October 22, 2012, - 8:29 pm
Regular readers know that I’m not crazy about non-conservative Mitt Romney (the way so many fools who will be sadly disappointed are), not excited to vote for him, and feel I’ve been given no good choice in this election. That said, while I will not be eager about being forced to vote for Flip Flopney, some of the one-sided Obama stuff goes beyond what we’ve seen before in terms of even casting off all pretense of fairness and evenhandedness. We know that the mindless women’s magazines are liberal and always in the tank for the farthest left mainstream candidate, in this case Barack Obama. But they used to pretend they were giving both sides a shot. These dying publications that tell women to be independent (except when praising Islam, which they romanticize beyond all belief), how to perform strange sexual acts in 79 different ways, and what the latest trendy color of micro-mini neoprene skirt is, would usually give the Republicans a page or so in between mocking them. But no longer. I received my November issue of Elle in the mail, late last week. Beneath the cover, bearing the toothy neigh of Sarah Jess-equine Parker, was page 98–a full page consisting of “Letter From The First Lady,” by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Hussein Obama Idi Amin Dada.
Mrs. Obama’s “article” is really a campaign commercial. Beginning with “Dear ELLE Readers,” the article gives us five detailed talking points about why we should vote for her hubby. And after that, the Elle editors tell readers how to vote and convince others to vote . . . presumably for Obama. Nowhere in the magazine is a letter or any “equal time” for Ann Romney on why we should vote for her husband. Since Mrs. Obama’s article talks about women’s rights, etc., this would be Ann Romney’s speed. (Remember her silly, pandering, “I Love You Women!” BS speech in which she told us that women work much harder, care more about families and feeding them, and care far more about sick relatives?) But Elle Magazine didn’t give Mrs. Romney that chance. They didn’t even pretend they were being fair. And, of course, this is the November issue, so even if someone complains, it’s too late now. Not that I believe anyone reads the pap in between the fashion and celebrity pages of the magazine. I think I’m the only one who does that. And it won’t make a difference. But it’s still galling that they don’t even go to the effort to give the Romney campaign a fair chance to compete. How do I know they didn’t? Because the Romney campaign has been bending over backward to win over women’s votes and fight off the “war on women” accusations of the left to the point of absurdity, such as Ann Romney’s convention speech. There is no way they would have passed up what is essentially a free page of campaign advertising tucked amidst expensive leather leggings and elaborate rhinestone necklaces and bracelets.
It’s funny how a magazine that pretends to want women to think for themselves–but doesn’t (they have mindless advertising to sell, after all)–won’t let its female readers think and decide for themselves by giving both sides in the Presidential election.
Who knew liberal-left Elle Magazine wasn’t “pro-choice” after all?
Tags: Ann Romney, Elle, Elle Magazine, Michelle Obama, women's magazines