A number of folks, to include Bookworm and NoisyRoom, are covering the First Lady’s alleged dissing of a flag ceremony at the 9/11 memorial event held this past Sunday. If what is seen below is what it appears to be, then can there be any doubt as to the radicalism of the first couple?
Lip readers are stating that the First Lady, while shaking her head in apparent disgust, mouths, in part, “all this for a flag” while her husband, the President of the United States, reacts in affirmation.
Watch it and make up your own mind.
UPDATE: MediaMatters has weighed in, with a statement from the First Lady’s communications director:
Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama, made the following statement about these attacks:
The words, meaning and context in these claims are all wildly off the mark. The First Lady was commenting to the President on how moving and powerful it always is to watch all that America’s firefighters and police officers do to honor the flag. It was an emotional moment on a powerful day and she was awed by the ceremony and all that the flag symbolizes.
The First Lady was moved in a powerful way? She was emotionally awed by the ceremony? And she was commenting during this snippet to the President about it all?
It seems to me that damage control is now in full swing. With blogs like American Thinker and op-ed pieces like this one by James Robbins at the Washington Times making the rounds, the White House has entered spin mode with a vengeance.
And hey, with MediaMatters setting us all straight, then clearly the case is closed… nothing to see here folks.