Yesterday afternoon, big news broke. Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that first lady Michelle Obama would deliver a “personal, passionate speech.”

That night, the media fact-checked Psaki’s statement. True!

Detroit Free Press:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michelle Obama delivered an impassioned speech on her husband’s convictions Tuesday night, describing how President Barack Obama has held steadfast to the principles that propelled him to the White House nearly four years ago and has a vision of providing more opportunities to Americans in the years to come.

New York Daily News:

Headlining the first night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady seized the primetime moment, sounding confident, heartfelt and politically wholesome as she delivered an impassioned defense of her spouse, who is locked in a fierce race with Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Charlotte Observer:

First lady Michelle Obama walked off the stage at Time Warner Cable Arena after a speech that was impassioned and personal, supportive of her husband not only as president but as a father.

The Guardian (headline and subhead):

Michelle Obama’s passionate speech urges voters to renew their vows

With her passionately told story of a love that has endured and grown, the first lady launched Barack Obama’s re-election bid


Todd: First Lady captures audience like no other convention speaker

NBC News chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, describes the reaction to First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech from the perspective of the delegates on the floor of the convention, saying she owned the audience like no one has yet this convention season. Todd also notes that the energy at the DNC is rooted in passion for President Obama, whereas the energy at the RNC was not rooted in passion for Mitt Romney but passion against President Obama.


US First Lady Michelle Obama has made an impassioned speech backing her husband, President Barack Obama, for another four-year White House term.


US first lady Michelle Obama gave a typically passionate defence of her husband Barack’s four years in office and made the case for another term in the White House as she opened the Democratic National Convention


Michelle Obama wows convention with passionate speech