Along with the prestige and occasional glory of being a stand-by auxiliary member of the Professional Photojournalists Guild of America comes a solemn commitment to uphold the unbreakable code of ethics we’ve all sworn to abide by. Prime among the directives is the one that states an ethical photojournalist does not ever alter another person’s work and call it his or her own, particularly when the crime is committed in the employment of cheap, tawdry political attacks, against democrats. When we observe such a thing occurring, we are forced to confront it in defense of our collective honor and individual reputations.
And so at the request of my Brethren of the Guild and with the generous financial backing of the Clinton Global Internment Foundation we are joining with
dozens an untold number of other leading blogs and news sites to spotlight any and all egregious examples of these repugnant personal attacks unethically foisted onto a trusting public in the guise of professionally skilled and artfully edited “photojournalism”. We hope you will all do your part as well, by posting these warnings far and wide so everyone sees them and they won’t be fooled again!
Here’s the first one off the wire…