FLOTUS FILES  11:40 am April 23, 2012

Michelle Obama Spends More Time on Television Than Actual Actors, According to Vague Statement

by Blair Burke

That's MRS. Flotus to you...We have been following Michelle Obama’s television escapades – most recently, an appearance on The Biggest Loser and Colbert – and we are not the only ones. Fox News would like you to know that Michelle Obama is now the “most televised” First Lady. When she’s not secretly plotting the Obama administration’s next move in the ongoing Battle of the Sexes (like the radio show/board game, except the prize is an unwanted pregnancy) our Michelle has been hitting every circuit, from late night comedy to mid-morning children’s to late afternoon tween. But since this is an election year, it is important, according to this article, to ask ourselves, “Was Michelle Obama being sincere with those muppets on Sesame Street, or just trying to get their votes?”

It should not come as a surprise that Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center has some things to say about Michelle Obama’s television appearances, since he has an unexplained yet deep-seated anger toward muppets.

Lately, Michelle Obama is no stranger to television entertainment. She’s already outpaced past first ladies, like Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in the number of TV appearances she’s made over the first four years of a president’s term.

Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center, said Michelle Obama really is “off the charts” in the number of times she’s appeared in entertainment television cameos, even more so “than I dare say many big name actors and actresses.”

In just the last four months, viewers have seen Obama do push-ups with Ellen DeGeneres, play tug o’ war with Jimmy Fallon, laugh along with Jay Leno and David Letterman, dance on Disney’s “iCarly,” work out with “The Biggest Loser” contestants at the White House, appear at the BET Honors, smile on “Sesame Street” and chat about healthy school lunches with Rachael Ray.

Whether the appearances are sincere or just political is up for debate. Democratic political strategist Doug Schoen suggested they were a little bit of both.

Let’s please debate the level of sincerity demonstrated by our country’s First Lady on iCarly, a show about a teenage girl who broadcasts some sort of Internet show from her trendy Seattle loft apartment she shares with her older brother that often includes a sketch called “Random Dancing.”

Michelle Obama gains “an overwhelmingly amount of positive coverage” from being on these shows, said Gainor, who also added that these appearances allow her to campaign for her husband.

“What she’s doing is political,” said Gainor. “She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.”

Gainor argued this is one way for the Obama administration to reach out to Hollywood for fundraising. “It’s ridiculous the amount of other shows that have put her on,” he said.

“Seriously, I am just trying to eat my Swanson Hungry-Man dinner and drool over Michelle Malkin in peace, commies!” is what many conservative men have cried out in recent months, before falling into a deep, microwave meal slumber and dreaming of what they wish prom could have been. [Fox News]

 

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OneDollarJuana April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

Michele Obama is a better actor than some TV actors.

Nostrildamus April 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Would also be a better anchor than most TV anchors.

vulpes82 April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

History's greatest monster.

Barb April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.

Dan, you have an acute grasp of the obvious.

DerrickWildcat April 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

Nope, Oscar the Grouch is a Tea Party leader.

SigDeFlyinMonky April 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Oscar libel!

Doktor StrangeZoom April 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

And he watches Pox News

freakishlywrong April 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

“What she’s doing is political,” said Gainor. “She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.” Aaaaaannd? So the fuck what?

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

She should keep her face in men's laps, where it belongs!

ManchuCandidate April 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

To be fair, have you seen what's on TV? I won't complain if Ann Romboto decides to show up on TLC's Sister Wives.

Come here a minute April 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

This undeserved positive coverage is shameful, especially after the way Sesame Street ripped Nancy Reagan a new one over "Just Say No".

ManchuCandidate April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am
actor212 April 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

I wonder what the outcry would be if Michelle decided the White House needed new china?

BerkeleyBear April 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Or custom designed a new oval office rug to replace the tacky brown hunk of crap Laura Bush apparently spent her first couple of years in the WH trying to figure out? She also had new (fugly) china ordered as they were headed out the door – I assume because of concerns with what "those people" might do if left to their own devices.

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

Maybe she's a secret Kardashian. Or Palin.

Maman April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

Does that mean she has to start dating Kanye soon?

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

Kanye, Kenyan; what's the difference?

sullivanst April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

They all look the same to MRC.

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

Still, I'm not nearly as tired of her as I am of that fucking Geico lizard.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

SQUEALING PIG LIBEL!

sullivanst April 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Michelle and fucking in the same sentence?

Excuse me, I need a few minutes alone.

Jus_Wonderin April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

OMG!!! This must stop…NOW!!!

Biel_ze_Bubba April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

urggg. Just for the sheer fun of it, the Obamas (once safely installed for a second term) should throw a huge White House Kwaanza party, and invite every outrageous rap and soul celebrity, along with a good selection of NBA and NFL bad boys. And don't forget Al Sharpton! You could turn the next day's Faux News coverage into a pay-per-view event.

mookwrthwilson April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

From Wikipedia:

Douglas Schoen is an American political analyst, pollster, author, and commentator. He is a political analyst for Fox News. He partnered with political strategist Mark Penn and Michael Berland in the firm of Penn, Schoen & Berland. He believes that lower taxes would be a successful Democratic strategy, opposed President Obama's Affordable Care Act, warned the Democratic Party to reject the Occupy Wall Street protest, and recommended that President Obama not run for reelection in 2012.[3][4]
…While still a high school student, he canvassed the Upper West Side for Dick Morris.[2]…Schoen went to high school with Mark Penn and then worked together with him on The Harvard Crimson.

So basically calling this guy a Democrat is like calling Klansmen civil rights relativists…

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

I have a friend who works with him.

I often buy her drinks.

Butch_Wagstaff April 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

"…he canvassed the Upper West Side for Dick Morris."

Aaannd, that says all you need to know about Douglas Schoen right there.

horsedreamer_1 April 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

The DLC Lives.

SexySmurf April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

iCarly is on Nickelodeon, dipshit.

Fare la Volpe April 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Someone else has kids / nieces / younger cousins, I see.

BerkeleyBear April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

And Michelle's random dancing (and the segment with Gibby) were off the chain.

Of course, she also did the Platypus Walk with the Disney gang, so maybe they just cut and pasted to the wrong show there.

Canmon April 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

Newt Gingrich's wife is going on Cheaters.

Fare la Volpe April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

And the Palins on Maury.

Geminisunmars April 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Isn't Springer available?

Nostrildamus April 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

"I Did My Mom's Boyfriend" will have the most panelists ever.

horsedreamer_1 April 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Levi will perform "Just a Gigolo" accompanied by the All-American Rejects. Diamond Dave may or may not bound onstage at the end.

mavenmaven April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

After dragging the country through a million "debates", and all the accompanying pundit yapping, the Republicans are complaining about air time?

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

I bet Nancy Reagan was on more Hollywood stars than Michelle's been on Hollywood shows!

Blueb4sunrise April 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

Heyooooooooooo!

ElPinche April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Look at her. Michelle is dripping with evil …. like baby oil dripping off brown supple breast after a thorough west wing pounding. Yes, bad Michelle! You need a spanking!

vulpes82 April 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

I think it's MICHELLE who does the spanking!

ElPinche April 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

"Who's been a bad POTUS?? " *smack*

Nostrildamus April 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I'm interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Next up for the First Lady is a guest shot as the color commentator during the opening game in the upcoming Stanley Cup hockey championship series.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

She can't be worse than Eddie Olczyk

(nothing against Olczyk, I just like typing "Olczyk")

Biel_ze_Bubba April 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Why not? The NFL, NBA, and MLB all have colored commentators.

Callyson April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Whether the appearances are sincere or just political is up for debate

Um, what is a "sincere" television appearance? What does a "sincere" television appearance even look like? What a…

…then again, if I had the chance to knock some sense into Dan Gainor on the teevee, *that* would be sincere…

MissTaken April 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

A "sincere" television appearance takes place on Fox News with you agreeing with every piece of verbal diarrhea Hannity and O'Reilly expel.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Nodding eagerly as the floor manager with the cattle prod hovers off camera.

Jus_Wonderin April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

MO on iCarly is undoubtedly a devious ploy to garner the coveted preteen vote.

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

That's brilliant! Now she can run in 2016 and have a built-in base!

Jus_Wonderin April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

MO/BO 2016. (Can Barack be Veep after being Pres?)

Otherwise MO/Hilz 2016!

Pop_Socket April 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

And the creepy old man demographic.

Boojum April 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

She needs to take Oprah's place. That way, they keep the show's monogram and we get to keep her.

ElPinche April 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

The wingtards are just jealous because their first ladies are uptight boring twats. Can you imagine Ann Romney on iCarly? I bet Nickelodeon executive can't, or even dream of it. They need ratings, not putting their audience to sleep.

BerkeleyBear April 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

What do you mean, you have only 1 house? Where do you keep your horses?

ElPinche April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What's a house?? Is it like a little mansion?

Fare la Volpe April 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

This is in sharp contrast to Saint Ronald of Reagan, who never appeared in dirty TV shows or movies.

RedneckMuslin April 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Wasn't he famous for saying, "Sock it to me"?

BaldarTFlagass April 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

You bet your sweet bippy he was.

RedneckMuslin April 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Also a winner of the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award.

Jus_Wonderin April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

"Flying Fickle Finger of Fate"

Ah, that actually explains a lot!

DaRooster April 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

She is soooo Black evil.

chicken_thief April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

With so many vacations, how does she find the time to appear on the teevees?!

SorosBot April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Yeah, Michelle Obama should stick to more dignified television appearances, like Nancy Reagan did on Diff'rent Strokes.

Generation[redacted] April 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

"Just Say No" worked great for the Drummond kids, didn't it?

valthemus April 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I saw Nancy Reagan's appearance. She looked like she was totally stoned.

littlebigdaddy April 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

You know who *else* took full advantage of the media opportunities of his day to spread a political message?

actor212 April 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

FDR?

Generation[redacted] April 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

The latest in fireside technology!

Fare la Volpe April 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Roger Ailes?

sullivanst April 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Ronald Reagan?

Geminisunmars April 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Ted Kaczynski?

chicken_thief April 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Lou Sarah?

Doktor StrangeZoom April 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Richard Nixon?

Uh….after he hired Roger Ailes…?

horsedreamer_1 April 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Fr. Coughlin?

metamarcisf April 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Coming soon to TLC: "Michelle Obama's Watermelon Patch"

FakaktaSouth April 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Yes, why WOULD this beautiful, funny, intelligent and talented woman, who is so at ease and natural in front of a camera be ON TV to promote any of the issues she works for? Makes no sense.

PubOption April 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It would be interesting to see Callista on the Muppets, the puppets would be capable of way more facial expressions.

MissTaken April 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

She could give Big Bird on Sesame Street lessons on how to look like a bird.

SorosBot April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

But Big Bird is much more human and lifelike than Callista could ever be.

SorosBot April 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

In fact, I think Calliusta is actually one of the Autons from Doctor Who.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Michelle Obama gains “an overwhelmingly amount of positive coverage” from being on these shows, said Gainor.

And it's "positive" because…. she's actually nice, attractive, and a wonderful First Lady.
And that, my friends, is Gainor's actual problem. That sneaky Obama went and married a charming woman, just so he could fool the Real Americans™ who would otherwise know better than to vote for a Kenyan Socialist Muslin who Hates America™.

sullivanst April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Can't have these blahs appearing human, you understand. People might start supporting equal rights and opportunities for them, which would be positively ghastly, don't you think?

freakishlywrong April 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

They neglected to mention the NASCAR race where the enlightened, tolerant fans of that "sport" booed her.

SigDeFlyinMonky April 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

NonAthleticSportCenteredAroundRednecks

Ducksworthy April 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Forget it Michelle. The GOP has the muppet vote sewed up for Romney. Also, finger puppets and shadow puppets as well as the remaining non-Mitt marionettes.

HobbesEvilTwin April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I read that last sentence as Michelle Malkin fappers "dreaming of what they wish porn could have been."

Now I have to go bleach my brain.

Lascauxcaveman April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

She’s already outpaced past first ladies, like Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in the number of TV appearances she’s made

Y'know, just like at the high school pep dance, there's a reason why Hills and Laura didn't get asked to dance as often as Mish.

widestanceromance April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

How many times has she been on the Sunday "news" shows? Being black, female, a Democrat and a known supporter of Obama, I'm guessing not many.

Ducksworthy April 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Way OT but Willard would not only be the only Mormon ever elected President but he would be the first High Priest of any kind elected President. Sorry. I just thought of that. Could he be sworn in wearing one of those High Priest robes from The Ten Commandments?

Doktor StrangeZoom April 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Or maybe something from the face-melting scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark?

Biel_ze_Bubba April 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Gainor's been suffering from while male outrage disorder ever since he discovered that Michele could whip his ass in a push-up contest.

ttommyunger April 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

TV appearances? HA! That's nothing! I have it on good authority that Michelle is fucking a nigger and has been for years! So there…

chicken_thief April 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

And prolly had them two rug rats just for the tax deductions….

ttommyunger April 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

No doubt!

Pop_Socket April 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

That uppity Michelle with her 'eat healthy and get some exercise' commie agitprop!

fuflans April 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

deep, microwave meal slumbers are the WORST.

you wake up covered in exploded stouffers which is not at all a euphemism for anything.

BZ1 April 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Media Research Center, enuf said …

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