information that they don't even bother trying to get this stuff?


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