Newsweek Bachmann Cover Controversy

I recently worked with Newsmax again, and was able to get caught up on some of the controversy surrounding the Newsweek Bachmann cover story.  If you are not familiar with the story, just google Bachmann Newsweek cover.

When the Newsweek cover came out, I was immediately contacted by Newsmax, wanting to know if I leaked some of the “reject” shots of the Bachmann shoot to Newsweek or something —  since the outfits were the exact same, they thought the photo might have been mine.  Of course, I would not do such a thing, and promptly pointed out the differences in the earrings, and hair (but other than that, it was the exact same outfit).  This Newsweek cover was causing quite a stir, and I was happy to distance myself as much as possible from it since it is a very unflattering photo.

I did not follow up too much on the stories that followed about it – until I recently shot for Newsmax again and was informed by the reporter that Bachmann had posted the 2 photos side by side in response to Newsweek on her website and said something along the lines of “see, I can take a good picture”.  The reporter also informed me that Bachmann loved the photos resulting from our shoot, and was considering (although it did not get picked) one of them for her book cover.

You be the judge, here are some stories about the controversy featuring my cover as well….  — I like how one of them says “All I can say is, what a difference the news organization makes.”  — Come on, News organization??  Can’t they say “what a difference the photographer makes?”  —  😉  — (just kidding whoever shot the newsweek cover, I’m sure there were better shots resulting from your shoot —  and you have no control over what your editors select.)

The Queen of Rage?  More Like Rage of Liberal Media Machine

Where are the Feminists now?

 

 

Jobs Jobs Jobs…

The back and forth between republicans and democrats on the best way to face our “jobs crisis” is quite entertaining — and was the subject of my coverage on the hill Tuesday.

 

House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER (R-Ohio) holds a media availability immediately after the Republican Conference meeting. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER (R-Ohio) holds a media availability immediately after the Republican Conference meeting. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Congressman KEITH ELLISON speaks to the media.  The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) held a news conference to unveil the "Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act," which seeks to create more than 4 million jobs, save more than $2 trillion, and eliminate new spending gaps triggered by the lack of consensus of the "Super Committee." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Congressman KEITH ELLISON speaks to the media. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) held a news conference to unveil the "Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act," which seeks to create more than 4 million jobs, save more than $2 trillion, and eliminate new spending gaps triggered by the lack of consensus of the "Super Committee." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

House Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR (R-Va.) speaks at a media availability immediately after the Republican Conference meeting. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

House Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR (R-Va.) speaks at a media availability immediately after the Republican Conference meeting. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Representative ROSA DeLAURO speaks to the media.  The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) held a news conference to unveil the "Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act," which seeks to create more than 4 million jobs, save more than $2 trillion, and eliminate new spending gaps triggered by the lack of consensus of the "Super Committee." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Representative ROSA DeLAURO speaks to the media. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) held a news conference to unveil the "Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act," which seeks to create more than 4 million jobs, save more than $2 trillion, and eliminate new spending gaps triggered by the lack of consensus of the "Super Committee." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Holder Grilled on “Fast and Furious”

I figured it would be an interesting hearing today, when Congressman Darrell Issa walked past me and a few other photographers, and pointing to the barrage of police commissioners positioned behind Attorney General Eric Holder’s seat, said “You know you’re in deep s**t if you’ve got that as your backdrop.”

To my surprise, the Attorney General seemed to be in a good mood this morning even though he was expecting an onslaught of tough questions from committee members.  Holder even joked with us photographers, giving us a hard time for taking some photos that might expose his bald spot to the world.

 

 

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks with Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice RONALD WEICH prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks with Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice RONALD WEICH prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

 

Fear and Fracking in Southlake – Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer recently picked up this photo of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson testifying about the controversial drilling process called “Fracking” – See the full story here.

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - CEO of ExxonMobil REX TILLERSON (left) and Founder of XTO Energy Inc. BOB SIMPSON testify before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing focusing on the proposed merger between ExxonMobil and XTO and it's impact on US Energy markets. ..  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

January 20th, 2010 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - CEO of ExxonMobil REX TILLERSON (left) and Founder of XTO Energy Inc. BOB SIMPSON testify before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing focusing on the proposed merger between ExxonMobil and XTO and it's impact on US Energy markets. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)