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A legend exposed

I was surprised to read in this morning's New York Times that legendary civil rights photojournalist Ernest Withers has been revealed as an FBI informant, according to a Memphis Commercial Appeal story on Sunday. While such an ethical compromise would probably end a journalist's career today, no one can deny the impact Withers' images had on the civil rights movement.

Update 7:37 p.m. ET:Ron Mott reports this story for NBC Nightly News:

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