AP slams WH for staged photos; tells press not to use Obama’s ‘propaganda’


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When Americans see a picture of President Obama in his office, on the phone or in some other function, the natural conclusion is that it was taken by a member of the press, that it captured the president’s real day-to-day duties. Neither is true very often, according to The Daily Caller.

As if Obama’s “imperial presidency” needed any more substantiation, The Associated Press’ photography director, Santiago Lyon, outed the Obama regime for refusing press photographers access to the White House and instead routinely handing over images taken privately by his own photographers. Lyon called the material “propaganda” at the AP Media Editors national convention on Oct. 30, The Daily Caller reported, adding:

“The AP has only been permitted to photograph the president alone in the Oval Office on two occasions–both in his first term –and has never been allowed to photograph the president with his staff in the office.”

AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said the practice is commonplace because, quite simply, the media is accepting it and using the photos. Carroll advised members of the media attending the conference to “stop using the White House’s preferred photos in their own stories,” The Daily Caller reported.

Propaganda photos come in lock-step with another practice coming to light recently — Obama’s closed meetings with hand-picked journalists whose names are not disclosed. “We don’t provide lists of participants,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said, according to Politico.

Americans are left to wonder if Washington is the scene of some movie, staged and scripted from the desk of a Hollywood progressive, where real journalism is excluded in favor of a carefully crafted propaganda machine.
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Matt Labo

Matt writes from his home in New Jersey. He has been writing fiction and non-fiction for several years, and has a passion for politics and sports.


39 thoughts on “AP slams WH for staged photos; tells press not to use Obama’s ‘propaganda’

  1. jaray242 says:

    Didn’t we have an actor as President? This nothing new. It just took a polarizing Black man to open your eyes. Don’t cLose them When he leaves office

    1. Muhammad Abbass says:

      Seen from here I can tell you that half the US population closes it’s eyes every time. Depends on whose horse is running, but if it’s yours, he can do no wrong. Americans appears to be the stupidest beings on planet earth when it comes to grasping the reality of their situation. It may be due to the massively controlled and propagandised media, it certainly is making a lot of other Western nations stupider but something about Americans’ special brand of assumed arrogance and utter cluelessness shines out and one wonders if it isn’t maybe something in the water or air. Perhaps something to these chemtrails.

  2. jaray242 says:

    Didn’t we have an actor as President? This nothing new. It just took a polarizing Black man to open your eyes. Don’t cLose them When he leaves office

  3. Defiant says:

    In other news…rain is wet.

  4. Dave Murphy says:


  5. upset says:

    He is clinically narcissistic – I am amazed that the Americans gave him a second term.

    1. Muhammad Abbass says:

      I’m amazed any of your last four presidents have not been arrested and charged as war criminals.

  6. Yitzchak says:


  7. Danny Adams says:

    The AP needs to publish its own staged photos, dagnabit!

  8. Muhammad Abbass says:

    Oh come on! This is the extent of their complaint about staged or controlled stuff? How about the media’s own faked footage as it tries to drum up wars or how about the endless stream of lies they sell without ever bothering to actually report anything? Liars, liars for hire and I guess Barky just isn’t paying the price.

  9. HaywoodZarathustra says:

    Real pics would probably look like something out of that sixties show The Invaders, with Obamao’s little self locked inside one of those program tubes and aliens at the program control panels.

  10. Just how stupid are you Obama? Your signature legacy and you never asked anyone, “How’s it working” before it was released to the public? NO CEO in the world would have been that STUPID! OR INDIFFERENT! OR INCOMPETENT!

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