Monday, May 29, 2017

The Media's Double Standard Dress Code Between Democratic and Republican Women

Did you know that First Lady Melania Trump wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana Coat in Italy during the Trump foreign trip? You would if you read the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and scores of other papers, or watched ABC or CNN. SF Gate, the internet site of the San Francisco Chronicle told us her coat was only $5,500 below the 2015 median household income in the United States. The New York Times on page 2 today said her “glamorous wardrobe … rotated between Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana.” Did you know on January 6, 2016 in her victory speech after winning the New York primary Secretary Hillary Clinton wore a $12,695 Georgia Armani jacket while speaking out against income inequality? Probably not; the media did not cover it. Governor Sarah Palin received the republican nomination for Vice President in 2008 under Presidential nominee Senator John McCain. She was a self-proclaimed “hockey mom” representing the people. The media trashed her in October 2008 because the GOP spent about $150,000 on clothes for her and her family for the campaign: $75,062 at Neiman Marcus, $49,425 at Saks Fifth Ave., $5,102.71 at Bloomingdales, $789.12 at Barneys New York. The clothes were to be donated to charity after the campaign The New York Times on October 22, 2008 wrote “so much for an ‘average hockey’” with the “expensive clothing from high-end stores.” ABC’s The View, NBC, Time, U.S. News & World reports, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Politico, Slate and a host of others joined the attacks. Senator McCain was roasted over his 8 homes, but not a peep about the sweetheart arrangement that the Obamas received on their Chicago house. The purpose was to make the McCain-Palin ticket out of touch with America at a time Americans were hurting economically. The vicious attacks on Governor Palin were non-stop by the media. Many in the media touted First lady Michelle Obama as the second coming of Jacqueline Kennedy. Michelle was not Jackie. Nor could she be. Every presidency is unique. So too is every First Lady. Each is a star and exemplar in her own right. I would say that both Michelle Obama and Melania trump are beautiful women who exude class. Big items, little items; it's all part of a campaign to bring down conservatives and in this case the Trump Administration. The media keeps lowering and belittling itself from their constant, personalized attacks on conservatives

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