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Picturing the Taliban

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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.

Meanwhile, I’m interested in seeing what Terry Glavin will say about it, and Brian Platt is still nice and riled up about the Wikileaks.

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