White House to keep publicity photos under wraps

The New York Post reports:

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.

“We have no plans to release them,” an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

The sole purpose of the secret photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover, was to take new publicity shots of the presidential jet over the city.

Via Best of the Web, which adds, “apparently the Obama administration’s policy is to release photos only when doing so might pose a danger to national security.”

(Via Instapundit.) (Previous post.)

UPDATE: Bowing to inevitability, the White House has released a photo. They also dismissed a scapegoat.

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