FYI, we are talking about the funeral for a 95 year-old dude. Not many tears at that one.
Nonetheless, if I was Michelle, Barack would be on sleeping the couch for a month.
so the Obama selfie is going to lead to gun and genocide control now? Thank god we didn't get to see any planking
Ok, that's it! I'm goin' to Tampa!!
1) The photographer isn't part of the US press, he works for AFP.
2) No one expected this to show Obama in a negative light, including the photographer.
3) No one today would listen to a request by a head of state not to publish unflattering images.
4) Ironically, the US press is criticizing the Obama administration for basically kicking press photographers out of the White House and many events. They have WH staff photographers take the pictures, which they then distribute. (e.g. White House Transparency Is 'Orwellian Image Control' - Business Insider)
This picture isn't a selfie either. A selfie is a picture of YOURSELF (only yourself) taken by yourself. Hence "selfie."