Maybe it’s time for Vanity Fair to do one

Was Vanity Fair’s “advice” to Hillary Clinton sexist shit or “lighthearted” and amusing speaking up to power?

Well the fact is she has taken up a new “hobby” – she’s not running again, and she’s doing other things. But by “hobby” they really mean hobby, as opposed to serious grown-up work; they mean go away, be quiet, don’t keep being public and saying words.

Funny that they didn’t say that to Sanders or Biden, isn’t it. I wonder what the mystery ingredient might be that makes it ok for them to keep being public and saying words and indeed saying they will or might run again, and not for her. She actually won the popular vote in 2016, which is more than they can say.

Erik Wemple at the Post comes down on the side of it’s sexist shit.

How do you boost Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings with Trumpites? That’s a tough task, considering the enduring popularity of the whole “lock her up” movement. Yet one approach would be to line up a crew of young urbanites, put champagne flutes in their hands and have them recite snarky and demeaning New Year’s resolutions for the twice-failed presidential candidate and former first lady.

“It’s time to start working on your sequel to your book, ‘What Happened.’ ‘What the Hell Happened?’” riffs one staffer. Next up: “Get someone on your tech staff to disable autofill on your iPhone so that typing in ‘F’ doesn’t become ‘Form Exploratory Committee for 2020.’”

The presentation reaches peak condescension, with this “resolution”: “Take up a new hobby in the new year: Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, literally anything that will keep you from running again.”

One, she’s already not running again; two, knitting? How about fuck you, does fuck you work for you? Three, why her but not him and him?

Maya Kosoff, the Vanity Fair staffer who advises Clinton to take up knitting, tweeted, “i don’t appreciate being taken out of context to make me seem super sexist. this wasn’t a hillary hit piece either, fwiw! we made silly new years resolutions for a bunch of politicians.” Indeed, there are snarky resolutions, using the same formula, for others, including Trump adviser Gary Cohn, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and President Trump.

But they all have state power right now; Clinton does not.

At any rate, of course the angry toddler in chief was on it this morning, after Vanity Fair apologized.


Vanity Fair magazine apologized Wednesday after receiving blowback on social media for a satirical video suggesting New Year’s resolutions to Hillary Clinton.

Now, the president of the United States of America has made use of Twitter’s 280-character limit to tweet his own critique of the publication — for not being harsh enough on his former political opponent.

“Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backward in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H,” President Trump tweeted, using one of his regular derogatory nicknames for Clinton.

Trump went on to add that Anna Wintour was “a big fundraiser” for Clinton and had been “all set” to be ambassador to the Court of St. James’s (the formal title used in the United Kingdom for the American ambassador). Trump tweeted that Wintour “is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!”

Wintour is editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director for all Condé Nast, which publishes Vanity Fair.

Whatever; he doesn’t like her, so in she goes.

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