Michelle Obama Caught Texting During the Pledge of Allegiance-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
First Lady Michelle Obama was caught texting during the Pledge of Allegiance.
First Lady Michelle Obama wasn’t caught texting during the Pledge of Allegiance.
The photo actually shows a gossip columnist for the Washington Post named Helena Andrews texting during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner (not the Pledge of Allegiance) at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April 2015.
The first giveaway is that Michelle Obama was wearing a different dress at the event than the white one worn by the woman caught texting. The first lady’s dress was a silver “Zac Posen custom beaded gown,” the Huffington Post reports.
The second giveaway is that Helena Andrews was sitting in the audience with other members of the press. The first lady, meanwhile, sits at a table beside the president at the Correspondent’s Dinner.
Helena Andrews later said she wasn’t texting during the Star Spangled Banner and tweeted, “(For the record) I was taking notes. On my phone. Because it’s 2015.”
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