Michelle Obama's $447.39 Meal at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York-Fiction!

Michelle Obama’s $447.39 Meal at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

An eRumor about Michelle Obama’s very expensive room service lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York consisting of lobsters, imported caviar from Iran and champagne racking up to a total cost of $447.39.  

The Truth:

This story was based on an article published in the New York Post on  October 17, 2008. 

Four days later, however, the Post removed the article from its website and all links about it were directed to a retraction of the story.

The retraction said, “THE source who told us last week about Michelle Obama getting lobster and caviar delivered to her room at the Waldorf-Astoria must have been under the influence of a mind-altering drug. She was not even staying at the Waldorf. We regret the mistake, and our former source is going to regret it, too. Bread and water would be too good for such disinformation.”

Click for a link to the actual retraction. 

Many of the forwarded eRumors contained a graphic picture containing an itemized receipt from the Waldorf-Astoring.  This was taken from a posted flyer that was created by Puma PAC, a political action committee in support of Hillary Clinton for President.  The flyer can be found on their blog site. 

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updated 10/23/08