Popular Music Is Tearing The Obamas Apart, Or Something

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Insufferable Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm has a big scoop about the first family: Michelle Obama was photographed listening to music.

Ah, family vacation time in an American August, a chance for members to rediscover the joys and pleasures of being together, whether they like it or not.


Sunday morning the Secret Service packed all the Obamas in secure cars and headed for a private ocean beach.

Reuters' sharp-eyed Kevin Lamarque snapped this revealing photo of the first couple in the car tuned out from each other during this quality time family foray.

Of course, Michelle Obama could have her iPod crammed with hubby's recent speeches.

"Revealing"? The First Lady wore headphones while sitting next to her husband, so... news?

Left unsaid, but inartfully and salaciously implied, is that Michelle Obama's use of earphones in her husband's presence betrayed some sort of friction between the two, which is insane.

Of course, Malcolm didn't write this to break news or provide insight or perform any useful task. He wrote it to drive traffic by appealing to the dimmer, angrier corners of the conservative online media.

Mission accomplished, hack.

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