[See NewsBusters for more.] Remember how hard the so-called mainstream media was on Barack and Michelle Obama? Neither do we. But the new Showtime series The First Lady lives in an alternate reality where hateful CNN, NBC and CBS journalists freely yelled at Michelle over whether she was a “terrorist” who “hated America.” The series also distorts conservative Cal Thomas in a clip from Fox News, attempting to smear him as a racist. The ten part drama recreates this infamous February 19, 2008 remark by Mrs. Obama at a speech: “What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. And let me tell you something, for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” Instead of suggesting there’s something wrong with that statement, the April 24th First Lady features a staffer ranting about “fucking racist fucks” on the right exploiting it.
Distorted Showtime Series: Press Yelled at ‘Terrorist’ Michelle Obama: ‘Do You Hate America?’