The photographs above were taken during the 2012 LGBT-pride reception held at the White House last week. Showing this kind of disrespectful public behavior has no place in the President's home or anywhere for that matter.
Here is how Dennis Prager begins his National Review Online article on this incident:
Imagine this:A future Republican president invites -party leaders to the White House. Some of them have themselves photographed standing in front of a portrait of President Barack Obama with their middle fingers extended. They then posted these photos on Facebook with the caption “F**k Obama.” (Needless to say, the F-word was spelled out.)
1. How much coverage do you think the national press would give to this?
2. How would Democratic — and Republican — leaders react?
3. How would tea-party activists react?
The "real life" event got this result in the traditional media:
Not a word about it appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, or on NPR . . . . There was no coverage on ABC News, NBC News, or CBS News.Read the rest of Prager's observations on media bias as well as his answers to the other two questions here.
Very enlightening. It's no wonder new media formed to fill such an obvious information vacuum.