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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    I'm very confused. So some arabic site shrunk the picture in part by cropping out some of the basically empty space at the sides and front to focus on the purpose of the picture, IE Michelle Obama?

    One? so.....?

    Two? How is that arabic site = "conservative media"? Or is it supposedly talking about the Conservative Media who have done it...in which case, wouldn't it be halfway intelligent to link to those supposed conservative media instances yourself rather than refer people to a foreign webpage on an English based board?

    Am I missing something here?

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Personal insult and disrespectful.
    As opposed to your origional post...
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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Who cares?
    exactly!

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm very confused. So some arabic site shrunk the picture in part by cropping out some of the basically empty space at the sides and front to focus on the purpose of the picture, IE Michelle Obama?

    One? so.....?

    Two? How is that arabic site = "conservative media"? Or is it supposedly talking about the Conservative Media who have done it...in which case, wouldn't it be halfway intelligent to link to those supposed conservative media instances yourself rather than refer people to a foreign webpage on an English based board?

    Am I missing something here?
    Conservative media was the punch line

    ohh, and they covered her up. Compare what she's wearing in both photos

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Ha. Missed that. That's rather funny. "Quick! There's skin! Get our best Photoshopper, STAT!"

    Still not getting the whole "Conservative Media" thing unless you're laughably trying to link the social values and political leans within the Islamic world to some kind of analog with the common usage and relation to the United States....

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Ha. Missed that. That's rather funny. "Quick! There's skin! Get our best Photoshopper, STAT!"

    Still not getting the whole "Conservative Media" thing unless you're laughably trying to link the social values and political leans within the Islamic world to some kind of analog with the common usage and relation to the United States....

    Yes, im mocking the religious right (no matter what religion)

    This was another "see how ignorant my post was" post.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Lincoln gets snubbed for best film by a movie about saving embassy workers in a hostile region of the world, and the person presenting the award is Michelle Obama.

    Isn't that just rich.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    It's ironic, the winner was Argo, a movie about rescuing Consulate staff out of Iran, given by the wife of the President who ignored the pleas and the terrorist attack that took the lives of the Consulate staff in benghazzi.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If I were to try to come at this honestly, my view of it would probably reflect my view on a lot of things in terms of today compared to yester year....

    One, you're seeing more about it on DP because there's more users and more posters then there was anytime during Bush's presidency. More people tends to mean more people buying into stupid ginned up "controversies" meaning more posts about it.

    Two, at least from my recollection, Michelle seems to be far more active in the public eye than Laura was by and large, or at the very least gets a lot more media attention surrounding here. For instance, the entire thing regarding the public face of the "My Plate" rework of the Food Pyramid and "Let's Move" campaign, and the public promotion campaign that kind of went along with it, is unlike anything I can remember in terms of scope and media exposure for Laura.

    Third, Michelle was getting media attention for some time even before the Presidency. Articles about her in Essense in 2006, multiple appearances in Vanity Fair and People for "Best Dressed" prior to becoming FLOTUS, etc. Her magazine exposure didn't stop after becoming FLOTUS either. Only other First Lady than Hilldawg to land on the cover of Vogue. First person to be on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens for almost half a century. The entire story surrounding her, along with her looks and age, and her own personality, make her far easier to latch onto as a socialite and as a "celebrity" of sorts than someone like Laura Bush. Michelle Obama comes off as a celebrity (and I'm not meaning that as a negative), Laura Bush came off as a Country Club Debutante. One is significant more appealing to cover and promote in the media.

    Finally, I think it's just the ongoing trend of Media exposure and Social Communication. Laura is the only First Lady we can even compare in a relatively similar time period...and even then, if you think back to the first half of her Husbands presidency to what we have now it's still starkly different. 24/7 networks were common, but not nearly as prevalent. But more than that social media like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the gigantic blogosphere was a shadow of what's there today. The more space there is for noise, the more noises is generated, and I fear that in the future if we have another charismatic, young, outgoing FLOTUs that we're going to look back wondering if Michelle Obama had it as bad as her.

    In this particular case, I don't think there's some inherent greater interest to make her a "favorite target" but rather a symptom of the realities of the world we live and the differences in terms of the personalities and personas of the past first ladies and herself.
    You bring up some interesting points that certainly worthy of more though. And though I presume that indeed they are relevant (perhaps collectively), there just seems to be something else I can't put my finger on. From day one, there was a lot of hate, including childish digs at her looks and figure. Honestly, I think a lot of it is spoon fed from the media.
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Seriously... is there ANYWHERE we can get away from them?


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