Breitbart Website Calls Michelle Obama Fat

Political cartoon mocks anti-obesity campaign
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 12:00 PM CST
First lady Michelle Obama takes part in Wal-Mart's announcement of a comprehensive effort to provide healthier and more affordable food choices to their customers, Jan. 20, 2011, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Andrew Breitbart, fresh off the news of Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit against him, has gotten himself embroiled in another controversy. His Big Government website lashed out at Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign ... by basically calling her fat. A cartoon strip on the website shows an overweight Obama eating a huge pile of hamburgers while talking to her big-eared husband about the campaign, Salon reports. The punch line—"Shut up and pass the bacon!"—was originally "Shut up and pass the lard!" Media Matters notes. Click to see the cartoon.

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