As is often the case with celebrities, actors, singers and other performers, many of those people believe that they somehow have a special insight into issues and conflicts that the average person does not share. An excellent example of this concept came on Wednesday, when Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- who is better known as just Rihanna -- stated that President Trump seems to be “the most mentally ill human being in America right now.”



On the Amtrak train, their magazine The National featured a gushy interview with Michelle Obama by 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak, the daughter of former New York Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak. The questions were very promotional, like Mrs. Obama and her PR staff wrote them up. But that's exactly how Michelle Obama's interviews with adult reporters and anchors often sound.



Women’s fashion magazine Vanity Fair seems hell-bent on attacking the First Daughter any chance they get. Just a few days after slamming her for being complicit in the shootings, they accused her of being a white supremacist in this hysterical article which makes less sense than a Cher tweet. The magazine’s Rachel Dodes, an apparent self-loathing white liberal, entitled her hit piece, “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Ivanka Trump,” and sneered about how “white” Ivanka was a whopping ten times in the relatively short article.



This could be the biggest display of chutzpah since the guy convicted of offing his parents pleaded for mercy on the basis of being an orphan. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough had the gall Monday morning to condemn President Trump over an Epstein conspiracy theory, despite having floated a bizarre one himself. Shortly after the news of Epstein's death became public on Saturday morning, Scarborough took to Twitter.



The July issue of the glossy fashion magazine Elle is touted as their first-ever Conservation Issue. It's a bumpy ride, since they do a photo shoot illustrating the receding glaciers of Iceland with a model and the usual credits: "Coat, $9,200, belt $2,100, tweed handbag, $3,300, leather bag, boots $1,350, all Chanel."



On July 9, Vogue published a cover story about Ariana Grande, including an image of the artist posing sensually in her makeshift studio at her childhood home. The photo is meant to capture her “child star gone rogue” persona (à la Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, and many others) that she has embraced. In the article, the former Nickelodeon star waved off criticism for performing sexual songs, such as hit single “Side to Side,” to 9-year-old kids. 



On June 21, New York magazine published a shocking cover story, an excerpt from the new book by author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, titled What Do We Need Men For? Carroll described suffering a sexual assault in a Bergdorf Goodman department store dressing room. The alleged assailant is named Donald Trump. When did this occur? She vaguely guesses it “has to be in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996” because of what they were wearing. 



Defending Joe Biden over his remarks about having worked with segregationist senators, Joe Scarborough says that Franklin Roosevelt did the same, and as a result, "FDR passed Social Security, passed the New Deal and he saved this country and saved poor people like my parents in the Deep South." In fact, the New Deal did nothing to "save the country." The Depression lingered after its adoption and it was only sometime after the beginning of WWII that the emerged from the Depression. 



On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski claimed Elizabeth Warren has had her [liberal] message "from the get-go, her entire life, her whole life." There's only one tiny problem: it seems that Warren was a registered Republican until . . . 1996, when Warren was 47 years old.



“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.

 


As if we don’t see 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders often enough, a comic book company has decided to produce a one-shot singing the praises of the Independent Vermont senator with the curious title Talk Bernie to Me! The issue will feature three covers, with one of Sanders’ smiling face, another with him as He-Man from the Masters of the Universe animated series holding up a sword in front of the White House and a third depicting his arrest during a protest many years ago.



In a long-winded puff piece for The Hollywood Reporter, writer Jeremy Barr gushed about blowhard Prime Time host Chris Cuomo and how he was “fighting for his life on CNN.” The piece was filled with a load of gag-inducing puffery, but here’s just a few doses.