Thursday, November 08, 2007

Worth A Thousand Words

Michael Yon, who deserves the title "MVP" in the realm of photojournalism if anyone ever did, snapped the above picture of Muslims and Christians working together to replace the recently-removed-from-storage cross on top of St. John's Church in Baghdad. Glenn Reynolds opines, rightly so, that if this were a just world, Yon would be a shoo-in for the Pulitzer. There are certainly the nascent rumblings of a blogospheric movement afoot, to provide the word-of-mouth recognition to the legacy media so that this picture, and Yon's work in general, gains such distinctions and accolades.

Here, however, is what I predict: if sufficient noise is raised, expect the following response from the powers-that-be: "While Mr. Yon's work is excellent, we of the Pulitzer Committee feel that the Iraq issue has passed from the limelight as a relevant, salient issue for today's ever-changing geopolitical climate. So instead, we decided to award Al Gore for his self-portrait photograph of himself courageously holding aloft his own Nobel Peace Prize." Because, you know, if we're winning, it's not news.

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Anonymous Chris said...

Reynolds is so right.

That photo is very reminiscent of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. What an opportunity to blast good news all over the MSM (not holding my breath...).

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