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Scott Baker's 'lingerie' story barely coffee shop-friendly

Scott Baker's 'lingerie' story barely coffee shop-friendly

The first featured story on THE BLAZE's front page this morning is an in-depth, investigative look at whether Michelle Obama spent $50,000 on lingerie in a single shopping spree, as a report in The Telegraph recently suggested. It was written with diligence by our editor in chief Scott Baker (and posted at 2:15 a.m).

A sample:

Here’s what we know.  The Telegraph claims Michelle Obama and {Queen of Qatar] Sheikha Mozah spent $50,000 on lingerie.  Here’s what we do not yet know — how much they each spent.

The Queen might have spent $49,950.  I’m not sure what $50 buys you at Agent Provocateur, but maybe the First Lady walked out with just that!

Check that — I just reviewed the most recent Agent Provocateur collection.  You cannot buy anything for $50.

There is a $90 thong.  There’s also a $190 thong.  And a top that seems pretty intricate for $590.

Baker ran into a lot of interesting things in his research. For example, something called a "playsuit" which Agent Provocateur sells for $24,000. There's no photo in the post of said garment, but there's a link to it and that's the case for many of the things Baker mentions in his story.

I really want to click the link because I really want to know what a "playsuit" is. But I can't. Like much of THE BLAZE's staff, I don't work in an office. I work wherever I take my computer, which is usually a cafe of some sort in Washington, D.C.

And I can't bring myself to click a link to a "playsuit" when there's a chance a stranger might see my screen and wonder any number of things.

Baker assured me through instant message, however, that the link is SFC (suitable for cafes). And yet... I think I'll save the story for when I'm home. Even if it means spending the rest of my evening with images of the first lady purchasing a "playsuit" running through my head.

Follow me on Twitter at @eScarry.

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