Martin Bashir | February 05, 2013
>>> it's time now to "clear the air." and when the president mentioned that he does some skeet shooting at camp david , the reaction from a number of people has ranged from mild suspicion to full-on paranoia.
>> he says he skeet shoots all the time at camp david but how many times has he gone to camp david ?
>> three times i think. where is the proof, president obama ?
>> the implication that the president may have been lying was not only expressed by those who make a living from spreading conspiracy theories but even by those who really should know better.
>> if he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this, why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing?
>> sadly, and in response to this moment of disbelief, the white house then made a fundamental mistake because the administration chose to provide a photograph of the president doing exactly as he claimed. and that was an error. because within machines of the photograph appearing, here is how the nra responded. one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. you see, the nra is essentially a lobby of conspiracy theorists who believe that everyone is working in cahoots to take away their guns. here are some of the organizations from their own website that the nra believes are their most virulent enemies. the american academy of pediatrics , the national association of black nurses, the police foundation , and the ywca. you see, just like producing his birth certificate in response to the contemptible racist smears the birther movement, that photograph won't do anything to stop the conspiracies and that's because this has never been about empirical evidence or verifiable facts. it's about dehumanizes this president and no birth certificate no, skeet shooting photograph is ever going to persuade them to change