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July 25, 2011

The "Devil": Norway Killer Breivik Faces Court, Tabloids

The Sun Breivik leaves court

First, it’s not evil we’re dealing with here, it’s hate. To the extent that figures like Breivik are demonized, especially using religious allegories (like: the Devil), it moves us away from a more practical understanding of what he did.

Second (and a hat tip to photographer David Brabyn on this), although it’s obvious why, he notes how unusual it is that a photo wouldn’t be retouched to eliminate the red-eye.


Brabyn via Twitter raises more questions about the red eye:

@BagNewsNotes Mind bending. And there is the possibility that they added them. Also want to hear from the tog. Who didn’t retouch? PJ or PE?

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