Taking the Whitehouse Skeet Shooter Photoshop Challenge

I call my effort; “Scene Stealing President”:

squirrel-Obama

This notice appears below the Flickr photo of Obama skeet shooting, and is apparently the standard notice the White House uses when releasing photos on Flickr.

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Online conservatives were not deterred. John Hayward explains why at The Conversation:

The whole affair illustrates some of the worst features of the Obama era in a funny way that low-information voters can easily apprehend.  The pandering, the reflexive dishonesty, the hyperventilating when he’s caught out…  We’ve often made fun of the Left for building stuff like Sarah Palin’s tanning bed into absurdly over-hyped media crises, but who’s to say that stuff doesn’t work with a certain segment of the population?  The evidence of the last election would seem to suggest that it can gain traction, especially when it’s a blizzard of embarrassing little stories that fit together into a “narrative.”  That’s probably one reason the O-bots go completely bonkers when they think one of these silly little teapot tempests threatens to boil over into the public consciousness.

See also:

Twitchy has a round-up of photoshops from around the blogosphere.

The People’s Cube: CAPTION & PHOTOSHOP: Obama, Guns, and Skeetergate

Occupy White House: Whitehouse Skeet Shooter Photoshop Challenge

On Facebook, Scott Witmire has Obama Skeet shooting from Dukakis’ tank.

Maser Media: Contest! Best Shop of Obama Shooting Skeet 47

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4 Responses to “Taking the Whitehouse Skeet Shooter Photoshop Challenge”

  1. reiuxcat Says:

    We have a shop contest over at MaserMedia.org in progress with prizes. All are welcome to enter. The readers will vote for the best shops. (please forgive my blantent site promotion) :-)

  2. nicedeb Says:

    No, thanks for telling me – I’ll link.

  3. reiuxcat Says:

    And thank you back. :-)

  4. Always On Watch Says:

    You know what? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the official White House photo is both PhotoShopped and “misdated.” Just sayin.


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