In other words, an American first lady went to a Muslim country and followed completely normal protocol by going unveiled. There was very little reaction within that country, and no reaction among her hosts. The American media completely freaked out, got a number of basic facts wildly wrong, and did so all in a way that insulted that country and its citizens by perpetuating racist stereotypes. Meanwhile, the first lady’s decision was probably a simple effort to follow protocol, and if anything else influenced her it was likely fear of American extremists who hate Muslims and see any sign of disrespect to Muslim cultural norms as laudable.
The Saudi government is indeed a despotic dictatorship and horrific human rights abuser — it has beheaded three people in the week since the king died — particularly when it comes to women. It is unfortunate and ironic that, in an attempt to highlight this problem, much of the American media has instead only perpetuated the different but very real American problem of Islamophobic and anti-Arab stereotyping.
Hey everyone! I'm ready to answer your questions on healthy school lunches. Let's get started! #LunchWithFLOTUS -mo pic.twitter.com/6NWFB69Bjz
So far the conversation is fairly civilized but some Derp is getting through:
Here's an idea - leave our children's lunches alone! WORST ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY ! #LunchWithFLOTUS
So, we want to force feed our kids crappy salads, but other countries' kids get fed bombs from drones, right? #LunchWithFLOTUS
Did you bring those girls back yet? #LunchWithFLOTUS
#LunchWithFLOTUS When do we (1) stop ignoring big waste that goes w new lunches, and (2) end paternalistic, unconstitutional programs?
THIS IDIOT AGAIN==>
#LunchWithFLOTUS who is going to pay for all the illegals flooding the border?I am sick of vets getting the shaft while aliens r pampered.
#LunchWithFLOTUS I bet those 5 terrorists your hubby released into Qatar are eating like Kings, getting ready to go back to battle.
#LunchWithFLOTUS Why is your husband letting children and babies without parents pour across the border? The American ppl are outraged.
#LunchWithFLOTUS Is selling Obama's peace prize to pay the mortgage on the table for your retirement?
Twitter feed is live at #LunchWithFLOTUS
I’m seeing a bunch of GET NEW FOLLOWERS spam but doesn’t look like #tcot is swarming. Yet.
They’re here now.
From the darkest corners of Wingnutistan comes this shocking revelation: MICHELLE OBAMA IS A MAN!!!!
Using this “scientific” “reasoning,” the old (and equally stupid) joke about Ann Coulter being transgendered is fact.
Looks like the birth certificate and the contacts with aliens and the reptilian lizard people were just the beginning of the things that the lamestream media failed to vet about this Barack Hussein Soetoro person. Now it can finally be told, according to some loons who think the Pope is an imposter or something: Michelle Obama is a man!!1! And they even have a 24-minute YouTube video that presents “irrefutable and scientific proof” of this science fact! Fortunately, there’s also a transcript, so you can “stop living the lie” with only a 5-minute skim. Buckle up, kids, this sucker’s a .9 Timecube bucket of homophobia, transphobia, nonsense science, and pure batshit crazy, and it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Among other conclusions, the video decides that Michelle has “male hands,” because:
A MAN’S RING FINGER, IS TYPICALLY LONGER THAN A MAN’S INDEX FINGER … WHILE IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR A WOMAN TO HAVE THE RING FINGER AND INDEX FINGER AT VERY SIMILAR LENGTHS, IT IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF FOR A WOMAN TO HAVE A VISIBLY LONGER, RING FINGER
And here’s the shocking video that promises “irrefutable proof:”
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More klass from El Rushbo:
There is Michelle Obama and the $12,000 gown by Carolina Herrera, and the French president Hollande is in the middle, and there’s Obama.
You’ll notice that this dress is bigger than the president of France. Here, let me make one more adjustment here and I’ll show you this again. Take a look at that picture. The little guy in the middle is the socialist dictator — well, not dictator. He’s the socialist president of France. On the left, that’s not Oprah. Don’t confuse that. That’s Michelle Obama. I saw a picture of this from the rear. That’s why I thought it was Oprah.
The biggest problem for Americans, however, is that there can be no victory for tolerance in this scenario. Americans who are apathetic about Sam’s sexuality - people who believe that he will (and should) be accepted without regard to his sexuality — will be castigated as unfeeling simply for stating those views. The media needs Sam’s coming out to be a big deal, because that is how they can continue to portray America as a nasty place in need of leftist cultural and governmental correctives.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry, despite the fact that anti-gay attacks are at historic lows, and high-profile acceptance of open homosexuals is at all-time highs. There’s a reason for that: antipathy for Judeo-Christian views means insisting that those who believe in those views are intolerant buffoons. Someone must be the villain in this morality play.
And that means that Sam must be portrayed as a victim, no matter how things go at the draft. Assume for a moment that Sam, who is projected to go in the third round, goes in the third round: there will be many who claim that he should have gone higher, and that the NFL just wasn’t ready for a gay player. Assume that he goes in the first round: the media will claim he was a potential first round pick anyway, or claim that it’s too early to tell if the NFL is ready for him.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry…
Funny you mention that Ben, as a quick read of the comments to your very article strongly suggests that this is very much the case:
I am straight, have a traditional family and am proud of it.
No media outlet would put me on TV, especially when espousing traditional family, Christian values.
Jesus is no myth, and you know that..He speaks to our hearts. The scripture verifies what is spoken.. you condemn yourself when you deny truth. you chose the smell of an anus over salvation.. you judged yourself.ALL we do is say what GOD says. The power of that WORD convicts you..You dont find Believers on silly farms but you do find a lot of homos residing there come on now.
Comments like yours are par for the course of a flaming kool-aid drinker and sodomite.
What is sad is how many of these grown adults may become homo-sexual because of the viewing of Pornograhy. [sic]
Hey AL, looks like they are in the Brokeback formation.
New name for the redskins… Washington Brokebacks.
Gay pro wrestling. There’s got to be some contact to make it worth the medias attention.
Note to Mr. Goodell….If you embrace this (like you almost did the Redskins idiocy) you will see your empire begin to crumble. A lot of us long time fans are already quite disgusted with the direction the NFL has gone in general, this will be the last straw.
Last one out, turn out the lights. $93.00 a ticket to go watch a Homo.
I think Obama will invite this young man to the White House. They have more than skin color in common!
stupid sodomite.. Christians will always be makin babies.. y’all dont.. one Christian dies at least 2 takes his place.. you are sorely mistaken and have fallen into the pit of stupidity.. HOMOS CANT REPRODUCE!!!!
Then there are these comments to this short story from “Breitbart Sports:” First Lady: Gay Football Player Is ‘Inspiration’:
Well, she is married to a gay. Ol Barry REALLY inspires her!
Why aren’t we allowed to refer to Michelle as Han Solo’s buddy - that tall, hairy creature in Star Wars?
Opposites attract; he’s gay; she’s a dyke. Their big problem is what goes where.
Bath House Barry inspires us, too!!
Barry was known as bath House Barry in Chicago…had a penchant for older white guys.
Only a libturd idiot demoncrap would consider a lifestyle choice of butt licking (salad tossing) as inspirational.
Might give a new meaning to “ground and pound”.
You’re right Ben. This is just a media morality play. Homophobia has gone the way of the Betamax player. No need to make a big deal about the first openly gay football player because clearly, most people don’t care about it….as your thoughtful and insightful public ably proves.
My God these people are sick…
Christian Post contributed Larry Tomczak is upset that First Lady Michelle Obama is a fan of Beyoncé, who has increasingly come under fire from Religious Right activists.
Tomczak writes in an op-ed that the first lady should distance herself from the singer because, he suggests, Beyoncé’s music will “lead naive young girls on a dangerous path that could lead some even into sex trafficking” and ultimately “abuse, abortions and abasement-sometimes death.”
This past weekend, the first lady turned 50. Prior to a star-studded White House party, ABC News offered “50 Ways to Honor Michelle Obama on Her Birthday.” First on the list: “Dance to Beyoncé!”
Michelle Obama and pop music’s No. 1 female megastar are BFF (best friends forever). Michelle extols her as a “true role model for children” and thanks her publicly for “being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”
Having two daughters as Mrs. Obama does, I humbly submit that this singer’s persona and music are harmful-not helpful-for emerging young ladies across America.
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