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NBC’s ‘Today’ Compares Michelle Obama to China’s Communist First Wife: ‘Hip Fashion Icon’
Newsbusters ^ | 3/23/14 | Jeffrey Meyer

Posted on 03/23/2014 11:28:08 AM PDT by Nachum

First Lady Michelle Obama is wrapping up her tour of China today and even though the American press was shut out from her trip, the First Lady has received glowing coverage of her taxpayer-funded visit.

Despite the already over-the-top praise, NBC’s “Today” had a unique take on the trip. Appearing on Sunday, March 23, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon commented that both Mrs. Obama and the wife of the communist president of China were a “hip fashion icon from a small town who happens to be married to a very powerful man who’s running a country.”

The segment itself was fairly brief, but the CNBC correspondent hyped how “With her daughters and mother in tow, Mrs. Obama’s winning over Chinese. Visiting tourist sites, school, trying her hand at traditional calligraphy and creating the most buzz, her first meeting with China's First Lady.”

After comparing Mrs. Obama to the communist first lady, Ms. Yoon tried to claim that the China trip was “not a political mission” before promoting how “Mrs. Obama addressed the importance of freedom of speech for the Internet as well as for religion.”

As NewsBusters has documented, none of the networks have mentioned the fact that the White House prevented American journalists from traveling with the First Lady to China, even though Mrs. Obama spoke about the importance of government not censuring information during her trip.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; communist; michelle; nbc

1 posted on 03/23/2014 11:28:08 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Got the hip part right but shouldn’t it be plural —Hips?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 11:30:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Nachum

I have dated several Chinese-born women. The Chinese are probably amazed at the size of Moochie’s “caboose.” The Chinese tend to have small, flat butts, not all, butt small derrieres are most common.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 11:35:18 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hoosiermama

DANG! You beat me to it. That’ll teach me to go out in the garage. :>)


5 posted on 03/23/2014 11:40:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What’s in the bandoleer? Milk duds?


6 posted on 03/23/2014 11:41:05 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Have you ever dated a women that has separate zip-codes for each butt cheek?


7 posted on 03/23/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

They might want to dig out a thesaurus to find a synonym for “hip,” given the subject matter.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 11:43:14 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

The concept of a “First Lady” is evidence that Americans have unresolved feelings of remorse for having revolted against a monarchy. Evidently, you still haven’t learned to live without a monarch. More and more, the Presidency is becoming an “elected monarchy” — only with real powers, not the symbolic residual powers of the monarchy you threw off, over two centuries ago.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Nachum
Appearing on Sunday, March 23, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon commented that both Mrs. Obama and the wife of the communist president of China were a “hip fashion icon from a small town who happens to be married to a very powerful man who’s running a country.”

Michelle remarried and we didn't know about it? Imagine our surprise.

11 posted on 03/23/2014 11:51:07 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It irks me to see people refer to our elected representatives as “leaders”. They are supposed to serve, not lead.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 11:51:15 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Nachum
Appearing on Sunday, March 23, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon commented that both Mrs. Obama and the wife of the communist president of China were a “hip fashion icon from a small town who happens to be married to a very powerful man who’s running a country.”

I know that I always refer to Chicago as the "Windy Small Town," so this piece starts off with high credibility.

Mr. niteowl77

14 posted on 03/23/2014 11:53:45 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: Nachum
they are trying to give her foreign policy creds. likely preparing her for a run as President.
15 posted on 03/23/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Nachum
With her daughters and mother in tow,

'Might as well put those hips & thighs to good use ....

16 posted on 03/23/2014 11:59:59 AM PDT by mikrofon (Mule-chelle)
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To: Nachum

We paid for their trip but we won’t even be getting any souvenirs. Maybe Moochelle will teach and force us by gubermint fiat to grow asian greens from her educational/ cultural trip to benefit America. >>gag me man.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Nachum

Remember, to the libs in the MSM, if you hold the right beliefs, you are physically beautiful and dress fashionably. If you are conservative, you are ugly and un-hip a fortiori.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SpaceBar

“Have you ever dated a women that has separate zip-codes for each butt cheek?”

No, but that would describe my ex’s present condition!


19 posted on 03/23/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mikrofon

Gluteus Maximoose?


20 posted on 03/23/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mikrofon

She has more chins that a Chinese telephone book.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 12:10:40 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Nachum

American Evita.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 12:11:04 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: SpaceBar
Have you ever dated a women that has separate zip-codes for each butt cheek?

Even Sir Mix-A-Lot goes, "Damn, not that big."

23 posted on 03/23/2014 12:11:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Joan Rivers once said, “We used to have Jackie O., now we have Blackie O”. Leave it to Joan Rivers not to mince words.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 12:12:17 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

According to the US `Fleet street’/4th estate,’ we only have an Imperial/monarchial presidency when a non-Democrat is in residency in the WH.
NBC is calling First Lady high-water slacks/boob belt/panty lines/garish color combos a `Hip Fashion Icon.’
Banned from the trip, the alphabet news agencies still drag themselves forward on their bellies, ears down, whimpering and tails between their legs to lick her $500 sneakers.
Btw, back in 1776 the king still had power, even if he was loony tunes/otherwise, your point is well taken; perception is reality.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 12:20:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

America’s darkest years. Hah, pardon the pun.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 12:27:27 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: LottieDah

I guess Joan is a big liberal dim so not much came of that. I thought it was funny.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 12:27:35 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: LottieDah

“Joan Rivers once said, “We used to have Jackie O., now we have Blackie O”.

I can’t believe she said that! She’s a character that Joan.

She used to have a radio show in NYC and one day she was talking about her neighbors in her building, I’m sure very high end all around. She said they didn’t nothing but b*tch and moan about every little thing. “These are Jews, people, Jews!” she said in conclusion.

I didn’t really know if she meant they were always complaining because they were Jews, or if they SHOULDN’T be complaining, because they were Jews and based on past history if they were living the high life in NYC they had nothing to complain about.

I always remember it because it years before my sainted Jewish dentist Dr. P. once said the exact same thing.

For some reason that didn’t even make sense at the time we got on the subject of Hitler and Stalin signing the non-agression pact. My dentist had been a student at college in NY and all the commies there thought Hitler was now wonderful. “These people were Jews!” Dr. P. said, still exasperated at their stupidity decades later.

And, as we all know, they haven’t gotten any smarter since! (Not Jews, Lefties, just to be clear.)


28 posted on 03/23/2014 12:43:16 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: tumblindice
I should clarify: the Monarchy you threw off over 200 years ago did indeed have real powers (though not absolute powers, since the Magna Carta, and many other developments in the “unwritten constitution” of Britain). Washington (the man) specifically rejected the trappings of monarchy. Since then, the British (and Canadian) monarchy continued to evolve toward a largely symbolic role — meanwhile, your Presidency does seem to be quickly evolving in the Imperial/monarchical direction.
29 posted on 03/23/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Look up "steatopygia". It's more prevalent in certain peoples (genetic tribes) of central and southern Africa (somewhat removed from Asia...).

Handy for the environment and nomadic lifestyle at the time.

I worked with an Israeli that had "prominent" hips for her age, that, and a word-of-the-day calendar...

Oh, and Wilbur Smith, before he became a propagandizing preachy liberal.

30 posted on 03/23/2014 12:51:28 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum
hip fashion icon from a small town

Chicago and Heze, China (pop 8,000,000). Journalist don't even bother anymore.

31 posted on 03/23/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bellflower

they are trying to give her foreign policy creds. likely preparing her for a run as President.

***
Yep. Do you think they will make her run for the Senate first, a la the Hildabeest?


32 posted on 03/23/2014 2:25:21 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Nachum

First Wife: ‘Hip Fashion Icon’
If they are into shower curtains gut belts and bangs and fangs.
Bet they laugh their a$$ off as she exits the country.


33 posted on 03/23/2014 3:25:36 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

I think Michelle should take a tour of Guinea before coming home so that she can assess the ebola problem there.... Oh, what’s that? ... She can’t take any trips that actually have any practical applications? Got it.


34 posted on 03/23/2014 3:37:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Nachum
Every thread about the Wookie, a hyper-active mod shows up and starts deleting posts.

One of them deleted an entire thread earlier about how the Chinese hotel staff were sick of her and mother.

If the FR management has some issue with making fun of the Wookie, they should just come out and state it clearly, not sneak around deleting posts.

Obunga minions making threats?

35 posted on 03/23/2014 7:46:49 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Queen Michelle Antoinette and her royal consort, King Louis Obama I are competing to see who is best on milking the American people to the last drop.

$1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama’s One-Day Visit to Brussels

APR 4, 2014 • BY JERYL BIER

In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president’s stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36.

Despite reports that the president travelled with an entourage of 900, the Justification and Approval documents only indicate a need for “283 Lodging Rooms.” However, sometimes more than one hotel is used during VIP trips. For instance, when the president travelled to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, five different hotels were used.
Contracts for lodging have not yet been posted for the president’s other stops during his Europe trip, which included the Netherlands and Rome, Italy.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/15m-hotel-bill-president-obamas-one-day-visit-brussels_786515.html

The American middle class shrunk 25% under Obama... and for the suffering unemployed Americans... cake


36 posted on 04/04/2014 9:47:06 AM PDT by Dqban22
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