Once again there is a double standard. The WhiteHouse doesn’t want the media talking about Obama’s kids but Obama brings them up all the time on the campaign trail, but here’s my question. Why is that The State Department has stated that due to the violence in Mexico, that Americans should not travel there and yet it’s okay for one of Obama’s kids to go there without either parent? Are the Seceret Service also doubling as a baby-sitter? If so that is an abuse of power but then again so is everything else Obama does. Don’t get me wrong, the kids are not the problem, Obama is. And how many vacations do these people get? Even the military only get 30 days a year.
That’s my opinion anyway. 1 Dragon
Media scrubs Malia Obama vacation story
By DYLAN BYERS, Politico | 3/20/12 12:24 AM EDT
The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama’s Spring Break vacation.
On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama’s daughter was vacationing abroad, along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The story was picked up by Yahoo, the Huffington Post, and the International Business Times, as well as UK publications like the Daily Mail and the Telegraph and other overseas publications like The Australian.
But on Monday night, the story had been removed from those sites .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.” The International Business Times story also links to the IBT homepage, though a version of the original story still exists here.
UPDATE: 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.