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From Ulsterman:

First it was her use of the East Room to stage a televised sack race with a late night talk show host.  Now First Lady Michelle Obama has staged yet another self-promoting event in one of the nation’s most sacred rooms in the White House – this time a workout session for an upcoming broadcast of The Biggest Loser.

For fans of Civil War era history, you know that it was the East Room that was the place of President Lincoln’s funeral as well as the location for the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 – two of the most historically important events for African Americans.

And yet, despite this room’s significance, the First Lady has now repeated its use as nothing more than a backdrop for her repeated lowbrow network television show appearances.