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The Worldnetdaily Cares About Obama Marriage

Here’s another textbook example of the faux-journalism at the Worldnetdaily. The headline reads “FOREIGN MEDIA REPORT OBAMA-MARRIAGE RUMORS: Renew speculation about state of first couple.” The “article” is the first few lines from a report in The Australian, but it’s just a report about American tabloids:

A leading American divorce mediator will visit Washington this week to offer members of Congress advice on ending the “tiresome bickering” between Republicans and Democrats.

If US tabloids are to be believed, she may need to visit the White House first.

Michelle Obama’s extended absence from Washington and a flurry of renewed speculation about the state of the first couple’s marriage are threatening to overshadow her 50th birthday party at the White House on Saturday.

Not for the first time in their 22-year marriage the Obamas are approaching what should be a happy family milestone under a cloud of rampant tabloid innuendo, summed up by a National Enquirer headline: “World exclusive: Obama marriage explodes!”

So this bit of “news” is that the Worldnetdaily is reporting that an Australian news site is reporting that the fucking National Enquirer is reporting something. Probably right next to the headline about the batboy terrorizing Long Island and the 105 pound woman who had a 110 pound tumor removed. It’s not news, it’s the Worldnetdaily.

Comments

  1. says

    No biggie. It won’t even slow down “our” “president’s” Socialist and tyrannical reign of terror. Moochelle was never Barack Hussein Obama’s favorite wife anyway.

  2. Chiroptera says

    You were warned: gay marriage destroys traditional marriages. I hope you’re all happy now.

  3. stripeycat says

    Is this to do with people on the American right seeing the embarrassing situation in France and trying to create something similar?

  4. cptdoom says

    Of course if a wife stays behind while on vacation to enjoy some “me-time” it means the marriage is ending.

  5. Michael Heath says

    How far back do you have to go to arrive at a presidential family with no scandals and who demonstrate the family values conservative Christians proclaim?

    W. Bush (daughters partied hardy), Clinton (adultery, uppity wife who didn’t know her place*), H.W. Bush (see W.’s behavior when he was drinking, H.W. using his clout to advance the careers of his numbskull kids, except Jeb), Reagan (divorced, absentee and remote dad), Carter (Billy Beer), Ford (kids smoked pot didn’t they?) Nixon (stop). As best as I remember Nixon had a stable family life.

    If Barack Obama was a white Republican, conservative Christians would put him on a pedestal above even Ronald Reagan.

    *I don’t agree with this characterization. I’m a big fan of Hillary Clinton.

  6. says

    Michael Heath “*I don’t agree with this characterization. I’m a big fan of Hillary Clinton.”
    Your characterization is wrong, anyway. You Liberals might look down from your Ivory Towers up to her as an “uppity wife who didn’t know her place”, but we Conservatives know that she’s really a spiteful, ball-busting harpy.

  7. iknklast says

    Maybe Michelle is absent from Washington because she’s tired of everyone reporting on what she’s doing while she’s in Washington. It isn’t Obama she wants to get away from, it’s the press.

  8. iknklast says

    Oh, and I dispute the idea that Billy Carter might be any responsibility of Jimmy at all. If that is the case, it requires me to assume the blame for my 5 siblings and their behavior, and I simply refuse to take the blame for something I have no control over, and had no part in the causation of. As far as I remember, the Billy thing was trumpeted because Carter did not have a problem in the family area, and the best they could do was bring out a disgraceful sibling. So if you have any siblings you don’t want credit/blame for, you might want to accept that Carter had little or no control over his siblings behavior.

  9. Al Dente says

    the batboy terrorizing Long Island

    Ed in faraway Michigan couldn’t care less about the Long Island batboy. But if he lived in Oyster Bay then he’d be less blasé about the chaos the batboy leaves in his wake.

  10. meg says

    The OZ is a) notoriously conservative, (though not quite fox level) and b) behind a paywall. I suspect b) means either the WND doesn’t expect their readers to read the original article or (more likely) they didn’t read the full article themselves.

  11. says

    I hear that Michelle has been spending time with the space alien that endorsed Clinton and Bush and Obama for president. (Too bad about that “Romney landslide” prediction!) [Link]

  12. Olav says

    Michael #5:

    I’m a big fan of Hillary Clinton.

    You’re a fool to be a “fan” of any politician. Especially one who is part of your country’s aristocracy like Mrs. Clinton obviously is.

  13. DaveL says

    A leading American divorce mediator will visit Washington this week to offer members of Congress advice on ending the “tiresome bickering” between Republicans and Democrats.

    Maybe she’ll recommend congressional democrats and republicans schedule time to have sex with each other.

  14. corporal klinger says

    This obsession with the sex live of politicians and celebrities is just beyond me. The ( consentual ) sex live of anybody
    is no ones business. We, as a society, shouldn’t give a shit about which politician sleeps with whom as long it is consentual and (s)he does what (s)he’s been elected for.

    @3
    The only embarrasing thing here are the tabloids and the stupidity of certain people. I admired president Hollandes response two days ago making clear that his and Mme. Thierweilers private live is, well, private.

  15. says

    Probably right next to the headline about the batboy terrorizing Long Island and the 105 pound woman who had a 110 pound tumor removed. It’s not news, it’s the Worldnetdaily.

    I miss seeing the delightful absurdity of Weekly World News at the grocery stores’ checkout lines as a kid. I don’t, however, miss being naive enough to think they were out to fool people instead of being funny. Of course, the downside of losing that naivete is I’m also painfully aware that some people probably took it seriously. A few years ago, I met a conspiracy theorist at a comic shop who was convinced the Illuminati was planting secret messages in Marvel’s Secret Invasion storyline and she wanted to decipher their evil plots. Now I’m linking that to the “hot papers” from Men in Black. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s reading Marvel comics now because Weekly World News went out of business after the Illuminati figured out she was intercepting their communiques.

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