Press banned as first lady touts free speech

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March 23rd, 2014

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

First lady Michelle Obama told students that freedom of speech should be a universal right during her extravagant, no-press-allowed tour of China — a hypocritical move that will surely draw the ire of critics, according to an expert…

Expert quote:

“That is troublesome. That goes beyond hypocritical, and I think the American media and the international media has every right to call her and the Obama administration on that — that they permitted that to happen. It makes you shake your head, albeit sadly.”

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