Take a Picture, Lose Your Job


The woman who took that haunting photograph of flags draped over the coffins of U.S. soldiers has been fired by her employer, the military contractor Maytag Aircraft, for violating Pentagon and company policy in taking the picture. Maytag also fired her husband. Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Colin explained the rule: "We've made sure that all of the installations who are involved with the transfer of remains were aware that we do not allow any media coverage of any of the stops until [the casket] reaches its final destination."