In our increasingly digital age it is becoming harder and harder to pull one over on the American people. In the simpler time of the LIFE cover of Lee Harvey Oswald, a photo manipulator actually had to cut photos and past them together to get the very controversial results. Nowadays, you make a few clicks, and boom! Instantly you are what ever you say you are.
The Obama administration is no stranger to manipulated photos. The MOST controversial is of course, the birth certificate: whose authenticity is been disproved- but no one cares. No one cares that a "scan" had been released that was actually a PDF with multiple manipulable layers, that fonts didn't match and that the background was clearly cut from another birth certificate, that there were ghosting of some letters, etc. etc. Clearly, if the person who did this farce would have had better skillz they would have gotten away with it entirely.
Bill and Hillary released "Dancing on the Beach" just after the Lewinsky story broke. Obama released a photo of him in his "chair" in the war room just after Clint Eastwood mocked his absence with an empty chair and the War Room Bin Laden Raid When There Was No Live Feed photo is one of a long list of pics (manipulated or not) that are politically timed.
So we've established that the White House often likes to put out dubious photos and that the timing of those photos are often timed in a political way. It's no stretch to feel that in this current climate of Guns and 2nd Amendment arguments, this "Skeet Shooting" photo is viewed with a raised eyebrow before we even click on the link.
Now. The phrase, "I go skeet shooting 'all the time'." would be any loser's pathetic attempt to try to convince those who won't be convinced. (Picture Napoleon Dynamite talking about hunting wolverines. Gaaah!) Then add Barack's stance and limp grip which would PROVE that he fired a gun only 2-3 times EVER in his life. One gets a recoil even with those weak skeet guns. This would TEACH you to stand correctly or knock you over if you continued to stand like that "all the time".
Next, let's consider that there was no recoil blur. We see smoke so there must be a super-snappy photographer who got the perfect timing of the perfect shot of the perfect President as the musket blast blasted and the recoil recoiled. Well, no. There is no blur. So there should be no smoke. The two go hand in hand. It's obvious that the smoke was added.
The background is considerably blurred. In order for that to occur a GREAT camera lens was used. This was no "snapshot". The background is perfectly blurry enough to be able to add things to it like smoke or a person. This shot looks like something out of a video game. Perhaps Obama was photographed somewhere else and placed in the tree line. With his feet out of the photo it remains a possibility. Wouldn't you feel that for a snapshot of the President skeet shooting you would back up and get the scene? How about the other people pulling the skeets or an aide or two? Oh yeah, that's right. It's supposed to be about Obama so why would he include others?
The angle of the gun. When a skeet is fired you shoot it at the apex- when it is at it's slowest. This could be 30-50 feet off the ground. Otherwise, you risk the skeet getting too far away from your shot when it gets lower to the ground. Our dear Leader's angle is almost horizontal. This would mean that he followed that sucker till it was too far to hit and still pulled the trigger- and he missed it. OR it could mean the following:
THE PHOTO IS A COMPLETE FAKE!
After all, it's just a white lie when you say the President was skeet shooting "on a certain day" when it was a different day. And another white lie when he "didn't fire the gun" or maybe he did and you didn't get it on camera because it blurred the shot.
Now consider yourselves more armed in your relentless pursuits of the truth. Go get 'em!
Bigfoot skeet, Charlton Heston skeet, We the People skeet and No need to Photoshop this skeet are my creations. The General Lee Lee needs credit.