Several mainstream media outlets have either scrapped or edited already-published articles about President Obama’s daughter Malia, even though the stories pose no security risks to the First Family. On Thursday, 14-year-old Malia went to a concert by One Direction, a British boy band, in Fairfax Va., and Secret Service agents somehow failed to blend in with a crowd of screaming teenage girls.
It’s like clockwork, that is, the media burying stories about the Obama family that are embarrassing or that appear at least somewhat controversial.
Obama headlined a Democratic Socialists of America town hall in 1996. Who cares.
Michelle Obama’s Aspen ski trip marks the family’s 16th vacation in only three years. Entirely inconsequential.
And the list goes on and on…
On Friday, the story was picked up by the liberal website The Huffington Post, which ran the headline, “Malia Obama, One Direction Fan: First Daughter Attends Boy Band Concert with Secret Service in Tow.”
Within hours, the entire post was scrubbed from the site without explanation…
The next day, news aggregation website Buzzfeed ran a story on the event, accompanied by a picture of Malia in attendance at the concert. The headline was “Malia Obama Goes to the One Direction Concert with the Secret Service,” and the story’s picture showed Malia standing awkwardly in front of a scowling male Secret Service agent, with what appear to be two additional female Secret Service agents standing to her right.
The headline changed to “Secret Service Agent Does Not Appear To Enjoy One Direction Concert” by Sunday. Buzzfeed cropped the picture by removing Malia altogether. All you could see was a shot of an irritated looking Secret Service agent. There was no explanation.
Apparently they weren’t following “journalist protocol,” which supposedly entails leaving the President’s children alone — that is, only if the President’s children are offspring to a liberal president like Barack Obama.