Pathetic: New Republic Tweets Fake Photo of Obama Skeet Shooting, Hastily Deletes It

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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To save their last shred of credibility they should have asked him for evidence of his lie before running with it.

Dumbasses.

President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, ”Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” Today, after some suggested the president’s claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting:

@tnr: PHOTO: Obama shooting skeet at Camp David. http://whitehouse.gov1.info/camp-david/index.html … (from http://whitehouse.gov  )

OK, so if it’s not on the White House site, who gave them this bogus photo?

 Update: According to J.R. Salzman the schmucks at Buzzfeed also fell for the hoax, which should surprise exactly nobody.

9 Responses to “Pathetic: New Republic Tweets Fake Photo of Obama Skeet Shooting, Hastily Deletes It”

  1. Terry Turner on 29/29/13 at 2:20 pm

    No one who actually has any experience in the sport says, “We do skeet shooting.” It’s “We shoot skeet.” Of course, the weasels at New Republic wouldn’t know that, and wouldn’t call the Liar-in-Chief on it anyway.

    Gotta run. I have to do bowling tonight…

  2. Semper Why on 29/29/13 at 3:13 pm

    If these people were actually familiar with guns, the lack of ear & eye protection would have clued them in from the start. Remember, this is President Bicycle Helmet.

    On a related note: This guy bowls a 37 in seven frames. I shudder to think how he does at skeet shooting.

  3. MT Geoff on 29/29/13 at 3:27 pm

    The pose does look like one of Obama’s golfing expeditions and yes, he’d be wearing at least ear muffs if he were shooting.
    I have a golf score that would be great if I were bowling and I have a bowling score that would be great on a golf course so I can share a chuckle at Obama’s lack of sports cred. His failure as a president has nothing to do with his sports ability.
    On the other hand, I am a good shot with rifle, pistol and shotgun after several years of cowboy shooting with my son. It’s the only sport that he and I both like, well, along with archery with my daughter. Sweetie swears she’ll try shooting some day.

  4. pkudude99 on 29/29/13 at 5:35 pm

    I agree MT Geoff — I’ve seen that exact picture as he’s watching a golf putt — this just has a badly photshopped shotgun and different background.

  5. MT Geoff on 29/29/13 at 6:08 pm

    Howdy pkudude99
    Obama is left-handed but it’s hard to imagine a competent shooter handling a long gun that way. Then again, it’s hard to imagine Obama as a competent — shooter, in this case, but really anything.

  6. rich b on 30/30/13 at 3:41 am

    Skeet shooting my ass! I wouldn’t trust the asshole with a potato gun. If he shoots like he throws a baseball I wouldn’t be within a mile of his skinny ass.

    What’s with all this macho shit all of a sudden? I think most intelligent and observant folks agree that Omama is about as much an outdoorsman/sportsman as Liberace or Rupaul.

  7. jd on 30/30/13 at 9:01 am

    in addition to skeet shooting, the following is a list of other obamahobbies we will be hearing about soon:

    sewing circle
    judge at a future farmers of america competition
    writing books about other people
    being a nascar dad
    reading scripture
    hunti’
    fishin’
    math
    fight club

  8. MT Geoff on 30/30/13 at 2:33 pm

    Howdy jd
    Let’s see if I’m presidential
    1. Sewing — made my son’s Davey Crockett outfit from sweatshirt.
    2. Judged high school speech.
    3. Written fiction and opinion, rarely paid.
    4. Nope, not into NASCAR
    5. Liturgist at our church
    6. Nope, targets only and even some of them get away
    7. Nope, don’t like fish
    8. Math – I teach spreadsheets.
    9. Fight club – nope, but I used to drive my son to Tae Kwon Do.
    How did I do?