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Photographers Protest White House Restrictions
NY Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | MARK LANDLER

Posted on 11/22/2013 5:38:42 AM PST by 1010RD

A mutiny has erupted among photographers who cover President Obama over what they say is the White House’s increasing practice of excluding them from events involving the president and then releasing its own photos or video.

On Thursday, the White House Correspondents’ Association and 37 news organizations submitted a letter to the press secretary, Jay Carney, protesting what photographers said amounted to the establishment of the White House’s own Soviet-style news service, which gets privileged access to Mr. Obama at the expense of journalists who cover the president.

“As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens,” the three-page letter said, “officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government.”

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Straight out of the Stalinist playbook:

The White House defended its policy, arguing it is not logistically feasible to give photographers access to every event. The deputy spokesman, Josh Earnest, said, “We’ve taken advantage of new technology to give the American public even greater access to behind-the-scenes footage or photographs of the president doing his job.”

“I understand why that is a source of some consternation to the people in this room,” Mr. Earnest said during the daily White House briefing. “But to the American public, that is a clear win.”

Obama Lie of the Day

1 posted on 11/22/2013 5:38:42 AM PST by 1010RD
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To: 1010RD

who cares?


2 posted on 11/22/2013 5:42:21 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 1010RD

“I understand why that is a source of some consternation to the people in this room,” Mr. Earnest said during the daily White House briefing. “But to the American public, that is a clear win.”

Why is it that every time this administration talks about
a “win” for the American people, my butt hurts?


3 posted on 11/22/2013 5:44:38 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Maybe Obama’s smoking again and they don’t want his image tarnished or perhaps Michelle has thrown an ashtray at him.

If you didn’t care why read the article or bother to post?


4 posted on 11/22/2013 5:52:58 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Obama’s handlers are afraid the photogs will catch him at “awkward” moments .... too high or too low, thus every pic is staged.


5 posted on 11/22/2013 5:53:38 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: tet68

* Mr. Earnest said during the daily White House briefing. “But to the American public, that is a clear win.”*

“Comrade Earnest, don’t forgetting to pass out some anti-Fox bummper stickers to low information voters”


6 posted on 11/22/2013 5:54:25 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: tet68

From the Obama White House comes Obamaspeak:

“that is a clear win”

Translation:

“that is going to hurt you a lot more than it is going to hurt me”

The important part for all Americans is that Obama is committed to lying to them at least once a day. The above statement satisfies that requirement and we will keep lying 365/24/7. It’s for your own good.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 5:55:33 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

They want to control how Obama appears in photos. They want to avoid the embarrassing pics used by columnists against Republicans.


8 posted on 11/22/2013 5:55:44 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: MissMagnolia
Obama’s handlers are afraid the photogs will catch him at “awkward” moments

Like with a cig dangling from his mouth?

9 posted on 11/22/2013 5:56:49 AM PST by randita
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To: AppyPappy

Caliph Baraq is just trying to help out his MSM supporters.

He understands the media is on a long slow fade and faces financial problems.

They can eliminate a bunch of expensive private sector photogs and camera people and technicians, and use the taxpayer funded official media offered.


10 posted on 11/22/2013 5:56:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: MissMagnolia

The spider leg pad on the desk with him pointing a “macho” shooting finger is my favorite posed shot of the One.

I suspect that all those Putin shirtless photos are a snub at Obama. In basketball he’s always shirts. I suspect his concave chest would prove Obama has no heart.


11 posted on 11/22/2013 5:57:41 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

12 posted on 11/22/2013 6:01:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 1010RD

Watching House Oversight hearings and seeing oodles of photographers gather around this or that subject makes me want to puke. We don’t need 50 dumbass photographers to get a picture of someone testifying. Good grief. 3 good photographers ought to be enough for any event taking place in D.C. These news people have big egos, though, so they are all in to get the best shots while swimming in each others fetid slobber over Zero.


13 posted on 11/22/2013 6:02:39 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: 1010RD

The free press does not take enough pictures of the 0ne with a halo.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 6:02:46 AM PST by DBrow
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To: JoeProBono

Is he facing east in that photo?


15 posted on 11/22/2013 6:04:30 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

These presstitutes are pathetic. The kenyan treats them like dirt but they still can’t stop themselves from lining up to give him a nooner BJ.


16 posted on 11/22/2013 6:04:44 AM PST by lodi90
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To: 1010RD; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Photos like this burned his temper.

THAT and he doesn't want other people owning photos of his presidency at key functions that he does not own copyright to.

Bands are doing the same thing now, limiting who can take photos (generally a hired staffer instead of a freelance or syndicated photographer) to limit who can sell them for the next quarter century.

17 posted on 11/22/2013 6:05:03 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

I’d like to see a photo of that, plus I’m for full employment!


18 posted on 11/22/2013 6:05:10 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

To the White Hut press corps I say:

You got what you wanted. Now go f*** yourselves.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 6:05:29 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Americans.


20 posted on 11/22/2013 6:06:29 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: 1010RD

Leftist dictatorship by tiny increments. The Marxists should be so happy.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 6:07:58 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: randita

That, too.


22 posted on 11/22/2013 6:11:11 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: 1010RD

This is our house and we should be able to see what goes on in there..Of course the commies do not want us to see all the crap they have going on we might have a reason to impeach the dictator Obama..

THEIR ARE COMMIES AND MUSLIMS AS WE KNOW IN THERE AND PLANNING HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT ALL..

Knock down those walls or open those doors so we can see our house and what damage these disgusting roaches have done to it..probably like in Clinton days it smells like drugs and sex all through the house..


23 posted on 11/22/2013 6:11:41 AM PST by PLD
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To: 1010RD

my oh my, the WHCA needs to send its members to journalist retraining camps in in China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, or Venezuela so they can be reminded of how to be loyal to their president

Valerie already has your names and the NSA and IRS have your personal files


24 posted on 11/22/2013 6:12:04 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 1010RD

I’m not thinking so much the way his body is ‘posed’ and looks, but his mental functioning ala “uppers/downers”. ValJar is the key .... she screwed it up at the first debate.


25 posted on 11/22/2013 6:12:51 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: DIRTYSECRET; 1010RD

1:33 Minutes

NBC’s Chuck Todd Questions W.H. Transparency, Compares To Example Of Putin In Russia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-eFytUiw48


26 posted on 11/22/2013 6:17:54 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: 1010RD

Speaking of photographs, a fried of ours was able to get into a White House tour last year, and was commenting on how the walls up and down the corridors are lined with pictures of Obama. He said it was really, really creepy.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 6:19:09 AM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: 1010RD

Too many pics of the Clown with flies on his face floating around the internet.


28 posted on 11/22/2013 6:20:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: 1010RD

Doesn’t want to be caught on his prayer rug.


29 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:50 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 1010RD

Obama wants NO PICS of al Qaeda in the White House.


30 posted on 11/22/2013 6:26:00 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: a fool in paradise

“that he does not own copyright to”

In my training, Govt cannot copyright. It’s products are owned by the people.

US Post Office is a different animal (they copyright stamps).

But I forget, the king owns all, even the images you have in your mind.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 7:08:30 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The difference is that bands are private enterprises and have considerable control over their brand and how they market themselves. Mr. Obama is a public servant, serving in an elective position accountable to the American people. His problem is that he doesn’t think that we have any right to hold him accountable.


32 posted on 11/22/2013 7:11:43 AM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316
Photo pools are not about "accountability". They are about obtaining images of an event. Same with an audio tape feed.

We already know that the press is not into investigating Democrats as it is.

What, was he perturbed about some photographer releasing a picture of him smoking a cigarette after he'd lied (and the press lied along with him) about him giving up tobacco during the 2008 election?

33 posted on 11/22/2013 7:15:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

The difference is that bands are private enterprises and have considerable control over their brand and how they market themselves. Mr. Obama is a public servant, serving in an elective position accountable to the American people. His problem is that he doesn’t think that we have any right to hold him accountable.


34 posted on 11/22/2013 7:23:53 AM PST by centurion316
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To: 1010RD

Too many candid shots of pouty face are appearing on the internet. Henceforth only positive, confident visages of dear leader are permitted.


35 posted on 11/22/2013 7:34:30 AM PST by Pietro
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To: 1010RD

No photos of The King looking old, grey, weary, panicked, facial ticks, etc. etc.


36 posted on 11/22/2013 7:45:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


37 posted on 11/22/2013 8:05:10 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: All
Simple answer if the newspapers are really upset.

Just use this as the credit line under every supplied photo -

“White House Propaganda Photo”

38 posted on 11/22/2013 8:11:17 AM PST by az_gila
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To: centurion316

Obama doesn’t see himself as a public servant. How long after he leaves the White House do you think it is going to take him to have $100million in the bank? He will hit it before 2030.


39 posted on 11/22/2013 8:12:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 1010RD

Here’s an idea. Stop printing anything about him. The WH will be like the stars of Hollywood. They’ve got to stay in the press less they be forgotten.


40 posted on 11/22/2013 8:34:37 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tet68

“Why is it that every time this administration talks about
a “win” for the American people, my butt hurts?”

Because KY isn’t covered under 0bambicare.


41 posted on 11/22/2013 8:34:53 AM PST by Amigo04
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To: 1010RD
警告:摄影网站上的禁止和规则严格执行。违者可被有他们的相机没收。

British TV reporter seized in China as he tried to film in Tiananmen Square on SAME DAY new Communist leader takes charge
42 posted on 11/22/2013 8:51:18 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: boxlunch

I wonder what portraits were taken down and if there is any way to note the change-pre dictator and post dictator.


43 posted on 11/22/2013 9:43:54 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: 1010RD

“arguing it is not logistically feasible to give photographers access to every event.”

It was always feasible before. This new technique ensures that there will no “flexibility” remarks caught on open microphones. It’s all in house no. Obama is a Nazi, pure and simple.


44 posted on 11/22/2013 9:59:18 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 1010RD
White House Correspondents’ Association and 37 news organizations . . . protesting what photographers said amounted to the establishment of the White House’s own Soviet-style news service

That is so unexpected. Who would have guessed that a communist raised in another country would govern like communists in another country govern?

45 posted on 11/22/2013 10:25:40 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 1010RD
just more outlandish behavior by the would be Neo Stalinst Punk.

we have all the damaging material we could ever need!




46 posted on 11/22/2013 5:37:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: DIRTYSECRET

They are controlling access for some reason.
Hiding alters to Satan?
Doesn’t mooch-hell’s mom live in the white hut? I hear she is into voodoo.


47 posted on 11/22/2013 6:18:33 PM PST by SisterK (its a spiritual war)
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To: 1010RD

They are just interfering in the marketing of the psychopath.

This Obama retreating to his bunker. Watch for him to become even more like this as the train wreck of ObamaCare marches on.


48 posted on 11/23/2013 7:57:35 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Spot on. They came in like gang bangers. It’s the Chicago Way, but these guys are disliked rebels among the Chicago Machine. They came right in with a bunker mentality. It’s partly why they freak out and stumble around. They don’t trust any other revolutionaries and criticism is counterrevolutionary. That gets you a job in Siberia. Our country is misled in more ways than one.


49 posted on 11/23/2013 8:43:31 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
If the photographers were truly outraged, they would simply print unflattering pictures of Obama and family...
50 posted on 11/24/2013 3:32:11 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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