Tuesday, May 5, 2009

'Scare Force One' photos will not be released

Says the NY Post:

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.

"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

The sole purpose of the secret photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover, was to take new publicity shots of the presidential jet over the city.
The Times evidently did not find this fit to print. There's a paragraph linking to the Post item, buried in a roundup post on the City Room blog, and that's it. So far.

Taranto: "Apparently the Obama administration's policy is to release photos only when doing so might pose a danger to national security."

If indeed there are any photos. I could not figure out where the camera was supposed to be, and many of the commenters on the linked pieces likewise.

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