US Media Too Shy to Report First Family Book Purchase of ‘Everyone Poops’?

A little while ago I read this in the UK Daily Mail concerning President Obama’s recent trip with his daughters to a book store:

But, ensuring their father also had some light reading, Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia picked up picture book Everyone Poops and teen favourite Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever.

In this photo at the Daily Mail you can clearly see one of Obama’s daughters carrying the book to the checkout stand. Fine, whatever.

Now read stories about the same shopping trip at US media outlets like The Hill and ABC News along with the Associated Press and you’ll find no mention of “Everyone Poops.” Ditto for CBS News and MSNBC.

What’s with the “Everyone Poops” US media blackout? Is the MSM concerned that their beloved president’s poll numbers might drop if it’s discovered a member of his family bought a book that could be construed as insensitive to the constipated who do not poop? (Is it a coincidence that Obama is down ten points in the fiber-challenged demographic?)

Give me a break, man, it’s been an incredibly slow news weekend.

Author: Doug Powers

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