New York Post, please define "Obama Plane"

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Is there any opportunity Rupert Murdoch's media outlets (I don't think 'news outlets' really applies anymore) won't take in order to try to ding the president? Here was the Post headline for the article about the flap surrounding the low-flying government plane that spooked New Yorkers on Monday:


According to the Post, or at least the Post headline, Obama was at the center of the aviation controversy. Except that the Post conceded:

President Obama was in Washington at the time, but the low-flying 747 circling the Statue of Liberty was one of the planes used as Air Force One, sources said.

Plus, the article reported that it was Department of Defense officials who okay'd the ill-advised fly-by for a photo op. So, Obama wasn't in the plane and the military took responsibility for granting the plane final permission. But according to the Post headline, it was an "Obama Plane Photo Op." Because apparently at the Post, Air Force One is now referred to as "Obama Plane" if it's involved in any sort of controversy.

Good to know.

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