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Media Blame Malia Obama Story On Conservatives. They’re Wrong

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Media Blame Malia Obama Story On Conservatives. They’re Wrong

 

Townhall

Katie Yoder

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 7:12 AM

 

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The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.

 

Stalking or attacking the children of politicians isn’t about being right or left – it’s about right and wrong. That’s why, when the Daily Mail published an “exposé” of sorts on Malia Obama, conservatives were some of the first to come to her defense, from Ben Shapiro to Matt Walsh.

 

On February 18, the Daily Mail zeroed in on the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama. For its latest story, reporter Jennifer Smith focused on a secret Facebook account appearing to belong to Malia during high school and her gap year that contained photos of Post-it notes with handwritten anti-Trump messages.

 

The story came a day after the same outlet published yet another piece about Malia, accusing the 20-year-old Harvard student of sipping rosé with friends in Miami.

 

Whether it’s Barron Trump or Malia Obama, children of the presidents should be off limits as they grow up and enter into adulthood. It’s not a political rule; It’s human decency. And so, liberal media figures and commentators rushed to condemn who they saw as the culprit: conservatives.

 

“Conservatives are frothing at the mouth over Malia Obama drinking rosé at a party just shy of her 21st birthday,” Imani Gandy, the senior legal analyst for Rewire.News, tweeted on Feb. 18. “These are the same people who had no problem giving Justice Brett Kegstand a lifetime appointment to SCOTUS.”

 

That same day, a comedian and writer employed by entertainment like Saturday Night Live and Netflix, Zack Bornstein, argued similarly. “The same people mad at Malia Obama for drinking wine and wearing a bathing suit at age 20 are the same people who excuse Brett Kavanaugh for drinking beer and assaulting a woman at age 17,” he said.

 

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None of them cited any conservatives as evidence. That might be because, in reality, conservatives were some of the first to race to Malia Obama’s defense on Monday.

 

“OMG Malia Obama is a human with political opinions and also enjoys wine,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro responded.

 

Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh tweeted, “Everyone on my Twitter feed seems to agree that this Malia Obama thing is not news and doesn't matter and we should just leave her alone. Seems like this another fake ‘conservatives are outraged about a dumb thing’ story that the media has cooked up.”

 

Conservative comedian Tim Young chimed in, “Malia Obama isn't responsible for her father's policies... and she definitely wasn't elected to the White House... Sorry, not giving that article the clicks and you shouldn't either. All first kids (who aren't members of white house staff) should be off limits.”

 

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Ben Cranklin

Is she the shorter/not ectomorphic one? She's in the news?

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zurg

Media 101: any attack on conservatives is somewhere between entirely fake or entirely true; whatever the case, it’s still accurate.

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Ladybird

Is she the shorter/not ectomorphic one? She's in the news?

The taller one who looks like him.

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USMCforever60

Current and former Pres children have always been off limits till the last few years. However it appears the MSM ridicules/snipes/denigrates the Repubs kiddos while singing the praises of the Dems.

Press could not print enough bad things about the W.'s kids while salivating how smart/shart/hip/edgy Clinton/Obamas kids were. Interesting the one Obama kid who was working overseas in an embassy and was caught smoking pot. She was quietly sent home and nothing said. But W's kids have a few drinks in Austin while in college and the media cried like a petulant child.

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Ladybird

Current and former Pres children have always been off limits till the last few years. However it appears the MSM ridicules/snipes/denigrates the Repubs kiddos while singing the praises of the Dems.

Press could not print enough bad things about the W.'s kids while salivating how smart/shart/hip/edgy Clinton/Obamas kids were. Interesting the one Obama kid who was working overseas in an embassy and was caught smoking pot. She was quietly sent home and nothing said. But W's kids have a few drinks in Austin while in college and the media cried like a petulant child.

 

Chelsea Clinton caught heat from comedians, pundits, and even John McCain over her looks. Amy Carter as well.

The Obama kids were pretty much left alone, I agree. There was some right wing nastiness when one of the girls wore a tee-shirt with a peace sign, but otherwise they were left alone.

 

The Bush twins were arrested. It’s unfortunate that they were all over the tabloids, but that is not something the press will ignore. If Malia or Sasha Obama got toasted in a bar using a fake ID, the press would be all over it too.

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oki

Chelsea Clinton caught heat from comedians, pundits, and even John McCain over her looks. Amy Carter as well.

The Obama kids were pretty much left alone, I agree. There was some right wing nastiness when one of the girls wore a tee-shirt with a peace sign, but otherwise they were left alone.

 

The Bush twins were arrested. It’s unfortunate, but that is not something the press will ignore. If Malia or Sasha Obama got toasted in a bar using a fake ID, the press would be all over it too.

 

You mean like they where when the one was caught smoking dope?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3733490/Did-Malia-Obama-smoke-MARIJUANA-Lollapalooza-Explosive-video-shows-president-s-eldest-daughter-puffing-suspicious-cigarette.html

 

Go ahead do a google search and tell me how many results you get that involve CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, even Fox.

 

But yet the Bush twins are still remembered for their antics. If their actions are noteworthy then so was Obama's daughters.

 

Chelsea Clinton got some mean jokes, I remember a number of them. BUT, as she entered her teen and young adult years she was largely left alone, as well she was smart enough to not do anything stupid either.

 

 

Oki

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oki

I have another explanation, Malia was simply using Hillary's IT staff or email server and it got hacked.

 

Oki

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zurg

It’s so easy to forget about David Letterman’s crude joke about Palin’s daughter.... and later Letterman even admitted his “apology” was insincere and only made so he could continue to make fun of Sarah.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/470397?keywords=letterman-sarah-palin-apology&year=2013&month=01&date=07&id=470397

 

But that’s ok, she’s a conservative and her one daughter has had problems so obviously the whole family is f’d up, typical gun/bible grabbing whites.

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Ladybird

You mean like they where when the one was caught smoking dope?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3733490/Did-Malia-Obama-smoke-MARIJUANA-Lollapalooza-Explosive-video-shows-president-s-eldest-daughter-puffing-suspicious-cigarette.html

 

Go ahead do a google search and tell me how many results you get that involve CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, even Fox.

 

But yet the Bush twins are still remembered for their antics. If their actions are noteworthy then so was Obama's daughters.

 

Chelsea Clinton got some mean jokes, I remember a number of them. BUT, as she entered her teen and young adult years she was largely left alone, as well she was smart enough to not do anything stupid either.

 

 

Oki

John McCains mean joke about Clinton was when she was 18.

The National Review’s John Derbyshire long hate editorial about Clinton in which he wished her demise was in 2001.

http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/stories/2001/update022301.html

 

 

The Bush Twins were arrested. Getting arrested is a big deal, especially if it’s the First Daughters. That is not the same thing as possibly grabbing a glance of a girl smoking weed, but providing no proof or eyewitnesses. She still made the tabloids, so what are you complaining about?

 

And yes, how hilarious was this..

 

A grown man making fun of a little girl.

 

Point is, the media hasn’t exactly been hands off with any of the presidential kids, and occasionally steps way over the line.

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oki

John McCains mean joke about Clinton was when she was 18.

The National Review’s John Derbyshire long hate editorial about Clinton in which he wished her demise was in 2001.

http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/stories/2001/update022301.html

 

 

The Bush Twins were arrested. Getting arrested is a big deal, especially if it’s the First Daughters. That is not the same thing as possibly grabbing a glance of a girl smoking weed, but providing no proof or eyewitnesses. She still made the tabloids, so what are you complaining about?

 

And yes, how hilarious was this..

 

A grown man making fun of a little girl.

 

Point is, the media hasn’t exactly been hands off with any of the presidential kids, and occasionally steps way over the line.

 

All I am saying is the difference in the levels of coverage and 'outrage'. Bush could absolutely 0 right in the eyes of the left and media, that extended to his kids. Obama could do no wrong, and that extended to his kids. Chelsea Clinton took a lot of crap which was wrong, but the courtesies and kindness suddenly ended the day Bush took office.

 

Oki

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JerryL

All I am saying is the difference in the levels of coverage and 'outrage'. Bush could absolutely 0 right in the eyes of the left and media, that extended to his kids. Obama could do no wrong, and that extended to his kids. Chelsea Clinton took a lot of crap which was wrong, but the courtesies and kindness suddenly ended the day Bush took office.

 

Oki

 

You might as well give up, Oki. She sees no difference.

 

Overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump? Fox news hated Obama.

People wishing for Sarah Palin's daughter to be raped and making fun of her handicapped child; multiple disgusting things said about one family's children all in the same time frame? Someone called Chelsea Clinton ugly.

8 years of deliberate racial division and identity politics that sets back race relations 40 years? Trump said that Arabs celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey.

 

She has scale and hypocrisy blinders that are super-extra-efficient.

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zurg

You might as well give up, Oki. She sees no difference.

 

Overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump? Fox news hated Obama.

People wishing for Sarah Palin's daughter to be raped and making fun of her handicapped child; multiple disgusting things said about one family's children all in the same time frame? Someone called Chelsea Clinton ugly.

8 years of deliberate racial division and identity politics that sets back race relations 40 years? Trump said that Arabs celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey.

 

She has scale and hypocrisy blinders that are super-extra-efficient.

Well put.

 

LB, which one is taller, a 100-story Democrat headquarters, or a 1-story Republican clubhouse?

 

“The clubhouse has high ceilings, whereas Obama grew up in a 9’ room.”

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searcher

The kids of politicians should be left alone unless they do something truly outlandish or decide to get involved themselves in the name calling. If they start any of that they get what they get.

 

Mark

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Ladybird

You might as well give up, Oki. She sees no difference.

 

Overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump? Fox news hated Obama.

People wishing for Sarah Palin's daughter to be raped and making fun of her handicapped child; multiple disgusting things said about one family's children all in the same time frame? Someone called Chelsea Clinton ugly.

8 years of deliberate racial division and identity politics that sets back race relations 40 years? Trump said that Arabs celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey.

 

She has scale and hypocrisy blinders that are super-extra-efficient.

 

Several people called Chelsea ugly. One of them called for her death.

https://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/USPolitics/chelsea1.html

 

 

Some people (Freepers) called Malia Obama a whore and ghetto trash.

 

Letterman’s tasteless joke was supposed to be about Bristol Palin. It was not funny either way, and should not have been uttered, but claiming he called for anyone’s daughter to be raped is nonsense.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/deadlineusa/2009/jun/16/david-letterman-apology-sarah-palin

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oki

You might as well give up, Oki. She sees no difference.

 

Overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump? Fox news hated Obama.

People wishing for Sarah Palin's daughter to be raped and making fun of her handicapped child; multiple disgusting things said about one family's children all in the same time frame? Someone called Chelsea Clinton ugly.

8 years of deliberate racial division and identity politics that sets back race relations 40 years? Trump said that Arabs celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey.

 

She has scale and hypocrisy blinders that are super-extra-efficient.

 

That's why no one should ever be hero worshiped, it blinds you to peoples short comings and failures. True journalism is damn near dead, first and foremost they are out to SELL STORIES accurate or not it's about sales. Throw in a healthy does of ignorance and liberal cluelessness and they have a perfect customer.

 

Oki

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Squirrel

Who made kids fair game first and who has done it more. The lefts crying gets as much sympathy from me on this as it did with Obama monkey pictures when they quickly forgot the ones they laughed at of GW. You can’t coexist with evil unless you play by thier rules. The left has set every low standard including racism. Now it’s suddenly an issue,,, suck it up. They are your rules you set in place and cheered as a party.

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Magic Rat

Now that she's an adult, can everybody stop lying and finally admit that Chelsea Clinton is ugly?

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RedSoloCup

It’s so easy to forget about David Letterman’s crude joke about Palin’s daughter.... and later Letterman even admitted his “apology” was insincere and only made so he could continue to make fun of Sarah.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/470397?keywords=letterman-sarah-palin-apology&year=2013&month=01&date=07&id=470397

 

But that’s ok, she’s a conservative and her one daughter has had problems so obviously the whole family is f’d up, typical gun/bible grabbing whites.

 

:yeahthat:

 

And Letterman never apologized either. Never forgave him since.

 

Now that she's an adult, can everybody stop lying and finally admit that Chelsea Clinton is ugly?

 

:exactly:

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RedSoloCup

You might as well give up, Oki. She sees no difference.

 

Overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump? Fox news hated Obama.

People wishing for Sarah Palin's daughter to be raped and making fun of her handicapped child; multiple disgusting things said about one family's children all in the same time frame? Someone called Chelsea Clinton ugly.

8 years of deliberate racial division and identity politics that sets back race relations 40 years? Trump said that Arabs celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey.

 

She has scale and hypocrisy blinders that are super-extra-efficient.

 

:clap:

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Ticked@TinselTown

The taller one who looks like him.

 

Neither of them look like him.

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Noclevermoniker

Now that she's an adult, can everybody stop lying and finally admit that Chelsea Clinton is ugly?

She’s no uglier than her dad- Webster Hubbel.

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Censport
The Bush twins were arrested.
The Bush Twins were arrested.

As I recall, they were arrested after the manager called 911. Even then, the police only came out to arrest them after the manager made a big fuss to the 911 operator and insisted the police come and arrest them.

 

Great use of the 911 system, eh? Kind of like sending an entire SWAT unit to serve an arrest warrant for a process crime to an elderly man with no passport or weapons.

 

Anyway...

 

I guess this is the next "Republicans pounce" narrative since the AOC dancing video didn't work out like they planned.

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