Skip to comments.White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments
Posted on 05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT by markomalley
The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden.
After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech a practice that news organizations have protested for years.
Even though The Associated Press and other news outlets said in captions to the photos that they were taken after the president delivered his address, many people who saw them may have assumed they depicted the speech itself. That raised questions of whether news organizations were staging an event.
The issue also drew attention when Jason Reed of Reuters, one of the photographers who took part, blogged about the assignment, saying the president "re-enacted the walkout and first 30 seconds of the statement for us."
This week, the White House stepped in.
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Wha? Is OweBama President for life? Is he becoming Emperor and will control future Presidents? Who exactly is this "White House" person?
ap and abc... the two most anti American propaganda outfits in America... this side of mslsd that is.
We've got him on the run.
It's time for him to release another fraudulent birth certificate.
...like eating ice cream and taking vacations.
Just put em on iPods & give them out as gifts.
He’d wet himself if that weapon were shoved in his hands.
“But news organizations generally resist using handouts unless necessary as was the case with the official photos of the White House Situation Room during the mission that killed bin Laden.”
Ah Ha, now we know where all the funny fotos came from.
Why does he have Michelle’s arms?
And the only examples of "long-running" that they offer is Truman on the radio, and Reagan?
Waiting for the pledge they will stop re-enacting signed documents (like National Guard memos, certificates, etc...).
With the speech-coaching, teleprompter coaching, and phony-staged posing after “the speech”, this administration is playing out like the plot from “The King’s Speech” with Valerie Jarrett taking the role of Lionel. Barack Hussein Milhouse Bertie Soetoro Obama.
I guess they’ll just photoshop out the teleprompter now instead of removing it before the photoshoot.
Didn’t the CIA acknowledge previously staging photos of “dead Osama” for psy ops purposes? Does this mean that Obama won’t be staging any MORE photos of “dead Osama” either?
Reportedly there was an 8minute video shot over a week’s time before, during, and after the raid. It too used recreated or staged footage.
This president is a hoax. He’s as bad as John Kerry (who went back to Vietnam years later to shoot some “John Kerry, war hero” footage for campaign use).
“It’s time for him to release another fraudulent birth certificate. “
I am still waiting for him to explain how he got a Conn SSN
Notice in the article the difference between having print photogs take shots after a speech and 0dumbo “ reenating his walk out”
That it brilliant.
Or did they do it on occassion....but Obama did it all the time??
The story seems to suggest this has been a long running act by the WH. Did previous Presidents do this or is this just usual MSM spin trying to cover for their Messiah?
With President Bush, using pictures from the video were probably preferred by AP, CNN, ABC, etc. They would be of a lesser quality and could show him saying a word like "Choose." I wondered by still pics of Clinton never seemed to have a fishmouth look, but GWB's had that and worse. Dems and their protectors in the enemedia are all about fakery.
by = why
Good start, White House idiots.
Now, what are you gonna do about those two obviously altered laughable Obamaloon birth certificates? Can you not hire even one person who has a computer IQ that is measurable?
While you’re at it, you might also look for a president with a measurable IQ.
No President involved, but you could add MacArthur’s wade to that list. The famous Iowa Jima pic was the second flag raising that day, too.
Then, of course, we have John Kerry’s reenactment.
NAME NAMES PLEASE!!!!!! What “long running practice”??? WHO?? W?? doubt it.....GHW???? Doubt it also....then WHO?? Democrat Presidents??
They said that Truman reenacted his radio addresses for newsreels, and that Reagan stood at the podium after speeches to let photographers take pictures so that the camera sounds wouldn't be a distraction during the speeches. I don't think the story said that Reagan reenacted entering the room, or reread lines of the speeches for the cameras.
And I wouldn't put Truman recording a newsreel of a radio address as the same thing, either. That's just smart for a president to give the address in many forms of media to reach different target audiences.
Truman maybe, but what Reagan did is NOT Re-enactment!! ONLY OBAMA HAS DONE IT!!!!
WTF is that? Please tell me that is a joke.
I think that his chief of staff is what is making Obama fake like he has some non radical sense. It sure isn’t MO or Jarrett telling him to at least fake being a non partisan radical hack all of the time.
LOL I see you were talking about the Obama GI JOE.
I hope it is a joke and not real LOL but how sad.
When was this?
Kind of funny they get caught doing this after Osama is killed and mysteriously dumped in the ocean and no pictures are released, and they wonder why people distrust them?
No, it was just an excuse to have yet another story about the Bin Laden thing.
Someone needs to add that idiot Alec Baldwin in there. He SO belongs in that grouping.