Essay on Debate about What Exactly is Covered by the Fisrt Amendment
In 1963, South Vietnam was commanded by Ngo Dinh …show more content…
Protests had been raging about the monstrosities in Vietnam for years. Innumerable words had been spoken to friends, family, newspapers, and military officials about firsthand accounts of the atrocities of the war. But it was this singular picture that inspired a complete reevaluation of the United States involvement in Vietnam.
It is dubious the newspapers understood how much this photo would impact the war. But, it is certain they wished it to have at least some influence. Publishing this picture was a very difficult call to make, but it was tremendously important.
Newspapers are vital to the backbone of America. The entire purpose of newspapers is to spread information. If newspapers had censored themselves, it is unlikely the general population would have seen what exactly was going on in Vietnam. Although, newspapers have become less popular, at the time they were the most important news broadcaster. Yes, this picture is disturbing, but war is disturbing. It is the people’s right to know what is going on as a direct result of American troops and because of