Paul Joseph Watson
February 4, 2013
A Reuters report concerning Barack Obamaâ€™s activities on August 4th last year contradicts White House claims that the President was skeet shooting at Camp David, an indication that a photo released over the weekend showing Obama firing a rifle could be fraudulent.
On Saturday, White House Communications Director Daniel PfeifferÂ tweeted out a photo showing Obama clay pigeon shooting with the caption stating the image was taken, â€œOn the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.â€
Pfeiffer taunted that the photo was â€œfor all the â€œskeeters,â€ in reference to those who doubted Obamaâ€™s claim that he â€œwent shooting all the time.â€ The image was a not-so-sophisticated attempt to portray Obama as sympathetic to gun owners even as his administration is in the midst of a legislative and executive effort to eviscerate the second amendment.
TheÂ White House even warned that, â€œthe photograph may not be manipulated in any way,â€ in a futile attempt to prevent people from creating humorous photoshopped alternatives.
However, much of the backlash has centered around speculation that the image was either doctored or that it was staged recently in a crude attempt to address the â€œskeeters,â€ similar to how the administration released a dubious birth certificate as a response to the â€œbirtherâ€ controversy.
The claims are not without foundation.Â An August 4th Reuters report stated that Obama spent his 51st birthday â€œon the golf courseâ€ and makes no mention of his supposed skeet shooting.