Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- The fake journalists at the NYTimes, always on the cutting edge of news that no one living more than 2 miles from Central Park cares about, carried a feature piece in its fake coverage of Hurricane Harvey focused on….wait for it…wait for it…the shoes worn by First Lady Melania Trump! I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
- The piece, titled “Melania Trump, Off to Texas, Finds Herself on Thin Heels,” was written by some smarmy elitist named Vanessa Friedman, and carried in the fake newspaper’s Fashion and Style section. The big news the Times found relevant to someone somewhere was that the First Lady wore her traditional spike heels when exiting the White House to board Marine One, but was wearing sneakers by the time she arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas with President Trump in a show of support for the people of Texas.
- In justifying spending 700 words or so on this insignificant subject, the author pretends to simply be reflecting a major social media controversy. She proves said controversy exists by citing a single tweet from the terminally insipid Chelsea Handler, along with a tweet from some anonymous Twitter user. Yes, because we all should really, really, really care what Chelsea Handler thinks of the First Lady’s shoe attire.
- In response to the Times, Stephanie Grisham, the spokesman for the First Lady, said “It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes.” Yes, exactly. But this is the NYTimes, and creating fake controversies is apparently the only reason it exists anymore.
- And can we be really honest about why Chelsea Handler feels the need to take shots at the First Lady’s choice of shoes? She’s jealous. Seriously, Chelsea Handler is jealous because – let’s be honest – Melania Trump rocks in stiletto heels, something Ms. Handler would obviously love to be able to do. The reality is that the First Lady rocked in those sneakers, too, which no doubt drove Ms. Handler into a vodka-fueled rage.
- Envy and jealousy are ugly emotions. Nowhere do they reveal themselves more starkly and succinctly than in snarky, 140-character messages on Twitter. And nowhere do they manifest more pettily than on the Fashion and Style pages of the NYTimes.
- But it wasn’t just the NYTimes – fake news sites like the Daily Beast, The Washington Post and the Hollywood Reporter also carried similarly snarky commentary on the First Lady’s fashion choice. It must be sad to have nothing better to do with your time while pretending to be a working journalist. Really, really sad.
- Writing for the Washington Post, fake journalist Robin Givhan tried to dress her piece up as semi-serious commentary in which the First Lady’s shoe choices serve as a metaphor for a presidency that is out of touch with the common man, as if a fake journalist with the WaPo has any idea what the “common man” thinks about anything: “Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours…Heading off to Texas, she looked dressed to view a natural disaster from a distance, from on high, not up close. Her ensemble implied that people’s personal stories would be ferried to her after they had been vetted and tidied up.”
- Wow. Robert Duval’s character in True Grit would have read that passage and said “I call that bold talk for a fake journalist sitting comfortably in her cube funded by the world’s richest man.” Again, look at the jealousy flowing out of Ms. Givhan’s sentences. The envy. The rage.
- Here’s reality: If Melania Trump’s husband were a Democrat, she’d be universally hailed as America’s foremost fashion icon, and praised by the very same jealous liberals who today are bemoaning her choice of shoes. Melania Trump looks fantastic in anything she wears, and this obviously drives people like Ms. Givhan crazy.
- Melania Trump is obviously very conscious of the image she projects in her role as America’s First Lady, as any First Lady should be. She is obviously most comfortable in public wearing high heels. If this drives fake journalists at the NYTimes and Wapo, and leftist c-list celebrities into jealous rages, so be it.
- I can’t believe I just wrote 744 words on this subject, but there it is.
Just another day in jealous liberal rage America.
That is all.