Friday, December 21, 2018

FLOTUS Friday: Yes, I’m Going There. This is Your Only Warning

Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. -  Wiki

Example of a hoax: perpetuating the myth that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama is a svelte, pulled together fashion icon of goddess status.


“Michelle Obama literally dazzled at her Barclays Center appearance in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday night to promote her bestselling memoir, Becoming.

The former first lady, who spoke alongside moderator Sarah Jessica Parker, wore a gorgeous, bright yellow gown from Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2019 collection. There’s no doubt that Carrie Bradshaw would covet this outfit.”

yellow bedspreadNo doubt

“Obama’s silk dress featured large sleeves and a massive slit in the front,


which showed off her showstopping, thigh-high boots. The $3,900 stilettos, also from Balenciaga, shimmered in metallic gold.” - Huffpo


I was picturing something a bit more…aquatic:

iridescent fish

I didn’t bother to see what was said about her wardrobe on the rest of her “book” tour, but it looked to me to consist primarily of different sets of pajamas and bathrobes:

michelles pajamas

“She was a boundary-pushing style icon as First Lady too, famously insisting on her sleeveless dresses and inspiring workout routines named after her arms. But, as she writes in Becoming, her self-expression was still largely constricted under the pressure of her former life as the first black First Lady.” - Vice

And then we have another type of fake news which is closer to true propaganda and disinformation. From Vogue, regarding the Trump’s Christmas card photo:

trumps 33

According to the Vogue article, which was written by an unnamed author, the rather wholesome, traditional photo of the First Lady and President Trump "feels so strangely off" while asserting the couple looks "almost like cardboard cutout versions of themselves."

"They are very, very smiley—despite this season of indictments, and the dissolution of their flagrantly fraudulent charity organization," it says. "They are also holding hands, a move that is famously out of character for them. [another false narrative promulgated by fake news]


Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News that Vogue's decision to make the author anonymous was an act of cowardice. "Notice how no one at Vogue was brave enough to put their name on this utter piece of garbage? This isn’t journalism, its crap. It belongs in the same sewer that Vogue inhabits," he said. "Major media have done more to discredit legitimate journalism than anything their critics -- even Donald Trump -- could ever do." Fox

So, to be clear, according to Fake News this is hot:


…and this is not:


So who are you going to believe, Fake News or your lyin’ eyes?

Yellow journalism,

huffpo“The optics of looking fresh to death are clearly not lost on Obama…her bold fashion choice on Wednesday made sense in a book tour that's largely about the politics of expressing yourself.”

or the simple truth of a golden goddess?


I’m going with gold.

And I don’t want to hear any complaints, I warned you in the title.

P.S. Is it any wonder that every publication at Condé Nast, including Vogue is going down the crapper?