Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Warrior Obama’s decision to withhold the pictures of Osama bin Laden’s dead body has created a schism between the White House and one of the largest journalism organizations in the world: the Associated Press.
Last Monday, the AP filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the photographic and video evidence taken during the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The organization’s FOIA request included a reminder of the president’s campaign pledge and a plea to be more transparent than his predecessor. “The Obama White House ‘pledged to be the most transparent government in U.S. history,” wrote the AP, “and to comply much more closely with the Freedom of Information Act than the Bush administration did.'”
Michael Oreskes, senior managing editor at The Associated Press joins a growing list of government, old media and new media people, demanding Warrior Obama release the pictures.
Some of them include: Sens. Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Rep. Peter King, the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and the NYFD Union. I am also on record saying the release of the photos will help put to rest some of the more incredulous conspiracy theories surrounding Osama bin Laden’s death.