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Claim: Michelle Obama gorged herself on an expensive room service dinner while her husband was attending a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2008]
Origins: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was
However, Michelle Obama couldn't have been ordering room service in New York on that Wednesday afternoon, as she was giving a speech at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the time. When this fact was pointed out to the Post, it removed the gossip item from its web site and printed a retraction:
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.Some reports have erroneously stated that Michelle Obama delivered her Fort Wayne speech at noon on
Last updated: 31 October 2008
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