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New Republic falls for fake picture of Obama skeet shooting on parody site
THE EXAMINER ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | BY: JOE NEWBY

Posted on 01/30/2013 2:36:53 PM PST by onyx

The liberal New Republic magazine, eager to prove that President Obama participates in skeet shooting even if Jay Carney can't corroborate it, tweeted a picture of Obama appearing to hold a shotgun while at Camp David on Tuesday. Shortly after tweeting it, the New Republic deleted it.

The reason? The photo was fake, and came from a parody website called whitehouse.gov1.info.

The site clearly says, "not the White House" on the top of the page, with the banner, "parody of whitehouse.gov."

"Nope, this is not the official website of The White House. It's a parody of whitehouse.gov," the page says at the bottom. "No person, department, or agency of the U.S. Government approved, endorsed, or authorized this site. No animals were harmed while making this website (except maybe that one time when I was a little late feeding my dog his dinner)."

Within minutes of tweeting the picture, the New Republic deleted it, the Weekly Standard said.

"OK, everyone. Apologies. Twitter sometimes leads to quick accidents," the magazine tweeted.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fakepic; guncontrol; newrepublic; obamaskeet; secondamendment



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1 posted on 01/30/2013 2:37:00 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

lol


2 posted on 01/30/2013 2:39:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: onyx
Hey, Neue Republik, here is a genyooeeen pic of BO huntin' Skeet!


3 posted on 01/30/2013 2:41:56 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: onyx

IF YOU STAND FOR NOTHING, YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING........ PROVEN ONCE AGAIN..........


4 posted on 01/30/2013 2:42:23 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

“It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

George Costanza


5 posted on 01/30/2013 2:44:21 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Red Badger

Yep!


6 posted on 01/30/2013 2:44:51 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

The New Republic’s response was disappointing and outside the usual Lefty playbook. I was expecting a “fake, but accurate” defense.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 2:45:50 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: SparkyBass

8 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

ROTFLOL.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

It becomes clearer every day what a fake this guy is. Affirmative actioned all the way. From a prep high school to Occi, on to Columbia, and than Harvard Law...the only editor in the history of the Law Review to never publish.

No birth certificate anyone has seen. Hospital where he claims birth has no record of him...likely born in Kenya...his literary agent advertised him that way for SIXTEEN YEARS.

Can’t see his college grades. No SAT score available. People who knew him in high school remember him with the Choom Gang...group of kids who were high most of the time.

Rumors that he lived in the foreign dorm at Occi. Did lots of dope while at Columbia...again, no grades available. How did he get into Harvard Law???

And the MSM continues to kiss his butt...protects him at every turn. Lots of history yet to be written about this fake...but like the Kennedy assassination it’ll take fifty years.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 2:49:22 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: onyx

Ha! That’s great!


11 posted on 01/30/2013 2:50:39 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: onyx
Hmmmm...Bo the dog has been curiously absent of late.

"Now you boys gather up that game and take it to the chef."

12 posted on 01/30/2013 2:51:01 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: onyx
A conversation I'd love to witness today...

 photo obamaSkeet2_zpseef303af.jpg

13 posted on 01/30/2013 2:56:33 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: onyx

Fake pictures of a fake president seems fitting to me.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 2:57:54 PM PST by funfan
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To: humblegunner
"Now you boys gather up that game and take it to the chef."

Boys? I thought moochelle was the cook of the family. I'm sure she has gathered lots of Skeet recipes from her growing up days in Chicargo (or wherever she grew up in).

15 posted on 01/30/2013 2:57:54 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

I just hope those poor little skeets didn’t suffer. /s


16 posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:27 PM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: kjo

Nice summary, thanks.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 3:19:27 PM PST by j_tull (The smart money these days is in brass and lead.)
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To: onyx

This screw-up by the New Republic is hilarious.

Their fake pic reminds me of the Drill team presentation led by Bill Murray in Stripes. lol


18 posted on 01/30/2013 3:20:24 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Sigurdrifta

As long as they are in the mood for gun laws, while their at it, I suggest they make it illegal to kill baby skeets. Perhaps, a crime under the age of 1 year would do.

I mean if they are going to meddle with the 2A, might as well make the new law have meaning!


19 posted on 01/30/2013 3:39:34 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

and, if upon an investigation by authorities that Ø committed that crime, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, IMPEACH!


20 posted on 01/30/2013 3:41:31 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kjo

I agree with your every word.

I think we could eventually learn that he’s been a Communist mole all along.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 3:46:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: humblegunner

LOL.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 3:48:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: funfan; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; pookie18; PhilDragoo; All
 


23 posted on 01/30/2013 3:48:58 PM PST by potlatch
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To: onyx

It’s a big ol’ gang, yo.
Bes’ be RESPECTIN’....


25 posted on 01/30/2013 3:49:50 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: potlatch

Sorry, asked to have one removed.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 3:51:28 PM PST by potlatch
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To: jazusamo; humblegunner; SparkyBass
LOL.

27 posted on 01/30/2013 3:51:51 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: potlatch

Leave both!


28 posted on 01/30/2013 3:52:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Lol, I had already asked the mod to remove one. I hate double posts!!


29 posted on 01/30/2013 3:54:37 PM PST by potlatch
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To: onyx
Photobucket
30 posted on 01/30/2013 4:28:35 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: RetSignman

ROTFLOL.

GOOD to see you!!


31 posted on 01/30/2013 4:40:59 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: potlatch
PREFECT ©

32 posted on 01/30/2013 4:55:02 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jazusamo
This screw-up by the New Republic is hilarious.

I'm stuned those dumb basses at NR aren't familiar with all of obama's crappy golf pictures. I bet most of us recognized that shot right away. And those people are professionals? Pfff.

33 posted on 01/30/2013 5:30:53 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: onyx
A sane person would not allow Obongo to handle a shotgun. If they did allow it for a photo op, he would not be trusted with live ammo. A man has to know his limitations, Barry.
34 posted on 01/30/2013 11:21:14 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

LOLOLOL.
Exactly!


35 posted on 01/31/2013 4:47:51 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Thanks!


36 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:28 AM PST by potlatch
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