Media Completely Manufactures Outrage Over Michelle Obama’s Shorts
Posted by Casey on August 20, 2009
The biggest piece of irony here is that one of their own, Newsweek, is the one taking out the trash.
Michelle Obama wore shorts to visit the Grand Canyon. Have you heard? Everyone is up in arms—if by “everyone” you mean no one, or rather a large, shadow-y group of no ones.
According to the Today show, “some” are calling her fashion choice inappropriate—but the article quotes only those who support the look or, in the case of Washington Post fashion writer Robin Gihven, those who are “ambivalent” about bare legs for an August hiking trip in Arizona.
The Examiner declares Obama beautiful, then bemoans the fact that “some members of the media and the public” are upset. Who are those members of the media and the public? We don’t know—the article then goes on to endorse Obama and rebuke the nameless attackers.
Apparently, this all stems from a Google trend when the pictures surfaced. Then the Today show decided to create some water cooler gossip. They even packaged it for sale with Matt Lauer’s C grade acting, which was akin to him giving himself a brain aneurysm trying to understand why people would be upset. Nice touch Matt, but you’ve been exposed as a fraud.
This lie, like so many others, is working though. People actually believe that there are people upset about the shorts. Even though there is no evidence of such. One only has to read the comments at the bottom of the Newsweek article debunking this as nonsense.
Posted By: karmabites (August 20, 2009 at 8:25 AM)
People, she was on vacation in 100 degree weather, you want her to wear a linen suit??? She is a normal human and she has the right to wear what she wants when she wants and you see the way she dresses for important occasions. Wearing shorts is no big deal, makes her more like everyone else. Geez! Get a life and worry more about what this country needs to be strong!
Posted By: karmabites (August 20, 2009 at 8:50 AM)
It wasn’t an official trip they were on vacation! and I quote “And she most definitely does not need our permission to wear shorts.”
So Newsweek devotes two pages to debunking this story as a lie by a two bit morning show, and the people commenting didn’t take the 60 seconds to read it. Thus, the lie spreads.
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