White House axes stories about Malia's Mexico trip3/20/2012
On Monday, several news outlets -- including AFP, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post -- reported that Malia Obama was spring breaking in Mexico with a dozen friends and two dozen Secret Service agents. By Monday afternoon, those posts were replaced with 404 Errors, "File Not Found" placeholders or redirects to a story about Senegalese musician Youssou N'dour.
Conspiracy theories filled the gaps the scrubbed stories left behind, but the White House has now confirmed that they were the reason for the removal. "The White House has asked news outlets not to report on the Obama children when they are not with their parents," Michelle Obama's communications director told Politico. Guess that means we won't be getting a postcard.
Does the White House have a point?