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AP publishes unflattering pic of Romney bending over
Fox News ^ | October 09, 2012

Posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT by Sopater

It was a news photo that, as Gawker quipped, was "ripe for captioning."

A pic of Mitt Romney bending over, while a seemingly astonished schoolgirl stands behind him, mouth agape. The photograph, posted Monday by The Associated Press for all to see, has since surged across the Internet. The candidate riding a wave of confidence from last week's debate performance was suddenly made, pardon, the butt of jokes.

So was it a cheap shot?

Tim Graham, media analysis director at the Media Research Center, says absolutely.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; bias; campaign; guessmyweight; tacky; tacky0bama; tackytacky; taqiyya; taqiyyataqiyya; wideload
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Totally a "cheap shot"


1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

“So was it a cheap shot?”

At least Mitt didn’t have an Arab in FRONT of him!!


3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:25:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

Very well said. :) The AP also posted a picture after the debate showing Romney with his arm outstretched...supposedly like a Hitler salute. They cheapen themselves as a medium which is why I never frequent their site.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Sopater

I can hardly wait until the little girl is replaced by an awe-struck Obama....


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:57 AM PDT by Stayfree (Find out how Obama is destroying America at White House Commie.com!!)
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To: Sopater

I don’t see anything embarassing about that picture, people bend over, that’s why we have muscles and joints.

He’s probably thinking, “Obama, kiss my @$$!”


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:34 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Sopater

Obviously cropped. I wonder what the original image showed regarding the setting? Was he picking up something, helping someone? It would change the entire theme of the image.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:43 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Sopater

Desperation time.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sopater

I have to say I just think it is funny - yes they are trying to make fun of him but it is a humerous pic and as a Romney voter it makes me laugh. Laughing is good for you ;)


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by MissH
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To: SMARTY

“At least Mitt didn’t have an Arab in FRONT of him!!”

Or BEHIND him. . . .!!


11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Sopater
Absolutely a CHEAP SHOT. Mitt can handle it, but what about that young lady? How awful for her, she did not deserve this, now think of all the teasing she will get at school.

Talk about BULLYING, AP you did much damage to this young girl.

12 posted on 10/09/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: MissH

Romney will be laughing all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.!!!


13 posted on 10/09/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sopater

The media and liberals.. all freaking children. These are supposed to be PROFESSIONALS????


15 posted on 10/09/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sopater
1. It looks to me as if the little girl is looking to Romney's right - not at his rear.

2. If she was looking at his rear, the only thing that I can think of that might illicit such a reaction is if his trousers seam gave way. If that were so the MSM would make sure we know about it.

16 posted on 10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That is right!!!!


17 posted on 10/09/2012 10:35:21 AM PDT by MissH
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To: Sopater

*sigh* We’re dealing with teenagers here.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 10:36:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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Wow! I can see Obama from my seat.

I see London, I see France.
I see Obama on your pants.

19 posted on 10/09/2012 10:37:57 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Sopater

Open season for the butt shots of Michelle. The press hid the shots of Michelle’s ghetto butt so now they have opened the door for reciprocation...it won’t be pretty.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: annieokie
Mitt can handle it, but what about that young lady?

Agreed. Children can be even more cruel than the MSM.
22 posted on 10/09/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: SMARTY
“So was it a cheap shot?”

At least Mitt didn’t have an Arab in FRONT of him!!


(snort) Well played sir and/or ma'am.
23 posted on 10/09/2012 10:40:32 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Sopater

Rememebr the one last week, that went viral, or the manta ray sneaking up behind the three women?..it’s similar


25 posted on 10/09/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Sopater

What do you expect from the Associated Pukes. But no worries..Odumbo’s ass will be out of office in less than 30 days.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Sopater

Remember the one last week, that went viral, of the manta ray sneaking up behind the three women?..it’s similar


27 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Positive
It looks to me as if the little girl is looking to Romney's right - not at his rear.

Exactly. She's looking at whatever he's bending down to pick up, or maybe an animal he's going to pet, or a child who fell down. Whatever, her expression of surprise is focused on something near the ground next to Romney, not on Romney.

So, yes, the photo is obviously cropped. And the cameraman knew damned well what it was that Romney was bending down to deal with, but covered it up. Along with the reporters, editors and the rest of the MSM.

28 posted on 10/09/2012 10:47:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: annieokie

Exactly.
Romney chose to be in a public arena.
Now she will be ridiculed for who knows how long for this.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by Morris70
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To: Sopater
Every one's missing what is truly offensive about this cropped photo: It's using a child to make its lewd deception.

By cropping the photo to edit out what the child is really looking at on Romney's right, it deceives the viewer to believe the child is looking at and reacting to Romney's rear end!

Shameful! It would not have been missed if it was done by opponents of the leftwing agenda.

31 posted on 10/09/2012 10:49:49 AM PDT by drpix
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To: crosshairs

ma’am


32 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sopater

Makes me just as mad as when Kirstie Alley comes out to work in her garden and they zoom in on her arse with a big telephoto lens.

Why are you torturing this poor woman? What did she ever do to you?


33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:53:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sopater

What did you expect from Associated Propaganda?


34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:55:15 AM PDT by giotto
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To: drpix

CORRECTION: Every one’s = Many are


35 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Sopater; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; Daffynition; Allegra; null and void; potlatch; ...



Stand up for FR



36 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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Is it just me, or does the area around the back Romney’s shirt look like it was cropped?


37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:19 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Lady Jag

In college, “O” aced ‘Begging and Groveling 101’ !! :)


38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Lady Jag

In college, “O” aced ‘Begging and Groveling 101’ !! :)


39 posted on 10/09/2012 11:00:01 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Stayfree





40 posted on 10/09/2012 11:02:05 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

LOL!


41 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:52 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SMARTY

LOL! He went to college?


42 posted on 10/09/2012 11:08:03 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

43 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sopater

Is this the October Surprise?


44 posted on 10/09/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: trisham
I tend to think there's an ulterior motive. Is it just me?






45 posted on 10/09/2012 11:11:45 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Mr. K

46 posted on 10/09/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT by goron (Bob Beckel enjoys Government Cheese Enemas!)
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To: Lady Jag

That’s what they say! ;)


47 posted on 10/09/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: annieokie
Absolutely a CHEAP SHOT. Mitt can handle it, but what about that young lady? How awful for her, she did not deserve this, now think of all the teasing she will get at school.

That's true. The AP also would have had to have parental consent to photograph and publish the picture of the young lady. As a parent, I would be livid had I given consent and then found out my child had been exploited like this. But then, I was always extremely cautious about signing away consent when my children were minors.

48 posted on 10/09/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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You know what, Romney can take it, but I feel bad for the school girl. I could see her getting teased big time.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: JoeProBono; Sopater





50 posted on 10/09/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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