Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Test

In the spirit of Lent and of a Papal election, I thought I'd throw out something that a friend e-mailed me.

TO All:

You will learn more about yourself in the next minute and a half than ever before.  This is a Moral Test – please be honest.  This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.


You are in Florida, Miami to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster.  The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.


Suddenly you see a black man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It's Barrack Obama!  At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.


You can save the life of Barrack Obama or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful socialist Muslim men hell bent on the destruction of America .


Here's the question, and please give an honest answer.

"Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?"


  1. Just spewed coffee on my keyboard! Good one. :-)

  2. Any newspaper journalist with the possible exception of one from the Washington Times would choose to save Obama first. They've proven time and again that agenda is more important than journalism.

  3. Color - I can tweek it in Photoshop to make it black and white, and simply add in any other detail I might find interesting as well! :)

  4. I dunno. I'd probably be too busy cheering to think about my camera.