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    WH releases photo of Obama skeet shooting

    WH releases photo of Obama skeet shooting


    President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. /OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA

    When President Obama said in a recent interview that he goes skeet shooting "all the time" at Camp David, some wondered why he never disclosed this nugget before and why nobody has seen evidence of his riflery.

    "How often does the president go skeet shooting, and are there photographs of him doing so?" a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney the day after the president's remarks on skeet shooting.

    Carney laughed and said, "I'm not sure how often he's done that," but the reporter would not be deterred.

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    "Why haven't we heard about it before?" she asked.

    But before the "skeet truther" brigade could achieve liftoff, the White House today released a photo of President Obama shooting skeet at Camp David on his birthday last year, Aug. 4, 2012.

    The president's comments about skeet shooting, which involves firing a gun at airborne clay disks, came during an interview with the New Republic about gun violence in which Mr. Obama, who has proposed a raft of new gun control measures, advised supporters of gun control to "do a little more listening" to Second Amendment advocates.

    "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations," he said. "And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."

    Asked whether he's ever shot a gun, Mr. Obama said, "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time...Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there."

    WH releases photo of Obama skeet shooting - Political Eye - CBS News


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    Why Is Obama Skeet Shooting with Sunglasses On?

    by ELIZABETH SHELD
    2 Feb 2013,

    I'll gladly take you skeet shooting any time, Lisa. It's a lot of fun.
    It appears Obama is wearing sunglasses in this picture, which is odd. Target shooters wear different color lenses in their shooting glasses depending on the lighting and the background of the shooting location. (Liz recommends RANGERS)

    Wearing dark lenses like that would make it very difficult to see the target, very hard considering it doesn't appear to be sunny out.

    As for the direction where Obama is shooting or pointing the gun, depends on the kind of target he is shooting. Skeet targets are mostly crossers, and the shooter is moving L to R and R to L. Trap targets move up and out with some angle to them, and in sporting clays you are shooting all over the place at the targets.

    Based on this picture, Obama might be shooting clay targets but not shooting an actual game of skeet. People (unfamiliar with shooting sports) tend to describe skeet as any kind of shooting at hand-thrown clay targets. Skeet is a specific kind of sport.

    ETA: I notice (or it appears) that he has only one choke in the gun, in his top barrel, so he isn't shooting skeet (the sport) because that requires two consecutive shots.


    Why Is Obama Skeet Shooting with Sunglasses On?


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    MEDIA FOLLOWS OBAMA'S ORDERS TO MOCK SKEET-GATE SKEPTICS


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    by JOHN NOLTE 2 Feb 2013, 9:24 AM PDT 117 POST A COMMENT
    Some of you younger folks might not remember this, but there was a time when the media questioned Power. No, really, once upon a time, the media saw it as its duty to be forever questioning and skeptical of Power, especially when Power was in pursuit of more power.

    For example, Obama is attempting to grab more power for The State and criminals by way of gun control laws that infringe on our Second Amendment civil rights. In order to make his case, Obama is attempting to appear reasonable on the issue of guns, and one way he did this was to reassure Americans that he too is a sport shooter, and enjoys skeet shooting at Camp David.

    Now, to those familiar with Obama's record of opposing guns at every turn and lying about almost everything, that struck us as odd.

    Today, however, the White House released a photo that purports to show Obama (love that tucked-in shirt) shooting skeet last August. Except… he's shooting straight ahead, which means that there's either a barn door somewhere in need of some patching, or Obama is such an awesome skeet shooter, he hits them as they come out of the firing device.

    I keed, I keed. There are legitimate reasons that would explain the angle of his gun, but....

    Because the photo is odd, some are asking perfectly legitimate questions.
    But not the media.

    What did the media do?

    Because the media no longer questions or is skeptical of Power, and instead sees its role as protector of The State, the media mocked those who were skeptical:

    Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush
    This tweet looks odd coming from a sane person MT@EmilyMiller: Obama skeet photo looks odd to me cos the clays come high/low not straight

    3:45 PM - 02 Feb 13


    Jeff Greenfield
    @greenfield64

    Breaking News: Donald Trump says that photo of Obama skeet shooting was photo-shopped in Kenya.
    4:32 PM - 02 Feb 13

    john r stanton @dcbigjohn
    also, there's the second puff of smoke allegedly coming from Obama's shotgun. that's not normal. #grassyknoll

    Jonathan Weisman @jonathanweisman
    .@dcbigjohn If you look closely, Abe Zapruder is clearly visible in the Camp David woods behind Obama.#SkeetGate


    That doesn't include tweets mocking skeptics that the likes of Ben Smith and a number of Politico reporters are gleefully retweeting.

    Thus far, I haven't seen a single tweet from the media making the point that a single photo doesn't quite square the circle of Obama making it sound as though he regularly shoots skeet.

    Couple important things to keep in mind: Again, Obama is using skeet-shooting as a political talking point to further an agenda. So this is not an inconsequential matter, as some claim.

    Secondly, while firing off this talking point, Obama made it sound as though he regularly shoots skeet. But it won't matter that the White House has only released a single photo and thus far refuses to disclose how many times Obama's actually shot skeet.

    You see, the media is proud to publicly proclaim that it doesn’t matter if Obama lies. No, really. How depressing to know a White House reporter at a major news outlet doesn't give a "rat's a**" if the president of the United States is lying:

    -Glenn Thrush @GlennThrushQuestion isn't whether Obama ever shot skeet. The question is did he shoot skeet to get a photo shot... And who gives a rat's ass?
    3:28 PM - 02 Feb 13

    So why so much immediate mockery from the media? Well, rather than pushback against a White House trying to shut down skeptics, as soon as this tweet was released from a top Obama guy, the media did as it was told:

    David Plouffe @davidplouffe
    Attn skeet birthers. Make our day - let the photoshop conspiracies begin!

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/whitehous...0735/lightbox/






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    More lies and more photo shopped photos......there are fakes everywhere you turn where Obama is concerned...
    The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
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    The White House has ordered that the picture not be Photo shopped. It seems that some people are not obeying. I am appalled.

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