I agree with Ta-Nehisi Coates – this is the dumbest story ever written in all of human history:
First lady Michelle Obama ordered a whopper of a meal at the newly opened Washington diner Shake Shack during lunch on Monday.
A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
I wonder if Natalie Jennings, the author of the piece, understands the basic concept of “it’s all about moderation.” It’s perfectly okay for someone to advocate for a healthy diet, while having a hamburger and a milkshake every once in a while. It’s acceptable to say that one should eat healthy while at the same time say “I have an obsession with french fries.” When one stumps the country for more accountability in ones diet, it doesn’t mean that they have taken a vow against ever having a milkshake ever again.
Of course, the true nature and purpose of the piece can be sussed out on where the article was published – under the “Politics and Policy” section of the Washington Post. This isn’t about food, it’s about trying to make the First Lady into a hypocrite. That no hypocrisy exists is beside the point. Apparently all that is needed to the Beltway hacks is to print the illusion of hypocrisy.