Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beyond the Pale

To be fair, I must mention that I find celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg's deception to be a gross violation of professional ethics.

What's more, if she truly is a "hard core Dem," she did her party no favors with her stunt - manipulating a series of shots of John McCain for the cover of The Atlantic to make them intentionally unflattering.

Not surprisingly, the author of the accompanying piece was "appalled."

It was wrong and it was silly and it was certainly unprofessional. I'm not going to be too pious here for a number of reasons but all Greenberg did was provide more ammo for those on the right wing who rally around so-called liberal media bias. Greenberg certainly did nothing to repair the media's diminishing trust with an increasingly cynical and skeptical public.

In the words of Sarah Palin, thanks but no thanks.

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