Melania looked "ridiculous," Post headline reports: Might we share a pair of dirty little secrets?
First secret: Our upper-class liberal and mainstream elites just can't get over themselves.
Second secret: Those same upper-class elites are busy re-electing Donald J. Trump. We seem to be committed to death by woke.
For our latest example of these compulsions, consider the headline which appeared on line, yesterday afternoon, at the Washington Post.
As we type, the headline is still sitting there, unchanged. It sits atop a news report about Christmas decorations at the White House, which is where the president lives.
Amazingly, the headline is still sitting there, unchanged. The headline in question says this:
Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations are lovely, but that coat looks ridiculousThat's what it actually says! But let's recall that first little secret. Our upper-class liberal and mainstream elites just can't get over themselves!
Needless to say, this headline sits atop a report by Robin Givhan. Givhan may be an excellent fashion reporter, but she's spectactularly tone deaf, and dumbfoundingly clueless, when it comes to the judgments she tosses off about major political figures.
She can't quite seem to get over herself. And her editors don't seem to mind.
In this case, we'll assume that Givhan didn't compose that spectacularly tone deaf headline. That said, the word "ridiculous," applied to Melania Trump, comes directly out of her essay, which the Post is passing off as a sample from the "Critic's Notebook."
In this morning's print editions, the headline atop the pointless piece has been somewhat toned down. In hard copy, the headline says this:
From Trump, warm decor and a cold shoulderEven that is terminally clueless, of course. At the current Washington Post, we're flirting with "death by woke."
This has been transpiring for decades with Givhan's peculiar "political" work. As we close, we'll say this:
If you yourself don't understand what's tone deaf, and deeply unwise, about that "ridiculous" headline, you may be working, day after day, to re-elect Donald Trump too!
Our tribe just can't get over itself. We clearly seem to be committed to death by too cool for the masses.