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WH Now Partnering With Amateur 'iReporters' on First Lady's China Trip
Weekly Standard ^ | 3/20/14 | JERYL BIER

Posted on 03/20/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum

The professional press corps has been frozen out of Michelle Obama's swing through China. But the White House has partnered with CNN to bring in amateurs. Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a CNN editor, coordinated the effort to solicit and accumulate submissions from "iReporters" interested in asking questions about the "importance of students learning from one another's cultures," Mrs. Obama's stated emphasis for this trip.

The White House's webpage dedicated to the first lady's trip describes the "assignment" as follows:

CNN iReport Assignment: iReporters in the U.S. and around the world have submitted questions for the First Lady about study abroad. Stay tuned to watch Mrs. Obama answer questions from Beijing.

The link takes visitors to CNN's website where 19 iReporters signed up to participate with 349 iReports filed:

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: first; ireporters; lady; michelle; moosh; nolady
Obama vs. the 1st Amendment
1 posted on 03/20/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 03/20/2014 3:26:58 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

This is what tyranny looks like. Beware the media-political complex.

3 posted on 03/20/2014 3:33:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

bring in amateurs/
Already occupying it dare

4 posted on 03/20/2014 3:38:12 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

Makes no difference, really.

Look, the MAINSTREAM media has had six long years to scrutinize and hold Obama accountable. Have they? Nope. They’re just as big (or bigger) buttlickers to this grafter as are these “iReporters”, amateurs whom they can manipulate and who, like their mainstream counterparts, won’t ask tough questions.

I really don’t feel sorry for any so-called “journalist” today—on EVERY level...print, radio, tv, cable, network, local, they are sycophants and amplifiers for Valerie Jarrett’s spokesman.

Marxist ideology, fascist tactics, and hatred for Christianity, the Constitution and capitalism keep the media from EVER subjecting Obama to the same scrutiny they would give ANY Republican.

If these glorified scribblers and readers knew their history, they would know that Lenin and Stalin considered their kind “useful idiots”...though I don’t know who coined that phrase, it fits. You media folk were useful for a time, but once power is achieved, they can and will start to glean many of you are no longer necessary for them to continue to remain in power.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

How embarrassing did you see their outfits, no coordinating and tacky, with all the money they spend hire someone to dress those people. mrs easternsky

6 posted on 03/20/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is what tyranny looks like and the MSM is OK with it.

7 posted on 03/20/2014 3:44:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum
I ♥ Greasemonkey


8 posted on 03/20/2014 3:56:33 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Nachum

Man that’s gonna offend the MSM that built him.

9 posted on 03/20/2014 3:59:33 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Nachum

Also...iCensor and iApprove

10 posted on 03/20/2014 4:03:34 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

Who cares what this hot air wind bag is doing....why do we even talk about either one of them, their both crap!!!!

11 posted on 03/20/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Apprentice journ-0-lists.
You gotta give the regime credit for being innovative.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

can’t be any worse than the professionals...

13 posted on 03/20/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Nachum

It’s not like the mainstream press hasn’t already been bamboozled by Obama et al, but the Obama crowd will sure have fun bamboozling these amateurs even more!

14 posted on 03/20/2014 4:10:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nascarnation

If the MSM ever needed conclusive evidence that they’ve made themselves irrelevant, this iReporter nonsense should do it.

They’ve become so predictable even the President doesn’t see a need for them anymore.

15 posted on 03/20/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Nachum

Hey, why not? It’s been amateur hour at the White Hut since 2008!

16 posted on 03/20/2014 4:14:25 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Today on Rush he suggested what we already knew that the press gives questions ahead to carney and everyone knows what will be said,so incestuous.
17 posted on 03/20/2014 4:45:04 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Nachum

Mooch doing what Mooch does best, mooching off our dime.

18 posted on 03/20/2014 4:54:07 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Nachum

Mrs. O might defect!!!

19 posted on 03/20/2014 4:55:07 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe

THE only reason I don’t want anything to happen to these d-bags occupying the wh is the pity that will follow.

That and countless streets named after the POS.

(with all due respect to excrement)

20 posted on 03/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: Nachum

Check out these links to Apple Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper.

Check out the video on the first link page.

It’s Michelle vs crazy commie first lady cat fight, they seem to imply.

Second one just shows her schedule, where they’ll be when.

21 posted on 03/20/2014 5:57:25 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Tranlsation as per Google translate:

U.S. First Lady Michelle (Michelle Obama) arrived in Beijing yesterday to begin a week-long visit to China . This will be met with the Chinese Communist Party first lady Peng Liyuan , the First Lady of Foreign Affairs of the two countries much media attention . The mother and two daughters Michelle brought three generations counterparts , China ‘s first daughter learning Mingze mystery will accompany their mother , which is also the parties concerned.

17:20 yesterday , the U.S. president’s wife flew to Beijing airport plane , wearing black brown brown patterned dress Michelle first stepped out of the cabin , revealing a hearty smile and waved ; two 15 -year-old daughter Maria (Malia) and 12 -year-old Sasha (Sasha) with models wearing different color splash surface sheds plain T-shirt, which seems to have hurt the hand of Sasha , still smiles ; walk behind is wearing gray pants Blackshirts mother Marianne (Marian Robinson). Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Kunsheng stepped forward to greet the new U.S. ambassador Baucus also went to pick up a couple .
China and the U.S. “soft regulation “ or nothing about human rights

There are two , thirty Changqiangduanbao foreign reporters at the airport waiting area . America First Lady ‘s visit to China is considered to have important symbolic significance. Today, she will attend a number of events together with the Peng Liyuan , including a dinner and watch the show. Chinese media yesterday , said Michel ‘s visit to China-US relations are “soft regulation “ , in turn reports focus on two First Ladies Fashion Competition : “ ? Peng Liyuan higher Vs Michelle who “ clothing Q ‘” and other soft topics such as: “ duck , Lu Zhu , Bean , Beijing Shabu ...... these traditional Beijing cuisine, Michelle does not know what kind of love ? “
Analysts believe that even if the two first ladies met without any substantive discussion of Sino-US friendship will remain strong diplomatic signal. There refers to Michelle ‘s visit to China will focus on culture and education, may avoid controversial topics such as human rights , and create an atmosphere of harmony and light in April for her husband ‘s trip to Asia .
Will learning her daughter appeared to provoke concern

He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Harvard University ‘s Michelle after her husband was elected president, has always been the “First Mom” itself , emphasizing the focus on raising two daughters, the couple visited the United States last year in practice , she has not appeared in front of the explanation is : “ to accompany her daughter . “ In addition to her visit to China will visit several schools and speech , also along with two women and mothers to visit the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an , and kiss the giant panda . Reuters quoted a U.S. foreign experts refer to Obama’s image of three generations of four healthy women , women themselves are the best interpretation of equality of opportunity , but also a change in the eyes of the Chinese people do not obey the image of elderly Americans : “Just do her own , visit succeed and she need not pass any sensitive information . “ and as unaccompanied Peng Liyuan will attend the meeting, or by “ peer Front “ ritual to bring her daughter had attended Harvard study Mingze today Jiezhong .
“ China Daily” / “apple” reporter
Outside the focus

Dress : Michelle has always been the focus of the fashion industry , Peng Liyuan noble and generous dress were touted as “ Liyuan Style ,” the first lady for the first time the two meet , will be a fashion clash , what wins ?

Princess appeared : Michelle brought her two daughters to visit China , Peng Liyuan reciprocity will make learning Mingze mysterious paternity ?

Private dinners : Let private dinner hosted Michelle Peng Liyuan line to show the relationship between the two , but both interactive and dinner dishes , external sense of curiosity .

Enjoy the show : Peng Liyuan will accompany Michelle to watch the show together , whether it is Western or Chinese traditional opera drama ?
Source: Xinhua

22 posted on 03/20/2014 6:01:26 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
Red China: What is First Lady Michelle Obama up to?

Her vacation in Spain.. Placer ¿y política? en las vacaciones de Michelle Obama en la Costa del Sol

August 2010: Politics part of First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to Spain? Yes apparently so.

Translated text.

"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."

Was any of this about Madame Blank Check reported by U.S. MSM employees?

Who's she meeting in Red China and what might she be carrying?

(A caller to a talk show named her after 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. Though I do not think that Madame Chiang Kai-shek sped through tens of millions of public dollars for her own personal benefit.)

23 posted on 03/20/2014 6:11:35 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum

Google translate it.

She goes to China just as China is forming an alliance with Russia against America.

24 posted on 03/20/2014 6:18:08 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Nachum

I have read so many times she is only over there to get her kids into some kind of global school, the current fad, because she was rejected the first time due to not being able to prove who her husband actually is.

25 posted on 03/21/2014 1:53:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
I have read so many times she is only over there to get her kids into some kind of global school

That actually makes sense. Their kids would necessarily be indoctrinated as the parents. Assuming that the Parents could be Russian/Chinese communist agents, the children would have to be trained properly.

26 posted on 03/21/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I would not mind though if they defected to China..

27 posted on 03/22/2014 9:56:06 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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