Never mind that Donald Trump has boasted about being a sexual predator, that he’s a misogynist with profoundly anti-woman policies nor that his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka not only continue to support him but have used their relationship to try to cash in big league. According to Fox News “feminist” Tammy Bruce, women should be supportive of the Trump women anyway.
Usually, those who promote the anti-feminist messages on Fox News are hard-core anti-feminists such as Suzanne Venker and Susan Patton. And that's why it was interesting to see Tammy Bruce, who was once president of the Los Angeles NOW chapter, aid and abet the feminist bashing.
Bruce seems to be obsessed with liberal "bullies." She previously targeted the LGBT community which, she asserted, is a "gay Gestapo" and is "turning into a bunch of fascist bullies." She was very critical of "thugs" in the LGBT community who got upset at Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. And, as seen on last Thursday's Fox & Friends, she has turned her sights on feminists who - you guessed it - are acting like a bunch of bullies
Cohost Brian Kilmeade immediately framed the very important Fox message right in his introduction: "It's one thing to attack the president, but our next guest says the latest attacks on Ivanka and the first lady reveal just how anti-woman the so-called feminist movement has really become." After introducing a grinning Bruce, he continued to push the propaganda with a typically leading Fox question: "In what way is feminism hypocritical?"
Bruce provided her feminist creds and spoke about the original intent of feminism to improve the lives of women but, she claimed, "It has now become a cudgel, it has become a dividing line for the left to use against women who, you either conform and pay allegiance to that agenda or you become the other." (Sounds like Fox News, but I digress...) Those who become the other "must be punished," she continued, "And so the attacks on, frankly, all the Trump women: the first lady, Ivanka, and even Tiffany, who is a perfectly lovely young woman, being shunned at a New York fashion week, dynamic." Bruce added her trademark whine: "The left has turned into bullies."
Kilmeade agreed. He also "explained" for the viewers that nobody wanted to sit next to Tiffany at Fashion Week - a claim that seems to have been DEBUNKED. He cited other examples of supposed anti-Trump bullying.
Bruce claimed that there are "multiple fronts in the attempt to de-legitimize and destroy the individuals which is now the entire Trump family, apparently, for daring to not conform, for daring to want to change the system." Was she this concerned about Donald's and Melania's birtherism, which was an attempt to destroy then-President Barack Obama?
After Bruce continued gushing over the Trump women, the discussion turned to bashing a New York Times reporter, the son of Carl Bernstein, who referred to Melania Trump as a "hooker." Nobody mentioned that he apologized for his tweet.
Kilmeade closed the discussion by saying, "They don't deserve what they're getting."
By the way, Whoppi Goldberg offered to sit beside Tiffany Trump at Fashion Week. Wonder if Fox knows that?
Watch the feminist trashing and Trump worship on Fox & Friends, Thursday, February 16th.
My grandmother was a life long feminist though the word hadn’t yet been invented. Worked hard all her life yet was always the working poor. Cleaned other people’s homes and businesses, sold Avon, was a baker in a hotel, etc. My grandfather couldn’t work because he went blind due to a work related accident then died at age 39 anyway from Addison’s disease.
She was a very good, large ©hristian woman who lived with us until she died when I was six. If I heard it once I heard it a million times, “Margie, would Jesus like it if you said, did, acted, like that?” Not a word from the Old Testament except for the Commandments. She was the word of Christ all the way.
Never heard a word against the ‘coloreds’, (she was a product of her times) and according to my mom and aunt, Grammy was always helping the Black and Asian people that lived in her neighborhood back in the nineteen oughts-forties. Baking for them, slipping them a little spare money.
She and my grandpop also worked tirelessly for the then much more liberal Republican Party and women’s rights. I have a pic of her in her ankle length dress, button shoes and big brimmed hat on her way to the polls for the first time in her life to vote. People are all in the same boat she’d often say. She even had a couple of probable gay people in her family even though it wasn’t mentioned back in the day. Just Uncle George was a life long bachelor that liked to hang out with his ‘friends’ and Aunt Sally lived with her girlfriend to ‘cut expenses’.
Sorry about the rant guys. I guess because the thought of a gay conservative woman trying to defend Ivanka and Melania cashing in on their social position and defending Trump, then telling the rest of us to support them despite that, pisses me off when I think I had a feminist in the family that I’d much rather emulate then those two. Either that or the fact that it’s been raining hard for the past two hours and the atmospheric pressure is squeezing my brain.
Somebody has to watch em like a hawk, lest the BS meter should spike and the next thing you know everyone is up to their eyeballs in bullshit.
And after we’re done with Rush, we can move on to Bill O’Reilly and his jaw-droppingly blatant brand of sexism. Or that Greg Gutfeld and Eric Bolling are both gainfully employed by Fox News. Oh, and didn’t Roger Ailes get named by several female hosts in a sexual harassment scandal? I heard plenty from the girls, not so much from the boys on that…