[Ed. – Nothing like a little hypocrisy to start the Gray Lady’s day.]
Do you recall that time the New York Times wrote a fashion takedown of one of President Obama’s Press Secretaries? Yeah, me either. But they just did it this week to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The discrepancy may, of course, have something to do with the fact that President Obama never had a female Press Secretary. The media paid little mind to what it was like to be a woman in the Obama White House (though they were paid less than their male counterparts).
But now, women in the Trump White House are criticized not just for what they may say or do, but also, for what they wear — all in the name of taking down a sexist President. The ends justify the means, it seems.
While there is a newsworthy angle to Sanders’ fashion choices and how they reflect the culture within the White House, the Times couldn’t resist getting catty. It’s clear that analyzing Sanders’ fashion wasn’t just an effort to analyze how the Trump White House operates — it presented another opportunity to delegitimize and mock it.