Sunday, February 03, 2013
Is the Obama gun pic a total fake?
Interesting that Obama advisor Plouffe immediately tweeted that the pic would be seen as photoshopped. Guilty conscience?
I immediately sensed something odd in Obama's stance in the photo but my experience is with military firearms only. I have never been skeet shooting. So I held my tongue.
But the graphics below put a whole new spin on the story -- JR
Obama's busy day
And note further, Here is a picture from the AP of Obama on Aug 4th - look at the watch:
"Look at the watch he is wearing in the shooting pic... how many people change watches during the day from a golfing watch to a shooting watch?"
A comment I saw on Facebook:
"Several things wrong with this. Photoshopped to add supposed fired shot? Yeh, looks like. While he mimics a decent approximation of a proper cheek weld, he's obviously NOT fired the shotgun at this point. He's shouldered it (awkwardly--if he had fired the thing, his glenohumeral joint would have been badly impacted) and posed to fire it, but since the gun is virtally level, he's obviously NOT actually aiming at a clay. The standard, normal RIGHT way to shoot skeet is swing-shoulder-shoot. It's what experienced skeet shooters just naturally do, if they've been taught by anyone who knows their stuff--or even _watched_ good skeet shooters.
It's an obviously posed (and later 'shopped) pic. He's had a little coaching for the pose (the so-so cheek weld), but either he didn't listen well (a "normal" problem with excessively egocentric personalities) or wasn't coached enough to make his claim of skeet shooting "all the time" believable."