Tag: Media

Trump Spokeswoman Wears Bullet Necklace on Air, Says ‘Fetus Necklace’ Could be Next

Emily Cahn, Mashable – December 30, 2015

Donald Trump’s National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson wore a necklace made of bullets during an appearance on CNN Tuesday, drawing criticism on Twitter for the controversial sartorial choice.  In response to the outcry over her jewelry selection, Pierson said she could wear something even more controversial on her next television hit: a necklace made of fetuses.

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Kids and Candidates a Potent Combination

Ben Schreckinger, Politico – December 23, 2015

The use of candidates’ children in campaigns is just another part of the process, said conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace, a Cruz supporter. “Four years ago, [Rick] Santorum’s kids were here constantly. People were constantly worried, concerned, praying for Bella,” he said, referring to Santorum’s daughter, now 7, who suffers from a potentially fatal chromosomal condition. “She almost had as high name recognition as he did.” But when the kids get swept up in critical political commentary, the backlash can be fierce. Within hours of putting it online, the Post pulled the cartoon, which depicted Cruz as an organ grinder with a Santa hat, holding two leashed monkeys representing Caroline, 7, and Catherine, 5.

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Trump Says Jennifer Rubin Must Be ‘In Love With Marco Rubio,’ Because Sexism Is How He Deals With Criticism From Women

Seth Millstein, Bustle – December 4, 2015

Donald Trump has combined two of his favorite past times — media feuds and casual sexism — into an insulting tweet aimed at Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin. Both Trump and fellow GOP candidate Marco Rubio spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday, and Rubin had nicer things to say about Rubio’s speech than Trump’s. This led Trump to suggest, absurdly, that Rubin is “in love with Marco Rubio.” But this isn’t surprising: When women criticize Trump, he responds with sexism. That’s his thing.

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Understanding the Fixation With Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s Hair: The History of America’s Fascination With Presidential Hairstyles

Hillary Kelly, Glamour – November 24, 2015

With all the fervor, you’d be forgiven for believing that a bit of extra pomade or a lighter touch with the aerosol could make a crucial difference in the contest to become the ruler of the free world. No top candidate is exempt from this never-ending parade of hair news, hair criticism, and hair evaluation. No cut or color is safe. Let’s take a look.

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Why Don’t People Like the Sound of “Woman President”?

The Economist – November 6, 2015

Many people find the phrase “female president” annoying.  But oddly enough, many others find “woman president” to be a problem, too. The problem is not that these expressions are ungrammatical, as Johnson explained in his past column. Yet both have their critics. Why?

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Carly Fiorina is Just Plain Wrong on this ‘Fact’

Heather Long, CNN Money – October 29, 2015

t’s an old figure pulled from the failed Mitt Romney 2012 playbook. At that time, many factchecking groups, including the Washington Post and Politifact, debunked the claim. The only way to get a number that’s close to what she says is to pick odd start and end dates such as starting in January 2009 and ending in March 2012. That’s very arbitrary, and it certainly doesn’t cover Obama’s entire first term. The Romney campaign stopped using that statistic because the facts changed. Hiring started picking up in 2012.

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: Hillary Clinton Is ‘Pathetic’ For Calling Sanders Sexist

Taylor Tyler, Headline News – October 27, 2015

“That wasn’t even funny, that’s pathetic,” MSNBC host Mika Brzezinsk said. “[Hillary Clinton] needs to get out there and tell everyone to stop writing lines for her, they’re bad. Really bad.”

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The Problem With the Press Corps Covering Hillary Clinton

Stephanie Hallett, Ms. Blog – October 23, 2015

Politico ran a story this week on the most startling thing about the press corps covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign: most of the journalists on the trail are women. That’s unusual, and awesome, in a world where the news is reported overwhelmingly by men. But there was one thing we couldn’t help but notice about the “class photo” of the women covering Clinton—a distinct lack of diversity.

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Megyn Kelly Hits Hillary For Saying She’s An ‘Outsider’ As A ‘Woman’

Caitlin Macneal, Talking Points Memo – October 14, 2015

“I am not an outsider just because I am a woman. I am not an outsider to the anchor ranks. And she’s not an outsider to politics just because she’s running for the presidency and happens to be a woman,” she said. “It was clearly an attempt to go for the female vote.”

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