[quote=The Paranoid Jet;2649524]Just wanted to know how everyone felt. The media is sometimes embedded along with troop divisions. It is true that the government will sometimes do things to ensure that pictures of war that are deemed exceptionally grisly are censored.
The question is - how far should this go? Should it exist at all? If so, when and where could it justifiably be used?
I personally think that censorship should be required to ensure that distinguishing photos of dead soldiers cannot be published in the United States, but I'm not sure if it should extend beyond that. While I don't feel that censorship is usually just in any sphere of life, as it restricts information about what really is, this seems like it borders too nearly on a respect issue.
I think there should be only one form of imposed censorship - no reporting any material that endangers an active operation by giving away strategically important information (such as locations or objectives of troop movements) - and one of self imposed restraint (not publishing images of recognizable dead bodies, not publishing names of the dead before relatives are notified, etc.)
Other than that, none at all.