May 6th, 2009
09:06 AM ET
9 years ago

Plane scare photos classified

(CNN) - American Morning's Alina Cho reports on the Obama administration's decision to classify photos taken during a recent, controversial photo-op over lower Manhattan.

Related: White House apologizes for low-flying plane

Filed under: New York • Obama administration
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. John G

    What's the point in classifying something everybody already knows about?

    Oh right, if it's classified then no one can talk about it and the administration doesn't look bad....

    May 6, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. jimmy

    where is the transparency Obama?

    May 6, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. J.P.

    Ooh, bad move. Can we get a FOIA request cookin' here?

    "The most open and transparent government" ever, eh?

    Come on... it's a freaking picture of a 747 in-flight... based on what reasoning could they possible classify this image. Release the images.

    Bad move and bad precedent.

    May 6, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. lynn in NM

    Why would anyone, all of a sudden, classify photos that were to be released anyway? Do they show someone in the plane that possibly shouldn't have been there? Or someone that said they weren't in the plane, but actually were present? There must be something behind this move.

    May 6, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |

    The US Defence Department constantly drills and conducts military exercises. The incremental cost of this photo was ZERO. The proper authorities were notified. For security reasons, Air Force One's operations are not telegraphed in advance to the whole world, for access by every terrorist or nutcase.

    If the New York State and New York City governmental agencies can not collaborate today, I wonder if they learned anything from 9-11.
    New York City needs to look in the mirror at its own governance, and to get its own house in order, before it starts castigating others! Mayor Bloomberg should get a grip!

    May 6, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. Art

    Obama figures that if the photo isn't seen for a long time then we will forget about it....

    May 6, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Mari, Stuck in Moderation

    By the way ........... the chances of BEING KILLED IN A TERRORIST ATTACK IS...............ONE IN 9.3 MILLION!

    COMPARED TO: dying from Cancer!

    OR dying from the common FLU..... 31,000 Americans DIE EVERY YEAR from the FLU!

    People need to get a GRIP! Stop listening to the GOP-fear-mongers!

    AND..... ITS A FACT...... that the Pentagon ordered those photos taken!

    May 6, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. Mr. St. Louis

    The fly-by was an error. The photos are a reminder and should be destroyed.

    if you did something stupid i'm sure you wouldn't want the photos published. there are plenty of independent photos and vids.

    get on with life, all you haters.

    May 6, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
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