You know you’re getting ‘honest reporting’ when it leads with ‘the world was aghast as…’
It didn’t get better from there. More leading language, not telling the story, but coaching their readers (who they must assume aren’t that bright) about how they should FEEL about the story.
“Unsurprisingly, Twitter was shocked:”
Twitter? Do they know some moron who’s changed his name to Twitter? Because unless that represents every single person on Twitter — including Ivanka herself — that’s a stupid thing to say.
The ‘Princess Ivanka’ reference was hard to miss.
(Here’s the original post if you are really wanting to read it.)
Here is one representative sample of the outrage they used in their (hit) piece:
— cassandracarolina (@cassandra17lina) July 8, 2017
They were looking for a reason to be outraged and they found one.
Do you know who rushed to her defense, saying it was nothing unusual? Or, if you prefer, a ‘nothingburger’..?
No less than that infamous Right-Wing Trumpian partisan, CNN.
A photo of the first daughter sitting next to Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was first tweeted by Svetlana Lukash, who identifies herself on Twitter as a G20 Russian sherpa, a title given to people who help international delegations at large summits.
A senior Trump administration official confirmed that Ivanka Trump had stepped in for her father, but dismissed any suggestion it was improper or unusual.
“Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the President had to step out, and the president of the World Bank started talking as the topic involved areas such as African development — areas that will benefit from the facility just announced by the World Bank,” the official said, referencing a initiative Ivanka Trump has spearheaded that looks to fund women entrepreneurs. — CNN
And fact-checking the outrage-mongers in that same CNN article:
“When other leaders stepped out, their seats were also briefly filled by others,” the official added.
Had Bill or Barack vacated their seat and had it filled briefly by, say Hillary or Michelle, (their daughters being too young at the time to do as Ivanka did) it would be celebrated as a victory for Feminism and strong women everywhere. Striking a blow against misogyny! Patriarchy!
Whatever happened to all those slogans, ‘Deal me in!’ and ‘I’m with Her’.
Oh, right. Admitting Trump trusts the judgment and ability of a woman (see: Kellyanne Conway, first EVER successful Presidential Campaign manger) undercuts their ‘Trump hates women’ lie.
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