Today on Tommy T’s Obsession With The Freeperati – Journalism support edition

Ok folks – before we get silly, a serious note.
Athenae started the ball rolling early last week, asking First Draft readers to fund two student journalism projects.
Both were funded completely by the end of that day (?!?!?!).
I didn’t get to contribute because my bi-weekly pay day wasn’t until last Friday.
So –wander over here and look at this one –not only are the students concentrating on blogging, but on becoming critical consumers of media. Could anything be more important than teaching your students how to separate spin from reality by comparing what multiple sources say about the same events and divining the truth? The class also teaches the use of the HTML tools of the trade as they apply to Journalism. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is also matching our funds on this one!

I’ve already made a donation – please join me and help fund this very worthy enterprise.
And tell ’em First Draft sent ya.

Ok –now we can get our iso suits on and crack open the airlock door. There’s plenty of oh-so-mockable insanity at the house of Free Republic!

First up –Michelle charms, Freepers imagine leg humping!‏
…because that’s just how they roll.

Michelle Obama charms queen away from protocol

Associated Press ^

| 4/2/2009

Posted onThursday, April 02, 2009 1:09:51 PM byIndian_Fighter_Kite
LONDON – Michelle Obama’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II began with a handshake and ended in a hug.
first lady arrived Wednesday with President Barack Obama. After
separate meetings on the eve of the G-20 summit, the couple attended an
evening reception for world leaders hosted by the queen.
Obama clearly made an impression with the 82-year-old monarch — so much
that the smiling queen strayed slightly from protocol and briefly
wrapped her arm around the first lady in a rare public show of

So – the Hug Heard Round The World is seen by people (even the English Press, who normally show as much compassion as a Piranha) as a touching moment, when an American First Lady was granted the first public display of affection by the Monarch in 57 years, and returned the hug. Music swells, and the credits roll. Sweet, surprising, and touching.

Freepers? Not so much.

To: Indian_Fighter_Kite
Where’s the double bagger barf alert?

posted onThursday, April 02, 2009 1:10:43 PM
(If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)

To: Indian_Fighter_Kite
I think Mrs. BO should have fist bumped the Queen. Now THAT would have been a story.

posted onThursday, April 02, 2009 1:11:00 PM
(No Representation without Taxation !)
To: Indian_Fighter_Kite
I am vomiting uncontrollably right now…

posted onThursday, April 02, 2009 1:14:33 PM
Apparently, into your keyboard.

div class=”EC_a2″ style=”margin-left: 40px;”>To: Indian_Fighter_Kite

Michelle Obama looks like Donkey Kong.

posted onThursday, April 02, 2009 1:15:13 PM

Ah, Freepers – nothing if not classy.

div class=”EC_a2″ style=”margin-left: 40px;”>To: Reagan69