by Big Dog on May 3, 2011 at 19:16 Political
A reporter for a small town paper removed an item she had written in a column after the paper received a call from the White House asking that it be removed. The White House was worried it made the First Lady of the US look “snooty.”
Amory Gutierrez of the Pleasanton Weekly in California wrote a piece about Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Guitierrez wrote that she did not get to ride in Marine One but she got a VIP tour. She then wrote that the First lady did not speak to the pilots but acknowledged them by eye contact. This sentence received the attention of the White House because of the concern that it made the First Lady look snooty.
I do not know the context in which it was written but I think that it meant that when Michelle Obama boarded she did not talk just acknowledged them by making eye contact to let them know she was boarding. I could be off base here and maybe she does not talk to them. In any event, why change the story if it is an accurate portrayal of the events? Because the Obama regime likes to control the media (Socialists like to do that) and it likes to control the message.
Gutierrez removed the item because she said it was not a big enough deal to argue over and that might be true but every little bit that is given, more is taken. This is not the first time the Obama regime has tried to control the press. Recently, a reporter was banned from the White House pool and the paper was forbidden from discussing the incident (the Constitution means nothing to them) which it promptly did (good for it). Let us not forget how it has tried to manipulate and exclude FOX.
Gutierrez sums it up with this:
She added, “I thought it was interesting, though, that the [White House] was concerned enough about image to contact a little weekly paper in Pleasanton.” Daily Caller
She is right. Why worry about a little paper where it might have gone unnoticed? Instead the story now has national attention because it is at the Daily Caller and was on the front page of Drudge. That will likely get more attention than an article in a small paper even if the article made its way around the internet from that paper. The DC and Drudge get a lot of traffic.
The FLOTUS is snooty. She feels entitled, thinks that she should tell you how to feed your kids, and sends her kids to a snooty school.
I have no problem with her being snooty because that is who she is but I do have a problem with the White House trying to mold the image and dictate the story.
In any event, she has every right to be snooty. She is married to the smartest man in the world who was able to play nine holes of golf, hop a plane to Pakistan, board a helicopter, rappel into a compound under heavy fire, fight his way to the top floor of a house and then shoot and kill Osama bin Laden, change clothes and give a briefing to America, and then take the body to a US aircraft carrier, prepare it for burial, say a eulogy, tip the board and send the body to the bottom of the sea and then fly back to the US in time to have breakfast with the kids.
At least that is how his sycophants are portraying it…
Never surrender, never submit.
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