“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
The media can’t stop looking down on Kamala Harris—to praise her shoes.
The vice president is the apple of the media’s eye, and they’re celebrating everything about her, especially her Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.
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The fashion Bible, Vogue magazine, got the ball rolling by featuring the vice president-elect on its cover—something it never did for Melania Trump—but it showed Kamala Harris wearing a business suit and Converse sneakers.
The glowing coverage mad Harris hopping mad.
Her campaign team leaked the story to the media that the cover photo wasn’t the one Harris had selected—and her supporters dragged the magazine over the coals.
The Washington Post said, “Vogue robbed Harris of her roses.”
Another Harris fan on Twitter said that “Vogue should have respected VP Harris’s wishes as to which image of her would appear on their cover,” and that the editors were “disingenuous to feature the more casual image without her consent.”
Vogue was forced to defend itself, saying it chose the Converse pictube, because it captured Harris’ “authentic, approachable nature.”
Authentic—a woman who claimed she listened to rap artists in college before they even began their careers, who claimed she attended “fweedom!” rallies as a baby, and who switched her political positions at the drop of a hat during last year’s Democratic primaries?
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But pretty soon the words went out: Talk about Harris’ shoes. And the media poured it on thick.
Jane Pauley framed her entire CBS Sunday interview with Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff around her casual footwear.
The segment used the word “Chucks” five times in less than one minute.
Emhoff said the shoes show everybody “what she’s really like,” someone who is so “shockingly normal.”
Tomorrow on #CBSSunday
Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris and her husband, @DouglasEmhoff, sit down with Jane Pauley and open up about their relationship and the story behind those @Converse sneakers https://t.co/Ok50jH6hkn pic.twitter.com/gtZ27cJ2AM
— CBS Sunday Morning ???? (@CBSSunday) January 16, 2021
The shoes don’t tell you anything about Harris, but they tell you everything about how media coverage of the new Democratic administration is going to be for the next four years.
Get ready to get sick from the media’s adulation.
When a Republican holds the White House, the media pick apart every statement or habit to find something wrong with it, usually inventing some time to “white supremacy.”
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When Democrats take power, the media shower them in praise for four years, trying to turn unlikable people into cultural icons.
It’s not just Kamala. They’ve done the same with the Biden family, too.
The website Refinery29 tweeted that Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, “is bringing fashion back into the White House.”
Dr. Biden is bringing American fashion back into the White House starting with this subtle sparkly coat ✨ https://t.co/e0R0R0v1O1
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) January 20, 2021
What would Donald Trump, a billionaire who has probably worn nothing but tailor-made clothes his entire life, and his supermodel wife know about fashion?
The media go on about Biden’s aviator sunglasses, his convertible, and his dog.
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The media lobbed up a softball during the first White House press briefing of the new administration.
One reported asked if Biden will “keep Donald Trump’s Air Force One color-scheme change?”
“This is such a good question!” said White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki, obviously pleased with the focus on empty stylistic questions.
Psaki even said she wanted the press corps to drag the coverage out over another day.
Psaki said she had “not had the opportunity to dig into that today. … Maybe we can talk about it in here tomorrow.”
The media celebration of the Democrats began before they took office.
The night before the inauguration, CNN political director David Chalian said the lights on the National Mall “shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the Reflecting Pool – it’s like almost extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America, extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.”
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When Biden came out of hiding in his basement to let the media ask a question, a reporter didn’t miss the chance. The journalist yelled—to ask him what flavor ice cream he ordered.
E! Entertainment Television even ran the headline, “All the Times Joe Biden’s Love for Ice Cream Melted Our Hearts.”
The media claimed Donald Trump’s love of Diet Coke may put his health in danger, but they celebrate 78-year-old Biden’s love of sugary desserts?
Who was happiest on inauguration day? “It was the media that was happy,” as Rush Limbaugh said this week. “These people were hugging; they were kissing each other. Nobody was worried about getting COVID.”
The only thing on their mind was how they could make the Bidens and Kamala Harris look like supermodels, heroes, and fashion plates.
The Bidens have the media in the palm of their hands.
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And journalists, who spent four years crying about how “democracy dies in darkness,” are busy bowing down in front of Kamala Harris’ Converse-covered feet.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”