Is that John Boehner with a gun on the front page of the New York Times? (No)

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From WAYNE WOOD: Subject — Boehner’s got a gun.

Times photo in the final edition.

Times photo in the final edition.

The front page photo of John Boehner in today’s National edition of the New York Times delivered in Nashville shows the Speaker striding through the Capitol with what appears to be a binder in his hand — but due to a trick of the light, all four of us passing the paper around the breakfast table this morning had the same thought: that looks like Boehner has just pulled a gun.

Curiously, the National edition page front currently on the NYT site uses a slightly different photo, minus the trick of the light/firearm illusion.

Anybody else notice this?

Since a quick look didn’t turn up an online version of the photo, I’ve enclosed a bad iPhone shot.

* Boehner on the front page of the New York Times late edition (newseum.org)
* Boehner with a gun in an Onion photo illustration (theonion.com)


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