Pictures of Obama's Speech Announcing bin Laden's Death Were StagedCasey Chan5/08/11 6:00pmEditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkThis isn't news. Not at all, in fact. I just found the story so very interesting. As it has been since the Reagan era, photographers weren't allowed to take pictures during live televised speeches given by the President. So how did we end up with still pictures? Well, Obama reenacted the speech for them!