Jill Greenberg McCain Photos Give’s Insight into Her Soul

September 15, 2008 2:30 PM
Atlantic apologizes to McCain for Greenberg and refuses to pay for photos, as well as they are considering a lawsuit.

Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg

Publisher is quite upset after discovering that Jill Greenberg, the left-wing photographer they hired to take photos of John McCain, is a deranged lunatic who manipulated pictures of the candidate to put him in a bad light and then posted hateful photoshops of the images on her personal website and gloated about it to the Photo District News website.

Here is one of her degrading photo’s of McCain, which looks something like a Movie poster of the latest Freddie Kruger sequel.

Jill is well known for her photos during the 2004 election year in which she produces a campaign of pictures showing children crying and proclaiming anti Republican slogans like “No More Bush”.

A simple Google search would have turned up my post and posts by many professional photographers disgusted by what she did in 2004 and put on exhibit in 2006. This woman deliberately terrorized children, stripped them, ordered parents to “step out of the studio for a couple minutes” in concerted attempts to make children cry who were not cooperating, and then captioned the photos of the children with anti-Bush slogans.

PopPhoto magazine published an interview with Greenberg, who used her own daughter in the anti-Bush exhibit as well, and speaks of the merits of children vs. monkeys as photo subjects. The child abuse-for-art controversy made international headlines.

Greenberg’s by-any-means-necessary anti-Bush zealotry was infamous in her industry.

The editors purport to be shocked and disgusted.
They expected professionalism, they got an activist photographer with an axe to grind.

Jill Greenberg used the opportunity, which she would have never got if not for Atlantic, to take the pictures and use them for herself. She doctored photographs of McCain she took during her Atlantic-arranged shoot. She has posted these doctored photographs on her website, which you can go find yourself, if you must. Suffice it to say that her ‘art’ is juvenile, and on occasion repulsive.

Once again Jill Greenberg has disgraced herself and her profession.
By Ken Maddox – OneAngryMan.com

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~ by Leonidas on September 15, 2008.

10 Responses to “Jill Greenberg McCain Photos Give’s Insight into Her Soul”

  1. One can expect no better from Greenberg and her ilk. There’s no point even in outrage, since things like her thrive on it and use it to prove their own worth to themselves.

    In a right thinking society she would be blackballed from her industry. We know that won’t happen though.

  2. Uncalled for and quite pointless by Jill Greenberg as it only serves the Republican propaganda agenda.

    Judged on their own merit, these unflattering portraits do accomplish one thing however: they accurately reflect the ugliness of John McCain’s smear campaign and attempt to manipulate the American people, women especially, with his cynical pick of Sarah Palin.

  3. The more the Obama supporters attack John McCain and Sarah Palin the more it will help McCain. Obama is just another dirty old washington politician!

  4. Johnny B. Goode!

    Deep down in Arizona close to Mexico
    Way back up in the cactuses where it never snows
    There stood an ancient mansion made of gold and wood
    Where lived a a corrupt politician named Johnny B Goode
    Who’d never learned the difference between Sunni or Shia so well
    But he could pretend to chase Osama to the gates of Hell

    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

    He used to carry his bribe money in a gunnysack
    Go sit beneath a tree and count his Keating kickbacks
    Old lobbyist on K street would see him sittin’ in the shade
    Laughing at the doubletalk and flip flops he made
    The people passed him by they would stop and say
    Oh my but that little old mummy really hates the gays

    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

    Once upon time the state of Arizona couldn’t host a superbowl
    Because it was legislated by a group of white supremacist trolls
    The bigots were led by an angry fascist who was a goose-stepping man
    A millionaire, senator who belonged to the Klu Klux Klan
    Johnny B Goode was a maverick when it came to recognizing MLK
    So the old cracker donned his klan robe and voted against a holiday

    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

    His mother told him someday you will be an old man
    And you will be the leader of a murderous criminal clan
    Many people will be blown to bits from miles around
    To see you launch the nukes and take us all down
    Maybe some day you will make mushroom clouds so bright
    Sayin’ “Johnny McCain pushed the button tonight”

    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
    Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

  5. uhhh… free speach??

  6. John this has nothing to do with free speech. She didn’t find a pic of McCain on the internet and do this with it, She used a contract job to steal these pictures. She was hired by Atlantic and the pictures belonged to Atlantic. Free speach doesn’t cover theft.

  7. “She was hired by Atlantic and the pictures belonged to Atlantic. Free speach doesn’t cover theft.”

    You can’t be sure what her contract with Atlantic was, she could very well have retained the rights of the images she shot and they were only allowed to use one for the cover.

    I’d further like to say that the author of this post is incredibly off base by stating:

    “This woman deliberately terrorized children, stripped them, ordered parents to “step out of the studio for a couple minutes” in concerted attempts to make children cry who were not cooperating, and then captioned the photos of the children with anti-Bush slogans.”

    This is just wonton mud slinging and isn’t true. The parents of the children were in the room, often assisting Greenberg in upsetting the children (and never physically) and the children were all actors and models.

    While Greenberg’s actions probably won’t land her any more editorial jobs in the near future, she won’t be hurting for work.

  8. Micah, Atlantic is in the process of filing a lawsuit against Greenburg. If a photographer happens to snap a shot on the street of a celeb or politician they will then shop it around to media to sell it.

    If they are hired to do a photoshoot then their services are paid for and the images belong to the company that paid them for her services. She has in effct stolen the pictures. Here’s the link to how Jeffery Goldberg of Atlantic feels about what Jill has done.
    http://jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/about_that_mccain_photo.php

    And as for the kids, that doesn’t even deserve a response. How could anyone defend that, Child protective Services have taken kids away for less.

  9. Anyone who thinks Greenberg is not legally entitled to do whatever she wants with her photographs (they they do not belong to the magazine, they belong to the originator of the work, just like music played on the radio) knows little, if anything, about freelance photography contracts or copyright law. Unless she crosses over into libel or slander, the photographs are hers to utilize as she sees fit–thank God. If the magazine is suing and refusing to pay her, I’d like to know on what grounds.

    It’s the same reason Jackson Browne is suing McCain for unlawfully using his song “Running On Empty” in an anti-Obama ad.

    I’d suggest McCain compensate Browne fairly and use the song in a Palin ad, as Palin is truly, with her childish world view, “running on empty”.

  10. Um, why was she hired to take McCain’s photo in the first place? Whoever at Atlantic should have done their job and done research on the photographer before hiring her. Otherwise, the photos are her own intellectual property, and she can do with them what she pleases based on the terms of the contract.

    That said, I’m sure she won’t work on any more Republican projects.

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