When I first came across this story I almost didn’t write anything about it. Then I read it again – and again. Then it just kind of festered with me for a few minutes and I found myself getting irritated with it.
The story I’m referring to is about Fox News analyst Lauren Ashburn trying to make a point that President Obama being filmed buying pink sweaters was something the “PR department” should have known he was going to take “guff” over. The two pink sweaters at the center of this “controversy” were apparently for his daughters.
And that’s what bothered me.
Why in the heck is anyone trying to make an issue, or attack the president, for buying sweaters for his daughters? Because they’re pink? Who gives a damn!
Is this what “media analysts” have turned into? Is this how far Fox News will go to try to make the president look “girly”?
Why the heck was this even discussed? Because it was a picture posted in the New York Post?
A father is out, buying something nice for his daughters (in a country where there are too many deadbeat fathers) and some media analyst on Fox News wants to try to perpetuate the entire situation as something the PR department should have known better about? Maybe the PR department didn’t think twice about it because you have to be a true bottom-feeder to even think about bashing the president for being a good father and buying his daughters something nice.
The people on Fox News will really try to attack President Obama for anything. Even if it’s something as stupid as being photographed holding up pink sweaters that he was contemplating buying for his daughters.
Then again, these are the people who seem to want to make a huge deal out of the fact that Obama wears jeans sometimes.
While this story is nothing as far as actual “important news,” it just bothered me that this analyst felt the need to try to make a story out of something so ridiculous. There President Obama was, being a good father, and instead of talking about that – she would rather focus on the color of the sweaters he was photographed holding.
It’s like I often joke, “Even if President Obama cured cancer, conservatives would still find some reason to complain about it.”