Glenn Beck and his right wing posse are trying to say that First Lady Michelle Obama “disrespected” the U.S. flag during the 9/11 ceremony last Sunday. Watch the video below and see if you can decipher what she said about the flag. It’s clear the last word she uttered was “flag” but it doesn’t mean she was being disrespectful. This another move by the right wing to smear this woman. They are saying she may have said, “all this for a flag,” or “all this for a damn flag,” judging from her body language. Um, really people, really?Is the right wing smear machine now reduced to lip-reading? Misleading and false lip-reading at that. They are hanging on for any shred of evidence to back their claim that Michelle Obama is unpatriotic, but guess what? She’s not.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s communications director Kristina Schake, made the following statement about the smear campaign:
The words, meaning and context in these claims are all wildly off the mark. The First Lady was commenting to the President on how moving and powerful it always is to watch all that America’s firefighters and police officers do to honor the flag. It was an emotional moment on a powerful day and she was awed by the ceremony and all that the flag symbolizes.