Sunday, February 28, 2010

And You Thought My Photos Were Disgusting

Yes, there's sickening stuff at this blog. The aim is to motivate people to do something about Plattsburgh's chronic problems.

Also, this blog comes with a warning.

But let's say you woke up today, a quiet Sunday morning, and decided to read the Press-Republican in paper form while eating breakfast. You go to the Spectrum section and notice an article on knee surgery by a local reporter. Then without warning you see a somewhat fuzzy version of this image:

Or maybe you read the Press-Republican online with a laptop or notebook computer while munching at the breakfast table. Then you get the full effect of the image:

For some reason that fried bacon and scrambled eggs on your plate doesn't look appetizing anymore.

What's the purpose of showing the scar in such detail? Is the Press-Republican now a medical journal? I don't expect to see close-ups of surgical scars in a "family" newspaper.

What was the aim of including such an image? To get people to throw up on their newspapers or computers?

[ Knee scar image by Vivian Reiner. Article to be found here. ]

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