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A picture's worth a thousand words, but what those words are depends a whole lot in American media, at least, on pre-existing official attitudes. Take the picture of Neda Agha-Soltan -- last year, she became the face of Iranian resistance after a YouTube clip circulated showing the young protestor’s tragic death. Yet the video from the activists on the Freedom Flotilla has been described as a weapon, worthy of attack. The F Word is a regular commentary by Laura Flanders, the host of GRITtv which broadcasts weekdays on satellite TV (Dish Network Ch. 9415 Free Speech TV) on cable, and online at GRITtv.org and TheNation.com. Support us by signing up for our podcast, and follow GRITtv or GRITlaura on Twitter.com. Distributed by Tubemogul.