Sunday, September 15, 2013

A story that mixes stupid and photography

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I have no respect for Sarah Palin. That said, this story is typical. SarahPAC is being sued for using an iconic photo without permission.

The PAC of Sarah Palin, bless her wolf-blastin’, helicopter-swervin’, cable news-declaimin’ heart, has run afoul of a New Jersey-based newspaper for appropriating some patriotic, September 11 imagery.

A lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan federal court by North Jersey Media Group Inc. claims that Palin’s SarahPAC — which, let’s be honest, sounds like the name of a wolf-themed Girl Scout troop — posted a copy of an iconic September 11 photo on its website and Facebook page without NJMG’s permission (the photo shows three New York firemen hoisting the American flag in the World Trade Center rubble after the 9/11 attacks).

It's so easy to steal these days, but still, we all know better.