Friday, April 23, 2004

The Fourth Estate 

This is further proof that "we the people" can no longer count on "the fourth estate" to keep the government in check. We must do it ourselves. Executives at news organizations, many of whom have protested the policy, said last night that they had not known that the Defense Department itself was taking photographs of the coffins arriving home, a fact that came to light only when Russ Kick, the operator of The Memory Hole, filed his request. "We were not aware at all that these photos were being taken," said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times.

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