Skip to comments.What’s Missing from This New York Times Frontpage on the Selma March Speaks Volumes
Posted on 03/08/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
The New York Times commemorated the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama by running a frontpage photo that is raising some questions.
The paper of record, the anointed gold standard of journalistic integrity, appears to be playing games with its audience by conveniently cropping out a long-time political foe of the newspaper: President George W. Bush.
Here is a wider angle photo of the marchers in Selma, Alabama, as reported by Newsbusters. Look below.
And here is a more inclusive photo with all the prominent figures included (as noted by Ben Smith, not of Buzzfeed fame):
If you peer down to the lower right, you will notice former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush walking hand- in-hand with the marchers.
Wait, the story gets better? Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz also whitewashes Bush from the event.
As noticed by The Conservative Treehouse, the following is a photo from Selma, Alabama today. From left to right, youll see Laura Bush, President George W. Bush, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, and Representative (D-GA) John Lewis:
The following is what the DNC Chair tweeted out:
This political move, apparently done to give the GOP bad optics was not lost on Twitter:
And, the plot thickens. Hillary Clinton, apparently noticing how bad it looks for the future inevitable president to turn up missing, tweeted this out:
Now, if you notice that the missing Hillary Clinton has a new Twitter avatar, consider yourself to be an observant person.
The Hillary Clinton team has presumably changed the avatar, now reading notthere.org, in honor of International Womens Day. Note that the previous avatar shows the former Secretary of State now embroiled in a private email controversy sending out something from her Blackberry.
In any event, it is clear that the Democrats were attempting to claim the recreation of the march in Selma for their political party, instead of treating it the way it should have been as an opportunity for bipartisan support for a worthy cause and an occasion for unity.
Correction: As The New York Times notes, the photograph in question was actually taken in Montgomery, Alabama. The photo is cropped the same way on its website and notes that former President Bush was in attendance in paragraph 11. The headline caption only mentions President Obama and Rep. John L. Lewis as leading the march.
The low information voter is Ivy-League educated.
Did any black people show up?
Team0bama scores a twofer. Evil scumbags.
It was deliberate. The left hates the Bushes and will lie to defame them.
Sharpie is right behind King Putt.
“Did any black people show up?”
Yes, but they were blacked out of the pics.
NYT has't completely recovered from the last recession. What will happen in the next recession?
“Whats Missing from This New York Times Frontpage on the Selma March Speaks Volumes”
I thought it was the lack of Jewish agitators...the ones that kicked up all the dirt back in the 50s.
Lurch is being teed-up for a mulligan in 2016. Hopefully Boone Pickens has enough buck$ left to fire up the Swift Boaters for another counter attack.
< /Libtards >
You’d think the democrats were fascists or something
She may be a dyed-in-the-wool Stalinist, but at the end of the day she's just another cracker like all the other white folks.
A lady crosses her ankles when in a dress. Then... is Michelle a lady??
The new civil rights’ victims: the Bushses.
IIRC, it was DemocRAT minions who were roughing up the marchers on Bloody Sunday in the Solid South.
Just as blacks were invisible, so, in Selma, Republicans are. The Bushes and the 23 Republicans who came.
Where are the no Republicans allowed signs? The separate bathrooms? Did 0bama tell them what to do again, or that they should sit in the back?
It appears that Republicans are now victims of civility rights abuses.
I don’t see one American flag.
This perfectly demonstrates the liberal media bias:
The yellow line is in the middle of the road. The media only shows you that which is left of center.
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