June 3, 2010

War and Editing

caption: A pro-Palestinian activist holds up a club-like object upon the arrival of Israeli forces to a Gaza-bound ship, May 31, 2010, in this frame grab from video released June 2, 2010 by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). In a televised address after world outrage erupted over nine deaths in Monday’s seizure of a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said easing controls would put long-range Iranian missiles into the hands of the Palestinian enclave’s Hamas rulers. REUTERS/IDF via Reuters TV/Handout

Because cameras are now fully part of the fight, its not about what the pictures say so much as what else they’ve got.

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