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Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China
Washington Examiner ^ | 3/24/14 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 03/24/2014 9:26:22 AM PDT by illiac

First lady Michelle Obama's Spring Break trip to China with her daughters and mom has received some glowing news reports, but not because her press corps has had an easy time covering the event-filled trip.

Reporters say that they have been blocked from events, screamed at by officials, held back with red tape and told not to move from prepositioned lookouts, possibly to avoid taking embarrassing photos.

On Monday, the New York Times filed a pool report about the first lady’s tour of Xi’an, a city dating to the 14th century. “Event below marred for press by obnoxious Chinese advance man screaming and shoving us behind his ever moving red tape line,” said the report.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; michelle; obama
One communist protects another....
1 posted on 03/24/2014 9:26:22 AM PDT by illiac
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2 posted on 03/24/2014 9:31:44 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: illiac
reporters and photographers were prepositioned to catch the first family walking toward them

Thank goodness. We're spared more panty lines, wrinkled backsides and big butts.

3 posted on 03/24/2014 9:32:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: illiac
On Monday, the New York Times filed a pool report about the first lady’s tour of Xi’an.... “Event below marred for press by obnoxious Chinese advance man screaming and shoving us behind his ever moving red tape line,” said the report.

New York elitist cultural sensitivity and tolerance on display. Apparently China doesn't recognize the exalted status of American presstitutes.

4 posted on 03/24/2014 9:33:44 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: illiac
Reporters say that they have been blocked from events, screamed at by officials, held back with red tape and told not to move from prepositioned lookouts, possibly to avoid taking embarrassing photos.

Reporters? What reporters? I thought the press was barred from going.

Can't the media even get that right?

5 posted on 03/24/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: illiac
On Monday, the New York Times filed a pool report about the first lady’s tour of Xi’an, a city dating to the 14th century. “Event below marred for press by obnoxious Chinese advance man screaming and shoving us behind his ever moving red tape line,” said the report

Don't go trying to cheer us up.

6 posted on 03/24/2014 9:35:14 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: illiac

This sounds familiar.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/18/mugabes-wife-allegedly-at_n_158876.html


7 posted on 03/24/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: illiac

I do not know who the handlers for the mac daddies are but they have got to be the most mind numbingly stupid handlers that have ever assigned that position.

If there was a 1/10 % of failure for any event, speech or deision they will surely find it.

The handlers only excuse is that mac daddy in his “I know everything about everything” attitude overrules them, and being the arrogant, lying person he is he has already decided who he will blame as long as its not him.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by chiefqc
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... held back with red tape and told not to move from prepositioned lookouts

"Stay behind the marked Press line!"
"No unapproved Media are allowed inside this area!"
"No unfavorable stories will be sent out during the Obama visit!"

9 posted on 03/24/2014 9:52:57 AM PDT by mikrofon ( UNDER the Chi-coms Thumb)
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To: illiac

10 posted on 03/24/2014 10:01:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: illiac

The entire press corps would be dead of hyperventilation if this had happened on a Laura Bush trip.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Texas Eagle

I “think” that mean there were no reporters on any of the planes WE the taxpayer apid for to send that bitch.
That doesn’t mean there were none already there or sent there by their agencies

I am so sick of these POS. Jan 2017 Please hurry


12 posted on 03/24/2014 10:06:02 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: illiac

Where is ‘Saturday Night Live’ when you need it?


13 posted on 03/24/2014 10:09:01 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: illiac

Who needs an independent press. You can get all the news you need to hear at WhiteHouse.gov.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

“Movin’ On Up, to the Eastside, to a Deluxe Apartment, in the Sky...”


15 posted on 03/24/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Don’t go trying to cheer us up.

_________________________________

Know how you feel.

I was hoping to see their tazed a**es flopping around like a trawl net dump.

Bummer.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 11:59:25 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: illiac

Mama Robinson goin ape shit all over the press?


17 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: BenLurkin

......and all along I thought it was Hillary who was known as ‘Her Thighness’.......


18 posted on 03/24/2014 1:04:14 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China

I was expecting to find photos and stories by the press, of Moochelle being shoved, screamed at and blocked from events.

19 posted on 03/24/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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“Event below marred for press by obnoxious Chinese advance man screaming and shoving us behind his ever moving red tape line”

Kinda sounds like Der Leader's "foreign policy".

20 posted on 03/24/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: DManA

How is the Chinese (govt) press handling this??


21 posted on 03/24/2014 2:01:39 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: illiac
Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China.

As smart as the Chinese are, they got confused on this and thought the press was Christians.
22 posted on 03/24/2014 2:41:39 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

...were Christians.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 2:42:32 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: bgill

“Reporters say that they have been blocked from events, screamed at by officials, held back with red tape and told not to move from prepositioned lookouts, possibly to avoid taking embarrassing photos.”

I have not seen any pictures which AREN’T embarrassing in some way.

I normally don’t like to criticize a person’s bodily imperfections, but I’m not at all seeing a “pretty is as pretty does” discount in her column.

It would seem that the obverse of that would be “ugly is as ugly does”...and there is so much that she does that many of us find ugly, that even if she were the most perfectly proportioned vessel, chances are many would still find her ugly.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 10:24:48 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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