Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Every shot a “hero shot” in Obama-land

Heroic Name Given to Photo of President Obama

Soon after President Barack Obama signed an executive order lifting the ban on the use federal funding of embryonic stem cells in medical research, the wizards behind the White House web site posted the photo above. Though I find it less troubling than the president’s continuing assault on the unborn, the file name (hero_stemcell_main2.jpg) under which someone at the White House saved the photo of the signing ceremony this afternoon is disturbingly creepy.

I discovered the file name when I went to save the photo to my computer. Click here to see a screen shot which shows the file name for the photo highlighted in blue as I was in the process of saving the photo to my computer.

To imply that President Obama is somehow heroic by signing a measure that lifts a ban on the slaughter of human embryos for scientific purposes goes beyond the pale. Such an amateurish action should not, however, surprise anyone familiar with Obama’s socialist agenda (a.k.a., “Obamalism”) and his follower’s blind allegiance to “Dear Leader.”


Mythic Obama the “Hero” of his People, White House Staff

Here’s an interesting, if unsurprising, little tidbit about the photos of President Obama on display at WhiteHouse.gov: they’re all uploaded to a folder called “hero.”

Take the one below for example:

(Link To Picture)

....take a look at the url in your address bar, which should read: http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/hero/624×351/P023009PS_dng_1.jpg (For those of you who can’t do this little exercise, I’ve grabbed a copy of the picture and posted it here with url properties displayed).

This is consistent for all of the featured photos of Obama on the new WH.gov site. For another example, here is Our Hero announcing former New Hampshire Senator Jim Jeffords Judd Gregg as his second nominee for Commerce Secretary (after the epic Bill Richardson whoopsie): http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/hero/624×351/gregg_announcement.jpg

And here is a silhouette shot of Our Hero watching the Super Bowl (is it safe to say that this administration endorses NBC? Nice product placement there regardless — something you rarely if ever saw in the Bush White House): http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/hero/624×351/superbowl2.jpg (Must…not…joke…about…the…EARS!!)

Apparently the leader of this administration is just too heroic for the old way of cataloging White House files (news, releases, images, etc.): http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2009/01/images/20090115-17_e5u5037-515h.html

Quite frankly, I’d concede this to be an entertaining example of nitpicking were there not so many examples already in evidence of the Larger Than Life, near-religious persona assigned to (and willingly accepted by) President Obama by his devoted followers.

It could be worse, of course. They could have named the image folder “Dear Leader” instead of “Hero.” (Oh no. Now I’ve given them the idea…)

Posted by Jeff Emanuel

What's In A Filename?

Is there nothing that Our Hero can't do?

Nice catch by Bob McCarty.

Update - good God, there's an entire "/hero" subdirectory .

Hero watches the Superbowl...


A Heroic nomination...


Just an everyday Hero ...


Hero holds a door.


Sure, they're a writhing pit of lefties, but you gotta love Google...

(Note - Looks like Jeff Emanuel at Redstate caught this a few of days ago.)

Posted by Kate

Every shot a “hero shot” in Obama-land

Several bloggers are having good fun with the discovery of a subdirectory of White House photos categorized under the name “hero.” (See Small Dead Animals, Jeff Emanuel, and Bob McCarthy).

What’s amusing is not that the term “hero” was used — “hero shot” is a common photography term to describe the best images of a series of shots.

What’s amusing is that every damned shot that’s ever taken of Dear Leader is classified as a “hero shot.”

Except, of course, for that shot of him trying to enter the Oval Office through the window. D’oh…

By Michelle Malkin