So that Afghanistan cover created no small amount of debate in the office today, and opinions were divided to say the least. My take, short version: I’m fine with the photo, and I think the media should be less squeamish about showing this sort of stuff in general. I also think the story is important, though I think the coverline borders on emotional blackmail and is mildly misleading. I don’t take the cynical view that it is because print is dying and Time is going all sensational just to get readers and cause a commotion. I’ll let you all hash it out in the comments.