Vindictive Media Sues Sarah Palin
(Raw Story) The North Jersey Media Group filed suit against Sarah Palin and her
political action committee Friday, alleging copyright infringement over the use
of an iconic photograph of a flag at Ground Zero taken by one of their newspaper
The suit filed in Manhattan federal court by the publisher of The Bergen Record and Herald News newspapers in New Jersey accuses Palin’s SarahPAC of using a copy of the photo on its website and Facebook page without permission.
The photo depicts New York City firefighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Billy Eisengrein as they raise a flag at at the site of the World Trade Center attacks in New York on September 11, 2001. Thomas E. Franklin of the Record captured the scene. The image has lodged in the lore surrounding the attacks, and the whereabouts of the actual flag in the photo are unknown.
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