[guest post by Dana]
So, no, this isn’t big news in light of the world around us, but why let a moment rife with delicious hypocrisy go to waste? Especially when it’s slapping us right across our “demented” faces. And besides, self-righteous smugness from the eternally clueless is always good for a giggle.
Remember that Donald Trump interview in Rolling Stone last month, when, according to the reporter, Carly Fiorina came on the TV screen, Trump put his oafish foot in his mouth and mocked her appearance?
“Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Trump was roundly taken to task for his disparaging comments. The list of the scolds included the hosts of ABC’s long running gaseous blabfest, The View (at the 2:53 mark):
Thus it came as a hypocritical surprise when, during their scintillatingly sharp post-debate analysis, The View’s hosts did the very thing they took Trump to task for: took potshots at Fiorina’s appearance:
“You know what Carly said which really made me laugh?” Michelle Collins asked. “She kicked off her thing saying, ‘You know, people tell me that I didn’t smile enough during the last debate.’”
Collins imitated Fiorina’s smile. “She looked demented!” she continued. “Her mouth did not downturn one time.”
“I wish it was a Halloween mask,” Joy Behar said. “I’d love that.
In response, Fiorina threw down the gauntlet:
“There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative woman, so of course there’s a double standard. Conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this. It will not stop me,” said the ex-HP CEO, adding, “Maybe if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face,” she added.
Well, today Whoopi Goldberg announced that, while she herself would not be on the show this Friday, Fiorina would:
We helped raise your profile, so you would be included in the sea of men. There were no — you weren’t worried about any kind of Republican backlash. Nobody was backlashing. We were respectful and gave you your due. So, just so we’re all clear, you have to know the difference between when somebody is coming for you and when somebody is paying you a compliment and when somebody is saying, here’s my observation. If you can get that together, maybe you can be president.
Heh. There goes that funny woman being funny again.