Apparently the US government doesn't want the media showing the public pictures of corpses in its Katrina coverage.
Sound familiar? King George's royal court didn't want us seeing coffins coming home from Iraq either.
Nothing like a visual to make a statement, drive an idea home, and cause outrage. A picture's worth a thousand words. That's not cliché just because people say it a lot.
A newscast filled with images of head wounds and amputee children might have definitely changed perceptions about the need for the war - oops, mission accomplished - in Iraq. And bloated bodies floating in oil-slicked flood waters might amplify cries of government neglect and inaction.
This country is taking such a HUGE step backward.