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Missing Penis Causes Controversy

More hand wringing for the American press last week when two major publications were accused of doctoring an image from the Virginia Tech shootings reports PDN.

The New York Post and The People were said to have cloned out the penis of a student who was being rescued from the campus to avoid offending the sensibilities of its readers who apparently prefer the sight of of dead children covered in blood to the appearance of human genitailia.

Most other papers ran the picture unchanged but Post executive editor Col Allen said, “We decided to make a very minor alteration to the photograph of Kevin Sterne being carried out of Norris Hall to protect the wounded student’s dignity but in no way change the news impact of the picture.”

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