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Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.
REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins

Posted on 05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT by Sprite518

“As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”

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So now the media is now saying Obama is staging photos. What else is he staging?
1 posted on 05/04/2011 3:33:17 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518
What else is he staging

Intelligence? Love of country?


2 posted on 05/04/2011 3:35:51 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Sprite518

OMG.

This would be funny if the economy didn’t suck so bad.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Sprite518

Man this is insane. The jerk doesn’t want to show photo proff of OBL’s death but is kicking out photo op after photo op of him celebrating the act.


4 posted on 05/04/2011 3:36:17 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Sprite518; Revolting cat!

Wonder when the next Obama fly-by by Air Force One is coming the NYC...


5 posted on 05/04/2011 3:37:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Sprite518

Everything - including our national security - is nothing but a campaign photo-op for this jackass.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 3:37:37 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Sprite518

So now the media is now saying Obama is staging photos. What else is he staging?

.....................

His legitimacy to be president?


7 posted on 05/04/2011 3:38:21 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Sprite518

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/als-morning-meeting/130913/reuters-ap-photojournalists-describe-staging-of-obama-photo-staged-after-announcement-of-bin-ladens-death/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theclick%2Flwqv+%28The+Clic


8 posted on 05/04/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: reagan_fanatic

This is getting crazier by the hour...


9 posted on 05/04/2011 3:39:45 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

Needed the pictures for his 2012 fundraising letters. Maybe he’ll also include photos from his NYC Air Force One fly-by.


10 posted on 05/04/2011 3:41:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Sprite518

Staging reading from a teleprompter... Obama is a sick CLOWN!


11 posted on 05/04/2011 3:41:30 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Sprite518

Just as we shot Bin Laden, the camera lights went out. So, after we fixed the lights, we stood him back up and shot him in the head a second time.


12 posted on 05/04/2011 3:42:43 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Sprite518
I watched zero that night and was acutely aware that he looked ashen and ... well ... almost dead.

His walk away from the TOTUS was (IMO) not an assured gait and I swear, he had no socks on.

I doubt if there is any copy of this, but I'd sure like to see it again just to see If I'm nuts or not.

The staged photo is, again IMO, a clean up of what he knew was a very bad display of ....

I don't know .. it took a long time for him to come out ... maybe he was too stoned ???


jus'sayin'

13 posted on 05/04/2011 3:42:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Sprite518

Doesn’t surprise me one bit.


14 posted on 05/04/2011 3:50:26 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Sprite518

Citizenship


15 posted on 05/04/2011 3:53:48 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Sprite518

I thought, maybe, in the past few weeks O was unraveling and we might be witnessing a total meltdown. The strange thing is - everyone around him seems to be melting down right alongside him!
It’s a good thing Bin Laden is dead, or this would be the perfect time to attack us again while the chickens are running around with their heads cut off.


17 posted on 05/04/2011 3:53:59 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sprite518

I never really believed in the birther issue before but I’m getting more and more suspicious now.


18 posted on 05/04/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (FLASHBACK: 2009: Obama releases 2,000 photos of prisoner abuse)
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To: Bockscar

He is an empty suit with a teleprompter AND a teleprompter instructor!


19 posted on 05/04/2011 3:56:27 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Scotswife

Osama might be dead, but his successor is alive and watching.


21 posted on 05/04/2011 3:59:55 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Sprite518

Fake but accurate??


22 posted on 05/04/2011 4:01:39 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: knarf

Maybe stoned, or maybe sad that his orders caused the death of a fellow Muslim?


23 posted on 05/04/2011 4:01:54 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Bockscar

Coach Teleprompter please report to the Won immediately.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 4:03:37 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Bockscar

“He has no substance. He is an empty suit with a teleprompter.”

He would have made a fine General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.


25 posted on 05/04/2011 4:06:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: knarf
Nothing is beyond belief when it comes to this administration. If you go back to Sunday night when this news first broke, just remember the initial reports that Obama would give his address around 10:30 PM . . . which turned into 11:00 PM . . . which then turned into 11:30 PM by the time all was said and done.

At the time, I wondered if that delay was related to a desperate attempt by his White House handlers to come up with "the right story" for the American public.

The never-ending changes in the accounts of Osama bin Laden's demise since Sunday night are very telling, in my mind.

27 posted on 05/04/2011 4:08:40 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MizSterious
"Maybe stoned, or maybe sad that his orders caused the death of a fellow Muslim?"

Or perhaps a fifth column really IS in place ... suicide by (alleged presidential) dictate ?

Consider ... We don't like the bastard and we can't ice 'im, but we CAN do something that will bring a fatwah on his ass ... "


Yeah ... THAT'S the ticket.

28 posted on 05/04/2011 4:11:22 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: A. Morgan
Staging reading from a teleprompter

Obama's teleprompter speech cadence is so unnatural. Do you think he may use inflextion according to the end of a teleprompter line instead of according to the meaning of the words? I just don't understand the he's-a-great-orator opinion.

29 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:05 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Alberta's Child

Go back a night earlier to the correspondents’ dinner. The president seemed ashen when he was “joking,” and his delivery was very stiff. I was surprised when anyone said they thought his remarks were humorous. They were awful. I thought he must’ve been in a really bad mood due to Trump. Now we know the rest of the story. Or part of the rest of the story. Or part of the ever-evolving story.


30 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:43 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Alberta's Child

Yep ... the guy was trashed.


32 posted on 05/04/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: A. Morgan

Obama is a sick FRAUD!


33 posted on 05/04/2011 4:14:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: MizSterious

Or maybe angry that his orders had been ignored, and afraid that his benefactors would think the death of a fellow muslim was his order.


34 posted on 05/04/2011 4:16:56 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: tsowellfan

BINGO!


35 posted on 05/04/2011 4:19:48 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Sprite518
Obama: "Here is a photo of Osama bin Laden's compound after the Predator strike the raid by a crack Navy SEALs unit."

Obama: "And we have a movie coming out tomorrow about this event that is sure to be a box-office sensation. It has already received great reviews from Michael Moore, Jimmy Carter and Cindy Sheehan."


36 posted on 05/04/2011 4:27:23 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Sprite518

According to the article this has been standard practice for decades.

The president does his live speech for the video camera, during which time no still cameras are allowed. This is to keep the clicking of the shutters from interfering with the audio. Then the president goes back and walks up to the podium again and rereads a few sentences of the speech. This gives the still photographers a chance to get their shots of him.


37 posted on 05/04/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Ha ha the media was “escorted in front of the teleprompter” LOL


38 posted on 05/04/2011 4:34:19 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Yardstick

Has been since at least Reagan, according to the photogs themselves. Cutlines from the wires state that Obama’s speaking “to photographers,” but it depends on your local copy editors how it appears in your local daily.


39 posted on 05/04/2011 4:44:51 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Sprite518

Nothing this usurper does is real.

It is all staged.

He is an actor trained to be an imposter, playing the part of a president.

His only skill is that he can sometimes read words off teleprompters in a convincing tone.

Who is he really?
Where was he trained?
Who is the money-man behind his rise from nowhere in a few short years?
Who created the legend of Barack the Harvard man/lawyer/Community Organizer/author/politician?
We can see he isn’t too bright - who is real the brains behind the scene?
Who is writing the script for him?


40 posted on 05/04/2011 4:45:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: Sprite518

“This is getting crazier by the hour...”

Agree and it’s because Obama’s every act is calculated and staged to gain political advantage at that moment. He is a total fraud.


41 posted on 05/04/2011 4:57:03 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Scotswife

“I thought, maybe, in the past few weeks O was unraveling and we might be witnessing a total meltdown.”

He will. It’s just a matter of time. It is obvious that he has a severe narcissistic personality disorder. Those types cannot cope with setbacks and failure.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 5:01:33 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sprite518

Every president in recent history has done this. Learn how to read.


43 posted on 05/04/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT by Emperor Corey
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To: BykrBayb

Your theory is more likely than mine.


44 posted on 05/04/2011 6:54:49 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious
I think that is it! He is terribly upset that he had to witness the killing of one of his own, a muslim. The way he was crouched in the corner of the room looking like a scared child. Not very presidential.
45 posted on 05/04/2011 7:02:50 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Sprite518
do I really have to say it???

46 posted on 05/04/2011 8:49:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sprite518

It will be very interesting to see what kind of reception he gets from New Yorkers tomorrow at Ground Zero.

FBI will probably keep REAL native NYorkers about two blocks away while the upfront crowd will be handpicked Obamabots.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 9:15:10 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“So now the media is now saying Obama is staging photos. What else is he staging?”

What’s even worse is, THEY ARE LETTING HIM DO IT, like cpmpliant lttle sheep from the Soviet Press.

They dare not say ANYTHING, lest the blowback from the Soros Orgs cost them their job. And “Journolist” jobs aren’t easy to get, nowadays.

Welcome to fascism in action. This is exactly how it works.


48 posted on 05/04/2011 9:44:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Sprite518

He’s a model. He likes to do his little turn on the catwalk. Yeah, on the catwalk....


49 posted on 05/04/2011 9:50:31 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Sprite518

Where’s Baghdad Bob ... ?


50 posted on 05/04/2011 10:04:02 PM PDT by zeaal
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