Tuesday, September 16, 2008


"Controversial celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-professed "hard-core Dem," deliberately took a series of unflattering shots of Republican nominee John McCain for the current cover of The Atlantic -- and then bragged about it on a blog.
Greenberg, known for her heavily retouched pics of apes and babies, boasted to Photo District News that she submitted photos of the Arizona senator to the mag while barely airbrushing them. 'I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad,' she boasted. 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. . . .
[Atlantic Monthly editor James] 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'"
-- from a New York Post account of how unflattering pictures of John McCain came to appear in the latest Atlantic Monthly magazine.
[The Wall Street Journal Political Diary Online]

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