Los Angeles Times editor explains decision to run controversial photos

“We considered this very carefully,” Los Angeles Times editor Davan Maharaj says of the decision to run today’s story and photos of U.S. soldiers posing with body parts of Afghan suicide bombers. “At the end of the day, our job is to publish information that our readers need to make informed decisions. We have a particular duty to report vigorously and impartially on all aspects of the American mission in Afghanistan. On balance, in this case, we felt that the public interest here was served by publishing a limited, but representative sample of these photos, along with a story explaining the circumstances under which they were taken.”

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U.S. troops posed with body parts of Afghan bombers



  1. Dan Mitchell said:

    Is Wubbly a bot?

  2. Remember Abu Ghraib? Those pics were pretty bad too.

    War is hell.