[QUOTE]\nThanks, Bob. I was hoping not to muddy things up.\n\nI started off shooting for a local newspaper as a teenager and then\nshot as an API stringer (the bottom of the photojournalistic food\nchain) and still I maintane valid press credentials. Things were\ndefinitely drummed into me as I learned the profession and it is hard\nto explain to someone on the outside, even another photographer,\nwhat's going on when the standards have been violated.\n\nMy sense and the sense I get from the comments by others from the\nphotojournalism world is that the profession has been diminished and\nwe (as photojournalists) have had our credibility attacked on a\npersonal level. This is an established, award winning member of the\nprofession and should be an example of us at our best. When someone\nlike that fails, it hurts a lot.\n[/QUOTE]\n\n\nSadly that's true of many professions. A few let matters go to their\nhead and the majority who are honorable, are tainted.