Stay classy, B. Hussein. We know it’s all about you.
A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon’s claim that any public depiction of the scene would violate the wishes of bereaved families.
News media coverage of the ceremony had been banned by the Pentagon over the objections of several news organizations.
Pentagon officials had said that because 19 of 30 of the American families of the dead had objected to media coverage of the remains coming off a plane at Dover Air Force Base, no images could be taken. In addition, the Pentagon rejected media requests to take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets.
…Obama attended the ceremony, called a “dignified transfer,” for those killed in the worst single loss of the nearly 10-year war. An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It also was posted on the White House website as the “Photo of the Day.” It showed Obama and other officials in silhouette and did not depict caskets.
Doug Wilson, head of public affairs at the Pentagon, said the department did not know the White House photographer was present and had no idea a photo of the event was being released until it became public. He said the photographers who routinely travel with the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were not allowed to go to the event, and no official Pentagon photos were taken or released.
This tasteless mutherfucker just can’t get over himself or curb his narcissism. His current press secretary once slammed slammed George W. Bush for so-called “photo-ops”. Bush never attended any of the returns at Dover, because he couldn’t attend all of them.
You can bet your ass Carney will tapdance his way through this one.
- Obama’s shameful media spectacle at Dover (crushliberalism.com)
- Obama’s Ugly Manipulative Cynicism in Navy Seal Deaths: Reverses Himself, Imposes Media Ban on Return of Service Members (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)