Thursday, July 31, 2003

No whining, please. I love the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. No, really. I mean, I don't know much about what it does, but I'm glad it's out there theoretically fighting for the First Amendment.

But this is kind of weird. According to a dispatch recently posted on the organization's website, we are supposed to be up in arms that the Eagle County Sheriff's Department posted a mug shot of Kobe Bryant online that is not "suitable for print publication."

Well, here's the photo. It doesn't look too bad to me. Some jaggies around the edges, but I've seen newspapers print a lot worse.

Don't take this as Media Log's commentary on any of the free-speech/fair-trial arguments going on right now regarding Bryant and the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting. This is just one small part of it.

But the Reporters Committee, frankly, is being ridiculous.

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