Muting the war

Fascinating reminder of the way American and western media report the wars in Iraq and Afghanstan on The Media Channel,

Why do I think this image from Thursday’s NYT is so profound? It’s because the military has been so overwhelmingly effective in muting the war, and the war photographer, that — practically without notice — many of our best shooters have found themselves turning, in a disproportionate way, to the technique of irony. link