Wednesday, April 07, 2010


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.


Blogger Noumenon said...

Good call.

10:24 AM  

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