The mainstream media was attacked for highlighting Michelle Obama’s Shake Shack visit. But they were right
A health-conscious Michelle Obama scarfing down a “burger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke,” at a greasy hamburger joint? The irony was as thick as mayo. And for critics, it should have been faster to heat up than Easy Mac.
The item, however – reported by the Washington Post and later Good Morning America – was barely picked at. The website Mediaite chided the “mainstream media” for pushing the story and offered a backhanded compliment to the relatively quite conservative blogosphere for its “growth and maturity [or] recognition that even their own pundits find this line of attack idiotic”. Continue reading