Politico's Dylan Byers writes, "But on Monday night, the story had been removed from those sites. The AFP page for the story now links to a story titled "Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail," as does the Yahoo page. The Huffington Post page now links directly back to the Huffington Post homepage. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Australian stories now lead to 404 error pages, reading "page not found." The International Business Times story also links to the IBT homepage, though a version of the original story still exists online."
Very much later, Byers got an email from Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, fessing up to the intimidation and censorship:
From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.Mother Nature spoke up this afternoon with a 7.4 earthquake in Guerrero State, Mexico near Acapulco forcing the White House to say, "In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger."
It's getting harder for Obama to fool the American people. Had Obama grown up in America, he would have known it's not nice to fool Mother Nature.