Ashamed Republican Is Still A Democrat

Remember this guy, Jeb Eddy?

Jeb Eddy joins thousands of demonstrators to protest the war in Iraq on Saturday. Associated Press photo by Noah Berger

He was the star of a Wizbang post in September 2005 called, “Ashamed Republican” Is An Embarrassed Democrat

Well, via Shock and Blog and Conservative Underground, we find Jeb Eddy is back in the San Francisco Chronicle again, in the photo section accompanying this April 22, 2006 story. He’s still using his same gimmick – campaign contributions to Democrats be dammed…

Jeb Eddy of Palo Alto voices his displeasure with the Bush Administration. Eddy has been a registered Republican for the past 33 years. Chronicle photo by Michael Macor

So how exactly does a guy who was excised from the photos (but not the text) of last falls story manage to get back in The Chronicle?

Perhaps the graphics below will shed some light on the subject. The first is the byline from the story that which featured the Eddy picture and quote last fall, and the second is the new story…

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We’ve requested a comment from Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci, and her editors, as to how this guy managed to get attached to yet another story of hers.

Update: SFGate news director Vlae Kershner responds:

I don’t see anything wrong with running a photo of any protester at a public event, including him. We also have a photo of a pro-Bush citizen, a treatment that reflects both sides.

However, I share your concern that Mr. Eddy is misleading the public. To give readers a more complete picture, we changed the caption to reflect the fact that besides being a registered Republican he’s also a Democratic donor and frequent Bush protester.

Which makes sense, and sure enough they’ve changed the picture caption from:

Jeb Eddy of Palo Alto voices his displeasure with the Bush Administration. Eddy has been a registered Republican for the past 33 years. Chronicle photo by Michael Macor

To:

Jeb Eddy of Palo Alto voices his displeasure with the Bush Administration. Eddy, a registered Republican but Democratic donor, is a frequent protester at pro-Bush events. Chronicle photo by Michael Macor
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