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Atlantic Mag: McCain Slandering Photographer Fired by Her Own Rep Agency
publiusforum.com ^ | 09/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 09/18/2008 7:58:36 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

Jeffery Goldberg from The Atlantic Magazine is reporting that underhanded, leftist photographer Jill Greenberg has just been let go by her Representing Agency, the Vaughan Hannigan photo agency. This is a perfect example of a lesson of consequences. When Greenberg admitted that she lied and tricked John McCain so that she could manipulate his image to slander him and did so in the employ of The Atlantic Magazine, she lost any future work with that magazine for her unprofessional behavior. And now, more consequences have come her way.

No one is, of course, saying that Jill Greenberg isn't allowed to be as bigoted as she wants to be, but she should be ready to accept the consequences if she does so while acting as a representative for someone else. In this case she was representing The Atlantic Magazine when she was assigned to photograph McCain and then used her position to trick him into a situation where she could use his image for political attacks at a later date.

Goldberg reports from the inside:

The Vaughan Hannigan photo agency, which has represented the disgraced, excrement-obsessed photoshopper Jill Greenberg, has just dropped her from its client list. Bill Hannigan, who runs the agency, told me a few minutes ago that Greenberg and the agency had "different views on how to conduct business." He said he couldn't say anything more because he is "still sorting out some issues with Jill related to her contract."

Vaughan Hannigan has done the right thing, of course, and not only because it's best not to represent photographers who deceive their clients, but because the damage Greenberg has done to her fellow photographers is tremendous.

Well, Greenberg's unprofessional actions have led to the magazine saying it will no longer employ her and now her agent has also dropped her over her behavior....

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; defamation; elections; ethics; fautography; fauxtography; goebbelswouldbeproud; jillgreenberg; johnmccain; mccainpalin; photography; propagandawingofdnc; slander; stalinisttactics
At least The Atlantic Magazine did the right thing in the end... not that they are off the hook completely!
1 posted on 09/18/2008 7:58:36 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yes but she will be the heroine to all of the lefties and the poster child for victimhood.


2 posted on 09/18/2008 8:00:51 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I am shocked and surprised. I now await some aclu sniveling lawyer to sue on her behalf.


3 posted on 09/18/2008 8:01:41 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The title is factually inaccurate (not your fault), the atlantic should find editors who understand hyphenation and its uses.

I thought McCain had slandered the photog. who was fired.


4 posted on 09/18/2008 8:03:55 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Should not the title be Photographer who slandered McCain let go?
5 posted on 09/18/2008 8:05:36 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (The Difference Between Palin and Obama is Common Sense, She's GOT IT, He DOESN'T)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Not to worry, CBS will pick up her contract


6 posted on 09/18/2008 8:05:49 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: WoofDog123

NO, the editor will probably get a bonus and a copy of your post will be framed as part of the atta-boy ceremony.


7 posted on 09/18/2008 8:06:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yep she just hit the big time.


8 posted on 09/18/2008 8:07:11 AM PDT by MES401067
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To: Mobile Vulgus

On many of the professional photog sites, she’s been trashed by most posters, as she has damaged the reputation/trust of all professionals.


9 posted on 09/18/2008 8:07:19 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

This will only make her work more famous and saleable.

She won’t have a problem being picked up by another agent and gallery.

They will in fact love it. She is now a counter cultural icon and hero to the left and cultural elite.

Her prices just probably went up at least 50%.


10 posted on 09/18/2008 8:07:37 AM PDT by garyhope (It's world war IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam. VRWC. TWP.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yeah, those fact checking copy editors were right on top of it, approving the final cover for production — Was done by who?


11 posted on 09/18/2008 8:07:37 AM PDT by Tarpon (Three things matter when selecting a President - character, character and character.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Well I don’t think McCain should go about slandering any photographers


12 posted on 09/18/2008 8:08:31 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Does anyone remember the olden days when the US presidential election was boring?)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

McCain-Palin 2008

13 posted on 09/18/2008 8:08:35 AM PDT by cybervyk (How I see it, he can't ACT much more reasonably than choosing Palin. He's got my vote.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

You have to wonder why she was hired in the first place. She obviously hadn’t been “vetted”.


14 posted on 09/18/2008 8:09:21 AM PDT by csvset (Obama is the Milli Vanilli of politics)
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To: WoofDog123
I thought McCain had slandered the photog. who was fired.

Same with me, that is specifically why I opened the thread. Note to press editors: Punctuation is your friend.

15 posted on 09/18/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Oh, how my heart is breaking for her ... NOT!


16 posted on 09/18/2008 8:11:26 AM PDT by George - the Other ("Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent" - G. Orwell)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
The Leftists in this country have completely LOST IT. They feel they are completely ENTITLED to violate any ethical norm, common decency, rights and laws to achieve their ends.

They are no different than the remnants of the dregs that control and still inhabit the gulags of Cuba, Iran, and North Korea in their zeal to perpetuate their ideology.

Very simply, their operating motto is the time honored and tested philosophy of all fascistic tendencies: "THE ENDS JUSTIFIES THE MEANS!"

17 posted on 09/18/2008 8:11:43 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: WoofDog123

It appears Publius Forum is the headline criminal. Atlantic.com has this headline:

Jill Greenberg Dropped by Photo Agency

http://jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/jill_greenberg_dropped_by_phot.php


18 posted on 09/18/2008 8:18:26 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Mobile Vulgus

>>At least The Atlantic Magazine did the right thing in the end... not that they are off the hook completely!

Ah, but take a close look at the headline”

“McCain Slandering Photographer Fired by Her Own Rep Agency”

Makes it sound like McCain is slandering her and she is an innocent victim of the evil Republicans.

Even when they apologize, they don’t.


19 posted on 09/18/2008 8:25:19 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: WoofDog123
I thought McCain had slandered the photog

Me too.

20 posted on 09/18/2008 8:27:39 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
I thought McCain had slandered the photog

Me too.

That's why hyphens are so handy!

21 posted on 09/18/2008 8:33:24 AM PDT by mancini
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To: Redleg Duke

I suspect Larry Flynt is hiring her as we blog.


22 posted on 09/18/2008 8:33:55 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Mobile Vulgus
No one is, of course, saying that Jill Greenberg isn't allowed to be as bigoted as she wants to be, but she should be ready to accept the consequences if she does so while acting as a representative for someone else. In this case she was representing The Atlantic Magazine...

Jill is a bigot. And if the Atlantic Magazine can see that, I'm keeping my subscription.

23 posted on 09/18/2008 8:41:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama was second (of all senators) in total donations from Freddie and Frannie.)
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To: Redleg Duke

A bigot’s a bigot. I don’t think she’ll be a heroine except to other bigots. Or haters. Or both.


24 posted on 09/18/2008 8:42:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama was second (of all senators) in total donations from Freddie and Frannie.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus; Redleg Duke; machogirl; WoofDog123; OKIEDOC; Smedley; NonValueAdded; MES401067; ...

“In this case she was representing The Atlantic Magazine when she was assigned to photograph McCain and then used her position to trick him into a situation where she could use his image for political attacks at a later date...”

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There’s the rub, she was representing The Atlantic Magazine at the time and not herself. She gave THEM a black eye and cost THEM future business and advertisers. It’s when client reputation and money get jeopardized that suddenly these antics carry adult-size consequences.

Remember “The Reagans”, you can moon the public but don’t get your clients mixed up in it. You cost the suits money and suddenly you’re not so funny anymore.


25 posted on 09/18/2008 8:44:45 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Having never heard of this cretin before, I Google image searched her name. There is something very sick and twisted busy at work in that head of hers.


26 posted on 09/18/2008 8:50:10 AM PDT by stentorian conservative
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To: Smedley
Not to worry, CBS will pick up her contract

Or ABC's Charlie Gibson.

27 posted on 09/18/2008 8:50:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama was second (of all senators) in total donations from Freddie and Frannie.)
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To: Smedley
>>>Not to worry, CBS will pick up her contract<<<

Perhaps, but my bet is that Keith Olberman is looking to team with her to form a new MSNBC "Investigative Reporting" team.

28 posted on 09/18/2008 9:11:02 AM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: GOPJ

I think that is what I said.


29 posted on 09/18/2008 9:19:47 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

She was hired to shoot photos for a client. She probably violated the terms of her hired shoot by additionally shooting images for herself and manipulating the work she did for Atlantic Monthly as a new work (wouldn’t AM own the publishing right on that photo?).

She engaged in defamation of character and probably violated the release she provided Senator McCain. If she did not have a release from him, she is probably in a bad place legally to engage in such tactics.

Bet she wouldn’t pull this s*** on Warren Beatty or Sean Penn.


30 posted on 09/18/2008 9:20:51 AM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The agency fired her so now Atlantic ALSO says they won’t hire her. Earlier the editor was defending her.

Too late for the flip flop to mean crap.


31 posted on 09/18/2008 9:23:16 AM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Compare and contrast with the outrage over Time Magazine darkening OJ's picture on their cover.

32 posted on 09/18/2008 9:23:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HardStarboard

She’ll probably be hired to “do” the first Michael Moore bookcover about the McCain presidency.


33 posted on 09/18/2008 9:24:02 AM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: MozarkDawg
Punctuation is your friend

...and the left uses it well to print misleading statements and then claim it was just a punctuation error. I don't believe for a minute that the editor did not know what the interpretation would be.

34 posted on 09/18/2008 9:29:25 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: frankenMonkey

Most photographers photoshop their works.

And most liberal photographers specifically try for “bad” photos of Republicans/conservatives. And most editors try for scowling photos for the newspaper.

Remember USA Ptooey’s photoshop of Condi?

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/10/26/demonizing-condi/

Until photographers spit on ALL photographers who engage in this slander of conservatives, they are just huffing about the work it could cost them.

Digital fauxtography has replaced traditional film (and negative) photography. Now they willfully engage in Communist photo manipulation tricks at every turn.


35 posted on 09/18/2008 9:31:13 AM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
"Screech! Censorship!"
36 posted on 09/18/2008 1:49:50 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Mobile Vulgus

What Greenberg did is something like a little kid does. Which is the level where the emotional and reasoning ability of most libs lies.


37 posted on 09/18/2008 5:48:27 PM PDT by driftless2
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