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Abetting evil: ISIS videos and Jennifer Lawrence photos

Abetting evil: ISIS videos and Jennifer Lawrence photos

Michael Daly writing at the Daily Beast asks: “The Steven Sotloff execution video, like the James Foley video before it, was made for you to see. The stolen celebrity nude photos were never meant for you to see. So should you?”

You surely understand that these stolen images were meant to be intensely private and that they became less so the moment you call them up. You have to know that you are looking at what the woman never meant for you to see.

Those ISIS videos—first of James Foley and now of Steven Sotloff—were made for you to see.

And that is the problem, though some would argue that refusing to look at evil is tantamount to ignoring it, even when it wants to be seen.

Read it all. What do you think?


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Passing on both: won’t invade privacy, won’t traumatize myself (esp when someone’s trying to traumatize me). RIP, James and Stephen.

JC Fisher

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