First Ladies get to Learn how to do it well UPDATE: AUDIO

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“One of the things that I don’t do well is this. . .Do you understand?”Whaaaa?That was our First Lady, not having one of her best moments while dealing with a heckler at (what else?) a fundraiser.Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to conf … [Read more...]

The Condescending French Fashionista and African American Style!

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Oh, pul-ease, honey!In what has been interpreted as an outdated and insulting move, a fashion blogger for the magazine's site posted a piece about Michelle Obama's sartorial prowess and the rise of a 'black-geoisie'.New York Daily News goes so far as to brand the magazine as 'racist'. . .To which one can only respond in one's best Bette Davis voice, "but ya are! Ya are..."From the Daily News: When it comes to commenting on the Obamas and African-Americans, French Elle … [Read more...]

The Subtleties of Biased Emphasis – UPDATE

Just ran out for a Chai Tea Latte (and to get away from the noise of the non-stop leaf-blowers, around here) and heard this on the radio:"Mitt Romney is in New York (blah blah) to attend three fund-raisers where he'll get to meet some supporters (blah blah) paying $2,500 a plate (blah blah) and others on Park Avenue."On paper, it looks like the most innocent news report ever generated, doesn't it?Over the airways, with the newsreader's emphasis, what came through was"Mitt … [Read more...]


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