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Awkward! AP publishes poorly-timed image of schoolgirl shocked by Romney's behind
The Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2012

Posted on 10/09/2012 7:36:29 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Shock: The combination of Romney's lower-lip biting and the look on the girl's face sparked caption contests and anger among those who say the AP was out of line to publish the photo

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; assininepress; romney

1 posted on 10/09/2012 7:36:33 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

...her eyes are looking towards Romney’s right


2 posted on 10/09/2012 7:38:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Poorly timed”??

Please this is nothing but more agitprop from the LSM


3 posted on 10/09/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The little girl is looking at something next to our future President.

Keep it classy liberals.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is just plain silly. She is not looking at Romney.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 7:41:17 PM PDT by Essie
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To: MinorityRepublican

Childish. Taken to appeal to the lowest common denominator of human. Is this all they have?


6 posted on 10/09/2012 7:41:36 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Publishing a picture like this is just another one of the signs that the Obozo campaign and his brain dead followers are nearing their final days .......

I can't wait to drain the swamp in Washington DC in January 2013.

7 posted on 10/09/2012 7:41:42 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: KittenClaws

“Is this all they have?”

Yes. Well, this and Big Bird.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Absolutely disgusting that the Associated Depressed would stoop SO low but to use a child to trash Mitt Romney..I hope this little girl’s parents sue the AP for this. The AP has ZERO standards because they are in the tank for Obama and will stoop down to any level to help their guy


9 posted on 10/09/2012 7:46:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: KittenClaws

Childish. Taken to appeal to the lowest common denominator of human. Is this all they have?

They did the same stupid thing to Hillary Clinton the Secretary of State. They have no shame. Just constantly want to demean people. Oh well they are losing subscribers by the minute.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Desperation is taking on a life of it’s own.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 7:51:23 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: MinorityRepublican

MSM are nothing but babies, pathetic.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 8:00:52 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: MinorityRepublican

Romney was bending down to pose for a picture with a group of students. An article said the girl looked down and realized it and perhaps knew she would be blocked from being in the picture. She is not looking at his rear - Obama’s more adept at showing his rear in his many bows.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 8:02:49 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

agree!


14 posted on 10/09/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator; 1035rep
whoever this appeals to can vote for obama - they are the sort he appeals to after all.

I believe thinking people will pay it no mind.

15 posted on 10/09/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MinorityRepublican

16 posted on 10/09/2012 8:13:01 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh! Look Mr Romney just did an Obama! EEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!!


17 posted on 10/09/2012 8:17:52 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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Pull my finger!


18 posted on 10/09/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A pretty low cheap shot by AP. The young girl is obviously reacting to something to her right, and now she’ll have to put up with a bunch of wise-cracks because the choom gang at AP thought they’d score some points with their buds...


19 posted on 10/09/2012 8:30:37 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: KittenClaws

“I believe thinking people will pay it no mind.”

It was pointed out by the RNC that on the campaign trail Oblamer mentioned Big Bird 8 times, Elmo 5 times, Jobs and deficit, ZERO.

This Obama guy is a joke.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 8:31:57 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: 1035rep

Obama is a joke to us, but not to his supporters.

And his supporters, IMO, have the backing of some shady characters.

We are fighting evil, never forget that.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 8:39:28 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Media Bias Summed Up in Two Photos

There was a nice human interest story on the campaign trail yesterday, but the AP found a way to muss it up. You rarely see media bias as blatant as you do in a comparison of the following two photos.

Mitt Romney's motorcade was passing Fairfield Elementary School in Virginia when the Governor saw kids waiving and decided to make a U-turn and pull over. The kids were excited to meet Romney, according reporters on the scene:

"Are you Mitt Romney?" asked one awed student.

"I am Mitt Romney," he replied. "And that's your governor. That's Governor McDonnell."

"I just saw you on TV!" exclaimed one little girl who was almost overcome with excitement.

As you can see in this ABC video, Romney shook hands with a long line of 4th and 5th graders and got a big "Thank you" when he was done. Sometime before leaving, a member of his staff took this photo:

Is this a big moment in the race? Of course not. If Romney had kept driving no one would have mentioned it. But it's nice that Romney pulled over and spent a few minutes with the kids. It humanizes him and makes him even seem sort of likable.

Enter the AP's Evan Vucci.

Just before the previous image was taken, AP photographer Vucci snapped a shot of Romney mid-crouch. The girl behind him is looking at something in surprise which we can't see from this angle. But it looks like, well, like she's staring at his butt:

So instead of a nice moment, which this actually was for the kids and for Mitt Romney, we now have an embarrassing photo guaranteed to make an appearance on Gawker. But not just at Gawker. It was the highlighted photo of the day at ABC. It was the top of the otherwise favorable story at the NY Daily News. It appeared on the websites of local papers around the country.

22 posted on 10/09/2012 8:41:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

The silly part is that parents (who have the ability to see what their kids are looking at) will look at the photo and immediately realize the girl is NOT looking at Mr. Romney’s posterior. Her eyelids are in the way. Whatever she is looking at is lower to the ground and off to the side (out of the crop).


23 posted on 10/09/2012 8:46:14 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Bratch

The liberal media has always been biased in its photo selection, but there is something Norman Rockwell-esque about the photo in question.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 8:51:10 PM PDT by Atticus
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To: MinorityRepublican

Proving once again that nothing is too low for the Obama Media.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 8:52:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: GeronL
Please this is nothing but more agitprop from the LSM

You are correct. These are professionals. This is what they do for a living each day. They look at many photos and spend considerable time deciding which one to run with. The specifically chose this one out of bias.

When they saw it, they should have gotten a good chuckle out of it, perhaps printed it out and posted it in the newrooms but they never should have made an editorial decision to publish the picture.

26 posted on 10/09/2012 8:56:25 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Alinsky Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 9:03:17 PM PDT by LouD
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bump.....


28 posted on 10/09/2012 9:06:10 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 1035rep

“Well, this and Big Bird.”

LOL!


29 posted on 10/09/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh, this so excites the media whores! Posing a little girl being excited by a Republican family man’s a$$. Sickos.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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So Mitt as such a great ass that even a 12 year old notices?

Four years ago there where tons of Obama physique pictures in the media. They were used to contrast the young and vibrant Obama against the old and haggard McCain.

Hands up for those who remember the pictures of “abs” Obama.

OK - it's a stupid picture, but four years ago if that had been Obama, it would have gotten lots of positive press.

31 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:37 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry, but she is looking directly at Romney’s butt and saying, “Oh, I didn’t realize Obama was visiting today.”


32 posted on 10/09/2012 10:10:34 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://www.brazosnow.com/politics/national-media-bullies

“The AP photographer was obviously at the scene. He must have taken dozens of photos (digital “film” is very cheap these days). Why didn’t the AP publish a photo similar to the campaign photo? Apparently, since pictures are worth a thousand words, a risque-seeming photo featuring a minor schoolchild was too good a story to pass up.

The media berates us with Nanny-State Do-Goodisms constantly. Among the constant media moralizing is a focused campaign against bullying (there are even hints that Gov. Romney “bullied” Pres. Obama during the last debate). For a media obsessed with bullying, didn’t any of the editors at AP stop for even a moment to consider how publishing that photo would affect the unnamed girl?

In order to get a cheap campaign gotcha-thrill, an unknown preteen girl is fair game for the national media. If she gets picked on relentlessly because of this photo, what of it?

After all, it’s only bullying if it’s being done by somebody else…

The AP should be ashamed of themselves. National. Media. Bullies.”


33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:20 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: potlatch

yes- he’s in the midst of the act of crouching-his head from other photo is finally a few inches lower and the girl is showing astonishment he’s making the effort to get ‘down to their size’, clearly her eyes are looking at his side.

AP pigs.


35 posted on 10/10/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT by BonRad
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To: Smokin' Joe
Her eyelids are in the way. Whatever she is looking at is lower to the ground and off to the side (out of the crop).

I'd read yesterday that one of the girls' classmates was crawling up to the front to get in the picture.

It would account for both the surprised look on her face and the angle she is looking towards.

36 posted on 10/10/2012 5:12:39 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Raycpa

37 posted on 10/10/2012 5:19:08 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: BonRad

[AP pigs.]

That they are BonRad!!


38 posted on 10/10/2012 10:10:34 AM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MinorityRepublican

39 posted on 10/10/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by Slyfox
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