Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New York Times Photographer Destroys Frischling's Equipment!


An excellent reader emailed us to point us to the following story from 1996, in which Steven Frischling claims not one but two incidents in which New York Times photographers trashed his equipment!

alt.journalism.photo: did any body see jerk photog at Wash pro life march
FishFotoJr Jan 24 1996, 3:00 am

At certain events, a single news gathering organization will at times request the privilage of having a stand to themselves. At the trip of the Pope the NY Times and A.P. had there own stands. I put a lens down on the stand to change a lens, and the Times photog kicked it off the platform, I was pissed off!

Chances are in DC the stand was Time, NY Times, Wash Post, A.P. Reuter, or Sygma.

Steven E. Frischling
Freelance News Photographer
NYPD Working Press #0067
Too young to be respected; Too old to not be taken seriously; INVINCIBLE!;
Fear was just a word in the dictionary; Life was a right, not a gift;
Death was only a concept; STRENGTH!--Nikon F4s ad 1992
Frischling continues...
FishFotoJr Jan 25 1996, 3:00 am

The Times'r was a she, and I was very pissed because durring th Glenn Harris Christina Rosado (the teacher who ran off and tried to marry his student) events here in NYC a Times'r said to me, and I quote:

"When she comes out, what are you gong to do?" I said "Stand here and get my photos" He replied, "No, You are going to step aside and let me get my shots! I am from the Times!"

I was using an 18f3.5 to shoot against the car and an 85f1.8 to shoot her coming out, he had an 80-200 and 300 rather than getting up. He then got anf in in the press mess grabbed mty SB-24 and dropped it into a puddle, it was fried!

I like the guys at the Times, they are nice and their office people are great, but they need to learn that news reportage does not revolve around them, in NYC I would say it revolvs around the NY Post or NY Daily News (The picture paper)

Steven E. Frischling
Freelance News Photographer
NYPD Working Press #0067
Too young to be respected; Too old to not be taken seriously; INVINCIBLE!;
Fear was just a word in the dictionary; Life was a right, not a gift;
Death was only a concept; STRENGTH!--Nikon F4s ad 1992
After this insult to the New York Times, what do you think the odds are someone from the New York Times contacted him, challenged him on this story and demanded to know exactly who from the New York Times threw his SB-24 (flash) into the puddle? Fairly good odds, judging by his next post:

alt.journalism.photo: Retraction
FishFotoJr Jan 30 1996, 3:00 am

I would like to post a retraction to something I said happened at the Christina Rosado/Glenn Harris press mess, after speaking to someone at the NY Times I found out that the person who said that they were for the NY Times fits no description of anyone, staff, freelance, contract to the NY Times. With so many freelancers and contract news shooters in NYC I assumed that he was who he said he was, I should have verified if he was indeed an NY Times photographer.

I am sorry if this caused problems with anyone from the New York Times. My sincerest apologies for stating something that was not checked out.

Steven E. Frischling
Freelance News Photographer
NYPD Working Press #0067
Too young to be respected; Too old to not be taken seriously; INVINCIBLE!;
Fear was just a word in the dictionary; Life was a right, not a gift;
Death was only a concept; STRENGTH!--Nikon F4s ad 1992

Happy Lying!

87 comments:

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  2. "With so many freelancers and contract news shooters in NYC I assumed that he was who he said he was..."

    or he was who I said he was, or said who I say he said he was. Yeah, you big mean old New York Times bully, you.

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  3. As a career paramedic, I want to hear from fire/EMS personnel that have had contact with him. I find it unbelievably insulting when he talks about his "experiences"(lies) at crashes and his times working in the Bronx.

    Over the years, I have seen many people similar to Steven Frischling come through this field.

    Here is my guess on his EMT/firefighting bullshit. He either did become an EMT/first responder or at least went to school for some minimal training. With this minimal training, he then made himself out to be an expert. He may have even worked on a truck in the Bronx, but it was probably a transport ambulance and not a 911 truck. He may have even been on an emergency or two. He probably became such a know-it-all that he was run out of that line of work.

    Steven, do the real emergency personnel a favor and throw out your stethoscope and trauma shears you claim to have and stay as far from the sick and injured as possible.

    One more thing, please take a spelling and grammar course.

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  4. Yes, New York Times photographers are known to be the most ruthless photog's out there. They have so little respect for the profession, it is amazing they are said to be "among the best" in the field.

    Watch your back out there with them. Or more importantly, your equipment.

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  5. "I am barred from shooting at a local high school ( my old high school) because I was shooting a soccer game in which two players collided in mid-air. One player came down striking the other player in the head with her teeth, her front 3 top teeth were ripped out, one imbedded in the other player. The other player had their skull cracked. The injury
    was so bad they they landed a medi-vac on the soccer field. The Vice Principal (who did not like me as a student) informed me that I had to
    leave the field , he was informed by EMS that I had a polce ID, he did not so could stay on the field & he had to leave. As I was leaving I
    was informed that if I ran any of these photos I would be barred from any school functions (no skin off my teeth, no pun intended, it is not
    my real paying job anyway, I just help out at the local paper). One photo ran in the local weekly on page 1 & 3 (photo was 40% of the
    cover above & below the fold), one shot of the chopper, the cover and the other of the collision where you can clearly see the blood comming up from the head and one tooth being yanked out onpage 3. About 3 days later I recieved a formal letter stating that because of my actions I was no longer welcome at this high school and that if I set foot on the campus I will be arrested for trespassing (on the property of a school I pay taxes for mind you).
    The parents obtained copies from the local paper to later sue the other girl for assault, they lost that law suit. The parents seemed to have
    no problems, some local people at the game told me I was there to cover the game, not the incident and etc etc, but over all it eas the school that was fickle. They no longer get their football, basketball & state & region ranked wrestling teams covered. They made the county championships last season, 7 photos of that game ran, an over all of their team and 6 nicely framed photos of the other team. They did not want the photo coverage, so it was not provided. "

    Chock full of bullshit!

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/e819c70bec99728a/d424ef1648e57461?q=frischling+injury

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  6. "I find it kind of amusing to watch snowboarding at The Olympics. I started riding and racing snowboards long before most people ever heard
    of a snowboard. My first board had a convex bottom and a "V" cut in the tail. I started racing , and stopped racing (do to an injury in a Super G race) before most still new what a snowboard was. I found my way through photography mostly through skateboarding and snowboarding at the start, and my injury let me explore the wonders that were about to
    unfold before my lens for the past 6-7 years."

    Steven Frischling, snowboarding pioneer and compulsive liar.

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/cdfdfda3e45280b1/3fbe306ee54785de?q=frischling+injury

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  7. Wow, in that retraction he actually admits that he was wrong. Of course he doesn't go all the way and admit that he made the entire event up in the first place, but at least he admits that he was wrong.

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  8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/3491263711/

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  9. Valley Stream High School v. Steven Frischling:

    "When I did some freelance work for a local weekly in NY, for the twon I grew up in, while my "income" was from much larger freelance work , like the A.P. where I could shoot and disapear into the crowd and never see anyone. At times at The Valley Stream Herald my Mom would at times get phone calls at her house asking "Why did your son photograph this?" The strangest situation was I photographed a medi-vac of a high school student, from my former high school, where a student was hit by a car on halloween and was in critical condition......the principal, my former principal, called my Mom in a rage that I was there shooting and did my
    Mom know what was going on and blah..blah..blah. My Mother calmly explained that I lived in Boston and was simply back in NY for a few days, I made my living as a newsphotographer and that she felt the principal was out of line calling her, because she was no longer my "keeper" ."

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/f230f4c9a1cee3fd/2d5b157fa9956cb3?q=frischling+school

    AND

    "I am barred from shooting at a local high school ( my old high school) because I was shooting a soccer game in which two players collided in mid-air. One player came down striking the other player in the head
    with her teeth, her front 3 top teeth were ripped out, one imbedded in the other player. The other player had their skull cracked. The injury was so bad they they landed a medi-vac on the soccer field. The Vice Principal (who did not like me as a student) informed me that I had to leave the field , he was informed by EMS that I had a polce ID, he did not so could stay on the field & he had to leave. As I was leaving I was informed that if I ran any of these photos I would be barred from any school functions (no skin off my teeth, no pun intended, it is not
    my real paying job anyway, I just help out at the local paper).

    One photo ran in the local weekly on page 1 & 3 (photo was 40% of the cover above & below the fold), one shot of the chopper, the cover and
    the other of the collision where you can clearly see the blood comming up from the head and one tooth being yanked out onpage 3. About 3 days
    later I recieved a formal letter stating that because of my actions I was no longer welcome at this high school and that if I set foot on the
    campus I will be arrested for trespassing (on the property of a school I pay taxes for mind you).

    The parents obtained copies from the local paper to later sue the other girl for assault, they lost that law suit. The parents seemed to have
    no problems, some local people at the game told me I was there to cover the game, not the incident and etc etc, but over all it eas the school that was fickle. They no longer get their football, basketball & state & region ranked wrestling teams covered. They made the county championships last season, 7 photos of that game ran, an over all of their team and 6 nicely framed photos of the other team. They did not want the photo coverage, so it was not provided."

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/e819c70bec99728a/d424ef1648e57461?q=frischling+injury

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  10. its great to take a peak into the personal life of Fish. Have to admit his kids are darling.

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  11. Too long to quote, but Henry Posner (B&H Photo) v. Steven Frischling on shipping charges. Guess who wins?

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.photo.misc/browse_thread/thread/f57cbf0effccd6ac/ef5aba80075910f4?q=frischling+tax

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  12. Looks like the Frischling's have had to downsize their housing:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/5125583167/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/5208683546/in/photostream/

    The comments actually make me feel a little bad for Susanna

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  13. Wow, they sure seem to move a lot. This photo is from six months earlier than the above "downsizing" photo:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/4553459118/in/photostream/

    Note to Susanna: given the profile of the father of your children, you might want to change the privacy settings on your flicker stream. Unless you want a ton of strangers going through your photo album.

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  14. Records show they have moved three times in the past 2 years. As has been said so many time here, the poor kids.

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  15. this downsizing is all happening right around the launch of FishFraud. Thats a lot to take.

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  16. ah man I'm looking at the photos. This is humanizing the guy. I feel bad for the family now.

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  17. Keep in mind they are both adults. We're all human. We grow up to act like adults, presumably. He may need help. He refuses. He is also an adult.

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  18. Steven has been conning people, taking money, telling lies that influence the industry and the unsuspecting. A lot of his bullshit is harmless, some of it is not. He refuses responsible behavior. Fishfraud has been making fun of him, but also encourages him to get help. He refuses. As long as he's interacting with this community, he's going to face consequences for bullshit.

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  19. "You should remember you are a journalist and get the facts before trying to inflame a situation with blatant exaggerations of the situation."

    Steven Frischling, 1/23/03 - Sports Shooter

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  20. Just a comment on his technique - getting in someone's face with an 18mm lens is generally frowned upon, at least nowadays, in New York. I understand LA paps are more anything goes, but photographers in the City are gentlemen (and women). We stand back, shoot with longer lenses, and everyone gets the shot. All it takes is one asshole with a fisheye (pun not intended) to create a melee.

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  21. Notice that Steven Frischling has been persona non grata in her photos for almost two years. That in and of itself is telling.

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  22. If they were that bad off, they'd probably get rid of the two massive dogs that probably eat a ton.

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  23. This movie would be scary as fuck!

    http://wins.failblog.org/2011/03/24/epic-win-photos-ivars-ad-win/

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  24. I’ve had enough of this mother f*cking fish on the mother f*cking plane!

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  25. FishCunt or CuntFish?


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/4620325758/

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  26. FishDouche!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/3491263711/

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  27. I love the sign on the wall.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/5130003227/in/photostream/

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  28. 9:17, this blog only started in November. They had at least three addresses in 2010 before that.

    Just a reminder, please do not link to any photos of their children. It would not be appropriate on this blog. Thank you.

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  29. Does that mean he no longer lives "102 yard from the ocean"?
    Is he a Fish out of water?

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  30. Is this guy a great photographer or what?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabrico/719729850/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabrico/718837823/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabrico/719666542/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabrico/719728624/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabrico/719667098/

    I am overwhelmed by awesomeness!

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  31. Let's see

    Focus point way off

    Color cast

    Blown out highlights

    Lousy perspective

    I believe you can sum up his style as POC (first word is Piece)

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  32. It has been mentioned before several times on this blog, it's not a crime to take lousy pictures. That's really up to him and his, um, editors. Frischling's been writing a legacy of questionable facts and dangerous fiction that deserve much more attention. That said, I find it hilarious to read Frischling lecturing about how to take a picture.

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  33. ^Yes, the point of this blog is not to make fun of his photos, but to call him on his bullshit. However, he claims to be an "award-winning" photographer yet nobody has ever heard of him winning an award. The fact that he calls himself as a good photographer is up for debate, though this is not as black-and-white as his other lies.

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  34. I'm sorry but those wedding photos are terrible. I hope they were the outtakes.

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  35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannahbanana/3491263711/

    is he even holding the camera right? he looks like a kid with a toy

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  37. ^4:16. That may be one reason he's in the "travel" industry now. There's only so far you can go on bullshit. The strength in FF's argument is exposing the lies and deception so that he can't keep pulling this crap off on the unsuspecting. It's also not a matter of checking portfolios - look at what he's getting away with in the travel industry - he doesn't need photos, he can make up all the crap he wants to until industry experts begin to catch up with him and start the same thing that's going on here. He failed pretty miserably in the wedding industry.

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  38. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCNqKrX1sx8

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  39. 11:58 and 11:59 =

    Really? How completely juvenile. Such posts add absolutely nothing to this effort.

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  40. I thought they were quite hilarious, actually.

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  41. Note his sig from a post on nppa-l in July 1997:

    "Steven E. Frischling
    Freelance Photojournalist
    New York City
    -
    Long Island Regional Rescue, Car 2 Queens
    Emergency Medical Urban Search & Rescue Team
    Tactical Unit
    VOLUNTEER Firefighter/CMFR-D/Extrication Tech/Deepwater-Ocean
    Search-Rescue-Recovery/Deepwater-Ocean B.C.L.S. "

    Deepwater Ocean Search Rescue Recovery?
    Deepwater Ocean BCLS (basic cardiac life support)?
    WTF???

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/4ff8b5e3448984d4/297d5b78f6f098d8?q=frischling+recovery

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  42. From Manta.com:
    "Long Island Regional Technical Urban Search And Rescue Association, Inc in Atlantic Beach, NY is a private company categorized under Search and Rescue Service. Our records show it was established in 2007 and incorporated in New York. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 59,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1."

    Douche.

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  43. ^1:07, he still lives near the water, though 102 yards from the ocean is dubious. It appears this area has a lot of rental property and they keep going from house to house.

    "102 Yards from the Ocean" needs to be the name of the Frischling-Seefeldt reality show.

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  44. From Manta.com:
    "Long Island Regional Technical Urban Search And Rescue Association, Inc in Atlantic Beach, NY is a private company categorized under Search and Rescue Service. Our records show it was established in 2007 and incorporated in New York. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 59,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1."

    Douche.

    The phone number listed or the single employee of this company is one Jonathan Kohan. Will contact in the AM to check on anything..... fishy.

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  45. <<<<< is he even holding the camera right? he looks like a kid with a toy
    >>>>>

    His elbows should be in closer to his body for greater stability. He has the left hand UNDER the lens as is proper. The camera on our right, his left is on wrong and the lens would be facing out for quicker switching.

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  46. 8:39 8:55. There are techniques for holding cameras with greater stability, but I wouldn't judge a photographer solely by the way they hold the camera (or how it's placed by our sides). I'm often caught holding the camera completely "wrong," or look pretty dumb while doing it. If I'm standing looking in a mirror doing nothing else, then, yeah, perhaps I should be holding the camera more "correctly." Elbows tucked in, one hand cradling the lens, feet shoulder width apart, etc., but that's often not the case, I might be dodging flying bullets and falling debris, avoiding basketball players kicking me, ducking my head beneath metal projectiles hurled from angry New York Times photographers, etc. while trying to get my shot. Also, your way to grab the camera from you side, might be different than mine.

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  47. ^ oops. not 8:39. Don't know what got into me.

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  48. 102 Yards From Reality is more like it.

    He...might...go...all...the...way...insane!

    4:25 - Some excellent Google bombing in there. Make sure to use Steven Frischling's complete name!

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  49. There is a huge travel bloggers conf in Manchester, England that starts today. Please tweet a few of your best travel related FishDick posts and include #TBU11.

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  50. 10.19 - I agree. I (8.55) was answering the question. Its obvious he was pretty much fucking around in the pic, so not a big deal.

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  51. ^ 5:40

    When Steven Frischling claims over the years that he has fire, medical and rescue training, it is all a bunch of bullshit. It takes years and years to get trained up to high levels and then you need legit heavy call volume to become proficient.

    On his own website (do NOT give his a hit), he says his heroes are medics and firefighters. If that is the case Steven Frischling, stop trying to pretend you are one of us. Let us do our job. Steven Frischling please go hide in a cave and NEVER talk about your "medical/firefighting/rescue training" EVER again. It is insulting.

    Please allow me to interpret Steven Frischlng's bullshit:

    "Long Island Regional Rescue, Car 2 Queens
    Emergency Medical Urban Search & Rescue Team
    Tactical Unit
    VOLUNTEER Firefighter/CMFR-D/Extrication Tech/Deepwater-Ocean
    Search-Rescue-Recovery/Deepwater-Ocean B.C.L.S. "

    Long Island Regional Rescue, Car 2 Queens
    Emergency Medical Urban Search & Rescue Team
    Tactical Unit: He probably joined and never did any training if they even exist.

    VOLUNTEER Firefighter: May have joined a VFD and never completed all the training and requirements. Now an expert.

    CMFR-D is glorified first aid training with auto defibrillator=> not even an EMT, let alone a paramedic. It means that if he was actually certified, that he could put on a bandage and use an auto defibrillator. Hell, he probably shocked himself once (tongue in cheek).

    Extrication Tech: Someone may have taught him how to cut a car open once. The more likely scenario is he watched it get done, then read about it online and became an "expert".

    Deepwater-Ocean
    Search-Rescue-Recovery: This usually means deep water dive recovery/search (vague term). There is no way in hell he is trained in that. It takes years and these guys are legit and often ex-military for deep water ops. Steven Frischling probably went for a boat ride in the ocean and became an expert. Come to think of it, he does live 102 yards from the ocean.

    B.C.L.S.(Basic Cardiac Life Support): Fancy name for CPR. Anyone can take the course over a couple of hours. Of course Steven Frischling is an expert.

    Let me throw in one more Steven Frischling: STEVEN FRISCHLING

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  52. ^ 6:04. From 10:19. No problem. I was looking for humor in it.

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  53. keyword searches so far for today - you guys are terrible! hah

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    Someone needs to put "homocide" in Urban Dictionary with a Frischling definition

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  54. all the work of three people? LOL

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  55. wait, "steven frischling beating off" has just jumped onto the list!

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  56. Super hero & masturbator Steven Frischling singlehandedly saves Bristol Hospital EMS?

    "I know when I did my photo essay in Bristol Hospital's ER (the ER runs pre-hospital and
    hospital care, ER & EMS)they had low moral, and were starting to have funding problems. Bristol Hospital wanted to contract out the EMS portion of the hospital, and after my photo essay the photos hung on their walls, and these folks were happier because the area they cover knew who they were now,and when the funding issue came up in a public meeting, my photo essay from The Bristol Press(three segments of 3 photos, and 3 cover shots) were brought up, and they got their funding again."

    But Bristol Hospital EMS website seems to contradict this:

    "The decision was made in the late 1990’s to establish Bristol EMS as a commercial service and in March of 2000 we became Bristol Hospital EMS, LLC, a fully licensed Paramedic service."
    (http://www.bhems.com/About/Default.aspx)

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/6fba09f7e0699cc3/ff441044f19fb240?q=steven+frischling+bristol+hospital

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  57. 5:11, "102 Yards From Reality" = perfection.

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  58. I can't wait to see what the keyword searches will be today!

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  59. @9:49 - Don't you just hate it when people have "low moral"?

    From Sportsshooter #27216 in '07: "I used to have a "The Bristol Press Sucks" sticker on my car, which was a problem given that I was a staff photog at The Bristol Press at the time. The Publisher just didn't find it as a funny as I did."

    Whatever...

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  60. From Sportsshooter #31322: "I was at The Bristol Press 89 days before I left."

    I'm sure that this lengthy tenure produced the requisite newspaper expertise on which this guy so regularly pontificates.

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  61. ^Sounds more like someone was hired on a 90-day probationary period and didn't cut it.

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  62. I suspect that on day 88, he was caught masturbating in their darkroom.

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  63. steven frischling is a no talent ass clown

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  64. ^ 12:48, especially when it comes to math:

    alt.journalism.photo, Aug 3 1996
    "6hrs at TWA Flight 800, I was the only non-related civilian on the US Coast Gaurd base, I made over $2,000 in 6 hrs........."

    sportsshooter.com, Stringing for AP, Dec 1 2003
    "The last assignment I really shot for the AP was in the morgue the night TWA Flight 800 crashed off Long Island. AP got it's five or six photos for $180 (x2 because of the time I invested, and access I was able to get without their help) plus miles, and I managed to get $7,000 from Newsweek for photos they never ran in their North American editions."

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  65. I love it when people on this blog are focused. It just keeps on getting better. The irony is that if you made this stuff up for a story, no one would believe you.

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  66. Hey Fish- do you have any cameras that are still operable? If so... take a pic of all your cool diplomas/certifications/wallet ID, etc., that we know everyone gets when they 'gradgicate' from said training courses.
    I shot an editorial assignment alongside of you a decade ago and wanted to vomit at your preening like a penis bobble-head- and I find it amazing that your hubris could possibly have gotten even larger then when we last met.

    And based only on the elequent prose used by the posters on this board-- if you still think there's only three ppl(!!) who accuse you of having sullied our profession- it might be time to wake up and take another hit fr the crackpipe.

    Off topic a bit... did that awesome masturbation pic come fr the Internet chick he 'shafted' at the porn site?

    SInce I know your vocab skills are weak Frouche- I have some Wiki info on hubris:
    Hubris (pronounced /ˈhjuːbrɪs/), also hybris, means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates being out of touch with reality and overestimating one's own competence or capabilities, especially for people in positions of power.

    Hubris appears in the terms "act of hubris," and "hubristic."

    Happy crashing!

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  67. Why has Frouche's dumb ass not been arrested over those bitchin' fake travel battery stickers he created?

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  68. ^ 2:39 I don't recall ever seeing them, he was going to post them, was self righteous when confronted about it, then they never appeared - at least that I can recall.

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  69. ^2:45 - Frischling originally posted links to images of his fraudulent DHS "Approved" stickers in this SportsShooter.com thread:

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=27674

    If you follow the links he provided therein (they're down the page a bit but it's not a bad read as far as getting back in touch with Frischling's sheer stupidity when it comes to the aviation industry, and his blatantly apparent lack of judgment and common sense when it comes to air travel) you get a page with the following message:

    "NEW LABEL BEING DESIGNED."

    Really? Ya think?

    How Randy Petersen and the other folks at BoardingArea.com can possibly permit an imbecile like Steven Frischling, who publicly advocates the forging of federal documents in an attempt to circumvent TSA security screening procedures, to continue to be associated with their site is beyond me.

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  70. ^ 3:14. Do you recall seeing them? I would give up my D2h straps to see them. By the time I got to that page they were being "redesigned." Well, Fish, I'm still waiting. I just can't wait to use them when flying to my next assignment. You're an expert now right? 3:14, you must be one of the three guys who writes for this blog. Har, har.

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  71. 3:27 You owe me some D2h straps:

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_EhZDCVJeeOU/R3ke4iVFd6I/AAAAAAAAAMc/8fQXc-dBTjE/s1600-h/UPx12_42.jpg

    from:

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2007/12/30/30-december-2007-dont-want-to-be-hassled-about-your-batteries-under-the-new-us-restrictions-for-flying-with-batteries-here-is-a-simple-solution/


    Yeah, there's only three of us doing this, right...

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  72. While it might be fun to go 8th grade with Google terms, it is better for search results for terms people may actually search to vet Frischling and his reputation in the future to have this page show up for actual search terms: Steven Frischling Airline Blogger, Steven Frischling Aerospace Expert, Steven Frischling travel consultant, Steven Frischling social media, Steven Frischling photojournalist, Steven Frischling, etc, as well.

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  73. 3:53: DUDE! You've got to be kidding. He actually did this. He does clarify that the label is intended for non lithium batteries. He does say he thought long and hard about this. Which makes you wonder what long and hard thinking means to Steven Frishcling (I can see a little blank balloon above his head). Yes, I owe you some D2h straps. Let me look around for them, I know I put them here somewhere...but, yeah man, you can have em. That is Gold.

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  74. ^3:27 - And 3:53 isn't me ( 3:14 ). Well found, 3:53.

    Those things always reminded me of the fake ID's you'd try to make when you were 15 or 16 and couldn't believe it when people started laughing at you when you tried to buy beer with one.

    The thing that really galled me about Frischling's fake TSA battery stickers was that it took him out of the realm of just being a dumb-shit laughingstock (I'm both a professional photographer and I fly a lot for work, so I've been splattered by Frischling's internet diarrhea of the mouth from multiple angles for years and years) to advocating something truly dangerous. For reasons that have never been wholly apparent to me, there are people who actually take Frischling seriously and listen to what he says. That's pretty harmless if you're looking for advice in the Canon vs. Nikon debate or what the best seat on an Air Azerbaijan 747 (yes, Fish, I know, there's no such thing) is, but here he was actually advocating that the True Believers, idiots though they may be, do something that's probably illegal and would certainly earn one more than an "enhanced pat-down" from the TSA.

    As for me being "one of the three," seeing as how I've only made 3 comments (well, now 4) since I found this blog, the other two must be seriously overworked...

    If Frischling thinks there are only 3 people behind all of these comments, he's more delusional than I ever thought. And that's saying something.

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  75. Well, we're really sitting here in an office together concocting all these stories, we're just pretending to write to each other. It's a riot.

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  76. 4:17: What's the best link to click on once you do that? Results produce several FF links. Does it matter which ones you click on?

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  77. 1:01
    Regarding his claim to have been IN the morgue the night that TWA flight 800 crashed off of Long Island. It doesn't take long to find more tales...

    on Flyertalk he says he was the pool for that.

    "Having shot around multiple plane crashes in my news career, including being the pool photog in the make shift morgue for a 747 that blew up, I'm not keen on being on crashing planes. I'd rather shoot news than be news."

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/827250-anyone-ever-been-through-aborted-takeoff-landing-2.html#post9723828

    He says on NPPA ListServ that he he made a ton of money that night...
    "then again I left a few days before TWA 800, was
    the only photog on thebase or in the morgue that night and made a little less that the yearly salary in one night..."

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/2166e784a36c27de/0db09f742649bfbc?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=frischling+morgue#0db09f742649bfbc

    Then he says he was torn apart emotionally by what he saw that night.
    "I know I have made a number of bad jokes about TWA 800,
    but I also know that I never want to see my negatives again from the night the 747 crashed. Making jokes, seeming all confident
    and strong is what kept me and keeps me from falling down in a ball of tears."

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/c787171570977086/5928b6c780ee8cd2?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=frischling+twa#5928b6c780ee8cd2

    He also had film physically ripped from his camera that night by an overzealous police officer.
    "I think most of us have faced this. While on the USCG base the night
    TWA Flight 800 crashed an over zealous Suffolk County Detective,who had no offical power, as he was ona federal military base, where I was a
    guest, ripped the film from my camera, he was escortd from the base, and the base X.O. filed a complaint against him."

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/8a9753a69d540d7d/51311f7a86ccffd6?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=frischling+twa#51311f7a86ccffd6

    He describes the photos that he took that night including one of distraught Coast Guard personell standing over stacks of body bags. This image would have most definitely remained on the AP wire.
    " 5 photos were taken durring actual rescues, including photos of USCG rescuers over a stack of body bags the night TWA 800 crashed just outside the morge, these men(boys really) are holding each other and holding in tears"

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/26607161f008002a/f59786302ada8e61?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=frischling+twa#f59786302ada8e61

    If he was actually on an assignment for AP he would have not been able to sell his images to Newsweek for what he is describing as a high fee for first look (to get exclusive images in order to beat out the other news mags) AP would have owned his film.

    If he was pool for the morgue his images would have appeared on all the wire services, but they do not.

    If he had been INSIDE the morgue he would have had access to powerful images that would have surely run all over the place. I have never seen one.

    There is ONE photo on the AP wire of the exterior of a coast guard station with ambulances parked in front. Nothing from inside. No dramatic photo of Coasties holding back tears as they stack body bags.

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  78. His content on boardingarea is really going downhill. In on of his latest posts, he discovers that politics between Israel and its neighbors just might be a little complicated. He thinks Egypt Air's omission of a destination of one of its subsidiaries on its route map is a major political incident. Read what the foreign policy expert has to say:

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2011/03/24/egyptair-rationalizes-israel-route-map-omission/

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  79. Moe: He says he insured his talent for $50,000.
    Larry: What does he do with the money?
    Curly: Hey, I heard that one before.

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  80. Do my eyes deceive me (Moe: Hey Larry, is it i before e except after c or e before i after c? Larry: i before e! Moe: Okay, thanks!) or did "Warning to the National Media" link just skyrocket to the near top when googling "Steven Frischling?"

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  81. Steven Frischling tweeted 53 times today in a 24 hour period. 40 of those were not RT's.

    Busy day.

    Does tweeting a lot make you a social media strategist?

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  82. What about those three projects he was launching last week? Woo Hoo!

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  83. 1:01 and 5:10, thank you. This disgusting lie about Flight 800 deserves its own post.

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  84. 8:29
    I have googled, binged and yahooed every possible variation of TWA flight 800 morgue as well as East Moriches Coast Guard TWA morgue and have come up with nothing other then a reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his story about the morgue following the crash of TWA 800. I looked on the AP wire, AFP and UPI - not a single pool picture of body bags stacked or anything from inside or outside a morgue on the night the plane crashed. The photos that Frischling describes would have ran EVERYWHERE and would still have a presence on the web. Weeping Coasties and body bags? Hell, a picture like that might have even been a contender for the Pulitzer. I think the real story is that he shot the outside of this building using direct flash and that was about it. Like I said, if he had been the pool photographer, all of those pictures would have been shared with all of the wire services and he wouldn't have made a dime on resales because the market would have been saturated with those photos since they would have been distributed by multiple outlets.

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  85. The more you guys dig, the more shocking it gets. At first I just thought Steven Frischling was just a blowhard, but its a lot more than that.

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  86. ^Thank you everyone. We have made a new post just about Flight 800.

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  87. Does anyone know what has become if Glenn Harris and Christina ?

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