White House Digs Up Photo Of Obama Skeet Shooting, Warns Not To Photoshop – Warning Completely Ignored

February 3, 2013 5:59 pmViews: 2684

President Obama skeet shooting


In an answer to critics of the President when he said he "goes skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David, the White House, in usual propaganda style, has released a photo of Obama shooting a shotgun pictured above. Unfortunately if the photo is in response to those who asked for proof that the President shoots skeet, it is hardly proof and may just be posed since the shotgun the President is allegedly firing isn't even at an angle anyone would be shooting clay pigeons. Sorry Mr Prez, we aren't buying your staged photo.

Besides releasing the photo, it also came with a warning not to Photoshop the image from the official White House Flickr page which is below:

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

However, the page also links to a notification about government works which cannot be copyrighted and says this:

A United States government work is prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties.

It is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

reproduce the work in print or digital form;
create derivative works;
perform the work publicly;
display the work;
distribute copies or digitally transfer the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

Of course Photoshop experts promptly ignored the warning and here are some good examples below:

And here's one of our favorites:

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