The Mountaintop Mining “Kiddie Porn” Smear

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once we start censoring images with this kind of significance and visually infantilizing our citizenry, especially in this increasingly image-driven culture, I think we’re lost. Perceptually lost. And I don’t care if we’re talking about the left doing it, the right doing it, or the White House doing it (which they’ve done over and over).

via BagNews.

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  1. I agree, except about the “…once we start…” part.

    Our citizenry is already being visually infantalized, and in many ways the citizenry has done it to themselves. Most people have no idea what constitutes a ‘good’ image, or a ‘real’ one, etc.; our visual literacy, as a society, is about as sophisticated as our students’ global ranking in math (which, I believe, is significantly lower than their overall performance in reading and science — and far below most other “first world” countries).

  2. Good article, apart from the “both sides do it” bit that’s excerpted here. Show me an equivalent example of the left doing something as heinous as falsely accusing a political opponent of trafficking in child pornography.

    I first became interested in photography as a teen after Jesse Helms led me to seek out the work of Andres Serrano. How many examples could we find of the GOP going through this same disgusting routine between then and now? The list would be quite long, I’d imagine.