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Obama White House Intentionally Omits American Flags from Press Conferences-Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:  
This is a forwarded email that said President Obama held a press conference with no American flag behind him.  The email said this was done intentionally because Obama said he was going to change America.
 

The Truth:  


Above is the photograph of President Barack Obama holding a news conference in the East Room of the White House on May 27, 2010 to discuss the British Petroleum (BP) Deep Water Oil Crisis before a large number of members of the media. From video posted on the White House website we have been able to ascertain that no American flag was present behind the podium from where President Obama spoke.  The absence of an American flag behind the podium does not appear to be a policy change of the present administration.  There have been other press conferences where the President stood in front of the flag as he addressed the members of the media.

Some versions of the forwarded emails comment about Arabic symbols on the golden drapes in the East Room of the White House.   This is a pattern that was selected by Jacqueline Kennedy when she headed up the White House restoration project back in the early 1960's.   We have findings posted on a separate page about a rumor that said President Obama had redecorated the Oval Office. Click here for findings.

 

Also, this is not a presidential first and we have posted some photos of past Presidents addressing the media without an American flag in the room:


President Bush Press Conference in 2003 in the East Room Press of the White House.


 


President Ronald Reagan holding a Press Conference as First Lady,Nancy Reagan,
prepares to surprise him with a birthday cake. (photo courtesy of presidentialimages.com)

 


Gerald Ford Press Conference

 


President Lyndon B. Johnson press conference

 

updated 02/16/12 

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

No it is not the teleprompters. See the other presidentís pics for a clue. What is missing at Barack Hussein Obama's press conference?
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA (aka BARRY SOETORO )



GEORGE WALKER BUSH

WILLIAM JEFFERSON BLYTHE CLINTON

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

RONALD WILSON REAGAN


That's right...no American flags!!!
And I don't believe it was just an accident! It is intentional. So I ask, why is it intentional?

He told you he would change America, didn't he ? This man, whoever he really is, is not an American. He and his ilk want to end the American Free Enterprise System. And we have let them go a pretty good way to doing that. Will you vote in November ?

Vote in November like your way of life depended on it !

Other Version with same basic photos:

For a long time, we have noticed that the decor at the White House has changed since BHO moved in.  The Oval Office is now stripped of the traditional red, white, and blue, and replaced with middle eastern wallpaper, drapes, and decor..

The hallway that he walks out of to talk to the press now has middle eastern chairs, drapes, etc. And the thing that has bothered me the most is the bright
yellow drape behind him every time he speaks from the white house. It has Arabic symbols on it and has been there from the beginning.

Today I received this and it clearly shows what I have been noticing. That bright yellow curtain is highly visible, but as you scroll down, you will see what is predominantly absent. Also, as you look at the pictures of other presidents speaking from the same spot, look at the traditional 'American' background and decor as opposed to the new decor. Trust me when I say that this is intentional. It should alarm every American.
What is missing at Barack Hussein Obama's press conference?  No it is not the teleprompters. See the other presidents pics for a clue.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

GEORGE WALKER BUSH

WILLIAM JEFFERSON BLYTHE CLINTON

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

RONALD WILSON REAGAN

That's right...no American flags!!!

Vote in November like your way of life depends on it! Because it does!!!!!

 


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