This sexist takedown of Sarah Huckabee Sanders is just wrong

This sexist takedown of Sarah Huckabee Sanders is just wrong
Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Image: YouTube screen grab via NYT)

[Ed. – Isn’t a woman’s looks off limits to liberals?]

There’s a right way and a wrong way to criticize women. A sure-fire way to do it wrong: talking about their looks in the context of their jobs.

David Horsey, a “two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist,” cartoonist, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, just published a piece attempting to eviscerate Sarah Sanders. …

As aggressive and over the top as Horsey’s critiques are, there isn’t a problem with complaining about Sander’s performance. It’s entirely fair game to take aim at how she answers questions and interacts with reporters — that’s all part of her job.

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The problem is that this entire argument comes after Horsey spends the opening two paragraphs commenting on the looks of the leading ladies in the Trump administration.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as his chief spokesperson. Much like Roger Ailes when he was stocking the Fox News lineup with blond Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts, the president has generally exhibited a preference for sleek beauties with long legs and stiletto heels. …

Trump’s daughter Ivanka and wife Melania are the apotheosis of this type. By comparison, Sanders looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom

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