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Michelle Shuts Down the Press

I can understand why reporters might not be permitted to film the wife of a Third World dictator were she out on a public street.

Third World dictators are, after all, dictators, and they get to do exactly as they please. If the wife of the Emir of Whatever strolls out of the palace, she does so with an armed retinue that will avail themselves of their natural right to bully citizens who might want a photo of her highness.

Because ruler and ruled is the social contract they got going there!

Here in the United States, the social contract in force is that WE ARE ALL EQUAL UNDER THE LAW. And someone needs to alert Mrs. Obama, whose Secret Service detail strong armed reporters trying to get some video of her power walking on a public street, saying she needed to have a “private moment.”

From the account by Vocativ:

Vocativ was on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to film a piece about the African-American community on the island. While we were shooting on Beach Road, one of the busiest thoroughfares on the Vineyard, the Secret Service approached and asked us to switch off our camera for 15 minutes.

A moment later, first lady Michelle Obama power walked by our crew. She was out for some exercise with a small group—and a serious security detail. It was 9:30 in the morning.

Our producer and cameraman were surrounded by Secret Service agents andvery strongly advised to stop filming. At one point, Mrs. Obama looked in their direction and said, “Don’t do that.” It’s unclear if she was telling the agents to leave us alone, or scolding us for filming on public property.

Now, an exception to the social contract is that we do allow our rulers’ Praetorian Guard to mess with the public a bit if it’s necessary to protect their lives from the odd lunatic who might pop up. BUT NOT IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM A PRIVATE MOMENT.

If Michelle wanted a private moment, she could have taken it on the estate she rented for her vacation. That an armed federal security officer was bullying reporters trying to photograph the first lady in a public place is an unadulterated outrage. It is a violation of our basic principles

Mrs. Obama liked to ask during the campaign “Who are we?”

Apparently, not a free country.

Here’s video of the encounter. Looks like White House consigliere Valerie Jarrett walking alongside the first lady.

98 Responses to Michelle Shuts Down the Press

  1. Their 17-room mansion rental featured an indoor gym. If you wanna keep it private, Mooch, then get your big fanny on the treadmill.

  2. The way the Secret Service set a pick for Mrs. Obama’s entourage is a direct result of the photos of her on a bike which surfaced in the early days of their vacation.

    It is the Secret Service’s job to guard FLOTUS’ personal safety. What they are doing here is guarding her pride.

  3. I don’t care much about the First Lady attacks. But one thing is noticeable, particularly in the last year……she is not that often with the President….

    what ever

  4. YAWN.
    EVERYONE knows Michelle is an uppity, spoiled b#tch…
    BUT NO ONE IN THE US “Media” has the GUTS to say that or ‘report’ that.

    ~Why do We in the USA always have to check the British tabloids to find any ‘news’ about what “Flotus” Michelle & the spoiled daughters every do…?

  5. These last two years of “Barack & Michelle” are going to be such a scam…with that “family” stuff.

    -It makes you think “Bill & Hillary” had a ‘real marriage’

  6. Covering her face with her hand does not conceal her identity and only makes her look worse. George W would have just waved and said good morning to everyone. What difference did it make that somebody filmed her? She was out in public anyway..

  7. Until just now I’ve been thinking this was just sort of silly behavior but I’ve changed my mind. Took this long for Keith’s “ruler and ruled” to sink in. This is the First Lady Of The United States (hurt my stomach to type that). She doesn’t GET “Private Moments”!! If she wants a private moment, she can go shop at Target and NOT inform the press!!

    • Michelle thinks being “FLOTUS” makes her a true TMZ ‘celebrity’, so she thinks she can say what she wants and brush off the “Media” anytime it is good for her and her royal lifestyle

  8. –Off topic:

    Is it “that time of the month” for Shep Smith on FNC? (3:45pm EST)

    Because he is really cranky/annoyed talking about news & talking to guests…?

  9. “Come on…come on…she’s trying to have a private moment.”
    Does this agent even hear how STUPID he/she sounds? A private moment in a public place?! You must have to pass a stupidity test or be able to spread ridiculous lies to be in th ss now!

  10. Assuming that she, or anyone, would have a private moment while walking along a public street in broad daylight is ridiculous.

    Does anyone know where they were going, or where they came from?
    Surely, they didn’t walk from the posh estate to this point, so they must have driven in her “private” limo to start this walk.

    Confession: if I never see another image of MichelleObama, or never hear of anything she’s doing at any time, I will consider myself to be blessed.

  11. If she’s “power walking” how come the secret service guys following her just look like they’re “walking walking.”

    Putting your arms up like that doesn’t really burn more calories. lol

    I get a kick out of that though.

    /workout snob

  12. Here in the United States, the social contract in force is that WE ARE ALL EQUAL UNDER THE LAW.

    Silly Keith. That is soooooo yesterday.

    • I think Blue Heron is the one they used to rent. They rented a different one this year. Also, I think last year was a different house too.

      • Correct. The Forbes photos had 2014 on the page but it’s a difference without a distinction:
        They are staying at the “home of Joanne Hubschman at 72 Gosnold’s Way in Chilmark. The paper reports: “The seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house, sits on a 10-acre lot and is assessed at more than $12 million. It features 17 rooms in total, expansive water views of Vineyard Sound, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.””

    • Thankfully NO ONE in this sycophant “WH press corps” has the GUTS or BALLS to ever report about what really happens on these “Obama family vacations”

      • I happen to own a 20 acre parcel of land in the foothills east od Marysville, CA (No, I’m NOT one of the 1%, more like the 45%). It takes ALL DAY to walk around it. I’m so annoyed that I feel as if I’m babbling. I guess the bottom line is, if you want “Private Moments”, GET OUT OF PUBLIC LIFE!!!!!!!

      • Funny, isn’t it? Barry hides out in the privacy of the golf course and Mooch heads out in public. But we’re supposed to believe she wants privacy.

        If that’s the case, then why didn’t she go play golf with him?

  13. I know the Secret Service babe was doing her job but she should be embarrassed to have to do what she did. Resign and get a real job. Un-latch yourself from this administration.

  14. Wow. Our First Entitlement Queen Moochelle has haunches a T Rex would be proud of. Who is that other butterball in the purple shirt trundling along next to our Empress of School Lunches? Is that Valerie Jarrett? If it is who is telling Dictator Obama what to do back in DC?

  15. With those thighs and booty, I would be walking back to Washington(state of) on daily basis.

    She is out there for attention only and then perhaps if the press falls for it, an opportunity to display her dominance. and control
    I just don’t understand these people. I’ve had 5==almost 6 years of trying and justt”NOT MY PEOPLE” My vote is still a virgin. I sleep at night knowing I’m not any part of it.

  16. We visited DC for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. I was 12 years old at the time. We stayed across from the Watergate and had walked down to the Kennedy Center where some big event was occurring.

    We were standing on the sidewalk near the back entrance to the Kennedy Center when a Secret Service a Agent approached me. I was the youngest in the family and asked me I would like to see President Ford. He took several kids and put us on the curb and told us to stand still. A few moments later, President and Mrs Ford drove by waving right at us.

    I guess the SS agent could have been using us as a Human Shield, LOL. I just think he was being a great guy by giving some kids a moment to see their President. Now, we must avert our eyes to never look at King and Queen Obama.

    I wish the media would get some stones and tell the agents no. Did they clear all the beaches for the arrogant biatches as well?

  17. Funny…I see overweight Valerie Jarrett and someone in black who looks more like a man walking beside her. I personally wish the press would spare us any and all visuals of the Obama’s, their friends, and their relatives. Seen and heard more than enough from them.

  18. For all her baleful looks, scowls and grumbles, she is SO lucky she can stride along like that. Some of us cannot anymore. So lucky! She should shut up—honestly. She can walk freely, get where she wants to–all the chefs, lobsters, luxury plane rides, butlers, ugly dresses and so on are just icing–she is healthy and can walk!

  19. After recovering from temporary hysterical blindness I will share this
    little gem.
    Published: 23 August 2014.
    When is she going after the Girl Scouts?

  20. That megabucks estate where they are staying doesn’t have enough room to exercise there in private instead of bullying people along a public street? If she wants to power walk in public, she’s a public persona and fair game to photographers…and the more photographers dislike her, the more chances that the public photos posted will not be flattering!