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An Untypically Shoddy Move by Real Clear Politics

June 26th, 2011 - 8:23 am

The Drudge link doesn’t have the flashing police light, but the text is in blaring red:

First Lady Admits: ‘Fortunately, We Have Help From The Media’…

Oh my goodness. There it is at long last — the stunning admission that the media is in cahoots with the Democrats. And the call is coming from inside the White House! The link takes you to Real Clear Politics, with same red text headline screaming “Michelle Obama: ‘Fortunately, We Have Help From The Media’”

Only, not so much. Read the whole quote:

CNN reporter: “How’s the family ready for this [the election]? It’s going to be quite vicious, isn’t it? How do you prepare for that?”

First Lady Michelle Obama: “You know, it’s … we’re ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we’re doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I’m very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband’s policies or what have you, they care about children and that’s been good to see.”

Imagine that. Reporters respecting the privacy of a couple of young girls. Sorry, folks — but that’s the kind of media we do want. We don’t always get it, but those girls deserve to have lives as close to normal as can be managed.

And I’m frankly ashamed by the good folks at Real Clear Politics, who usually shy away from that kind of sensationalism.

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