Skip to comments.Shirtless Obama Photo Staged?
Posted on 12/23/2008 9:05:13 PM PST by malkee
Remember those staged photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton dancing on the beach once upon a time? You have to wonder. The Obama 'pec' photos were taken on a public beach. Some accounts said the photographer had approval to take those shots. All of a sudden, the bad buzz about links between Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama was gone for a while, replaced by good buzz about presidential pecs," noted Tim Graham of the Media Research Center.
"There's some bathing-suit bias, too. When beauty queen photos of [Alaska Republican Gov.] Sarah Palin surfaced during the presidential campaign, the press coverage was negative. And you can be sure if positive images of President Bush in a bathing suit had appeared sometime in 2000, the press would have cast suspicions on them as a staged photo-op," Mr. Graham said.
Mr. Obama's public pin-up shot is not his first. A photo of him emerging from the surf - a little chunkier but still agreeable - made global headlines shortly before he announced his White House run in 2007. Such accidentally-on-purpose moments could be the hallmark of a very deft public official.
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Staged AND Photoshopped.
It does take the focus off of Blago report, released today, as did the Granny Dunham memorial.
Of course it was. No accident.
His election will be recorded as one of the greatest cons in history... The media and certain ethnic groups were more than willing accomplices....
The Germans elected their messiah to save them, and he destroyed them... I fear we've done the same.
Any photographer that could get that shot could’ve been an assasin with a different shot in mind. Idiots. No President Elect should have lousy security like that.
Sort of like that accidental pic of Bill and Hill sharing a loving and tender moment on the beach that they were “horrified” was published.
Obama’s pecs got a little bigger and more defined from the flabby photo. Hey, maybe he is jut working out real hard. Good for him.
Obama seems to be mollifying his GLBT “base” after their outrage at Rick Warren’s invitation to speak at the inauguration - by posing topless for them.
Shirtless “O” got rid of “Blag-oh.”
there is no way thats his body!
Geee ya think?
“Wag the f@g”?... A diversion from Blago!
You’re right. And the media (most of which are in the target audience) are played like violins.
Which is also, so gay.
It worked for Putin, why not The 0ne?
Obama...a fake...NO WAY. And here I thought he was an upstanding citizen LOL
Goebbles would be proud
Yeah but Punin actually pulls off looking like someone you don’t want to mess with.
Obama looks like someone, you don’t want to be around.
Four years of this? UGH.
Punin = Putin.
That picture must be photo shopped, his ears are too small!
His body language screams out self-centerdness and fake non-chalance. He’s an actor, but a bad one.
phoney baloney plastic banana good time rock and roller socialist man!
Putin is ex-KGB. He looks like someone who could give the new “James Bond” a workout.
Yeah, between smokes. How is it Øbama is percieved as the height of fitness?
Those baggy little man-boobs do *not* qualify as “pecs”.
[Cooper’s Droop, *maybe*]
“Staged AND Photoshopped.”
There are amateur Photoshop whizzes that can verify that.
Please, any takers? You could be the next Buckhead.
Obama = Stalin
Raging egomaniac (even among egomaniacs).
He will not permit dissent. Watch out!
Well he did need to throw Barney and the boys a bone after that whole Rick Warren thingie. ;)
Keep the faith.
In 2012 when Governor Palin is elected POTUS, this thread will be (greatly) improved... :)
Is it 2012 yet?
You have to ask...”are those pec’s real or are they staged?”....
the answer would be...
“yes they are real, and..they are fantastic!!”
(tip to Seinfeld ep.)
When I read your post, why did I immediately think of Richard Dreyfuss?...;-D
The most blatant case of ‘accidental’ photo ops with Bill was when he made a cross out of stone at Omaha beach. Painfully phony and in some ways insulting
Can you say that on the Internet?
you can look at the code in photoshop and it should tell the tale of any mods I believe each mod is delineated with a unique header
But I have never used photoshop
Someone a bit less concerned with copyrights than this poster, should post a three-photo of our scrawny so-gay looking President elect, Putin ... and Sarah Palin with one of those bagged mooses of hers.
Just for perspective.
I mean, what Presidential photo thread wouldn’t be improved by some Governor Palin photos? :)
Can we make that a new rule?
Any Obama “fitness” photos, must be accompanied by a Sarah Palin photo for balance.
Anyone second the motion?...
I’m reminded of the woman from NOW I believe who said that she would get on her knees for Bill Clinton any time he wanted because he saved abortion rights.
As for all those liberal abodes and Ms. Mitchell, once you go black...
It’s too bad Anchorage and Fairbanks are full of ice and 30 below and dark half the year. I can think of some other folks I’d much rather see topless than the President-elect.
Of course if she were ever to try something so obviously staged and so blatantly sexual as that, she’d be torn to shreds.
Although, I can’t say I blame Obama for going to Hawaii. Chicago isn’t exactly hospitable this time of year.
If Blago-Gate gets any worse, we might get treated to a speedo shot.
You can until he takes office.
***Any photographer that could get that shot couldve been an assasin with a different shot in mind. ***
LINE OF FIRE.
Totally staged, just like the Klintoons on the beach.
Just for clarification - this poster is the left coast’s biggest fan of Governor Palin.
Seriously. When I say “bagged mooses”, that’s not some sexist slang or anything. I mean the moose. The moose which was, shall we say, no longer a moose.
(trying to remember how that Monty Python sketch went). Like that parrot. Or the cheese shop.
I am filled with profound respect, and admiration for Governor Palin, and hope that careless comment wasn’t misinterpreted by anyone. Because it SURE wasn’t meant that way...
It is obvious that Obami knew his picture was being taken. If you look closer at his belly area, he is sucking in his belly making his abs look more slender and pushing out his chest.
Men have been trying to impress the padies on the beach like this forever.
Now, look at his abdominal sides, pouched out slightly over his waist. The beginnings of an agined ‘spare tire?’
You better believe these photos were staged.
Make that “ladies,” not “padies.”