The only thing MORE moronic are the parents who allowed their daughters to go along.
I noticed these efforts yesterday when I researched the story a bit... but I had no idea an apparently coordinated effort was underway.
But it was:
The stupidity of this, both parental and political, is self-evident.
But all of that leads to this:
Why Is the Story About Malia Obama Vacationing in Mexico Disappearing from the Web?
UPDATE: The Administration has just responded to the disappearing stories.
Read it here.
Have you heard that Malia Obama, the president’s daughter, is reportedly spending her spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico? Allegedly, she’s jetting off with some of her classmates and 25 Secret Service agents to a country that the State Department has said all Americans should avoid. But something is different about the latest “Obama vacation controversy:” references to it are disappearing from the Internet — and fast.
And Obama admits it.Around 3:00 EST, a Telegraph story reporting on the event was the first to vanish (note how the url remains the same in the “before” and “after”):
White House Admits to Asking News Agencies to Pull Malia Obama Vacation StoryUpdate: Rick Santorum has offered his thoughts on the issue. Hear them here.
The White House has admitted to telling news agencies to pull stories on Malia Obama visiting Mexico for spring break, Politico reports.
Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emailed Dylan Byers:
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.The Blaze first noticed the disappearing stories Monday afternoon, when accounts of Malia and 12 friends visiting Oaxaca with 25 Secret Service agents mysteriously began turning into broken links.
However, in admitting to “reminding outlets” about not reporting on the Obama children when there is “no vital news interest,” the White House has also tacitly admitted that Malia is (or now maybe was) in Mexico for spring break. Additional evidence has surfaced confirming that. One site has published a photo of the Obamas going to church on Sunday. It notes that Malia is absent, and says that’s due to the Mexico trip:
Obama's response is his usual, lying, hypocrisy, as illustrated by the press coverage above of their trip to church... where the "privacy" of the younger daughter doesn't seem to have quite the same value... political blowback for such an inexplicably stupid decision and expenditure of taxpayer dollars notwithstanding.As The Blaze noted on Monday, a vacation for Malia in Mexico raises a slew of questions considering the State Department has warned American citizens against travel there.
The only thing more inexplicable then the decision to send this large group on the 17th vacation this child has had to suffer through in the last 3.3 years is that the media kow-towed to Obama's censorship demand.
Freedom of the press notwithstanding.