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Obama image machine whirs as press access narrows

Associated Press
Obama image machine whirs as press access narrows

This screen grab from the White House flickr feed shows a playful picture of President Barack Obama cavorting with a 3-year-old in a Spiderman costume, a favorite online. The image comes courtesy of the Obama image machine, that serves up a stream of carefully selected words, images and videos, which invariably cast Obama as commanding, compassionate and on the ball. In this world, Obama's family is always photogenic, first dog Bo is always well-behaved and the vegetables in the South Lawn kitchen garden always seem succulent. You'll have to look elsewhere for bloopers, bobbles or contrary points of view. (AP Photo)

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