Our lead story this morning is being attacked by the usual miscreants. No one is disputing the facts; they are attacking us because the story involves the Obamas’ daughters, Sasha and Malia. The White House asks that the Obamas’ children be off limits “when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest.”
It’s debatable whether the “not with their parents” rule should apply to international travel. But there is certainly a vital news interest. The White House has tried to scare Americans with a parade of horribles that would result from the budget sequester, including job losses and the cancellation of White House tours.
When the public is told that those tours were canceled because of the cost of Secret Service staff, and yet the White House apparently finds a way to send Secret Service agents to a Caribbean resort, that speaks volumes about the willingness of the administration to hurt Americans rather than give up its own perks.
In any case, it is impossible to suppress information about the First Family–the story had already spread on social media by the time we published. Once again, our country’s liberal elite–including much of the media–speaks with a forked tongue, pushing for tax-and-spend redistribution while preserving its own privileges.