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Journalist Accuses NY Times’ Jonathan Martin of Stealing Her Photo

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Whitney Bermes, the courts reporter for the Bozeman Chronicle in Montana, accused Jonathan Martin of the New York Times of using her photo of Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte‘s assault citation without attribution.

The Washington Examiner spotlighted the controversy in a Thursday write-up. Bermes posted the photo to her Twitter account on Thursday morning. Forty-four minutes later, Martin Tweeted a screengrab of the same citation.

Bermes called out the New York Times journalist less than a half hour later. Martin denied the charge.

The online editor of the Chronicle, Michael Becker, replied to the the Times journalist by posting a side-by-side comparison of the two images.

Other Twitter users chimed in on the spat between the journalists, with the majority siding with Bermes.

[image via screengrab]

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