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First lady not surprised by reaction to Oscars

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  • First lady Michelle Obama appeared on screen during the Oscars Sunday, while actor Jack Nicholson presented the award for best picture.

      First lady Michelle Obama appeared on screen during the Oscars Sunday, while actor Jack Nicholson presented the award for best picture.

 
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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.

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