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Photographer Bitch Slaps McCain in Publicly

As a semi-serious photographer, the second I saw this months Atlantic Monthly, I turned to my friend Albert and said, "that was done on purpose.  That photographer knew exactly what they were doing.

Then today’s story, Photographer Run Amok Won’t Be Paid By Atlantic

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.

Then this on The Atlantic Monthly website

Editors’ Note: September 15, 2008

We stand by the respectful image of John McCain that we used on our cover, and we expect to be judged by it. We were not aware of the manipulated and dishonest images Jill Greenberg had taken until this past Friday.

When we contract with photographers for portraits, we don’t vet them for their politics—instead, we assess their professional track records. We had never worked with Jill Greenberg before (and, obviously, we will not work with her again). Based on the portraits she had done of politicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger and her work for publications like Time, Wired, and Portfolio, we expected her, like the other photographers we work with, to behave professionally.

Jill Greenberg has obviously not done that. She has, in fact, disgraced herself, and we are appalled by the manipulated images she has created for her Web site of John McCain.

“Appalled” :) ? BRAVO Atlantic Monthly!

Does this give you an idea how angry people are?

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