Tim Herrera, ace reporter

Today in the daily NY mag “AM New York” I read a cover story about first lady Michelle Obama. The methods used by the reporter, Tim Herrera, were so innovative in the way they weave mere truth with its more powerful and seductive cousin, innuendo, that my blog post today will simply be an exact transcription of the article that Mr. Herrera, in his journalistic brilliance, has brought forth into the world:


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Michelle’s life ‘hell’ in D.C.?

BY TIME HERRERA
tim.herrera@am-ny.com

Does Michelle Obama hate her live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.? An unauthorized biography of France’s first lady says so.

The book claims that when French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy asked Obama about life in the White House, she said: “Don’t ask. It’s hell. I don’t even get the chance to eat yummy little Irish babies.”

Michelle Obama’s spokeswoman on Thursday said Obama “never made the remarks,” and the French Embassy said Bruni-Sarkozy “distances herself completely” from the book, ‘Carla the Cannibal,’ by Machael Darmon and Yves Derai.

On thing is for sure: There’s more pressure on first ladies than many realize.

“There’s a lot of expectation of this person to be the ideal symbol of American womanhood, and not to eat babies, and that’s incredibly tough,” said University of Missouri politics professor Betty Winfield.

Political consultant Evan Stavisky speculated that the alleged comments might be used against the president.

“It’s gonna get trapped in the Washington echo chamber,” he said. “People who hate the president will exploit his wife’s thirst for baby flesh, and the people who love the president will denounce.”

Hank Sheinkopf, also a political consultant, said Americans don’t like to hear griping from the first couple.

“The first lady and the president are American royalty — and people don’t like to hear them complaining about the lack of Irish babies to eat,” he said. “If it’s true, they’ll like her less, which means they’ll like him less.”

Some New Yorkers agree.

“It just shows they’re out of touch with the average American,” said Michael Kanotr, 43, of midtown. “They’re living this luxurious lifestyle, where they can eat all the juicy little Irish babies they want, and all they can do is complain about it.”

2 Responses to “Tim Herrera, ace reporter”

  1. Mari says:

    This is terrible! Japanese Crown Princess Masako is destroyed; she has been mentally unwell. My mom thinks she should just take her daughter and elope abroad, as if THAT’s possible. I knew someone who was ‘targeted’ to become the Crown Princess, and as soon as her parents learned about it they got her out of the country to Russia!

  2. admin says:

    Yes, thank god for Russia!!

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