Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Michelle Obama claims teen was murdered with “automatic weapon.” ABC edits comment out of broadcast.

Written By: Bob - Feb• 26•13


The mandate to the media is clear; always protect Michelle Antoinette:

In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President’s Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C.

“She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”

Chicago police reported, however, that Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened fire with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car.”

It is extremely unlikely that the murder weapon was an automatic handgun, an extremely rare occurrence, even in the streets of Chicago. An overwhelming majority of handguns bought and sold in America are semi-automatic.

Charlie Spiering notes that the absurd claim was edited out of the broadcast to save face for Mrs. Obama, who would otherwise be raked over the coals for her stupidity the same way that Joe Biden was for his double-barrel idiocy last week.

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  1. Rob Crawford says:

    She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need

    Makes it sound like they had them for recreational purposes, not because they’re gang-bangers who would have weapons regardless of the law.

  2. Steven says:

    Color me oh-so-not-surprised.

    1) I’m not so “angry” or disappointed by her. She’s following a script and she’s ignorant. Problem for us is that much of the public believes her ignorance to be trth.

    2) I notice I STILL get upset at the MSM’s blatant propaganda efforts on behalf of any position they believe in. I WON’T just “accept it” or “get over it” – it’s just freaking wrong.

    Michelle Obama is a racist elitist. Both a objectively provable.

    1) Her racism is evident in how she “left on good terms” from the first law firm she was hired into. That would require a long post of it’s own, and feel free to research it – but basically it boils down to Lil Miss Entitlement felt that he skin color meant she should have a fast track to partner, and said this in her first year. Anyone familiar with law firms and how first years “are supposed to act” would have their eyes bulging at her suggestion.

    Also her thesis. Also her comments about how “first time proud of America” and many many others – she’s a grievence junkie who rides the racism train soley for her benefit.

    Which brings us to #2

    She’s an elitest:

    From her lofty bad attitude while in college towards whites, to her job at the hospital whereby she turned away poor (black, no less) folk to clinics and saved the hospital money – she’s demonstrated that she believes all the rules should be from the top down – as long as she’s on the top and the rules don’t apply to her.

    Also Ms. Obama-Antoinette has chided Americans about what WE should eat while hosting lavish parties fueled by alcohol and rich (and fatty) foods and enjoyed numerous vacations more relevant to Hollywood “A List-ers” than even wealthy Americans can afford.

    But, hey, she’s black and the wife of Obama and her views are liberal so …. she’s above any kind of criticism.

  3. Veeshir says:

    Why get mad at Minitrue for doing their job?

    I’ll have O’Brien stop by and explain it to you.

  4. mytralmann says:

    The Media helps the Obamas because it knows it will always receive an award for so doing or a punishment for failure to do so. Some time long ago- I forget when- it sort of had a sense of shame when its biased thoughts and actions were exposed in public, now, that competition for ad revenue has increased, none at all.
    Mrs Obama’s incorrect comment was not so bad. Most people do not in fact know or care about the difference between auto and semi auto. But the active move to forestall any criticism at all reveals the degree of vigilance Media feel necessary to claim the President’s good will and to promote the myth of competence he and his wife have, with some difficulty, sought to spin in the age of internet reality testing. My own belief is that they are aware he and his wife expect to be a power brokers in the future, and so grow rich ( even more exciting in itself for Manhattan and Hollywood media), perhaps by gaining control of the black and even the white unmarried female vote in future Democrat or even R primaries, effectively choosing the Dem Pres candidate for decades to come. The media wants them to remember thier past loyalty and give them that all important commodity to increase viewership, revenue, make careers: access on demand to controversial content

  5. Patrick says:

    Read the ABC article and the whole quote is even more scary…get it? Your rights take a back seat, because we are doing it for the CHILDREN.

    “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first. That, you know, our rights and our privileges take a back seat when it comes to the safety of our children in this country.”

  6. Publius says:

    The media are the propaganda arm of the ruling class. Their entire purpose in society is twofold: to transmit the version of reality that the ruling class wants made public, and to herd the faithful so they don’t stay from the message.