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Old March 1st, 2013 (03:37 PM).
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To anyone who watched the Oscars, remember Michelle Obama's satellite appearance in which she announce the winner for Best Film? And perhaps the controversy that ensued?

Quote:
CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama says it was "absolutely not surprising" to her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused her of selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it. She attributed the chatter to a culture shift that has spawned legions of bloggers, tweeters and others who talk about anything and everything all the time.
"Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That's just sort of where we are. We've got a lot of talking going on," the first lady said only somewhat jokingly Thursday before an appearance in Chicago, her hometown. "It's like everybody's kitchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else so there's a national conversation about anything."
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Thoughts on this? Personally I agree with Mrs. Obama on the issue - social media and the need to feel important and respected on the internet by sparking controversy over otherwise trivial issues is starting to dominate our world, even to the point where not physically showing up for an awards show is something worthy of starting a world war over.
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