AFA’s Bryan Fischer Thinks Obama Was Photoshopped Into Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Photo (AUDIO)

Image by Pete Souza  @ WhiteHouse

‘Look at the size of his head compared to the size of the head of everyone else in the room.’ – Bryan Fischer, regarding the iconic Situation Room photo. Image by Pete Souza @ WhiteHouse

Just when you think the right-wing can’t get any more deranged over President Obama, now comes the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer with an accusation that President Obama was not in the Situation Room watching the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound unfold, as has been depicted in the now-famous photo above, but was Photoshopped in only after he knew the mission was a success. Really.

Yesterday, Fischer said on his radio show:

“You have seen pictures of the Situation Room, everybody gathered around the table, Hillary Clinton’s got her hand over her mouth, just desperately afraid about what she’s seeing unfold on the big screen. President Obama’s sitting at the corner of the table, kind of all hunched over. In fact, I’ll tell you, ladies and gentlemen, I said it at the time. I believe that if you go look at that picture, I think the odds are good that he was Photoshopped into that picture. …Look at the size of his head compared to the size of the head of everyone else in the room. Even people standing in the back of the room, their heads are bigger than his head.Look at the size of his head compared to the size of the head of everyone else in the room. Even people standing in the back of the room, their heads are bigger than his head.

“…I think that Obama’s approach to that thing was, ‘Hey, if this thing goes sour, I don’t want to be in the room. I don’t want to be anywhere near this thing if it blows up. If it succeeds, if it’s an outstanding success, then Photoshop me in there so it looks like I was right on point.’ But he was there in his windbreaker, like he just got off the golf course.”

Well, everyone’s entitled to his opinion, I guess. But if you ask me, it looks like Obama really is hunched over and in a lower chair than the brigadier general he is next to. Furthermore, if there was any Photoshopping to be done, wouldn’t Obama have been Photoshopped out, in the event that the mission failed, rather than not be there at all, as the 11 other people (by my count) in the room might have attested?

Here’s the video:

In any event, Fischer doubled down on his theory today. His “proof” seemed to be the rarity of Obama photos looking up (as he is in the Situation Room photo):

“President Obama never looks up at anything. He looks down on everybody at all times in all circumstances. He’s got his nose up in the air looking down on you, looking down on me, looking down on the press, looking down on the American people. That’s his habitual state of pose.”

Oh, and while he was at it, Fischer took a swipe at Clinton for having her hand over her mouth – a sign, according to him, that she was “freaked out.”

“Is that the woman you want to get the 3 AM phone call? You want her to get the 3 AM phone call? Seriously! She’s sitting there at the table with her hand over her mouth, in shock. Now the guys around the table, they’re sober, they’re focused, they’re intent, but they are not freaked out.  Hillary Clinton is freaked out by what she is seeing on the screen. Do we want her taking the 3 AM phone call? I don’t think so.”

Actually, when you consider that this photo is more than two years old and that Clinton still enjoys a solid lead over any other likely challenger, the answer is pretty definitive: yes.

Here’s the ‘double down” video:

H/T Right Wing Watch