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Controversial WH photo

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

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  2. mb

    mb Active Member

    Replied without comment.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Do you have a link to the photo?

    OK, I looked.

    Here it is:


    If they were going to do this, they should have allowed AP to do the same.

    Otherwise, they should have followed the lead of the DoD and not had photogs.
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  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    "Sparks protest"?

    By whom?
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    This president continues to be poorly supported by his staff.
  7. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    He also has some accountability here. How could he possibly not know this was in terrible taste?
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is there any indication he knew there was a photographer there or that the DoD had said no?

    I also don't see the "protest" of which the headline speaks. Unless they're talking about AP protesting that it got shut out.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It was a WH photog. He would be "in the package" and someone very well known to the President -- someone who is around him all the time.

    And, yeah, the protest referred to AP (and other news orgs), I don't think they meant to imply their were protesters in the streets.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So are we debating whether Obama infuriated the families or whether the AP got its knickers in a twist? Because one of those things apparently didn't happen and the other doesn't mean all that much.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well, so far, just the latter -- though I think that does matter.

    But, the DoD had rules in place out of respect for the families. I don't think we know yet if any family members were offended by the picture.
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    So the White House photog has access that other organizations don't have? Color me shocked. What is the outrage here? That they went against the families' wishes (even though this photo could have been from any number of ceremonies and did not depict the caskets or anything remotely similar). Is it that the other orgs were shut out (a legitimate journalistic concern). Or is it that the president and his staff are manufacturing positive press? Oh, the horror!
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