I’m not going to repeat the Nikki Haley rumors. Most of you have heard them, they are here if you haven’t. I’ll just say the UN Ambassador having a problem with a “feminist” “leader” like Hillary Clinton reading from a book (thereby endorsing the book) that started the rumors, is warranted. So much for “women supporting women,” right gals?
The hypocrisy grates worse than the sound of Lena Dunham trying to sing Taylor Swift. During karaoke or wherever. The hypocrisy of sexist attacks against conservatives is nothing new. What is new is The New York Times calling the left out on it.
So it’s not difficult to imagine how Ms. Haley might have felt when she watched the Grammys Sunday night. At one point in the show, James Corden, the host, set up a bit in which various celebrities — Cardi B, Cher, Snoop Dogg, John Legend — audition to be the narrator of the audiobook version of “Fire and Fury.” The final reader, who slowly reveals her face from behind the hardcover, is Hillary Clinton.
Yes, the very same politician who, just two days before the awards show, was exposed as overriding the advice of her campaign manager in 2008 to protect a “faith adviser” who had repeatedly sexually harassed a young female subordinate.
Okay, please continue.
I checked feminist Twitter. Would the Grammys be called out for hypocrisy? Or at least for tone-deafness? Crickets.
Maybe they’re too busy stuffing their faces with Halo Top ice cream? Okay, since The New York Times is being good, I’ll behave.
There’s a broader lesson here. For years, the fundamental complaint of the right in the culture wars has been that the left is hypocritical, and the Nikki Haley episode perfectly confirms the point: A prominent Republican woman is smeared. The author who does the smearing is celebrated by all the A-listers, including the most prominent Democratic woman in the country, who herself has a history of giving a pass (or worse) to men accused of sexual assault and harassment. And yet the arbiters of American culture cheer the Democrat and, in the words of the actor Don Cheadle, tell the Republican who has the gall to defend herself: “Sit down, girl. You’re drunk.”
Here’s what I find most humorous about the hypocrisy. I see a lot of friends on the left say it’s okay to smear Nikki Haley, or not defend her, just because Trump. Pick the Trump issue. It doesn’t matter the specifics. The left has ALWAYS been composed of flaming hypocrites when a conservative is involved. Their bombastic reactions to conservatives created Trump. At least their over-the-top spasms are just one reason for the Orange God King. Illegal immigration flagrancy being another reason. A good reason.
Oprah could be president instead of Hillary, and leftists would still claim Nikki Haley was “asking for it.” They’d just have a different excuse besides “Muh Hillary Clinton” or “muh Donald Trump hates women.”
Kudos to The New York Times for exposing the hypocrisy in a Louis CK fashion. Keep whipping it out, guys. We consent.