Monday, January 12, 2004

Pay No Mind: While this is an interesting story about the high-school kids near Fort Hood, Texas -- many of whose parents are serving in Iraq -- the picture that accompanies the story online got my attention.

You see a somber teenage girl staring out a window, and the caption below it reads:

Christen, who asked that her last name not be used, has stayed alone during the absence of her father, an Army civilian contractor. She has paid the bills and assumed other responsibilities.
To honor her request of protecting her identity, The Washington Post published her picture? There were other people in the story that the paper could have photographed. If someone is uncomfortable exposing him or herself to public, a newspaper should respect that person's wish.


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