- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama, to much fanfare, has finally created a Twitter account, but he decided to crop out the former president and first lady from his featured photograph. 

The president picked a picture of himself (as always) at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala. The photo features the Obama family, Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and others walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

But just off frame in the featured photo is George and Laura Bush. The picture could easily have been expanded to include President No. 42, but wasn’t. The former first couple are just a couple people out of frame.

The picture has already caused controversy when big liberal newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times made the same crop, cutting out the Bushes.

The official Obama Twitter handle, @potus, follows just 65 people and places, including former President Bill Clinton. But Obama doesn’t follow George W. Bush — or Hillary Clinton. Message?

 

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