As new photos of Abu Graib prisoners were released today, displayed on CNN and in the Washington Post
, it seems as though the media is all too eager to publish these pictures. Just days ago, the media was eager to jump all over some British soldiers who beat up several insurgents who had thrown a grenade at them, and began throwing stones at them.
Now, I am not surprised that the media is so eager to publish these sort of images. I am not confused about their intentions. What I am confused about, is why they pounce to show these images and cast them as anti-military, yet they refuse to show the Mohammed cartoons. Is this a consistent policy? It does not seem so to me.