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NY Times Denies Cropping G.W. Bush Out Of Selma Photo

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the Selma march and the civil rights clash now known as “Bloody Sunday.”

The original event was historic, and is an incredibly important piece of history for all Americans to remember. President Obama was there to march, alongside former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush.

Bipartisan and interracial. It was beautiful. The only problem is that in Sunday’s edition of the NY Times article, they reportedly cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of the photo (seen below) with the headline, “President Obama and Representative John Lewis led thousands in a commemorative march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.”


The NY Times editor responded to the criticism, shifting blame to the ranking photo editor Michele McNally who denied that the photo was cropped and said that she published the photo as she received it, only before blaming the actual photographer Doug Mills.

He said: “At the time the photo was taken, I was using a 70-200 long zoom lens. I also had a remote camera with a wide-angle lens attached to the side of the truck that took a photo at the just about the exact moment as the tighter one. As you can see, Bush was in the bright sunlight. I did not even send this frame because it’s very wide and super busy and Bush is super-overexposed because he was in the sun and Obama and the others are in the shade.”

Just so we’re clear, and here’s the full photo before it got to the NY Times desk.

full ny times

Looks ok to me…

H/T The Right Scoop

Matt Schuck

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Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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