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Posted: 9/15/2005 10:00:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 2:15:00 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
Remember when teh press used to actually respect the President. Jeez. If you did this to Truman, he would've personally belted you.

news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050914/ids_photos_ts/r2587077477.jpg



U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14, 2005. World leaders are exploring ways to revitalize the United Nations at a summit on Wednesday but their blueprint falls short of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of freedom from want, persecution and war. REUTERS/Rick Wilking





Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:02:51 AM EDT
The question, "Why" comes to mind, but then we already know the answer.

It's sure not because it was newsworthy.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:03:11 AM EDT
Wow, that's just low!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:03:15 AM EDT
Two things:

1) there's no way that is W's hand

2) does the President of the United States really use a wooden #2 pencil?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:05:31 AM EDT
Let's assume for the moment this is true (with the MSM, you never know...)....


Who cares? The man needs to piss just like the rest of us do.

Sheesh!

Their hatred is the best thing that could have happened to us. It exposes them as the losers they are.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:05:58 AM EDT
Sure....because the UN is like a gym class. The President of the United States of America, the most powerful nation that has ever existed, should simply raise his fist and wait for Kofi to give him a hall pass to go take a leak. For pete's sake, there's ALWAYS BS procedure in the diplomatic universe, so F***ing what?!?! At least the POTUS is leaving the room to take a potty break....the Reuters staff simply prints there piss and shit.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:06:27 AM EDT
No respect.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:10:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 10:11:35 AM EDT by Triumph955i]
It would have been cooler if he had written.."I Think i need to use Kofi's hat"

assuming he wears a hat.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:13:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
It would have been cooler if he had written.."I Think i need to use Kofi's hat"



next time, he should write "Reuters Blows".........
Thisis so dumb. She's his SecState repsponsible for his image to the world. When he wants to know whether to shake a mans hand or hug him, he will ask her. When he wants to know how to act at a meeting, he asks her. This is just another, how would it look if I did X question,,,,,,,
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:32:18 AM EDT
How is the President needing a bathroom break "News" ?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:37:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:44:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 10:44:37 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:45:45 AM EDT
Tag for photochops.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:51:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 10:52:17 AM EDT by hepcat85]


I know it's a crude job....but I'm pissed and I'm short on time.....
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:57:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hepcat85:
I know it's a crude job....but I'm pissed and I'm short on time.....

Nice! You should make it a "to-do" list.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:00:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
How is the President needing a bathroom break "News" ?



Proof that he is trying to keep his kidneys healthy!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:00:57 AM EDT
good thing he didn't write "i like you, do you like me? check ___ yes or ___ no"
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:04:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:04:45 AM EDT by thedave1164]
come on guys, if this was klinton, you guys would have been all over it.

Lighten up
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:05:21 AM EDT
That also may have been an indication that whatever was being discussed required an offline conversation outside of the meeting -- 'bathroom break'.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:12:17 AM EDT
Omg, our President's body actually excretes waste??!?


I'm sure Clinton never once took a dump while in office. Bush should be impeached over this!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:12:52 AM EDT
How about if we make it say:

To Do:
Dissolve UN
Have Reuters photographer bitch-slapped
Nuke Iran (from orbit)
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:12:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:13:08 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
come on guys, if this was klinton, you guys would have been all over it.

Lighten up



We would....but we never would have known cause the news, would not have been.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:16:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
How is the President needing a bathroom break "News" ?



It's HUGE on DU. There's like 20 threads on it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:16:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:17:18 AM EDT
GWB is left handed isn't he?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:20:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kihn:
GWB is left handed isn't he?

I think President Bush, Sr. is the lefty. I guess he can't use a Bushmaster M17.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:23:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:
Two things:

1) there's no way that is W's hand

2) does the President of the United States really use a wooden #2 pencil?




Only if it is a Dixon Ticonderoga #2!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:28:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
good thing he didn't write "i like you, do you like me? check ___ yes or ___ no"




hahahahahahahaha
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:42:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
come on guys, if this was klinton, you guys would have been all over it.

Lighten up



Right.

So when did a major news outlet pull this sort of crap on klinton? I'm asking honestly....does anyone recall when they pulled this sort of sweaty upper lipped "clever" news piece?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:47:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:49:03 AM EDT by thedave1164]
.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:50:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:52:12 AM EDT by thedave1164]
friken ie !
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:09:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 12:09:42 PM EDT by NYPatriot]
NEWSFLASH...



... details to follow.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:18:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Omg, our President's body actually excretes waste??!?


I'm sure Clinton never once took a dump while in office. Bush should be impeached over this!



Actually he never needed to. There was plenty of shit coming out of his mouth.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:25:18 PM EDT
Maybe he was soliciting Condoleeza for some action
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:29:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hepcat85:




This deserves a second run.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:30:53 PM EDT
Just shows you how blatantly biased the liberal media is. They try to make moutains from anthills with everything he does to try to make him look like as bad a president as Clinton was.

They're like emotionally scarred children. Funny thing is anyone can see that everything they do to try to make him look bad doesn't.... it just makes them look stupid.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:42:16 PM EDT
Look at the text.


I think I
MAy NEED
A BATHroom
break?

Is this possible?
[unitelligible ~ 4 characters]



Has anyone considered this may be code? I mean, maybe he really did need to go potty, but here are the capital letters: IIMAN EEDAB ATH. The phrase is a declarative statement, yet he uses a question mark--surely he would be sure whether he needs to go to the bathroom or not, he isn't paralyzed from the waist down. So if it is code, what is encoded as a bathroom break request might be a question to Condi or someone nearby.

There isn't enough text there for me to do any sort of cryptanalysis. It could also be that the President's handwriting is extremely uneven, with capital and lowercase letters interspersed, and that the President does not know basic sentance structure and punctuation useage.

I really hope it was some sort of code.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:45:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Look at the text.


I think I
MAy NEED
A BATHroom
break?

Is this possible?
[unitelligible ~ 4 characters]



Has anyone considered this may be code? I mean, maybe he really did need to go potty, but here are the capital letters: IIMAN EEDAB ATH. The phrase is a declarative statement, yet he uses a question mark--surely he would be sure whether he needs to go to the bathroom or not, he isn't paralyzed from the waist down. So if it is code, what is encoded as a bathroom break request might be a question to Condi or someone nearby.

There isn't enough text there for me to do any sort of cryptanalysis. It could also be that the President's handwriting is extremely uneven, with capital and lowercase letters interspersed, and that the President does not know basic sentance structure and punctuation useage.

I really hope it was some sort of code.



ROFL! This is one of the funniest posts I've read on here in a while...


You WERE trying to be funny....right?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:15:32 PM EDT
Shouldn't the big deal be that they are spying on what he is writing?

This could be a national security matter.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:20:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
NEWSFLASH...
img340.imageshack.us/img340/9558/091629145601aa240sclzzzzzzz8no.gif
... details to follow.



... poop...
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:22:40 PM EDT
He probably had to throw up after listening to Kofi for 15 minutes. I know I would have to.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:25:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By darwindog:


LOL!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:34:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:47:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:50:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Torf:
www.unifac.com/altorfer/Hand_Looter.jpg


Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:00:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Torf:



Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:02:59 PM EDT


Simply awesome!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:14:45 PM EDT
talk about instant feedback. Reuters already in damage control:

UPDATE



Reuters Explains Photo Of Bush Bathroom Note

September 15, 2005

By Daryl Lang

Don't blame the photographer.

That's the message from Gary Hershorn, a picture editor for Reuters, about the photo yesterday that shows President George W. Bush writing an all-too-human note during a UN meeting.

Bush is shown writing: "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible."

The photo, which quickly became fodder for blogs and e-mails among friends, was taken by Rick Wilking, a contract photographer based in Denver who recently covered the flooding in New Orleans.

Hershorn, Reuters' news editor for pictures for the Americas, says he's responsible for zooming in on the note and deciding to transmit the photo to Reuters clients. He says Wilking didn't know what the note said when he shot the picture.

"I'm so adamant that Rick has nothing to do with this. He was just the guy who pushed the button," Hershorn says.

In response to the attention the photo is getting, Reuters' spokeswoman in London released a two-sentence statement about the picture: "The photographer and editors on this story were looking for other angles in their coverage of this event, something that went beyond the stock pictures of talking heads that these kind of forums usually offer. This picture certainly does that."

So how did the picture happen?

According to Hershorn, Wilking was one of several photographers covering the United Nations Security Council meeting between about 11 and noon yesterday. He was part of a pool stationed on a balcony that faced Bush's back; a group of White House photographers was on a balcony facing the president.

Wilking shot about 200 images and sent two memory cards to the press room at the U.N., where Hershorn was working. Hershorn looked at the images on a computer and initially decided not to send any of them.

But a few hours later, he started to wonder about a note that Bush was seen writing in three of the pictures. Out of curiosity, he zoomed in to see if he could read it.

Once he saw what it said, Hershorn decided the note was interesting and worth publishing. The white parts of the picture were overexposed, so a Reuters processor used Photoshop to burn down the note. This is a standard practice for news photos, Hershorn says, and the picture was not manipulated in any other way.

Around 4:30 p.m., Reuters transmitted two versions of the photo, including one that was tightly cropped around the note and Bush's hand.

The caption says that Bush was writing the note to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice; Hershorn says Wilking saw Bush write the note and hand the note to Rice.

Hershorn says heads of state seldom attend Security Council meetings, and it's possible that Bush was simply asking his secretary of state what the proper protocol was to be excused.

Online, some accused Reuters, and the media in general, of being insulting or juvenile. A letter writer to Editor & Publisher wrote, "You ought to all be ashamed of yourselves for this stupid trivia and childish focus."

It's unclear how widely the picture was published; Hershorn says The (Toronto) Globe and Mail published it but he wasn't sure of any other outlets. Hershorn says he decided to transmit the picture because it was interesting.

"There was no malicious intent," he says. "That's not what we do."

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:15:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 2:19:03 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
photo was altered. That's a HUGE nono in this business. People have gotten fired for less.




Once he saw what it said, Hershorn decided the note was interesting and worth publishing. The white parts of the picture were overexposed, so a Reuters processor used Photoshop to burn down the note. This is a standard practice for news photos, Hershorn says, and the picture was not manipulated in any other way.




Classic guilt syndrome: admit the little to avoid the large.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:16:31 PM EDT
Should walked up to the Iran delegation and pissed on them!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:26:55 PM EDT

They are also having "fun" with Judge Roberts:




news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050913/ids_photos_ts/r2839689154.jpg


These pictures don't degrade Bush or Roberts, in my opinion, just the fools who took and published them. They show how childish and immature they are.

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