The Washington Post has become the Mean Girls of the nation’s capital, going after First Lady Melania Trump’s Christmas fashion sense, calling it “ridiculous” and indicative of “aloofness.” Gosh, why would anybody want to be aloof from the bitchy high schoolers at The Post?
Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan offered her classic take as a frustrated liberal editorial writer on the first public impeachment hearing in the House on Wednesday. The headline in the paper was "Be a sport, Jim Jordan, and put on a jacket." Online it was "For dignity’s sake, Jim Jordan, put on a jacket." Givhan lectured that the conservative from Ohio was somehow betraying the Constitution in shirt sleeves.
The Washington Post on Tuesday offered a gushing, 3000 profile on CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, fawning over the co-host as the “soothing voice of reason.” At no point in the story did Post writer Robin Givhan identify King as a Democratic donor. Instead, readers are simply told about how loyal the host is to her “public friends.”
“Pete Buttigieg is having his Vogue moment,” began a Style section article by Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan. It’s the latest attempt by progressive media to force the transformation of the boyish and soft-spoken left-wing candidate into a pop culture phenomenon. On the paper’s May 1 Style front page, Buttigieg’s smoldering black-and-white Vogue photoshoot image stood out, accompanied by Givhan’s lusty sales pitch for this sexed-up version of the gay South Bend mayor.
On Tuesday, the Washington Post Style section front page contained another episode of fashion writer Robin Givhan channeling her liberal political views through the pretense of assessing fashions. The subject of her adoration was Robert Mueller, seen leaving services on Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church across the street from the White House.
Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan is back in the paper on Saturday with another in her long series of liberal editorials badly disguised as clothing critiques. Her target is now the MAGA hat. The headline is "Brimming with grotesque hubris." She ripped the pro-Trump Covington kids: "Armed with so much knowledge, it is, perhaps, a more jolting loss, a graver reality, when youth is wrecked by the acid hatred symbolized by a hat."
Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan was brought in after the House swearing-in to write about fashion -- well, not really. As usual, she used fashion as a subtext for her liberal politics. The new ultraliberal women in the House were all fabulous in their diversity of dress, especially Nancy Pelosi in pink, "like the plumage of a brazen bird, not just to fly with the flock but to lead it."
In her column this week, Washington Post Givhan was very reluctant to criticize the, shall-we-say, controversial fashion choices that Michelle Obama made for her book-tour appearance with Sarah Jessica Parker earlier this week...especially the $3,900 thigh-high boots. If a former Republican First Lady had worn them, Givhan would have scolded her for conspicuous consumption.
Robin Givhan, the liberal political columnist who plays fashion writer at The Washington Post, dominated the front of the Style section on Friday with a question: Can a fashion designer in good conscience agree to dress Melania Trump? Givhan argued that blacklisting the new First Lady is a good way to show a social conscience. The Trumps can buy off the rack, so it’s not really a blacklist. Givhan said dressing the First Lady – especially for Inauguration Night, has always been an honor, until Donald Trump inspired “new waves of racism and violence.”
Michael W. Chapman of our sister site CNSNews.com reports on cost estimates for the hand-sewn gown Michelle Obama wore at Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of France. Think five figures. If Ann Romney were First Lady now, would that escape the media’s politicized scrutiny? (In 2012, she was slammed for wearing a $990 shirt on "CBS This Morning."
Wednesday’s Washington Post merely carried the headline “America, elegantly draped over her shoulders” next to a foot-high page-dominating photograph of Mrs. Obama in the dress. Michelle-loving fashion writer Robin Givhan insisted only “churlish” rumblers would lower themselves to asking about the price tag of a gown like this:
Five years ago Post fashion writer Robin Givhan scoffed at the notion of modest swimwear in a July 14, 2006 column "Ultimate Coverup."
Fast forward to today and the Post's Alison Lake gave Style section readers a gushy look at how "Muslim women shop for ways to bare little."
"Web sites offer modest fashions suitable for summer and pool wear," noted the subheader to Lake's story.
Since we disposed with the notion that the networks had a feeding frenzy on the Anthony Weiner scandal, what about the news magazines? They began with a whimper, but then that week’s magazines were summer double issues. After the week off, what happened in their June 27 issues? Not much.
Newsweek didn’t offer a down arrow in their “Conventional Wisdom” column, but they gave an up arrow to “GOP Fringe,” arguing “Perry, Bachmann, and Paul show screwballs’ strength.”