Photography Hall of Shame New Inductee

We introduced a new inductee in to our growing Photography Hall of Shame on Monday. Here’s our latest (dis)honoree: Rep. Douglas Bruce (R-CO) for kicking Rocky Mountain News photographer Javier Manzano. Manzano was photographing Bruce during the morning prayer on the House floor, when Bruce kicked him because the photographer had allegedly promised not to photograph him during the prayer. Result? Bruce refused to apologize for actions and defended himself by making the comparison to Jimmy Stewar

We introduced a new inductee in to our growing Photography Hall of Shame on Monday. Here’s our latest (dis)honoree:

Rep. Douglas Bruce (R-CO) for kicking Rocky Mountain News photographer Javier Manzano. Manzano was photographing Bruce during the morning prayer on the House floor, when Bruce kicked him because the photographer had allegedly promised not to photograph him during the prayer. Result? Bruce refused to apologize for actions and defended himself by making the comparison to Jimmy Stewart in the 1939 movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Members of the Colorado House didn't buy it and, after a 62-1 vote, a bipartisan committee censured the representative.
(Nominated by Ken Bittancourt of Colorado Springs, CO)
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Got a tip on who should join his ranks? Send your nominations for the Photography Hall of Shame to flash@popphoto.com
_—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor