Atlantic Editor Apologizes for Jill Greenberg Images

Atlantic Editor Apologizes for Jill Greenberg Images More fallout today from the Greenberg-gate John McCain photo controversy.

The Atlantic's PR agency released this statement on behalf of editor James Bennet.

"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. Based on the portraits she had done of politicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger and her work for publications like Time, Wired, and Portfolio, we expected Jill Greenberg, 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."

And here, Bennet on Fox News:

  • Keema

    Wow! I'm speechless.

  • Darrell

    I am truly amazed that there are no comments here!

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