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Atlantic photographer and her 'McCain Derangement Syndrome' (Jill Greenberg)
American Thinker ^ | 9/15/08 | Rick Moran

Posted on 09/15/2008 5:53:27 PM PDT by Libloather

Atlantic photographer and her 'McCain Derangement Syndrome'
Rick Moran
September 15, 2008

This is an incredible story that pulls back the curtain on the media in a way that has never been done before.

Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Monthly wrote a very unflattering portrait of John McCain for the publication. To take the picture of McCain for the piece, the Atlantic hired Jill Greenberg, a free lance photographer.

The controversy arose when Greenberg informed her blog readers that she actually tried to take pictures of McCain in the most unflattering light possible. The New York Post has the story:

"Greenberg also crowed that she had tricked McCain into standing over a strobe light placed on the floor - turning the septuagenarian's face into a horror show of shadows.

Asking McCain to 'please come over here' for a final shot, Greenberg pretended to be using a standard modeling light.

The resulting photos depict McCain as devilish, with bulging brows and washed-out skin.

'He had no idea he was being lit from below," Greenberg said, adding that none of his entourage picked up on the light switch either. 'I guess they're not very sophisticated,' she said.

The Atlantic opted not to use the distorted McCain shot on its cover, selecting instead a more straightforward portrait. 'We stand by the picture we are running on our cover," said Atlantic editor James Bennet. 'We feel it's a respectful portrait. We hope we'll be judged by that picture.'

But Bennet was appalled by Greenberg saying she tried to portray McCain in an unflattering way.

'We feel totally blind-sided,' he said. 'Her behavior is outrageous. Incredibly unprofessional.'

Greenberg posted the outtakes on her blog as a "political statement" - including one where she gave McCain shark's teeth and had him licking blood soaked lips.

In the insular world of New York journalism, Greenberg's doings would not be considered that extraordinary - if she had simply kept her mouth shut and not bragged about how she fooled both McCain and the magazine. We've seen this kind of thing before with the picture of Ann Coulter on the front of Time Magazine that appeared to show her through a fish eye lens that elongated her legs and face. Time denied any shenanigans at the time but it was clear that they were trying to put Ms. Coulter in the worst light possible.

Now we have Greenberg and her little political drama. This will not harm her career in the slightest and I predict she will always have plenty of work from Magazines looking to do hit pieces on conservatives and Republicans.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; atlantic; atlanticmonthly; derangement; dncbrownshirts; goebbelswouldbeproud; greenberg; liberalmedia; mccain; mccainpalin; mrsmithgoestowdc; propagandawingofdnc; stalinisttactics; theatlantic; triumphoftheswill; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
'Incredibly unprofessional.'

How would Jill Greenberg really know what is and what is not 'professional'?

1 posted on 09/15/2008 5:53:32 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I liked her monkey portraits until I found out she photoshopped them to look more human.


2 posted on 09/15/2008 5:57:28 PM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: Libloather

This is typical. Typical. It should not surprise anyone, and if anyone is unsophisticated here, it is this idiot Greenberg. Can’t keep her mouth shut. This is what usually gives liberals away when they lie or deceive. Their lips move.

Oh, I am sure she will get lots of libs who want to use her, but NORMAL people and institutions will avoid her like the plague.

Being professional means that you do a PROFESSIONAL job no matter the race, color, creed or politics of the subject. If you cannot do that, you don’t take the job, period.


3 posted on 09/15/2008 5:58:10 PM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama is a disciple of his methods?)
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To: Libloather

One out of three at the Atlantic with some professional morals. Not a good sign for journalism.

Translated: 100% of those involved in the writing/photography for the story were biased against McCain.

33% of those involved in the total story had morals, i.e. the editor Bennett.

66% had no morals.

A sad day for journalism, but I’ve been saying that every day since I got into journalism, 48 years ago.


4 posted on 09/15/2008 5:59:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Libloather
...on a tangent...

Jeffrey Goldberg, who wrote the article mentioned above in the Atlantic, also wrote the following article where he blames a multitude of social ills on Walmart and the free enterprise system: The Crappiest Walmart in America

5 posted on 09/15/2008 6:00:54 PM PDT by tentmaker
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To: itsPatAmerican

I think that was very much the point of the exercise. Your comment confuses me, but thanks for the edification that this is the same woman. She’s very talented but obviously tainted by the usual deranged liberalism.


6 posted on 09/15/2008 6:01:05 PM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: Libloather

One out of three at the Atlantic with some professional morals. Not a good sign for journalism.

Translated: 100% of those involved in the writing/photography for the story were biased against McCain.

33% of those involved in the total story had morals, i.e. the editor Bennett.

66% had no morals.

A sad day for journalism, but I’ve been saying that every day since I got into journalism, 48 years ago.


7 posted on 09/15/2008 6:01:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Libloather

But Bennet was appalled by Greenberg saying she tried to portray McCain in an unflattering way. ‘We feel totally blind-sided,’ he said. ‘Her behavior is outrageous. Incredibly unprofessional.’

In other words, “We did not notice that she portrayed him in an unflattering way, but now that she’s gone public, we are outraged that she spilled the beans. A true professional would have kept this a secret.”


8 posted on 09/15/2008 6:13:50 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Libloather

Despicable. Jill Greenberg is despicable.


9 posted on 09/15/2008 6:14:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

She’s also the same photographer who made taunted kids to make them cry in order to photograph crying children. To me that is actually a whole lot worse than this.


10 posted on 09/15/2008 6:23:06 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Libloather

James Bennet is a LIAR or an IDIOT!! He thought the pics were OK...even the one he picked??? What an ass BOTH of them....Jill Greenberg AND BENNET!


11 posted on 09/15/2008 6:26:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather

It’s the gloating about such things that will sink Obama. It’s not Obama’s doing, but his supporters will lose this election for him.


12 posted on 09/15/2008 6:27:26 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Libloather
How would Jill Greenberg really know what is and what is not 'professional'?

I don't know about 'professional' but she has done beautiful work photographing the larger monkeys and orangutans. The portraits are really quite extraordinary. Perhaps she should stick to something she knows best?

Regards,
GtG

13 posted on 09/15/2008 6:29:07 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Libloather

here is Jill Greenbergs stupid site http://www.manipulator.com/


14 posted on 09/15/2008 6:30:11 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Truthsearcher

I did see that picture of a child crying at the end of the Glenn Beck show on t.v. tonight. The explanation was Jill Greenberg gave the child candy, then took it away to elicit tears and then started snapping pictures.

There are way too many Americans devaluing the lives of the rest of us with deceit/lies.

Despicable. Jill Greenberg is despicable.


15 posted on 09/15/2008 6:32:59 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather
I was just about to post this image until I realized it had the F-word in the caption.

So click at your own risk:McCain and the Legion of Doom

16 posted on 09/15/2008 6:38:12 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Libloather
'We feel totally blind-sided,' he said. 'Her behavior is outrageous. Incredibly unprofessional.'...unprofessional is about the nicest thing that can be said for most of the press during this campaign - one wonders how this photographer would react if she were to go under the knife for some serious condition and her physician announced that he found her leftwing politics offensive and was not going to use anesthesia during the operation.......
17 posted on 09/15/2008 6:41:43 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Libloather
Ace of Spades had fun with it. . . .

After all, if Bush is Evil, and McCain is Bush2, then. . .


18 posted on 09/15/2008 6:43:11 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Libloather

She should get a Triumph of the Will propaganda award. She must have studied Nazi and Commie propaganda techniques well. They ARE taught such tricks by the “masters” in higher education.


19 posted on 09/15/2008 6:43:14 PM 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: Libloather


20 posted on 09/15/2008 6:46:45 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Libloather

“Not professional” in the MSM is getting caught showing your personal political bias and how you apply it to your reporting.
“Professional” in the MSM is never publically admiting to your personal political bias and pretending your reporting isn’t either. Professional = maintaining the illusion.


21 posted on 09/15/2008 6:49:25 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Libloather
I'm thinking maybe someone could have some photoshop fun with a picture of Jill Greenberg herself

Fair's fair

22 posted on 09/15/2008 6:54:20 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: weegee
They ARE taught such tricks by the “masters” in higher education.

Aka Ivy League Journalism schools.

23 posted on 09/15/2008 6:54:25 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Libloather

They were saying on Hannity and Colmes tonight that this is not evidence of media bias becuase Greenberg was a rogue photographer. It does not seem to matter to them that the Atlantic published one of her photos instead of ordering a reshoot, or that Greenberg’s heinous shots merely buttressed an unflattering article. Not evidence of bias? What poppycock!


24 posted on 09/15/2008 6:58:22 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: muir_redwoods; Ambient
I'm thinking maybe someone could have some photoshop fun with a picture of Jill Greenberg herself

Heh.


25 posted on 09/15/2008 6:59:06 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

guilty!


26 posted on 09/15/2008 7:01:00 PM PDT by tioga (Obama needs a teleprompter to inform us that McCain can't use a computer./Enterprise 9/13/2008)
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To: Libloather

This is one of the dangers when one uses Photoshop to create trouble. Shameful.


27 posted on 09/15/2008 7:01:23 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Libloather

28 posted on 09/15/2008 7:47:47 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Biggirl
[This is one of the dangers when one uses Photoshop to create trouble. Shameful.]
 
emmm... Define "trouble"? 
 
 
 
Just for the record, I will be voting for McWeevil.
 
 
Just wait until folks see our hero "Evil McWeevil" bravely jumping his Harley over the huge sub-prime pit; a pit filled with snakes and nasty critters bearing remarkable resemblence to folks from Wall Street and Congress.
 
Would that be trouble?

29 posted on 09/15/2008 7:57:17 PM PDT by LomanBill (A bird flies because the right wing opposes the left.)
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To: library user

Jill Greenberg (pimp for Atlantic Monthly and Atlantic editor James Bennet):
"Atlantic Monthly and I tricked tricked McCain into standing over a strobe light
'I guess they're not very sophisticated."

30 posted on 09/15/2008 7:58:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: library user

GUILTY!!!
Heck, GUILTIER THAN SIN!!!

Next case, bailiff!


31 posted on 09/15/2008 8:01:40 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Libloather

Jill Greenberg is a notorious child abuser. I kid you not. This monster belongs in jail. Just look at what she does to children!

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/pictures/0,,1830504,00.html


32 posted on 09/15/2008 8:16:14 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Libloather
This is how vicious child abuser Jill Greenberg tortures innocent children. She belongs in jail. Seriously.


33 posted on 09/15/2008 8:23:39 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: tentmaker

Walmart is my favorite store. I shop there twice a week.


34 posted on 09/15/2008 9:14:33 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Libloather

What’s the big deal? Sounds like Greenberg’s photos only reinforced the Goldberg article. It was ok for him to write an ‘unflattering’ story but not ok for her to publish unflattering photos? I think these mags should be consistent. Show who they really are.


35 posted on 09/15/2008 9:19:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: LomanBill

What it means is that some on the left will use this software program in question to try to make Sen.McCain or Gov. Palin look really bad. It is used to either restore of manipulate pictures.


36 posted on 09/16/2008 3:07:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: LomanBill

A correction, while drinking my first cup of coffee in the morning, instead of “of” it should in the previous posting be “or”.


37 posted on 09/16/2008 3:09:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Diogenesis

The cover picture is not much better than the strobe-lit picture. The editor should be fired for hiring this harpy, and then docked his last paycheck for approving the cover pic. I saw him on Fox, expressing his shock over Greenberg’s actions, but he had to know her agenda. One look at that cover picture, with the greasy looking skin and the weird lighting, is all you need to know her agenda. The McCain people may be “unsophisticated”, i.e., unschooled in the various vicious dirty tricks of amoral leftists, but there’s a whole world wide web full of experts who can see through such antics.


38 posted on 09/16/2008 3:47:44 AM PDT by giotto
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