AP Editors: Obama Relies on Staged Propaganda Photos

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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Nov 1, 2013
Again, not a smidgen of authenticity in this administration.
Every last bit of it is staged...to cover the incompetence and dishonesty.
Finally, journalists are speaking out.

From Robby Soave @ Daily Caller:

Editors of The Associated Press condemned the White House’s refusal to give photojournalists real access to President Obama, who prefers to circulate press release-style pictures taken by his own paid photographers.

These official photographs are little more than propaganda, according to AP director of photography Santiago Lyon.

The AP has only been permitted to photograph the president in the Oval Office on two occasions. Both were during his first term. All other pictures of Obama in his office were taken by White House photographers and distributed to the press.

Previous administrations were less strict about photos, undermining Obama’s frequent claim that he strives to run “the most transparent administration” in history.

Lyon made his remarks at the AP Media Editors national conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll echoed Lyon’s concerns.

“This works because newspapers use these handout photos,” she said at the conference, according to attendee Jack Lail, digital editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Carroll advised newspaper editors who were present to stop using the White House’s preferred photos in their own stories, according to Lail and other attendees....

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Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#2 Nov 1, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Again, not a smidgen of authenticity in this administration.
Every last bit of it is staged...to cover the incompetence and dishonesty.
Finally, journalists are speaking out.
From Robby Soave @ Daily Caller:
Editors of The Associated Press condemned the White House’s refusal to give photojournalists real access to President Obama, who prefers to circulate press release-style pictures taken by his own paid photographers.
These official photographs are little more than propaganda, according to AP director of photography Santiago Lyon.
The AP has only been permitted to photograph the president in the Oval Office on two occasions. Both were during his first term. All other pictures of Obama in his office were taken by White House photographers and distributed to the press.
Previous administrations were less strict about photos, undermining Obama’s frequent claim that he strives to run “the most transparent administration” in history.
Lyon made his remarks at the AP Media Editors national conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll echoed Lyon’s concerns.
“This works because newspapers use these handout photos,” she said at the conference, according to attendee Jack Lail, digital editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Carroll advised newspaper editors who were present to stop using the White House’s preferred photos in their own stories, according to Lail and other attendees....
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Let the impeachment process begin!

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#3 Nov 1, 2013
And more about the most transparent administration ever.....from Politico today:

White House Relies Heavily on Secret Meetings with Journalists

Still, the meetings are very much “off the record” in the sense that the White House stalwartly refuses to discuss any of the details, including who was in attendance. The answer to such inquiries is almost always the same.
“In addition to giving press conferences and interviews, the President meets on occasion with groups of reporters and columnists for off-the-record discussions,” said Eric Schultz, the White House Deputy Press Secretary.“We don’t provide lists of participants.”....
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#4 Nov 1, 2013
-tip- wrote:
And more about the most transparent administration ever.....from Politico today:
White House Relies Heavily on Secret Meetings with Journalists
Still, the meetings are very much “off the record” in the sense that the White House stalwartly refuses to discuss any of the details, including who was in attendance. The answer to such inquiries is almost always the same.
“In addition to giving press conferences and interviews, the President meets on occasion with groups of reporters and columnists for off-the-record discussions,” said Eric Schultz, the White House Deputy Press Secretary.“We don’t provide lists of participants.”....
THE HORROR!

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#5 Nov 1, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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THE HORROR!
http://youtube.com/watch...
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 1, 2013
That Obama!

Next thing you know he will pretend he landed a jet plane on an aircraft carrier.

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Since: Oct 13

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#7 Nov 1, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
That Obama!
Next thing you know he will pretend he landed a jet plane on an aircraft carrier.
Please show us where that was claimed when Bush landed aboard the Abraham Lincoln.

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