Skip to comments.'Obama-Mao T-Shirts' Removed from Great Wall Shops as Michelle Obama Visits
Posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by markomalley
According to a pool reporter who was at the Great Wall of China for Michelle Obama's visit there today, "Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts." For $60, however, a merchant told the pool reporter that she'd sell him one of those t-shirts.
Here's the relevant part of the pool report:
After taking the gondola back down to the parking lot, several reporters fanned out and stopped at t-shirt stalls to investigate a tip that merchants had been told to temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat.
That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices - she wanted 360 yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price - other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.
Another reporter in the pool had a similar experience with a separate vender, but managed to snap a photo of one of the t-shirts. I would be glad to share with anyone who wants to investigate why Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts.
Here's the full pool report:
Prior to leaving for the Great Wall, the pool received a short briefing, on background by a senior administration official, about FLOTUSs roundtable this morning, referenced in the first pool report. The briefing was cut short when FLOTUS motorcade was suddenly prepared to depart.
So sorry but is not time yet to remove mask.
What about the T-Shirts that show moosechele with the 10 big macs on her plate and the sauce dripping off her chin?
Where can we get those?
Nice post. Thanks for retaining the original formatting.
Gotta get one of those shirts. Wear it to the next Tea Party meeting.
Never mind http://www.zazzle.com/obama+mao+tshirts
If any people know what a commie looks like, it’s the chi-coms...
Obama has been in office for five years...it is so completely evident he has as his core political ideology - Marxism...
The main stream media are either too stupid to see it or are in agreement...
BTW, that’s courtesy of https://www.ixquick.com/
For a Marxist, the devil is in the details. Control must be complete. The merchants, a “capitalist” minority, are controlled tightly and are in constant fear of an occasionally oppressive but consistently corrupt bureaucracy. Here the motive is simple, don’t embarrass the guest who provides positive propaganda.
I hope they removed the tamales and wagu beef.
What is RMB?
I think it is the name of the Chinese Yaun. Sounds like this is a move to ditch the dollar?
If you still have to ask if the media is compliant with what’s going on, you’re either not awake or woefully under informed.
I'm gonna check ebay, right now.