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December 29, 2009

(A Photo-Activist Take on the) '09 Photos/Covers of the Year: One of "Them"

TIME Hasan cover Ft. Hood.jpg

With one word and one chilling graphic move (the bandit black “x-ray band” across the eyes), TIME eliminates any complexity surrounding the Fort Hood shooting.

Turning Nidal Hasan into “one of them,” TIME negates any need to address the fact that Nidal is not only an American, born in Virginia, but a 22-year product of the military, putting in eight years while attending Virginia Tech; attending a military medical school; and completing his residency at Walter Reed.

Original post here.

(photo: AP)

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