Skip to comments.(Transparency) No reporters allowed on Michelle Obama's trip to China
Posted on 03/19/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT by armydawg505
First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press.
"Michelle Obamas trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times.
The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want. "Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obamas chief of staff and a first-generation Chinese-American, said a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition," says the Times.
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Curious that the press was banned. The lapdog American press has never had a problem covering for the 0bamas before, so I wouldn’t think it would take much to get them to look the other way as she accepted a large bribe.
Say what you like, this sounds political to me; therefore, fair game on which to report.
Doesn’t want to be caught with a mouthful of Bavarian cream donuts.
To me the point is simple: We pay, we send reporters. She pays, she has privacy.
Is the “Lizard in Chief” Valerie Jarrett tagging along on this trip with Mooch-elle?
The Obamas can do whatever they damn well feel like doing. The press have ordained it.
Gosh, I would doubt it, can Barry do anything other than play golf without her doing the thinking for him?
She’s entitled to take her children on a private family vacation - at her own expense. But she’s having it both ways - enormous expense to us while she will spend some token time on something to claim it was for our country’s interest - and hide it by denying any press coverage which would show that 98% of her time not spent sleeping, eating, or “in private” was spent sightseeing or shopping. What a farce. Guess she still has to hit Australia and New Zealand. Probably some South American countries still on the list. I wouldn’t be surprised if she insists on taking the kids on Branson’s little spaceship.
Someone needs to put together a little “Where’s Michelle” website showing all the places visited and amounts spent on the Empress. Make a game of it - like Ticket to Ride, so it could teach some geography, history, and art (perhaps be very politically incorrect and include questions about why it was so important for her to visit a particular place - and the reality behind some of the subterfuge).
If it’s important enough for the taxpayers to be paying for this vacation for her and her family, then the press should be required to cover it.
This is the Obama’s in an election year. God help us all and this country past the election.
She is going condo shopping for their new digs after her hubby destroys America.
They don’t want Americans seeing that no Chinese pay the slightest bit of attention to Moochel.
She’ll be back in time for the annual vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. (no joke)
And this is how communism works...see the children...it’s like looking at clones isn’t it. See that group of ten year olds. Some of them work 14 hours a day. Its the Chinese way!!
“...what the Chinese would want.”
So what... if it isn’t a political trip?
she must be the cover story. I wonder what the real delivery is?
She’s a courier for as close to 100% secure information as you can get.
Planned months in advance but it takes place when a plane headed to China goes missing.
Just a coincidence.
Nothing to see here.
How many teachers or students or whomever could be sent over on such a trip for the cost of Shelly’s private holiday?
Did they ever find 250,000 to restart the wh tours
We just get to pay for it all. Other than that we need to STFU.
If it’s non-political, why are we paying for it?
Or is it safe to say they opened up their personal checkbook this time..
Why can’t reporters follow her on their own? Isn’t China a free country? (tongue in cheek).
She’ll probably plans to receive ‘personal treatment’, first hour, she’ll have her body Steamed, Lathered, and Misted, second hour, she will be gently Waxed, Massaged, Pink Toweled, and for the last hour, vigorously Birch Branched.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Its bad enough to have to pay for Moochelle’s extravagance. But to add insult to injury, there is no telling how much taxpayer money has been squandered on this Aunt Esther look-alike, panhandling grifter of a mother.
Chinese media will cover as ordered and nbc will parrot
She doesn’t want to be seen in photos scarfing down butter-slathered lobster and football-sized cream puffs - all the stuff she forbids we peasants to eat!
Can't wait to even the score with these POS, when we kick
their moochin’, corrupt, evil azzes out of OUR White House
“We pay, we send reporters. She pays, she has privacy.”
Well said. Her desire for privacy makes you wonder what her problem is after all these years of chasing the limelight. This woman is not a shy little flower. What’s the problem? Does she think reporters will talk bad about her behind her back? Well, suppose they do — what is she, some sort of sacrosanct royal?
Spring Break 2014 for Malaria and Sharia but no free ride for the Journ-0-Lists. They’ll have to hang with Caliph Baraq on his numerous golf outings.
Will her boy toy Secret Service agent be on the trip too?
Which is why any photo-journalist worth their salt will lie, bribe and cajole their way into getting the pictures that will be worth 1000 words of this trip. Where’s the paparazzi when you need them? Nutless little dorks used to being spoonfed everything— and that includes the conservative media also.
Put a bounty on the most embarrassing photo, as selected by website visitors, and run with it. Make fun of her. Ridicule and the exposition of hypocrisy beats angry tirades every time. Ask Putin, he’s done it to Obama all week long.
How many businesses could make payroll?
I'll take a guess that, with security, entourage, etc etc that the trip will cost in the millions. Or, far, far more than Mrs WBill and I (and most other couples) will ever accrue in a lifetime of saving for retirement.
For a junket, for her and the kids. Meanwhile, (and coincidentally) I'm wrestling with taking a vacation this summer. We really shouldn't, we can't afford it, but there's a big family get-together happening and I think it would be good for the kids (and the wife and me).
Easier not to dwell on such ironies, it just gets my BP up.
Just imagine how many frequent flyer miles these grifters will rack up in 2016. The run the he!! out of the Air Force fleet to fly these pricks all around the planet. Hardly any place will be untouched. And all paid by to good ole taxpayers of the USofA. Remember the round-the-world departure tour the Clintons took on their way out of the White House? The obamas will make that look like a run around the block.
The run = They’ll run. Ooops!
She might be bringing back the missing hijacked plane and all America will bow down to her in awe!(sarc/on/off}
First Lady Madame Chiang Kai-shek the wife of President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek our W.W.II ally against Imperial Japan
is the source of the name for another First Lady, Madame Blank Check.
Source: a caller to a talk radio show.
She’s following in Hillary! Clinton’s footsteps by scheduling a VERY costly mega-trip at taxpayer expense that just happens to coincide with the kids’ vacation. Why didn’t she go 2 weeks ago or 2 weeks hence?
It’s a total thumbing of their noses at the U.S. taxpayer. How many taxpayers get to take their kids (and their mother and a few dozen of their ‘best friends’) on such extravagant vacations?
3 years left. Gotta milk it for all its worth.
The 2015 and 2016 will really be over the top on perks.
August 2010: Politics part of First Lady Michelle "Madame Blank Check" Obama's trip to Spain? Yes apparently so.
"Several Arab royal houses also spend their summers in Marbella for years. So, there will be a meeting between Michelle Obama and Prince Salman bin Abdelaziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, while another meeting of the first lady with the owner of Málaga CF, billionaire businessman, son he shuffles Qatar's Interior Minister and member of the Qatari royal family, Abdullah Al Thani."
Who's she meeting in Red China and what might she be carrying?