<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: What isn't wrong with this picture?

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

What isn't wrong with this picture?

Six Navy Seals and two of their wives are suing The Associated Press and one of its reporters for distributing photos of the Seals that apparently show them treating Iraqi prisoners harshly.

One of the Seals' wives had put the photos on what she believed was a password-protected Web site, and an A.P. reporter found and published them. The suit charges The A.P. with "invasion of privacy" and "intentional infliction of emotional distress."

So let's get this straight:
• The Seals abused the prisoners.
• Someone took photos of the Seals abusing the prisoners.
• One of the Seals gave the photos to his wife.
• The wife put the photos on the Web—in effect, publishing them.
• The A.P. reporter found the photos and, in effect, re-published them.
• The Seals are suing The A.P. and the reporter...for "invasion of privacy" and "intentional infliction of emotional distress."

Sigh. Irony isn't ironic anymore.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/29/national/29suit.html?th

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