Why would MSNBC describe Michelle Obama’s eye roll as “throwing shade”?

Michelle Obama’s eye roll: Was she throwing shade?Morgan Whitaker
11:00 am on 01/22/2013

This is the MSNBC headline for a silly story about Mrs. Obama. Did she or didn’t she roll her eyes at something Speaker Boehner said during the inauguration lunch? MSNBC chose to go the ethnic route in their headline when they asked “was she throwing shade?” My question is if former First Lady Laura Bush had done the same thing would they have used the same description? What do you think?


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  • walknrun1  On January 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm


  • elogam  On January 24, 2013 at 1:38 am

    TRICK QUESTION! Mrs. Bush was too classy to do something like that in public. A few posts ago you had Cornel West spouting foolishness, and in the distance I saw Newt Gingrich sitting politely. Clearly he didn’t agree with this manic brother, but you couldn’t tell by his demeanor. Republicans are held to a higher standard of conduct than Democrats in general and Democrats who are minorities in particular. It’s a burden we bear because the stakes are high. If Republicans aren’t the adults in the room then chaos is likely to ensue.

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