Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wikileaks

You've all heard about Wikileaks.

I remember reading an article dated from 1978, of which I can't find a copy of online, that reported that journalists were very often killed because their cameras could be mistaken for weapons.

It's not a new problem.

Why haven't they fixed this? Painted the camera bright orange? Added some glint tape? Carried special GPS broadcasters to let people know where they are? Added a few dealibobs to make it obviously not a weapon?

The news media bears as much responsibility for their deaths as the U.S. military does, because they sent them into harms way without taking basic precautions for their safety.

1 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

Good call.

10:24 AM  

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