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Reuters, AP photojournalists describe staging of Obama photo

This is from poynter.org

“Until Wednesday, the White House debated whether to release photos showing Osama bin Laden’s body. In theory, the photos would be proof to any doubters that the terrorist is dead. But not all photos can be believed — not even when they seem to show the president of the United States making a historic speech.

Reuters White House photographer Jason Reed describes how the president made his speech to a single TV camera, then immediately after finishing, he pretended to speak for the still cameras.”

Disturbing. This seems to violate the trust of the press and politicians. So what is real news and what is staged?

“Because of the noise from the camera shutters and the placement of the teleprompter, “we are not able to photograph those events.”” the article goes on to say. We have new camera's that are quiet, why not use them.

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