Mathew Brady posed corpses at Gettysburg for dramatic effect. The famous Vietnamese girl fleeing a "napalm attack" was actually injured in a cooking accident. The Iwo Jima photograph was a "do over". I figure well over half the MSM media photos from any disaster or war are posed or staged.
The napalm girl grew up and I saw her in an interview and she said it was napalm.
She should know, no?
"The image was altered by TIME illustrator Matt Mahurin, who later stated that the darkening of Simpson's skin was to 'make it more artful, more compelling'."
He kept his job.
Get the facts straight. The Rosenthal photo was not a "do over". It was a photo of the raising of a larger, second flag on top of Mt. Sirubachi. There was nothing faked about the photo.
For those interested in the story of the flag raising, and the Marines and Navy Corpsman that raised it, get "Flags Our Fathers". It documents the lives of the 6 flag raisers before and after the photo, as well as how the Rosenthal photo became an enduring national symbol.