Strawmen of the World Unite!
I mentioned this on Twitter earlier but now I have the time to properly go to town on this. Real Clear Politics has a positively inane story, uncredited of course, that concerns the More magazine photoshoot.
MORE Magazine recently published a list of seven of America’s top female political journalists: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, The New York Times’s Helene Cooper, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, PBS’s Christina Bellantoni, the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker, and Politico’s Maggie Haberman.
MORE’s list is conspicuously incomplete. Here are seven more of the country’s most prominent female political journalists who were absent from the magazine’s list.
Where to begin? Well…let’s start with what More actually wrote in their piece…
The seven newswomen on these pages are casting a eye on the candidates this election season. But scrutiny is a two-way street: even brilliant writers and reporters have to look good. Here, they wear fall’s best sheath dresses, pairing some style with their substance
See the disconnect? If you don’t, you are either blind and stupid or you work for Real Clear Politics.
More’s story wasn’t about “seven of the country’s most prominent female political journalists”. That’s what RCP characterized it. More merely called them seven newswomen who “are casting a (sic) eye on the candidates this election season”. RCP just ignored that and pivoted the story into something it never was. You gotta wonder if RCP even read what More wrote…