Wow! I had forgotten that I'd made this post here (it's been a crazy few days), but I'm really glad to see the discussion.
For those in the know: what do you think are the chances of this sort of...embargo for lack of a better word...catching on with other publishers, and possibly artificially reducing/eliminating the market for war-zone photojournalism?
I tend to agree with others here that, at this point, it's their moral (not to mention economical) prerogative to choose what they will and will not buy, and that there are many more buyers out there. But if this were to catch on among publishers, could it progress to the extent that the media was, in effect, keeping people in the dark about the realities of war? I understand that there are now alternatives, such as blogs, that can be operated by any individual and reach the entire world, but these sources don't have nearly the audience of international major media sources.