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betsuni

(26,601 posts)
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:00 AM Mar 2024

NBC Nightly News, out of the blue: "Some Democrats have speculated that Michelle Obama could be a

potential replacement" for Biden because polls show "most Americans are concerned about his age and mental fitness." No details about who is speculating, nothing except a random weird comment that had nothing to do with anything.

Where did THAT come from? Who doesn't know Michelle Obama doesn't like politics and would NEVER run?

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NBC Nightly News, out of the blue: "Some Democrats have speculated that Michelle Obama could be a (Original Post) betsuni Mar 2024 OP
So they're putting the issue out there and know it's not serious bucolic_frolic Mar 2024 #1
Last time I heard it was 2020 when Michael Moore predicted that only a beloved celebrity like Oprah betsuni Mar 2024 #5
Probably came from some misinformation media troll farm in Iran or Russia... FarPoint Mar 2024 #2
Bizarre that it was reported as if it were a real story. betsuni Mar 2024 #4
I believe we will be seeing a full fledged assault of misinformation until the election. FarPoint Mar 2024 #10
The media isn't reputable, though. John Shaft Mar 2024 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author FarPoint Mar 2024 #3
So the possibility of one black women President isn't enough of a threat? Think. Again. Mar 2024 #6
I believe you are correct... FarPoint Mar 2024 #12
Couple of things: no_hypocrisy Mar 2024 #7
Really disgusting. betsuni Mar 2024 #9
A few people "throwing out hypothetical ideas" to each other is NOT the same thing Takket Mar 2024 #8
Fox and fiends discussed it i believe... getagrip_already Mar 2024 #11
They reported it because Michelle Obama put out a statement that she wasn't interested onenote Mar 2024 #13
No, the way it was reported was that Democrats had suggested she run and tonight betsuni Mar 2024 #15
exactly bigtree Mar 2024 #16
Please, contact NBC with the exact time this was said, and ask them to prove it was "Democrats" or to withdraw it muriel_volestrangler Mar 2024 #17
March 5, from about 3:44: betsuni Mar 2024 #18

bucolic_frolic

(44,680 posts)
1. So they're putting the issue out there and know it's not serious
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:05 AM
Mar 2024

If they were floating an actual high-level politician I would be concerned to some degree. Though this may be a trial balloon.

betsuni

(26,601 posts)
5. Last time I heard it was 2020 when Michael Moore predicted that only a beloved celebrity like Oprah
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:16 AM
Mar 2024

or Michelle Obama or Tom Hanks could win the election against Trump. Really strange.

FarPoint

(13,005 posts)
2. Probably came from some misinformation media troll farm in Iran or Russia...
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:10 AM
Mar 2024

..I myself just don't think twice about weird speculations... Joe Biden is doing fine....he has excelled in the Primaries...

Now tRump...he is loosing his grey matter and can't butter bread half the time...there are concerns there.

tRump will be the GOP Presidential Candidate and will NOT WIN.....Joe Biden will be the Next President of USA in November...Biden Wins.

FarPoint

(13,005 posts)
10. I believe we will be seeing a full fledged assault of misinformation until the election.
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:27 AM
Mar 2024

Even reputable media's like NBC as noted in OP jump on a thought without verification...not journalism protocols being employed...

From what I know in general...Michelle Obama is happy as punch staying out of politics...If she was going to do something...she herself would schedule an interview or news conference...

Response to betsuni (Original post)

Think. Again.

(12,322 posts)
6. So the possibility of one black women President isn't enough of a threat?
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:16 AM
Mar 2024

...the media needs TWO threats of Democrats giving us black women as Presidents?

FarPoint

(13,005 posts)
12. I believe you are correct...
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 08:18 AM
Mar 2024

thus the troll media farms push this nonsense....It's obvious VP Harris is who would rise up if needed

See...we can process the misinformation successfully.

no_hypocrisy

(47,158 posts)
7. Couple of things:
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:17 AM
Mar 2024

1. That meme has been put out for a while by MAGAts to get more of them to the polls to vote for TSF.

2. Michelle Obama has been quite vocal that she's had it "with politics". She couldn't be coaxed to run.

Takket

(22,167 posts)
8. A few people "throwing out hypothetical ideas" to each other is NOT the same thing
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:23 AM
Mar 2024

As a course of action. I’m sure there are a few rethugs who have discussed someone like mitt Romney running but he’s not running and the party is fully behind drumpf in the primaries, so why would that even be newsworthy?

It is nothing but shit stirring to put people off Biden.

getagrip_already

(15,781 posts)
11. Fox and fiends discussed it i believe...
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:58 AM
Mar 2024

I heard it on a podcast. Might have been Stephanie Miller. They were talking about how ridiculous it was.

So that was probably the source, or one of them. Just rw trolling. Picked up by left wing idiots.

onenote

(43,415 posts)
13. They reported it because Michelle Obama put out a statement that she wasn't interested
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 08:48 AM
Mar 2024

It was a perfectly legitimate for the news to report on the statement she made. If she hadn't put out the statement, there would have been nothing to report. And, to be honest, reporting on her statement, which included a strong endorsement of Biden, was a good thing.

betsuni

(26,601 posts)
15. No, the way it was reported was that Democrats had suggested she run and tonight
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 09:05 AM
Mar 2024

she put out a statement that she had no interest. "Tonight" as in after the suggestion she run.

bigtree

(87,801 posts)
16. exactly
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 09:11 AM
Mar 2024

...this is obvious trolling.

Let's not just be naive about clear rw racebaiting. This one intends to undermine our VP.

Acyn @Acyn
Baier: We heard from Michelle Obama's staff today that she is not running for president.

Watters: If you read between the lines, she's not saying she wouldn't agree to be drafted at the convention. She is saying she is not running for president. So there is a chance.


muriel_volestrangler

(101,817 posts)
17. Please, contact NBC with the exact time this was said, and ask them to prove it was "Democrats" or to withdraw it
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 09:50 AM
Mar 2024

It's made up, and NBC shouldn't get away with that. They should name the "Democrats" for such a bizarre claim.

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