Dying for a photograph (and an Audi A3 advert)Written by duckrabbit
‘From the pickup, Lynsey saw a body outstretched next to our car, one arm outstretched. We still don’t know whether that was Mohammed. We fear it was, though his body has yet to be found.
If he died, we will have to bear the burden for the rest of our lives that an innocent man died because of us, because of wrong choices that we made, for an article that was never worth dying for.
No article is, but we were too blind to admit that.’ Lynsey Addario, Anthony Shadid, Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks, March 22 2011, New York Times
The driver’s name was Mohamed Shaglouf. He was executed. Turns out he didn’t just die for an article but also an Audi A3 car advert. Hope that helps relieve the ‘burden’.