Atlantic Monthly to Apologize for Pro-Abortion Photo Attacking McCain, Palin

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 15, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Atlantic Monthly to Apologize for Pro-Abortion Photo Attacking McCain, Palin

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 15
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Atlantic Monthly magazine will issue an apology to the campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin for an attack on the two candidates. The magazine will apologize for a contract photographer who doctored photos of McCain and included a caption attacking him on abortion.

The publication hired photographer Jill Greenberg, who is a strong McCain opponent, to take pictures of the candidate for an article.

However, Greenberg took some of the photos from her shoot and doctored the images to attack McCain.

In one, she places a caption above his head with the words, "I will have my girl kill Roe v. Wade." The fictitious comment is an obvious reference to Palin, the pro-life Alaska governor McCain chose as his vice-presidential running mate.

Editor James Bennet said Greenberg’s actions were inappropriate and violated the terms of the contract the publication signed with the photographer. He told Fox news that Greenberg won’t be paid for the photos and may be subject to a lawsuit on behalf of the magazine.

"I mean this photographer went in there under our auspices to take a cover shot for us … but while she was there she behaved in an incredibly underhanded and unprofessional way," he said.

"She has violated the terms of our agreement with her, of our contract with her so we’re taking steps. So we’re looking into what steps we can see to do something about that," Bennet said.

He told Fox News that he is "already drafting a letter of apology" to McCain and his campaign.

This isn’t the first time Greenberg has made waves.

In the 2004 election, she held an art exhibit in Los Angeles featuring pictures of crying infants in a display attacking President Bush with the caption “Four More Years.” She admitted to intentionally making the babies cry.

ACTION: Send your complaints about her actions to: Jill Greenberg Studio, 8570 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, or email [email protected]

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