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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Obamas' daughter on Spring Break, story disappears from web (updated)

Photo discovered at El Universal.mx

Malia Obama, the Obamas' 13 year old daughter, is on Spring Break in Oaxaca, Mexico.  In what we can assume is a taxpayer funded vacation to one on Mexico's most dangerous regions, the Sidwell Friends student is traveling without her parents, but with a dozen friends and a contingent of 25 Secret Service agents.  Readers looking for more info on this story are advised to  brush up on their Espanol.
Malia Ann Obama, hija mayor del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barak Obama, vacaciona en este destino turístico acompañada de un grupo de amigas y de un discreto pero fuerte dispositivo de seguridad.
Malia Ann habría llegado el pasado viernes proveniente de la ciudad de Houston, Texas, y acompañada de 12 jóvenes de su edad, con quienes se hospedó en un pequeño hotel del centro histórico de la ciudad.
English language links to this story, it seems, are being scrubbed from the web at an alarming rate.  Search Google or Bing and you're likely to find the relevant links will take you, instead, to another topic.  Rather that the typical Obama-style imperial use of taxpayer money and resources, the bigger scandal is quickly becoming an obvious attempt to make the embarrassing story disappear.
An AFP story, linked at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, reported on Malia Obama's visit to Mexico despite a Texas public safety warning, she's reportedly accompanied by 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The Huffington Post story link now directs to the main page and the AFP item is fast disappearing from view. 

The Yahoo News link now diverts to a completely different story, in contrast to the url: http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-daughter-spends-springbreak-mexico-145031176.html. The headline now reads: Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail.
Finger Lakes parents' ability to take their own kinds to Disney World, or even  Darien Lake, is quickly being eroded by the current administration's intentionally destructive spending.  Do your friends and neighbors understand what is happening?  A good time to bring this up might be when they start bitching about gas prices.

Update:  Stories about the Mexican vacation story being removed from the web are now also being scrubbed.  
The White House's campaign to scrub a story from the internet yesterday about Malia Obama's trip to Mexico has gone meta: a media reporter's blog post about the administration's efforts to scrub the story has now been scrubbed of certain details, Politico confirmed.
Remember how the media covered up for the Bush twins
Supermarket tabloids ran stories labeling Jenna Bush a party girl even before President George W. Bush took office. A citation for underage drinking and a court appearance last month were also noted by the media.
But when police said Wednesday they were investigating a charge that Jenna Bush, 19, and her twin Barbara had tried to buy alcohol with false identification, the story received the full treatment: tabloid headlines like the New York Daily News' "Double Trouble," segments on network news programs, discussion on cable talk shows labeled "Jenna's Latest Jam" and stories in national newspapers.
"If they're going to make news, they're going to get covered," said Amy Sohnen, a senior producer at Fox News Channel.

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