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White House photographer Pete Souza snaps, defends against critics calling his work 'propaganda'
NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/13 | LESLIE LARSON

Posted on 12/18/2013 5:54:11 AM PST by jimbo123

Official White House photographer Pete Souza shot back at critics this weekend, insisting he is not hogging coverage of President Obama.

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Souza's unfettered access to Obama has made him an object of scorn among the White House press corps, who are angry that photojournalists are systematically blocked from covering the President at events.

The head of photography for The Associated Press has likened Souza's "visual news releases" to propaganda.

Santiago Lyon accused Obama of trying to "bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos at the expense of independent journalistic access," in a New York Times editorial last week.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; dearleader; ilduce; petesouza; propaganda; reggielove; souza; whphotographer

1 posted on 12/18/2013 5:54:11 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure he’ll share a room with Reggie L0ve in Hawaii...


2 posted on 12/18/2013 5:59:53 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell)
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To: jimbo123
It is good that we are not shown Moochell first thing in the morning.
3 posted on 12/18/2013 6:00:13 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: jimbo123
Want access? You'll need these…
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4 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:18 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jimbo123
Hey Pete Souza:


5 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: CincyRichieRich

6 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Reminds me a bit of the (former?) official White House poster artist, commie propagandist Shepard Fairey...

Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.

Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051601017.html
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Your images have a profound effect on people"--BH Obama

Other "images" by Fairey...


by Shepard Fairey

http://www.duckywaddles.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=744
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"Stalin Lenin", Shepard Fairey,
limited edition silkscreen, signed
and numbered. 18"X24" *SOLD OUT*
Source: http://www.duckywaddles.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=429
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Photobucket
"Bush Hell" by Shepard Fairey

Source:
http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Special:Search?search=bush&fulltext=Search

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Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama artist Shepard Fairey:


Angela Davis

Angela Davis by Obey Giant, Shepard Fairey:
http://www.zimbio.com/Shepard+Fairey/articles/63/Angela+Davis+Obey+Giant+Shepard+Fairey

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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS

* Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* “The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”

Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the “History of Consciousness” program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a “University Professor,” one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1303

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"The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people"--Barack Hussein Obama, in his Thank You letter to Shepard Fairey

7 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:47 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jimbo123

To be fair to Toadie Souza, the press propagandizes too. I find it disturbing they don’t see this, though it is good (for the country) to have them mad at Obama.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 6:05:14 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: jimbo123

The LSM made their bed...now, it’s time to sleep in it.

Pull those covers up tight, fellas...


9 posted on 12/18/2013 6:09:54 AM PST by moovova
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To: ETL
Obama's Hope & Change artist Shepard Fairey...

PhotobucketPhotobucketImage and video hosting by TinyPic

10 posted on 12/18/2013 6:12:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure that Leni also bristled at the criticism that she received.

(OK, at least Leni had some amazing artistic talent, but she deployed it in service of an ugly cause and leader. The glorification of Obama in service of his cult of personality and his agenda is just as ugly.)


11 posted on 12/18/2013 6:16:26 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ETL

Why isn’t Andy Warhol filing copyright lawsuits ?


12 posted on 12/18/2013 6:16:37 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: UCANSEE2
Why isn’t Andy Warhol filing copyright lawsuits ?


13 posted on 12/18/2013 6:19:22 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: jimbo123
Hey, Pete! Here's a picture of your Grandma Leni for you.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 6:20:53 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: moovova
The LSM made their bed...now, it’s time to sleep in it.

Why do you think that when socialists turn dictator, that the first to be condemned are the media?

The LSM helps get these nuts into power, then pays the price for their own stupidity when the nut is revealed.

15 posted on 12/18/2013 6:24:12 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: jimbo123

“bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos at the expense of independent journalistic access,”

They Obamaed in their own bed, let them sleep in it.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 6:31:53 AM PST by Slambat
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To: jimbo123

Pete Souza just likes taking photos of his messiah with halos around his head.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 6:32:04 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: UCANSEE2

I don’t know, or care. Why didn’t anyone in the prominent media expose this commie SOB for what he was.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 6:38:31 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jimbo123

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 6:38:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PowderMonkey

You forgot to show the lubricated, fitted O-rings for his mouth that go along with those knee pads.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 6:58:06 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: jimbo123

I keep telling you people....

The regime realizes “old media” is in bad financial straits.
They are just giving the media a cost cutting method by providing “official” photos and videos.
Dump those expensive camera jockeys, technicians, etc.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 7:00:56 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: jimbo123
Non-Access means Slim Pickings:


22 posted on 12/18/2013 7:26:05 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: jimbo123

Every photographer wants a good shot of his subject. Souza should not be blamed for that.

Souza’s work isn’t propaganda in and of itself. The way his work is used, however, is. That’s the unfortunate part and in this case it’s true.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 7:27:47 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Souza’s trademark “Obama With A Halo” photos aren’t propaganda?


24 posted on 12/18/2013 7:34:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
It isn't that the pictures he takes that are propaganda, it's that the pictures that the White House releases are propaganda. The White Hut simply won't release a picture that depicts Obama in a bad light.

A good example is the picture last week of Obama and Bush 43 on Air Force 1 on the way to South Africa. This was a double propaganda gain. It showed Obama wish a typical SE grin, while depicting Bush looking quite odd. Propaganda, indeed.

25 posted on 12/18/2013 7:54:03 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: jimbo123
lol. Pete "Leni Riefenstahl' Souza, merely by snapping like this illustrates the truism ....


The flak is always heaviest when you're over the target."

26 posted on 12/18/2013 8:32:48 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jimbo123
Obama is wanting to release propaganda photos, sure.

However, he also doesn't want all those pesky reporters around when he wants to slouch around in gym clothes or take naps during the day.

Having only one photographer suits him just fine.

27 posted on 12/18/2013 11:40:49 AM PST by what's up
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To: ETL
Why didn’t anyone in the prominent media expose this commie SOB for what he was.

I can think of at least 10 reasons.

28 posted on 12/19/2013 9:14:52 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: UCANSEE2

Lol. Good point. I just meant I didn’t care about whether the commie schmuck artist, Shepard Fairey, copied off some other lefty schmuck artist. What was important was who and what the bastard was and what he was doing, what he did previously.


29 posted on 12/19/2013 9:40:36 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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