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Lib Photographer Admits Making McCain Look Sinister for Mag Cover
newsbusters.org ^ | September 13, 2008 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/13/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Media watchers are well-aware that it's not only words that can be used to spread propaganda, but oftentimes it's the pictures involved in the articles.

For months, people around the country have been noticing the always flattering photos of Barack Obama, and, by contrast, pictures that make John McCain either look older than what he is, or sickly...or even worse.

On Friday, the photography website PDNPulse published a virtual exposé about a professional photographer that admitted taking an intentionally diabolical looking picture of McCain that she hoped would be on the cover of October's Atlantic magazine (emphasis added throughout, photo courtesy The Atlantic, h/t NB reader Drew Hallowell):

When The Atlantic called Jill Greenberg, a committed Democrat, to shoot a portrait of John McCain for its October cover, she rubbed her hands with glee.

She delivered the image the magazine asked for—a shot that makes the Republican presidential nominee look heroic. Greenberg is well known for her highly retouched images of bears and crying babies. But she didn’t bother to do much retouching on her McCain images. “I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad,” she says.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberalmedia; mccain; mccainpalin; mediabias; propagandawingofdnc; theatlantic

1 posted on 09/13/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s the best they can do? He looks powerful, serious and formidable. Like he’s willing to be your friend, but could also rip Vladimir Putin’s throat out with his bare teeth.


2 posted on 09/13/2008 5:28:38 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Liberals are so childish.

I'm surprised someone didn't draw a mustache on him and a black eye - like little kids do to be funny.

Personally, I like the New Yorker rag that had Michele and the Obomination for what they really are. Their attempt to poke fun at what is REALLY true, backfired - big time. It illustrated what intelligent people are thinking or at least wondering about.

3 posted on 09/13/2008 5:28:48 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd like to see someone get a picture of Greenberg before she's had a chance to brush her teeth and hair.

...Your diagram of the Liberal Democrat Brain is priceless.

4 posted on 09/13/2008 5:29:55 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think he looks pretty good in the pix. Headline is stupid though.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 5:31:13 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Pooty Pute (other others) needs to look at this cover and then decide if he wants to screw with us.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 5:31:24 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The picture she wanted the Atlantic to use makes me think of Alfred Hitchcock.


7 posted on 09/13/2008 5:31:59 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ, My Cornerstone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now compare that picture of a real commander in chief to Barry the Man Child.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 5:32:56 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what is sick piece of trash she is.

does anyone know where that rumor started about calling his wife a c**t?

my mother is going around repeating this (among other garbage about mccain and palin she is spewing.

i would like to be able to throw the rumor and it’s source right back at her. (she’s my mother, but she is a liberal, codepink, obama kook, and she votes)


9 posted on 09/13/2008 5:34:10 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jeez, like they expected McCain to get a fair shake from the Atlantic anyway.
10 posted on 09/13/2008 5:38:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Greenberg is well known for her highly retouched images of bears and crying babies. But she didn’t bother to do much retouching on her McCain images.

This photo looks like she spent about a half hour too much on it when she really wanted to spend two hours "retouching" her truth into the image. 99% of "news" is not. And that makes it fiction.

11 posted on 09/13/2008 5:42:18 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: rwa265

****The picture she wanted the Atlantic to use makes me think of Alfred Hitchcock.****

My thoughts exactly! An old LIFE mag cover from the 1960’s comes to mind.


12 posted on 09/13/2008 5:43:35 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Question Liberal Authority

He looks chiseled enough for Mr. Rushmore. I don’t want a president who looks like Brad Pitt.


13 posted on 09/13/2008 5:43:56 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The liberal media is in full throat once again. Turner Network Movies is rebroadcasting Dr. Strangelove, the unlovely and extremely wealthy Whoopie Goldberg is asking the nominee if she'll be a slave "again," Mr. and Mrs. Greenspan are getting in their tandem anti-McCain jabs, one reinforcing the other, and so on. All the networks but Fox are unabashedly pro B.O. Plenty.

They'll keep telling their lies, hoping voters will believe them for another 52 days. They're pulling out all the stops this time. No lie is too big, no hypocrisy too outrageous, no disrespect for honest middle Americans too elitist and cynical. If they lose this one McCain appointees to the Supreme Court will fix it so they can't impose totalitarian rule on the rest of us. And we must see that they lose.

14 posted on 09/13/2008 5:46:57 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: nmh

Sorry, I borrowed your “moustache” line on my Feedback to Atlantic.

I have just learned about the real story behind your October cover photo of John McCain.

“On Friday, the photography website PDNPulse published a virtual exposé about a professional photographer that admitted taking an intentionally diabolical looking picture of McCain that she hoped would be on the cover of October’s Atlantic magazine (emphasis added throughout, photo courtesy The Atlantic, h/t NB reader Drew Hallowell):

When The Atlantic called Jill Greenberg, a committed Democrat, to shoot a portrait of John McCain for its October cover, she rubbed her hands with glee. Photographer Admits Making McCain look sinister for Mag Cover.

What on earth is with you simpleminded childish media people? Did Atlantic know and approve the slanted shoot that Jill Greenberg intended?

It seems the worse your Obama does in the polls the nuttier you get! What next paint McCain with a moustache?

Bad little girls and boys, now go stand in the corner for the rest of Class.


15 posted on 09/13/2008 5:53:18 PM PDT by dusttoyou
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To: Bernard Marx

You’re obviously not related to Karl. :)

Good rant and dittos to you.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 6:39:53 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Question Liberal Authority

But what’s with that cheek? Looks like he has a tooth about to go completely septic...


17 posted on 09/13/2008 6:39:56 PM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee wonder why Jill Greenburg proudly calls her site: The Manipulator?

http://www.manipulator.com/

Thers is a more sinister McCain portrait complete with spooky shadows. She does Clint Eastwood no favors either


18 posted on 09/13/2008 6:46:46 PM PDT by Covenantor ( Gov. Palin's on board, the fish fry has commenced.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And we should be surprised, why?


19 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:48 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Covenantor

I left her a comment which can be construed any which way. Keep it up lefties. Dig the hole deeper.


20 posted on 09/13/2008 6:52:07 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Bernard Marx

During tonights 60’s music telethon on PBS (to raise money for PBS coffers), Vicki Lawrence from the old “Carol Burnett” TV show appeared as her character from “Mama’s Family.”

While in character, she urged people to send in money for PBS, and as her face went off camera, she quickly came back in front of the lense and wispered,
“You can put lipstick on a jerk, it’s still a jerk.”

I wanted to smash the TV.


21 posted on 09/13/2008 6:54:28 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Thirty democrat attorneys are in Alaska "investigating" Gov. Palin....how many are in Chicago?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What I can see of it, the photo is fair quality but the skin looks like vinyl.

Obama photos are shot as if he's some religious icon come down from the clouds to deliver us!

22 posted on 09/13/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin! YES CA Prop 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: TheBattman

I thought his cheek had something to do with the Vietcong or his bout with skin cancer, but I’m not 100% sure.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 7:04:06 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“While in character, she urged people to send in money for PBS, and as her face went off camera, she quickly came back in front of the lense and wispered,
‘You can put lipstick on a jerk, it’s still a jerk.’

I wanted to smash the TV.”

Well, she could have been referring to 0bama...or Charlie Gibson....or any other man who has had the appearance of being sexist lately....or even all of them!


24 posted on 09/13/2008 7:05:04 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (Shame on you CNN & ABC. You should be mortified at your so-called journalistic skills.)
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To: JavaJumpy

My sister thought Vicki Lawrence was referring to Obama but, being suspicious of Hollywood types to begin with, I thought it was a slam against Gov. Palin.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 7:18:29 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Thirty democrat attorneys are in Alaska "investigating" Gov. Palin....how many are in Chicago?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
I wanted to smash the TV.

I know that feeling. I had flipped passed the golf channel and some commentator picked on a woman, perhaps a player, for know "Sarah" but not Joe Biden! He sneered to his cohost, "Do you think she's a Republican?"

I notice a lot of this sort of thing online where it doesn't matter how far afield the article topic is, it will contain at least one gushing remark about Obama and two caustic, snide remarks about McCain or Palin. I grit my teeth. Sometimes I complain, but often I'm overwhelmed how far beyond the pale they will go and can only just shake my head and walk away in exasperation.

26 posted on 09/13/2008 7:19:51 PM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin! YES CA Prop 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: Covenantor
Here are some really disgusting photos from the photographer's website. She should be fired.

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27 posted on 09/13/2008 9:22:08 PM PDT by jddqr (White queen checkmates black king: http://palincheckmate.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; governsleastgovernsbest

Looks like she scrubbed her website. All of the outrageous photos are gone.


28 posted on 09/14/2008 4:59:15 AM PDT by gridlock (Now if we can just get the Democrats to attack baseball and apple pie, this thing is in the bag!)
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To: gridlock
All of the outrageous photos are gone.

Yet another 3AM phone call.

You did what? Get those pictures off the web or you'll never work in this town again.

Too late. []bama's demented followers have done it to him again.

29 posted on 09/14/2008 5:04:09 AM PDT by csvset (Obama is the Milli Vanilli of politics)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How nice of her to provide visual aids that so vividly illustrate the MSM’s warped leftist bias.

The left is in quicksand, the harder they struggle the deeper they sink.


30 posted on 09/14/2008 8:43:22 AM PDT by A Boy Made Of Win
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To: nmh
Liberals are so childish.

I think a lot of liberals like Greenberg could actually be reasonable, clear headed people once they hit puberty.
31 posted on 09/14/2008 8:53:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: gridlock

I just went to the site and they’re still there.


32 posted on 09/14/2008 9:00:51 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I think a lot of liberals like Greenberg could actually be reasonable, clear headed people once they hit puberty.

:)

The problem is they never reach that point.

They are EMOTIONALLY stunted. Physically they look like adults when they are still children.


33 posted on 09/14/2008 9:25:34 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

That explains why porn is such a big business ...


34 posted on 09/14/2008 9:27:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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