It caused quite a controversy in London, which is what images like that are meant to do. They're meant to basically cause a debate in the public: "Is this something we want to be involved in?” - Ken Jarecke
“ No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free, no one ever will.”
Thomas Jefferson said
to George Washington
… and in 1791, James Madison wrote these words …
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. - The First Amendment
Journalism is the only profession whose rights are addressed in the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Not doctors, lawyers or educators.
And yet there is no government certification required to practice journalism like there is in medicine or law.
Anyone can be a journalist. (now more than ever)