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Photographer Deletes Damaging Obama Dancing Photo

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

Two photographs of President Obama partying at a resort party while the town of Ferguson burns were deleted by the photographer who took them.

Martha’s Vineyard-based photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted a shot of Obama dancing at a Vineyard party taking place during the race riots engulfing Ferguson, Mo., leading to social media outrage and at least one comparison to the infamous photograph of George W. Bush flying over a drowning New Orleans in Air Force One.

 

Cecil deleted the photographs after they were featured in a Weekly Standard article that earned a place on The Drudge Report, Breitbart reported. The link to the photo now says “Page Not Found.”

Cecil gave Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering no comment as to why she deleted the photos.

The White House did not immediately respond to our inquiry as to whether it pressured Cecil, the photo editor of “Edible Vineyard,” to remove the photo.

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