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 Post subject: Iwo Jima Vet: Time Magazine Cover ‘a Disgrace’
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:47 pm 
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[url=http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20080417_iwo_jima_vet_time_magazine_cover_a_disgrace/?ln]Iwo Jima Vet: Time Magazine Cover ‘a Disgrace’
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It’s become a visual meme in our culture, but some World War II veterans don’t believe that Joe Rosenthal’s seminal image of Americans hoisting the flag on Mount Suribachi should be appropriated or altered in any way. In fact, some vets, like Donald Mates, believe repurposing the photo, as Time magazine has just done for an issue about global warming, is tantamount to blasphemy.

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 Post subject: Re: Iwo Jima Vet: Time Magazine Cover ‘a Disgrace’
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Catherine wrote:
It’s become a visual meme in our culture, but some World War II veterans don’t believe that Joe Rosenthal’s seminal image of Americans hoisting the flag on Mount Suribachi should be appropriated or altered in any way. In fact, some vets, like Donald Mates, believe repurposing the photo, as Time magazine has just done for an issue about global warming, is tantamount to blasphemy.


Since the published picture was staged after the hill had already been secured, what is sacrilegious about restaging the picture for a new vital battle? If the flag were involved, Mates might have a case; no flag—no case.

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Global warming is a huge threat, and too many people poo-poo the idea that we are in trouble. Anything that will get their attention and bring them into the fight to save life on our globe is A-OK with me.

I like the way APL said it, he is so right!

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 Post subject: Re: Iwo Jima Vet: Time Magazine Cover ‘a Disgrace’
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Catherine wrote:
[url=http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20080417_iwo_jima_vet_time_magazine_cover_a_disgrace/?ln]Iwo Jima Vet: Time Magazine Cover ‘a Disgrace’
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It’s become a visual meme in our culture, but some World War II veterans don’t believe that Joe Rosenthal’s seminal image of Americans hoisting the flag on Mount Suribachi should be appropriated or altered in any way. In fact, some vets, like Donald Mates, believe repurposing the photo, as Time magazine has just done for an issue about global warming, is tantamount to blasphemy.

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hmm but no one cared when Lynne Cheney used it on her book......guess it matters who you are huh?


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Great point justin!

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