Monday, April 27, 2009

Oh, It's OK Now: White House Was Just Updating File Photo While Terrorizing New Yorkers

Sure, I can see Obama and his wife combing through White House files photos, making sure everything is all up to date lest nobody confuse them with all the tragically unhip people that came before them. They happen upon a file photo of Air Force One and figure, what the heck, this one needs updating.

What could possibly go wrong?
An administration official says a presidential Boeing 747 and a fighter jet flew low near ground zero in New York City Monday because the White House Military Office wanted to update its file photo of the president's plane near the Statue of Liberty.
Doesn't anyone in this most tech-savvy White House have Photoshop skills?

Updating file photos is really that important?
This official said the White House Military Office told the Federal Aviation Administration that it periodically updates file photos of Air Force One near national landmarks, like the statute in New York harbor and the Grand Canyon.

The official requested anonymity to give more details than the official White House announcement that took the blame.
Anonymity? What happened to openness and transparency?

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