First, see my initial take on the Obama skeet-gate photo from earlier today.

It turns out, Daily Kos beat be to the analysis by a few hours, and threw in the inception of a juicy conspiracy theory to boot.

The White House has now released the photo above, showing the president shooting a gun at Camp David in August, months before the Sandy Hook killings made guns a major political issue. But wait! Kessler also suggested that a reader’s demand for more than one such photo was reasonable. Will this be enough for him?

Also, too, no sooner had the White House released the photo than the right began saying it was suspicious; a Washington Times editor tweeted:

This Obama skeet shooting photo looks odd to me because the clays come high or low, not straight.  http://t.co/…

— @EmilyMiller via Safari on iOS

And knowing Republicans and the media, there’s a very good chance that kind of thing gains real traction. And while we’re talking about whether the president has shot a gun enough times to be able to even breathe the word gun, actual people will keep getting actually shot. So, yeah. Our political discourse, ladies and gentlemen.


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