RE: The Cruel Social-Media Shaming of Malia and Sasha Obama.

The Daily Beast

The Cruel Social-Media Shaming of Malia and Sasha Obama

Ira Madison III,The Daily Beast Tue, Aug 8 1:00 AM PDT
"Leave the children out of political discourse" is a common refrain whenever the children of politicians are attacked or otherwise maligned in the media. Unsurprisingly, all bets are off when it comes to Malia and Sasha Obama. This weekend, at Chicago's annual Lollapalooza music festival, Sasha was pictured kissing a young man named Matt Metzler. The picture, of course, has gone wide—along with the misguided notion that the Obamas are bad parents for letting their 16-year-old daughter kiss a boy at a music festival. It's similar to the right-wing's persecution of her older sister, Malia, where so-called reporters have stalked her at parties to get photos of her drinking and having fun. What it ...
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