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In Beijing, Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Free Speech
NYT ^ | March 22, 2014 | JANE PERLEZ

Posted on 03/22/2014 5:51:15 AM PDT by maggief

BEIJING — On a visit that was supposed to be nonpolitical, Michelle Obama delivered an unmistakable message to the Chinese on Saturday, saying in a speech here that freedom of speech, particularly on the Internet and in the news media, provided the foundation for a vibrant society.

On the second day of a weeklong trip to China with her two daughters and her mother, Mrs. Obama spoke to an audience of Americans and Chinese at Peking University, and in the midst of an appeal for more American students to study abroad, she also talked of the value for people of hearing “all sides of every argument.”

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“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens,” she said. “And it’s not always easy, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; michelleobama

1 posted on 03/22/2014 5:51:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

She is free to shut up.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 5:52:02 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: maggief

Maybe she should ask her hubby why he is giving our control of the internet away.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: maggief

Any bets that she had to get permission from the Chinese govt. to say this?


5 posted on 03/22/2014 5:57:25 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our fellow citizens,
but we don’t even pay it any notice...


6 posted on 03/22/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: maggief
criticism from our media

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

7 posted on 03/22/2014 5:59:53 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: maggief

“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism...”


Its always about them. Every topic is twisted into a self-referential and self-righteous context.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 6:01:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief

Tell that to the Tea Party groups Lois Lerner was molesting you stupid broad.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 6:01:23 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: maggief

The only thing the media in the US ask the Clown family is what they had for dinner or what are their picks for the BB Tourney.

Real questions are forbidden and truth telling about the Clown family gets you to having to apologize and admit you stink as a reporter.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 6:02:44 AM PDT by dforest
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To: maggief

11 posted on 03/22/2014 6:03:40 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media..."

All questioning must be submitted though press secretary Jay Carney for review and approval.

12 posted on 03/22/2014 6:04:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: maggief

13 posted on 03/22/2014 6:07:30 AM PDT by maggief
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To: workerbee

The Chinese are probably interested in learning more from the Obamas about media suppression tactics that can be applied against their own people. They must be fascinated by how effective the supposed “most transparent administration in history” has been in controlling and intimidating the press. The Chinese have an opportunity to watch the masters in action.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief
Yes we have freedom of speech here in America as long as we praise the two freeloaders liars..The punishment for us will be the IRS will be sicked on us if they find out we said anything bad..SOUNDS LIKE COMMUNIST RULE DOESN'T IT.. This pathetic liar Michelle will one day face GOD and her and BOZO will pay for everything they have done..
16 posted on 03/22/2014 6:16:16 AM PDT by PLD
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To: maggief

re: #3

WHAT?


17 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: maggief
And so Michelle wrote:

Dear China...You mowed down 1000 people in the square and we said "bad boy, bad boy"....and we hid under a rock.

You have babies working in factories, limit women to one baby. The rest must die. You are communists through and through.

Free speech....big whoop....you can talk your head off but are told exactly what to do by your government...and have nothing.

But be proud China....America is becoming more and more like you thanks to my husband and his boot lickers.

18 posted on 03/22/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

Is this photo shopped? Looks like she needs butt lipo too.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 6:19:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

NYT = State Run Media


20 posted on 03/22/2014 6:26:52 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: maggief
“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of soft ball questioning and criticism fawning from our media...

Fixed it...

21 posted on 03/22/2014 6:27:20 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maggief
she also talked of the value for people of hearing “all sides of every argument.”

So we can now expect this Administration to listen those who oppose homosexual marriages, abortion, and gun control?

Since they support "hearing all sides"?


22 posted on 03/22/2014 6:30:23 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: maggief

that’s rich, she doesn’t believe what she is preaching, she is just trying to pix off the Chinese


23 posted on 03/22/2014 6:30:36 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: maggief

Is this from The Onion?


24 posted on 03/22/2014 6:34:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

25 posted on 03/22/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

“Michelle Obama Speaks Out”

She doesn’t speaks out,
but just reads a text, prepared by someone else, on a teleprompter.
Just like that sissy clown she calls “husband”.

Such a couple of nullissime nobodies.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 6:47:13 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: maggief
“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens,”

Boo effing hoo.

There are Chinese and Tibetans in gulags in China, and this shrew makes it about her.

What a bitch.
28 posted on 03/22/2014 6:50:28 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maggief

The New York Slimes, happy to cover for the extravagant spending by Team BO.

HEY Slimes, if Freedom of Speech is so great, and Obama CARES do much about it, why are they using the IRS to hinder conservative political speech????


29 posted on 03/22/2014 6:51:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: maggief

Is that Photoshopped or is her caboose really in the next Chinese province?


30 posted on 03/22/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wailing to the world.


31 posted on 03/22/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: maggief

Good lord, she has a big hump on her butt


32 posted on 03/22/2014 6:52:44 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: maggief

Ironic considering the obama handlers would like to treat the Tea Party the way the Chinese govt treats Falun Gong


33 posted on 03/22/2014 7:02:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: maggief

Beijing hotel workers already ‘fed up’ with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing ‘pretty much everyone’ – and the first lady’s mother is ‘barking at the staff’
Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother Marian Robinson are staying in a sumptuous presidential suite at a Beijing Westin hotel
Mrs. Robinson has been ‘barking at the staff since she arrived,’ a hotel staffer said, adding that ‘we can’t wait for this to be over’
Secret Service agents are monopolizing elevators and booting high-paying guests from their rooms to occupy a block of space near the first lady
Both front and back doors of the hotel are blocked off, with Chinese and U.S. security agents screening everyone who enters

Ordinary Chinese describe Mrs. Obama and her family as kind and gracious, but hotel staff are ‘fed up’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586367/Beijing-hotel-workers-fed-Obama-entourage-3400-square-foot-8-350-night-suite-inconveniencing-pretty-ladys-mother-barking-staff.html#ixzz2whTjRdXz
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34 posted on 03/22/2014 7:03:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sacajaweau

bulletproof butt shield?

omg. what is that thang?


35 posted on 03/22/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Sacajaweau

I thought I read that there would be no media coverage on her trip, wishful thinking I guess.


36 posted on 03/22/2014 7:05:19 AM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: maggief

I’m sure she has come out against universities that don’t want conservative speakers on campus.

Yeah,right !

.


37 posted on 03/22/2014 7:08:59 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Sacajaweau

That was shown after it was photo-op’ed, the before shot didn’t fit in the picture.


38 posted on 03/22/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Marguerite

The sad thing is that she seems to think she represents us. She is not elected, does not speak for us, and when the President is not overseas on a trip and she is not with him she should not be speaking for America in any way. Who planned and approved this multi million dollar bash for granny,the kids and this loudmouth?


39 posted on 03/22/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: maggief

I have never seen a picture of this woman that she doesn’t look angry. Every picture on this trip she is beaming with delight. She is home.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 7:31:17 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: Lumper20

Maybe organizing a Maidan-like coup on Pennsylvania Avenue would help.


41 posted on 03/22/2014 7:35:56 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: maggief
freedom of speech, particularly on the Internet and in the news media, provided the foundation for a vibrant society.

1. Our media is only allowed free speech as long as it's favorable to Bronco Bama.
2. Free speech on the internet until Bronco gives it to another country and our access will be severely limited.
3. Internet free specch... ha! What a joke! Can you say, "censor"?

42 posted on 03/22/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: maggief

Munching on egg rolls and fortune cookies ...


43 posted on 03/22/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: maggief

“In Beijing, Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Free Speech”

Bringing standup political comedy to China.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 8:02:52 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: dalebert

Maybe she should ask why her husband sics the IRS on anyone that disagrees with him in public. That’s not freedom of speech, that’s what the commies do. Why doesn’t she tell us why we don’t have access to BO’s background. I could go on and on.


45 posted on 03/22/2014 8:05:44 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: maggief
At first, I read the headline as...

"In Beijing, Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Free Quiche"

...which makes perfect sense, knowing Mrs. Obama's love of food.

46 posted on 03/22/2014 8:29:05 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: maggief

Ms Whateveryournameis, what was your so-called husband doing, and with whom, while our ambassador and his security detail were being murdered by those he agrees with?


47 posted on 03/22/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: maggief

she also talked of the value for people of hearing “all sides of every argument.
She must be telling them how the IRS works.


48 posted on 03/22/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: maggief

At least, one of those kids needs a paternity test.


49 posted on 03/22/2014 10:01:20 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: maggief

“In Beijing Talk, Michelle Obama Extols Free Speech” as her husband comrade president Obambi battles to muzzle the right and then turns the keys to the Internet over to the censors at the communist UN.


50 posted on 03/22/2014 11:27:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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