CNN has been struggling lately to keep their anti-Trump narrative consistent with their obvious love affair with former-President Obama and once presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
It’s hypocrisy at its finest.
In fact, research conducted by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and the Project for Excellence in Journalism found that a CNN programming study tended to cast a negative light on Republican candidates by a margin of 3-1.
So it’s no surprise that CNN’s newest op-ed about why the Saudi’s loved Melania Trump during her trip overseas is insane.
“Bangladeshi pundit Anushay Hossain writes for CNN: ‘The ugly truth behind Saudi Arabia’s love for Melania Trump’ is that her husband, President Donald Trump, makes her behave the way ‘the Saudi government likes women to behave.’
Furthermore, she writes, the First Lady does not deserve feminist credit for choosing not to wear a headscarf, because ‘that choice really is not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be.’”
This thesis is already completely hypocritical because you can’t have it both ways.
Hossain implies that Saudi’s loved Melania’s submissiveness to her husband, yet she also refused to wear the headscarf.
That’s literally the exact opposite and she’s also only making the accusation that it’s “normal” because Michelle Obama also refused to wear the headscarf. Basically the only reason why it’s “normal” is because Michelle did it first, but that’s no fault of Melania’s – she still would’ve done the exact same thing if she were the “first” to do it.
Hossain kept up the nonsense, writing:
“Melania walks behind her husband, is quiet and reserved, does not make obvious demands (at least not ones we can hear), and most importantly, she looks beautiful and polished.
All of that should come as no surprise, given whom Melania is married to. After all, how the Saudi government likes women to behave is similar to how Donald Trump has said he likes women to behave. And they both prefer women to look pretty in pictures, rather than hold actual positions of power.
Melania’s husband and the Saudi government also both know and understand the power and value of a good photo opportunity. In fact, fantastic photo opportunities are something the kingdom values and is hypersensitive about, especially ones that are going to be seen around the world.
For them, Melania Trump was perfectly poised in her black Stella McCartney jumpsuit and gilded gold belt. Melania projected a glamorous image for a country where women live under male guardianship, cannot drive, still do not have the full vote, and cannot travel or seek medical attention without male permission.”
Right, but Melania can do all of those things she irrationally mentions. She can vote, drive, travel, seek medical attention and be breathtakingly gorgeous – all without her husband’s permission.
What the author of this piece is implying is that the Saudi’s are not aware of this? And never once was it reported that the Saudi’s became miffed because Melania chose not to wear the traditional headscarf.
This “journalist” is literally just making all of this up and using her Bangladeshi heritage as tool to make her readers consider her an expert on these things. She’s not.
“The Saudi press also appreciated Melania and first daughter Ivanka Trump’s championing of the kingdom’s feminism light, also known by some as ‘fake feminism’ – the same brand of women’s rights Donald Trump likes to promote — which the two did by visiting companies run by women entrepreneurs.
Those visits, which Ivanka and Melania made separately, project a false narrative of a government committed to advancing women’s rights.”
There isn’t a shred of evidence that supports her theory that Donald Trump has ever promoted this kind of “fake feminism.” No, this article is just plain fake news.