What's interesting today is that the Guardian website is breathlessly exclaiming "Watch the video of alleged desecration" and is hosting a video which, presumably, is the video in question. I have to say I haven't watched it because a) I get bored enough watching myself urinate, let alone other people and b) I felt watching the video wouldn't make me any better-informed than I was having read the description.
Ten years ago, you had to search gore out on rotten.com. Now it's on mainstream websites. So here's the thing: firstly, if watching videotape of people urinating on corpses isn't obscene, what is?
Secondly, even if it is not obscene under the law, was it really a necessary editorial decision? Did Alan Rusbridger (or, I suppose, whoever edits the front page of the guardian news website) really think that its readers needed to see the video themselves in order to understand the story?
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