Too bad the media didn’t have the same regard for Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, the Bush twins….
Interesting how the WH gets this cooperation from the U.S. media – could it be that they are really more like Pravda and Tass than the free press? Since when does the WH dictate what goes into our newspapers? I guess since all journalistic ethics evaporated in the lamestream media.
…By Noel Sheppard | March 20, 2012 |
After it was reported Monday that Malia Obama was going to Mexico for spring break with 25 Secret Service agents, people began to notice that such reports were being scrubbed from the Internet.
Politico’s Dylan Byers reported Tuesday this was done at the request of the White House:
The AFP page for the story now links to a story titled “Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail,” as does the Yahoo page. The Huffington Post page now links directly back to the Huffington Post homepage. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Australian stories now lead to 404 error pages, reading “page not found.”
In an update, Byers explained who was responsible for the scrubbing:
Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emails to confirm this was a White House effort:
From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls…Read more: Newsbusters