Skip to comments.Media Hastily Erace Articles About Malia Obama's Appearance at One Direction Concert
Posted on 05/27/2012 9:58:07 AM PDT by kristinn
Several media outlets have again pulled or edited already-published articles about the activities of President Barack Obamas daughter, even though the stories appeared to pose no active security risk to the first family.
On Thursday, 14-year-old Malia Obama attended a concert by the British boy band One Direction at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., flanked by Secret Service agents who attempted unsuccessfully to blend in with the crowd of mostly pre-teen girls.
At one point during the concert, the boy bands teen heartthrobs sang, Youre insecure, Dunno what for, Youre turning heads when you walk through the door words that managed to take on some meaning for Malia, who looked less than enthused by the presence of multiple middle-aged federal agents at her side.
On Friday, the story was picked up by the liberal website The Huffington Post, which ran the headline, Malia Obama, One Direction Fan: First Daughter Attends Boy Band Concert with Secret Service in Tow.
Within hours, the entire post was scrubbed from the site without explanation, and the posts URL was hastily changed to direct users to the sites celebrity section.
The next day, news aggregation website Buzzfeed ran a story on the event, accompanied by a picture of Malia in attendance at the concert. The headline was Malia Obama Goes to the One Direction Concert with the Secret Service, and the storys picture showed Malia standing awkwardly in front of a scowling male Secret Service agent, with what appear to be two additional female Secret Service agents standing to her right.
By Sunday, the headline had changed to Secret Service Agent Does Not Appear To Enjoy One Direction Concert, and Buzzfeed had cropped the photo to remove Malia entirely, leaving only a narrow shot of the unhappy Secret Service agent. Again, the author of the post, Hillary Reinsberg, left no explanation for scrubbing Malia from the story and the picture, nor did she provide any indication to readers that it had occurred.
Additionally, despite repeatedly saying that the first family is off-limits to reporters, the Obama campaign has used images of the presidents daughters in advertisements urging the public to help the Obamas stand up for working Americans.
But the Bush girls were fair game.
And Michelle and the girls went to Atlantic City for a Beyonce Knowles concert. Haven’t seen anything about that in the MSM.
That got reported last night by the AP and others.
Like the Bush girls?
Like your tag as much as mine.
and the Palin family......
Leftist hypocrisy at its finest. Let's all remember that two wrongs don't make a right and treat these girls' privacy with respect and dignity. Being a teenager these days is rough enough under the best of circumstances. The story is the way the adult Obamas' rules vary in relation to the perceived political benefit.
No mention of HRH O’kenyan ditching the pool reporter again? This is all about power and control since apparently the rules do not apply to the Obama family.
And of course every falsehood and detail and speculation about Bristol Palin was fair game the minute McCain selected her mother to run with him.
...figure out the politics for yourself and look for them on LOGO.
1. I don't think they need to fly AF1 to her concert when she comes to them.
2. I wonder if the Obama's can really experience a concert sitting in their special section surrounded by Secret Service details.
Obama injects his kids into every issue and uses them as examples in the majority of his speeches, even to the point of saying he consults with them in making decisions for the rest of us to live by.
Still, I can leave them out of my comments because I feel for them and the ridicule they will endure all of their lives after this disgusting display of leading the nation
exhibited perpetrated by their parents.
We are the party of morals and standards.
I think the real story is about the media and Obamas manipulating the news.
Consider this story along with the story a week or so back that detailed how Obama is inserting himself on the White House website blurbs about past Presidents and events.
This is dangerous, and one would be wise to keep one’s own records. Who was it in 1984 that had the job of writing people out of the news/history when Big Brother decided that person was no longer favored?
I don't know. They sound like just another in a long line of music acts designed to separate teenage girls from their parents' money. Silly from an adult point of view, but relatively harmless. According to the UK newspaper Telegraph:
"clean cut, wholesome, middle class parent friendly pop: cute boys advocating puppy love."
I happen to like their music, of course I probably would never have heard of them except for the fact I have a teenage daughter! Their lyrics are not offensive, which can not be said about those of other acts that are popular among teenagers.
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