What was with all the talk this week about the shorts that First Lady Michelle Obama wore at the Grand Canyon over the weekend?
News outlets went a little nutty reporting on the first lady's decision to wear shorts on a family vacation. I kid you not.
Newsweek bloggers reported that "Michelle Obama shorts" became a leading topic on Google and pointed out the "fake outrage" - the absence of any concrete proof that Americans themselves were upset by seeing their first lady in shorts.
"It's entirely possible that 'some in the media' were a little shocked to see Obama wearing shorts and wanted to report on it," they wrote. "August is a slow news month, and covering people who are actually shocked and outraged about health care can only fill so many minutes in the Twitterfied news cycle."
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