Is the media presenting us with slanted news? You decide. Take the way Michelle Obama’s speech has been handled as one example. Last week, Michelle gave an Oscar-worthy performance attacking Trump.
“The fact is that in this election, we have a candidate for president of the United States who, over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning that I simply will not repeat anything here today,” claimed the first lady.
“Last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women. And I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women,” she continued.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe team are still fired up over it.
FRANK BRUNI: “Well, I mean, she doesn’t seem — I mean, she’s obviously out there wanting very much for Hillary Clinton to be elected. And that’s why she’s going to continue to go out there, that’s why you’re going to see her in crucial swing states. But she doesn’t sound like a conventional partisan warrior. She does sound like someone as a human being first –” [crosstalk]
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: “She sounded like a mom.”
FRANK BRUNI: “As a human being first is offended by what Donald Trump is saying. And — and she conveys the sense of I just can’t be silent about this and that gives her authenticity as you say credibility, moral authority.”
Then there is this from CNN:
There are many other examples but look who she is not offended by and thinks are good role models.
WARNING! GRAPHIC LANGUAGE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA’S ROLE MODELS.
Michelle Obama has called Beyoncé a role model and doesn’t seem to mind when she sings about “pussy, curvalicious, served delicious.”
Some of her other lyrics:
“Can you lick my Skittles, it’s the sweetest in the middle / Pink is the flavor, solve the riddle”
“I can’t wait till I get home so you can turn that cherry out / I want you to turn that cherry out, turn that cherry out”
“First both of my legs go back on your head, and whatever you want, yeah baby, I’m bad”
“Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged / Yeah, he’s so h**** he wants to f*** / He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown / Oh daddy, daddy, he didn’t bring the towel / Oh baby, baby, we better slow it down”
In 2011, Michelle Obama invited Common to the White House. One of his songs glorify Assata Shakur, a cop killer and domestic terrorist.
“They fabricated cases, hoping one would stick/And said she robbed places that didn’t exist/In the midst of threats on her life and being caged with Aryan whites,” Common raps in “A Song for Assata.” She “had been convicted of a murder she couldn’t of done/Medical evidence shown she couldn’t have shot the gun,” the rapper sings.
Common then does his misogynistic thing. “She was a bad (uh), the type at the club n*gg*z would grab her/Fantasized when I had her, in the bathroom sweatin’ her a** up,” he raps in the song “Go!”
She does know men who are misogynistic who she finds very tolerable. Michelle Obama hasn’t commented on her husband trotting around with an erection in front of female reporters on a plane.
Last Thursday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called out the first lady for hypocrisy ”after having invited to the White House rappers and pop music stars whose lyrics contained far worse degradation than anything Trump said.
“How about some of the rappers that talk about their b****** and their hos have performed such lyrics in the White House? But she doesn’t know men who talk and sing about sexual assault. It’s all over hip-hop lyrics and has been for a while!
Limbaugh also brought up a “sermon” by the Obamas’ former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“Yeah, I guess Michelle Obama wasn’t there when the Rev. Wright was talking about Bill Clinton,” Rush said “You remember what Rev. Wright said about Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky? … ‘And Bill and Monica Lewinsky was riding dirty. Yeah, chickens have come home to roost, baby.’ ‘Bill was riding dirty,’ and the population, the congregation went nuts.”