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January 7, 2010

Your Daily Moment of Spin (10/7/10)

US soldier People Magazine shoot.jpg

The Pornographers

The Caption: A US Marine poses for a portrait for People Magazine, December 15, 2009, shortly before he leaves for deployment to Afghanistan. About 200 Marines from the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment departed early on Wednesday morning – part of the first wave of US President Barack Obama’s surge of 30,000 troops designed to shift the balance against Taliban insurgents.

The counterspin? Try: The Pictures of War You Aren’t Supposed to See (Chris Hedges)

(edited – 8:45am PST)

(photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images via The Big Picture: Afghanistan, December 2009 photo gallery)

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