Our feisty local tabloid is a bit selfie-absorbed today thanks to Barack Obama’s shutterbug diplomacy at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
Start, as so often, on Page One, lower right:
Head straight from there to the Inside Track.
Critics click over Obama selfie saga
Have you ever thought, “I wonder what kind of person poses for a selfie at a funeral?”
Well OMG, we now know the answer: President Obama!
The Leader of the Free World photo-bombed the interwebs yesterday when he was caught taking a cellphone pic with Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her British counterpart, David Cameron — all three of them smiling happily — in the middle of Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
But perhaps the best part of the selfie saga is stone-faced first lady Michelle Obama sitting nearby, focusing on the tributes to the late South African icon, refusing to taking part in the festivities!
Wethinks Michelle had had it at that point, because there’s an earlier photo of the first lady looking less-than-pleased as her hubby yukked it up with the attractive, blond Danish PM …
That would be this one:
That’s some frowny-face, eh?
But you know the Herald’s not selfie-satisfied yet, right? It also offers this Michael Graham op-ed.
Obama thinks world of ‘selfie’
Oh yes he did.
President Obama, the (theoretical) leader of the free world, took a “selfie” with the leaders of the United Kingdom and Denmark during Nelson Mandela’s funeral service yesterday.
A “selfie,” for the less tech-savvy and/or self-absorbed among us, is a self-portrait taken with your camera phone — usually to be posted on the Web for the world to enjoy.
A news photographer caught Obama posing for Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s cell phone camera in the audience of the Mandela ceremony.
When the picture hit during my radio show yesterday, I immediately heard from listeners asking “Did the president really just take a ‘selfie?’ ”
Take a selfie? He lives the selfie.
From there Graham segues into a factory-installed rant about – wait for it – Obamacare.
Talk about selfie indulgence.