NY Times Didn’t Crop Bush Out of A1 Photo

Alas, there was no conspiracy.


Unfortunately for Republicans, The New York Times did not crop George W. Bush out of an amazing A1 photo that featured President Obama participating in a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama.

Bush was indeed left out of the photo, but not because he was a terrible president who plunged the nation into a senseless war which eventually fueled the creation of ISIS, because including him would’ve made it a bad image.

Times’ public editor Margaret Sullivan addressed enraged right wingers who cried conspiracy with her column today. The Times photo editor said the image was not cropped, that it was sent to the paper without Bush. Doug Mills, the photographer, told the Times that he simply left Bush out because it was a better photo without him:

Just so you know … 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.

There you have it. Hopefully this settles the matter for good.

Unless… Is Mills a registered Democrat????