Skip to comments.Wasn’t the photo shoot of AF1 supposed to be of Barack by extension?
Posted on 05/09/2009 3:06:24 AM PDT by TWP guy
Oh yes - there is a report released Friday afternoon to avoid further embarrassment, that misdirects the public by focusing on who knew of the photo shoot and when. Not once does the report explore in the slightest WHY they would be wanting to do a photo shoot of AF1 in the first place. No no, thats not important, right? But the report does confirm several times over that this was in fact a photo shoot that had been in the planning since early March, or before.
Thats when it dawned on me: this President is the most photographed man in America. Image really is everything not only to him, but to many of his supporters (Im thinking, for example, Hollywood), and taking an AF1 lookalike up over NYC with an F-16 fighter jet for the purposes of a photo shoot should not surprise anyone. The White House should spare no expense to capture history unfolding, as we witness this monumental period together. We need more photographs! These couldve been so great for the gallery.
...We now have a celebrity in the Oval Office, backed by many other celebs, and supported by a celeb-loving culture. And in order to capture car scenes that ring true, we have a movie crew in New York crashing into actual citizens by accident last week. In order to capture the AF1 in a fresh new way (it all has to be new now, doesnt it?) we have 9/11 accidentally re-enacted.
(Excerpt) Read more at news-political.com ...
The AF(not1) plane ride was for laughs, probably
by terrorists over Ground Zero, with great amusement
at the havoc they had created, and were creating.
The photo appears to be real but there’s still something very wrong about the whole thing. That has to be about the lowest quality “PR” photo I’ve ever seen for over $300,000.
We still need to know everything about the mess. Who was on the plane, Who asked for it, where are the rest of the photos?
something stills smells fishy yesterday two more new tidbits made the story more puzzling
The announcement was as dramatic as the setting. Speaking live from the crown of the Statue of Liberty, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced exclusively Friday morning on the TODAY show that the statue will reopen to the public on Independence Day.
The final report on the late April incident came on the same day the Interior Department announced plans to reopen the Statue of Liberty’s crown to visitors for the first time since before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Air Force jets appeared to use the statue as a backdrop during the flyover.
The flight was conducted to take publicity photos of Air Force One, flying low over Manhattan’s skyscrapers, for promotional material. Gates said in his letter that the flight also included a training component for pilots to practice instruments approaches and landings at Atlantic City Airport. He said that “with the exception of one combat photographer, a standard crew complement performed the mission...There were no non-duty personnel or passengers on board.”
Something does not add up...
I heard once that both AF1s went up together, one as a decoy. Now, we are told that O Boner was not aware of it. BS.
BTW: Note how the released photo makes Lady Liberty so insignificant in comparison to Obama's chariot.
Spend 300 kilobucks and panic half a city just to get Lady Liberty into a shot then choose that shot?
No professional photographer would choose that photo unless it was to convey some sort of message or unless the photo was merely incidental to the mission.
Where’s the pic that was supposed to have been released yesterday?
Who was on the plane? Find that little piece of info out and it all comes tumbling down.
Hopefully, the flight was to give Al Franken his only brush
with D.C. politics.
Here it is:
Now, pray tell, where are the rest of the photos?
that excuse is too ridiculous to even comment on.
Also, there is absolutely no way that the White House Chief of staff didn't know about this before it happened
Publish this everywhere!
What experienced or professional photographer would take a photo with a huge shadow in it?
This photo is terrible.
I’d be interested in a “reconstruction” of the flight path based on witness footage to try and ascertain camera angle(s) and potential photos because this photo is not good at all.
LADY LIBERTY FIRES AT HER LATEST ATTACKER
.. (story on D5)
Is Obama fund raising already? (That is all he ever did in his political career)
I believe FreepeRs are already on it.
That was my thought too.
Who are they kidding? That picture is a throw-away at best. It could have been taken by a 10 year old. As others have said professional photogs take hundreds of pics to get the correct lighting, background, perspective, etc. Perhaps Obama fired the old white house photog and replaced him with an affirmative action guy like David Patterson did.
So what is the copyright stamp on the right edge of the photo? AP/Lehtkuva 2009. Is this the photographer or who it was released to?
It appears to be a Finnish photo agency. Here’s their website...
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