Column: Jill Biden, ‘Every Inch a Goddess’
Much of what people call “news” is not hard facts. There is a less favorable word for it: advertising. When the Democrats rule, the news hits a levee and the publicity overflows.
On June 29, ABC’s Good morning america aired several minutes of this, swooning over Jill Biden, promoting an absurdly positive cover story in the August issue of fashion magazine. Nobody reads fashion for concrete policy data. The fashion magazine, run by Democrat Anna Wintour, willingly engages in glossy propaganda.
ABC reporter Janai Norman happily repeated that Jill Biden told her fashion that “I want the White House to feel comfortable. It’s like my house on the beach, where you feel like you can go in and your bathing suit is sand, but it’s okay to sit in the chair. “It’s not the House of the People. It’s a beach house.
Chioma Nnadi, editor of Vogue.com, told ABC that the First Lady has “embraced her role with both hands and has also maintained her role as a teacher, you know, he is extremely inspiring as someone who can multitask with a smile on his face. “
The cover story comes with loads of pretty, posed photos of Jill Biden and Jill with Joe, and Jill with Biden’s precious grandchildren, all by star photographer Annie Leibovitz. Some have designer captions: “Dr. Biden wears a sweater and a skirt from the Michael Kors collection. “
Disturbing family themes, like Hunter Biden and his infernal laptop, are all tweaked.
Inside the magazine, writer Jonathan Van Meter addressed Mary Jordan, a Washington Post journalist, who praised Jill as “An underrated asset … Hard to imagine Joe doing this without her.” Jordan gave away fashion With all the parties he attended with the Bidens, and how they let everyone take pictures, because they are so fun and normal. Jill sprayed Joe with a squirt gun! Are they not the best?
Slavish advertising sounds like this: As Joe Biden hugs a boy who is flying a flag, “Jill stands in the macadam behind him in black and white stilettos, looking every inch like a goddess at 69. “
Van Meter then underscored how un-Trumpy this is: “It’s times like this with the Bidens, we hug the kids! – that drive us home to how incomprehensibly irregular and out of place our former president and first lady really were.”
In Sugar Puff Land, Jill is a “goddess” to be worshiped, yet she is “perfectly calibrated” for “a near-no-pomp presidency.”
We are subject to happy talk about how “countless editorials began to mark the first 100 days of the Biden administration, many expressing shocked relief at how much was being done, how much legitimately useful politics was moving through the system, what little drama, how few fouls or stammering or unpleasant fights. “
Quote The Lego Movie, the main theme is “Everything is amazing!”
There was no fashion Melania Trump cover story. Three years ago, fashion instead, it was celebrating pornstar Stormy Daniels (with the pretty posed portraits of Annie Leibovitz) as a “catalyst of historic proportions,” destined to ruin the Trumps.
These sticky Valentine’s Day cards underscore that journalists generally shouldn’t brag that it’s their job to ask tough questions and hold powerful people accountable. Because they seem to do that about half the time. That’s the twist when the Democrats who supported didn’t win.
Democrats pretend they are all Democrats. fashion pushed Jill Biden on the cover as a “First Lady to us all.” That is clearly false, but the liberal media without conviction tries the Jedi mind trick: “Everyone will adore, admire and envy Jill Biden in her stilettos, every inch is a goddess at 69 …”