Politicians when they think the camera is on vs when they think it’s off
By - Wonder10x
This. Thread. Is. Going. Great.
Glad I read it! I feel happier about the world now!
Doesn't surprise me and really shouldn't surprise anyone.
Nor is it particularly interesting.
This is the opposite of interesting.
"human being checks their 80+ unread messages after being away from their phone for an hour.... aka anyone who has a job."
It’s not about the phone, it’s about the mask
I noticed that after... Then again, they are outside and probably all vaccinated
We can't have it both ways. Democrats ripped into republicans for doing similar things. Remember that mass spreader White House event? It was outside.
If being outside means they don't need masks, why do most of them have it on in one picture but not the other.
I'm liberal too, but giving them a pass on this one is very hypocritical.
Wasn’t that before the vaccine? I think that makes a pretty big difference.
Does it matter? Vaccinated people are dying from the delta variant (tiny number of cases, but it does happen). The CDC recommendation is still to wear masks when in close proximity of others.
If they don't believe masks are necessary, they shouldn't be wearing them in either picture. Regardless of their stance on masks, the fact that there is a difference between pictures is itself a problem.
No it's not. We were giving them shit when the science was not clear on the ability to catch COVID outside. Since then, the science is very clear that it's exceedingly difficult to catch COVID outside, even for the unvaccinated. For vaccinated people, it's all but impossible.
However, it is important to show the example of and normalizing wearing your mask, because a lot of people don't take the time to understand the intricacies of the science supported risk of catching COVID in response to masks and ventilation.
They even just recently stated that the spike in COVID cases in South Dakota at Sturgis was not from the gatherings and riding outside, but rather from the gatherings in bars afterwards.
It is absolutely not hypocritical to change your views and behavior when science supports it. In fact, it's the right (and oftentimes hard) thing to do to admit that your view was wrong when the science shows that you were wrong.
Then why are they wearing masks in one picture?
> It is absolutely not hypocritical to change your views and behavior when science supports it.
The science didn't change between those two pictures being taken.
I'm liberal, fully vaccinated and never stopped wearing my mask. They are being hypocritical and there is no way to spin it any other way.
This is correct
Except Democrats are vaccinated. Republicans largely aren't. It's not hypocrisy if you're actually behaving responsibly and the other side isn't.
Then why do they wear masks in one picture?
In my opinion it’s less about not wearing the mask but more about wearing it when the camera is on. So pretentious and unnecessary. Politicians = hypocrites
That’s not entirely true. The majority, yes. But for politicians it’s like a job requirement
Only because the people who vote for them are ok with it. In a democracy, the people are the root cause of every single political problem, literally by definition.
Can you imagine the fuckery that would happen across the entire country if the officials didn’t have their masks on while the camera was rolling? We already had that in the beginning and it was cause for this ridiculous national divide.
I wear my mask and I have no problem wearing it. Sometimes I take it off for the moment. It’s called being human. Let those guys be human a bit and don’t hold them to messiah standards. This American black and white thing is really out of hand.
It’s not about taking it off, it’s about putting it on during the camera. If they think it is not necessary to wear them, don’t lie to your People and pretend to wear them. Stand your ground, don’t lie for the sake of getting votes. That’s my point.
I’m sure they do wear them most of the time. Just like me. Just like we all should. However, if they’re photographed without a mask, it turns into a crazy frenzy, with a certain crowd, that “we all don’t have to wear our masks!! They’re not doing it! Neither should we!!” And that is just plain wrongful thinking that shouldn’t be promoted; unless we want this covid effective our way of life for the next 10 years. No thanks.
It turns into a frenzy because a lot of them act like they go to bed with their mask on, and then turn around and do shit like this.
It’s not that they worried about catching covid though, it’s that they are worried their supporters think they aren’t taking it serious enough. I personally couldn’t care less but it is a good example of how fake politicians can be.
I see it less cynically. They put on the masks to spread a positive message, but since they’re all vaccinated they don’t really need them.
Ah yes u cant get covid if ur vaccinated. 😂
So why the show of wearing them for the cameras?
For all the dumbasses who would look at the photo and say "politicians don't wear masks, why should i?"
🤦🏻♂️ this world gets crazier by the day
To encourage mask wearing, they may be all vaccinated but they know if the public see them unmasked they're going to fuel "covid is a conspiracy" claims and some people are going to stop wearing masks
I get what you are saying but I mean, cmon…. If it’s so important we wear them vaxd or not as their message implies, and they don’t wear them, that says something. 🤡🌎
Same goes for the vaccines. There are people who don't know that these politicians literally all have the vaccine.
So then why are they putting on a show with their masks for the cameras?
Vaccine or not, it’s clear these people only care about how they look to the public through photo ops.
Right. They wear the masks to set an example, just like the over exaggerated way that every tv network displays and narrates their social distancing and masking. They’re hoping that some of these morons will suddenly see the light
If Democrats want conservatives to wear masks they should take the reverse psychology route and not wear masks.
>Where’s your mask? You some kinda soyboy Pelosi lover now?
Yes… they wear their mask when you’re looking, and don’t when they think you’re not. It because they truly believe that the masks are the best way to end the pandemic.
Lol... not you though, apparently.
You're assuming they all received the vaccination. You don't know.
Doesn't matter if they have it or not you still need your mask
Politicians being hypocritical? Never seen that one before
On one hand I can see your point. However I think it can be frustrating for people when they’re told they have to wear a mask even if they’re vaccinated. And then they see something like this
It's really only frustrating to idiots.
Yeahhh, doesn't seem to phase me much.
I'm an idiot.
Vaccines don't block transmission
You forgot to read the title "but Delta is an unknown"
>Data from COVID-19 tests in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore are showing that vaccinated people who become infected with Delta SARS-CoV-2 can carry as much virus in their nose as do unvaccinated people. This means that despite the protection offered by vaccines, a proportion of vaccinated people can pass on Delta, possibly aiding its rise.
True, but it’s not 100%. I’m hoping I don’t get it after my second dose tomorrow. I hated losing my smell/taste.
Having covid (within 6mos) and then getting at least one shot is by far the most effective and efficacious form of preventing COVID-19 and more specifically the Delta variant per the same article above.
Good, I really don’t want to get it again. Everything tastes different, and I have phantom scents that smell like garbage :/
That sucks, I was lucky enough to get mine back after about 2 months post having COVID. I’ve had very close extended contact to positive cases at least twice since being fully vaccinated and have tested negative on PCR tests both times. Best of luck and health to you.
As a press photographer I can confirm that this is the way it goes everywhere. They’re talking and hugging and then say: oh, but for the picture we have to have the minimum distance between us.
Are masks required outdoors with everyone around is vaccinated?
I get putting them on for the cameras to make a good example for others who will be seeing them, but when the cameras are off, they're in fresh air and sunlight, and they're all vaccinated, so...
Yeah, that's what I reckon. It's a good view for the country and helps enforce if they are wearing masks but they are at very low risk because of vaccination and being outdoors.
Plus, in the UK at least, Boris Johnson has basically been saying that he's rather everyone just got it for herd immunity at this point since most people who are vulnerable are vaccinated twice.
And tested and security approved.
I remember that the previous president got covid because he was angry at people wearing mask.
And being honest most people relax with mask when they can...
Don't know how the rules in the US are but in Germany you have to wear a mask outside only if you can't stay 1.5m away from other persons in a crowded place.
Yeah and that’s how it should be. It is so stupid to me when you have people shoulder to shoulder outside and then acting like Covid is just going to disappear because We’Re OuTDooRs.
Yes. Exactly. In other words, this is actually a photo of people doing a perfectly acceptable job.
Who said they're all vaccinated? Congress is exempt from the government employee mandate.
>[Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate](https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/politics/democrats-vaccination-rates-house-mask-rules/index.html)
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Big surprise. Politicians are hypocrites.
But I bet they're all vaccinated
There’s a mixture of people wearing masks and not wearing masks in both pictures. It’s real easy to put two pictures side by side and say Hey look! The bottom picture does have a lot of face to face convos with no masks but still.
Edit: top picture sorry
Yeah, this is a picture of nothing.
Weird how the comments immediately filled up right after it was posted with people pretending that it showed hypocrisy and making sweeping generalizations that they similarly backed up with exactly no evidence.
Probably because both AOC and Nancy Pelosi are visibly not wearing a mask. Very noticeably and Reddit isn’t usually the place where people do extensive research or critical thinking before dropping a comment and going back to scrolling
I mean you can compare the people one by one. Don’t make excuses for hypocritical politicians
It looks like 2 of the people wearing masks in one picture where not in the other. Why for one part and not the other unless your full of crap
Maybe they just finished eating, there's absolutely no context.
You just really wanted to get your head in the sand further and refused to admit there's something Shady about it you're kind of funny excuses when the truth is they're just Hypocrites and you need to understand it or at least look at yourself and wonder why you refuse to see the possibility
I see the possibility, and other several possibilities because I have no context. Making judgements without context is ignorant. You're ignorant. If this turns out to be factual I will call them out on hypocrisy as I always have. But you do have to remember that they are all vaccinated and it appears to be outdoors, at times this year the cdc has said those situations are acceptable. When was the picture taken? We don't know. There's no photo credit either. How do we know this isn't photoshopped without a source?
I bet you've fallen for a scam before.
And 98% of the country still fight each other over what they want you too.
The politicians doing what they want too. Meanwhile the entire country is fighting themselves over this very thing. The thing they are telling us to fight over. The same thing they always do. Point is the population is ignorant.
I see a bunch of vaccinated people standing outside where masks are not required, who then put them on to show a good example for the people of the country who will be seeing them on camera. Maybe you are just looking for something to be angry about?
If they want people to do as they are doing in that situation, shouldn’t they be actually following their own example?
They’re also in a large group and not social diatancing. What they’re doing is still against CDC guidelines, indoors or outdoors.
> What they’re doing is still against CDC guidelines, indoors or outdoors.
Im not angry.
I'm glad to hear it! Have a great day!
I mean you should always wear a mask right now when you're not social distancing, even if you're vaccinated. It looks more like you're just trying to justify shitty behavior from politicians. I'm just as annoyed with this as anybody else not following the guidelines, it's simply not right. Especially when you're holding a public office and setting an example for the country, these people should be on their best behavior 100% of the time since they hold public office. They're servents to the people, they should follow the guidelines they set
> they should follow the guidelines they set
They literally are, unless you can show me something specific from the CDC that they're breaking.
This is right. Politicians and media want the people divided. Keep us fighting amongst ourselves, while they grab more power and enrich themselves more.
Can we put left and right differences aside and acknowledge that “leaders” on both sides are unprincipled self-serving scumbags?
This. The real battle isn’t left vs right, but top vs bottom. The rich and powerful in our government constantly aim to keep the poor, middle and working class people divided.
And Our taxes pay their fucking salary
bOtH SiDeS aRe ThE SaMe
You, and everybody else, believes that their "side" is the right one, and the opposition is the wrong/evil/crazy one. It's an ancient psychological survival technique. It's a useful fallacy because it keeps the bonds within our familial group strong.
But in modern western politics, both sides are very similar if you look at actual policy, not vote-farming proposals that go nowhere.
They all have been caught so many times it's ridiculous
Caught doing what? Not posing for the camera’s 100% of the time? God forbid.
Look at them looking at their shoes! So disrespectful! /s
Gimme a break.
It’s the mask 😷
And? They’re setting a good example on camera and they are following guidelines when not on camera. Nothing to see here.
"Do as I say not as I do"
Maybe telling the public they need to wear masks, avoid gathering even for birthdays and holidays. Then goes right around and does the exact opposite
No one is saying that about vaccinated people. There isn’t even a mask mandate in my state. You’re being dramatic and dishonest.
How am I being dramatic?
It’s interesting that you accepted the premise that you’re dishonest but being called dramatic somehow crossed a line. Lol.
I have no clue what you’re talking about.
Did you miss “no one is saying that about vaccinated people”?
Your reply doesn’t make any sense
I’d put money you would have a different reaction if it was republicans in the pic.
So you wanna give me that money you put up or are you gonna shut the fuck up?
Sure, come to TX and see what happens.
No fucking way. I’m not an insane person. You couldn’t pay me to go to Texas. It’s one of those shit hole states. No worries though, it’s going blue like Georgia and Arizona in the next few years.
"And see what happens"
... relax tough guy
Nope doesn't matter who it is if they're Hypocrites they're Hypocrites doesn't change my opinion at all
They're photographed with masks in one picture at the same event they take them off and chat which is hypocritical, because they're pushing masks on everyone.it has nothing to do with their shoes I have absolutely no idea how you missed the point of the picture but you're really really really missed it. If you tell everyone to wear masks and then take them off when you're think uour not being photographed you're a hypocrite
They are setting an example posing for the picture and then they’re following guidelines when not posing. Nothing to see here.
You want hypocrisy go look at the Republicans lining up for the shot and then telling their rube base not to get it.
There it is…. Grumpy has a boner for the dems. Would you mind naming one Republican telling people not to vaccinate? Didn’t think so
Yes there something to see why wouldn't they wear them the whole time if they're taking publicity photos with them it means they're Hypocrites. I kind of put blame on another group of people for something they have done or haven't done I don't honestly know. it's just a tactic to get people to ignore what's going on I'm right in front of them
They also don't wear them at birthday parties, restaurants, hair salons, you know all the places they demand us peasants wear theam.
No wonder so many people don’t want to get the vaccine. Government trust is at a low
I'd be willing to bet $50 they're all vaccinated, or at least 95% of them
Ok but look at them blatantly presenting a lie in this picture
There isnt a mask mandate for vaccinated people. Pay attention, jesus.
So why bother wearing masks while the cameras are on? Why not show people on camera that if you’re vaccinated and outside you don’t need one? It’s constant fear mongering for news outlets to stream all day long. They aren’t being examples of going above and beyond. They’re setting an unreasonable standard for what you need to do to be safe outside (which they don’t even follow), and getting brownie points from their unreasonable voters.
So now you're complaining because they took a picture? What does it take to please you?
Why is trust low in this case? They are obeying CDC guidelines (Vaccinated and outdoors) and putting on masks for the presentation to show solidarity and make a good example for us.
PURE HYPOCRISY PERSONIFIED....😡
All politicians lie. They are awful human beings. They turn us against the other party to distract us from their own vices and immoral behavior. It’s never shocking when any politician is in the news for breaking the law because they are all the same. We dug in too deep into this type of representation, and the consequences are with us now and forever. We have a corrupt political system, and since it oversees itself, we will never get rid of it.
What is there to see? Vaccinated people mingling. If they were Republicans it would be a completely different story: SUPER-SPREADER EVENT!
Boston has like 3 ppl in the ICU for covid, Texas and Florida are ordering refrigerated morgues
Vaccination rate is relevant too. If every one is vaccinated, I am less concerned about only wearing the masks as a display of normalcy.
Yeah, except they are the ones telling us even if we are vaccinated we still need to wear it all the time. So fuck them.
> telling us even if we are vaccinated we still need to wear it all the time.
Citation where they're telling you to wear a mask around fully vaccinated people outdoors?
Well, it likes that in California. Anywhere you are with people you need your mask on.
Citation? A quick google search shows "return of indoor mask mandates".
No, it's not.
Well it is where I live 🤷🏼♀️
No they’re not.
There are cameras everywhere all the time, as I’m sure they are well aware
Half the country refuses to vax and mask and it's shit like this that fuels them.
Being a hypocrite makes everything so much worse especially when you're pressing guidelines that you don't even follow yourself.
Bunch of virtue signaling chumps
They're all vaccinated. No mask mandate for the vaccinated.
You can still spread the virus even if you're vaccinated...
Any evidence they're all vaccinated? Last i checked they exempted themselves from the mandate for themselves and staff.
Also, the CDC still recommends wearing masks even if fully vaccinated
"CNN survey" must be very reliable.
Also, what about their staff there with them?
Rules for thee and not for me
“But wait guys dont forget wear a mask every where u go, oh and if ur not vaxed we’ll definitely call you out for being irresponsible trash lol xd” - PoliticiansRus
So true !!! They say one thing… do another!!!!
The corona is not thst much powerfull and the vaccines should stop.
Hypocritical useless scum
People really changed their overall attitude towards the government when orange man left.
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You are out of your mind if you think most of the people in this picture are vaccinated.
They’re exempt from the mandates. You gotta ask yourself *why?*
How come this guy doesn’t get banned for posting this?
For all the things posted here, *this* is what you want to get banned?
Hahahah of course not, it’s just funny cause they’ll ban you for anything against masks, and these politicians are clearly against masks.
Ah, i misunderstood your comment.
Wow politicians doing performative things for the press? Wow really interesting wow
Was standing about 15 ft from all of them.
Can confirm this is 100% accurate.
Scum of the earth right there.
Just goes to show even they aren't buying the bullshit they are pushing
Uh they can take their masks off because they're all vaccinated, so... nope
This provides zero context. The rest is fill in the blank. Are politicians hypocrites? Well yes, but so are you and me. We all say one thing and do another some of the time because we are human. So tired of partisan bickering infiltrating everywhere.
Are you slow? You’re comparing hypocrisy of some of the most powerful people in the country vs people like you and me. They ABSOLUTELY must be held to a higher standard.
Watch The Social Dilemma if you haven’t already. It really shows how social media, staged photos, etc get people in such a tizzy and bent. Do we know if these photos are genuine? Do we know the full context? Absolutely not. That’s my main point if I wasn’t clear before.
In this case context would only make it unnecessarily complex.
1. In most areas of the U.S., masks are mandatory
2. Politicians in these photos are not wearing their masks
These contradictory facts are all that’s needed to make a point. And even if these photos were staged or done for some purpose it would give even more reason to distrust them. It’s no wonder so many people are anti-vax despite what science says, our so called “role-model” politicians are hypocrites, who breed lies and distrust.
I am not slow but I can say that you are rude. Again, there’s zero context here. The CDC recommendation is to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status in areas of high transmission.
They are just actors. Some people like their entertainment to be gained from clearly unrealistic mediums, while others want it to be as real as possible so they can actually live the experience of false reality.
The ones who actually do their jobs, instead of parading themselves in ceremonies and talk shows, are the ones you don’t see or hear about.
All of them are fakes that are scamming the system …..we get the shaft.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿
There's a reason for all that. If there are photo-ops with them with no mask, the other political party will FREAK....OUT
or maybe they are all vaccinated.
Because of hypocrisy
Theyre outside at a public gathering of politicians. It's hard to imagine this being a "sneaky" photo catching politicians unawares....
Gotta love how reddit excuses it when its left-leaners doing this shit. "Well they're vaxxed" "well masks are not manditory when vaxxed so..." "Well this is CDC guidelines..." "They're vaxxed so who cares?".
If they were right leaners "Super spreader event!" "No surprise" "Typical maskless idiots" "Doesn't matter is vaxxed they can still spread Covid!" etc etc.
Don't trust a single one... they just keep getting worse
Treasonous, evil thieves..every last one of them. They profit off of our blood, our tears, our struggles..never EVER trust a suit
damn who wouldve thought the people responsible for the down fall of america are liars
Damn, that is interesting. And isn’t it convenient that the mandates don’t apply to congress… but that’s none of my business.
Why AOC, WHY?!
Because they're all vaccinated and outdoors, and masks are not required in that context.
When has the government ever been a good example lol holy shit were literally in the middle of the political pole shift its wild.
Damn. I see u AOC :(
They know theyre being photographed. Its two vaccinated people talking away from the rest. Second pic is more of them gathering. Could be before, could be after.
This is just another outrage post designed to rustle your jimmies.
Why would they not wear a mask 2 feet away from each other, but they suddenly put it on when they're spaced out and facing away from each other?
Stop sucking them off and be intellectually honest with yourself.
Do you defend them when they close businesses and hair salons for everyone else, but then had one open just for them? Or when they ban mass gatherings, but then are caught having massive fundraisers and parties?
Do you make excuses for every politician, or just certain ones?
Hypocritical commie fucks
hey dumbass they are all vaccinated. that's the main difference
Hey toxic idiot, according to the same gov, in this exact pic, vaccinated people can still carry, transmit, and get sick. So therefore vaccination status is irrelevant. 🤦♂️they are as stated before hypocritical commies
The camera is always on.
They said you have to wear mask vaccinated or not.
Fuck op and their anti mask anti government bullshit.
Keep licking that boot
The difference is they are all vaccinated I’m sure and want people to either be vaccinated or wear a mask.
I’m sure they are all following CDC guidelines as well but I could be wrong.
Just go get a god damn vaccine just like Jesus would of done.
Do you have *actual* proof that they are all vaccinated or did they just tell you they are?