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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:11 AM
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Coffin Photographer Sued Halliburton For Sexual Harassment in 1999
There's an interesting follow-on to the story of Tami Silicio, the contract worker in Kuwait who was fired for taking the picture of homeward-bound military dead, which appeared in the Seattle Times.


The picture got into the Times' hands because Silicio sent a copy to her friend Amy Katz. Katz sent it to the Times; and then the Times published it after getting Silicio's permission.

It turns out that Silicio and Katz also worked as contract workers for a Halliburton subsidiary in Kosovo in 1999. And they are the two who sued Halliburton -- and Dick Cheney in his capacity as CEO -- for sexual harassment and also for the firm's policy of having separate toilets for Americans and for locals -- something that garnered a bit of attention during the 2000 election.

Right-wing talk radio seems to be making something of this, arguing that it discredits the two in the whole matter of the photograph. But it seems equally plausibly to credit them -- at least in my mind. Though I suspect that no more defense contracting work is in line for either.

-- Josh Marshall
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:15 AM
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1. ahhh, that explains a lot
she is a feminazi. Rush's script almost writes itself.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:16 AM
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2. Discredits the matter?
Oh, thank goodness. And here I was under the impression that Americans were actually dying.

Well, I'm glad that's settled. What's up with this Jacko trial?
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the Kelly Gang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:41 AM
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3. ahh..she's a 'femi-nazi'..explains why she snapped the coffins..lets
Bush & Co off the hook for everything.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:50 AM
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4. Doesn't this discredit at least a couple of military contractors?
At Halliburton, she was sexually harassed and Halliburton apparently wouldn't help.

At the Maytag Aircraft Corp, she was fired for a minor violation (she took a photograph).

I don't have a lower opinion of her for being sexually harassed. A person would need a stupid blame-the-victim attitude for that.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:03 AM
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5. So according to rightwing
gas bags the picture doesnt exist?
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:07 AM
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6. i'll just bet she probably has drug or alcohol related issues..
She also hangs her toilet paper using the unpopular under-handed method. :eyes:
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bearfartinthewoods Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:59 AM
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7. just great...add that to the $1700 bucks a pop for the picture....
we just cannot catch a break here people.
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shrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:14 PM
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8. I like her even more
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