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Old 07-27-2016   #1
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Default Le Monde to stop publishing pics of terrorists to avoid 'glorifying them in death'

1. Usual caveat is usual: separate thread for MaxViz.
2. Serious props to the Le Monde editorial staff. Makes me want to stand up and bellow out La Marseillaise.

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France’s best-selling national newspaper has declared it will no longer publish pictures of terrorists who have carried out atrocities in a bid to avoid “glorifying” their actions.
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/french...them-in-death/
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Old 07-28-2016   #2
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1. Usual caveat is usual: separate thread for MaxViz.
2. Serious props to the Le Monde editorial staff. Makes me want to stand up and bellow out La Marseillaise.



http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/french...them-in-death/
More likely the French don't want to associate terrorism with Islam.
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If this had happened twenty or thirty years ago it might have had real impact, but with social media today the decision is of little value. Then there's competition amongst the media, so last night The Daily Mail published the two murderers images.

The UK has some experience in this field during 'The Troubles', banning Provisional IRA spokesmen from being broadcast; so others spoke their words.
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Maybe it is a 'pointless and futile act', but societal trends are pendular.
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Default We should relegate terrorists to the obscurity of their own infamy

An article by the French philosopher, author and film-maker, Bernard-Henry Levy, translated by The Guardian, on why the ban should exist. Here is one phrase:
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... we are taking the shortest route to the banalisation of evil, which we have long known to be a grave danger.
(Later) There is in this unending, often pathetic, chronicle of horror a way of neutralising the conscience; and, on the pretext of showing us the face of the criminal, a way of blinding us to what makes it so revolting.
Link:https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...analising-evil
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