May 2, 2014

Lean out, Hillary, and just be a "post-President," urges Tina Brown... sounding post-feminist.

Check out Brown's last paragraph:
Now that Chelsea is pregnant, and life for Hillary can get so deeply familial and pleasant, she can have her glory-filled post-presidency now, without actually having to deal with the miseries of the office itself...
Go deeply familial and pleasant! Chelsea is pregnant! Yikes. Is this some kind of "reverse psychology" — as we used to say — where you try to get somebody to do something by advising them to do the opposite?

Meanwhile, here's a Politico hit piece on Tina Brown: "How to Lose $100 Million/The undoing of Tina Brown."
Here’s how Regis Philbin killed Newsweek for Tina Brown:
Boyer was toiling away with his editor, Katrina Heron, on a reported article related to Peter Schweizer’s book about insider trading in Congress. Slated for a November cover, Boyer’s piece was a serious bit of journalism that had been a brutal jag of shuffles, rewrites and wrangling. On the Friday the magazine closed, Boyer learned from Heron that Brown, unhappy with the art for the piece, had decided to bump their story from the cover in favor of Regis Philbin (mugging with Jerry Seinfeld).

“You’re joking,” Boyer said to Heron.

She wasn’t.

“You’ve got to be joking.”

She wasn’t.

“Fuck it!” Boyer said. “Just fuck it!”...

“It was shocking that someone who ran a website that was entirely built around this idea that she would capture the zeitgeist and thought she knew what was hot would put Regis Philbin and Jerry Seinfeld on the cover,” says another former Newsweek writer. “It was insane.”
ADDED: James Taranto puzzles over Tina Brown column about Hillary:
[Perhaps] the real purpose of the column is not to impart advice but to serve as a trial balloon. Maybe Mrs. Clinton is using Brown to air her own doubts about a campaign in an effort to test supporters' reaction to, or prepare them for, a possible decision not to run....
Here's another idea that just occurred to me.  It's a crafty move in The War on Women. My original post simply observes that Brown sounds strangely anti-feminist, but now I'm thinking that it's a trick. Brown is trying to lure other people into saying something that can be portrayed as sexist.

16 comments:

luagha said...

Hillary's health will never hold up through a Presidential run. Maybe her vengeful ghost will take the oath of office.

Michael K said...

No, I couldn't "continue reading." These people do not understand anyone west of the Hudson river and east of the 405.

David said...

Ok. I will be Captain Obvious.

What if a man had written this?

David said...

Hillary is going to run if she has to do so from the intensive care ward. She has not come this far to stop now.

To quote the old punch line, "if she dies, she dies."

gerry said...

So, this Tina Brown person must want Hil out so someone younger can step up to the plate?

n.n said...

Hillary should retire from politics and discover the value of life in her granddaughter's conception and birth.

Humperdink said...

Having read the Politico piece on Miss Tina, I've learned a new acronym, a PSM. A Pale Stale Male.

Crack would be proud.

Sternhammer said...

I think the idea is to get everyone thinking that Hillary is so much better off not running. Then when she runs, instead of being power mad and greedy she can seem so Brave and Selfless. It's all for The Women! What a saint!

And of course she will run. Please. Her family's business empire collapses without the idea that rich people can get favors from future Clinton office holders.

Hillary probably dictated this drivel to Tina Brown while she sharpened her claws.

Lucien said...

Ms. Brown's piece does not show much of a deep understanding of what it means to be truly politically ambitious -- and it seems obvious that Ms. Clinton is truly politically ambitious.

cubanbob said...

I'm quite satisfied with Hillary having a great post-presidency as long as it doesn't include actually being president. As for Tina Brown I'm amazed at her ability to blow fortunes of other people's money.

TWB said...

If you read the whole piece by Brown it's very telling. You can take a couple of things away from it. First, these people have absolutely no respect for the office. It's a means to an end. It's power. Period. I just love how she nonchalantly speaks about it being "too stressful." Duh.

Second, she, and many others believed Obama would be untouched by the stresses of the office. Libs thought he would govern by fiat, by waving a magic wand, so to speak.

They're genuinely shocked by how hard it's been for him to accomplish what he's accomplished in office.

TWB said...

If you read the whole piece by Brown it's very telling. You can take a couple of things away from it. First, these people have absolutely no respect for the office. It's a means to an end. It's power. Period. I just love how she nonchalantly speaks about it being "too stressful." Duh.

Second, she, and many others believed Obama would be untouched by the stresses of the office. Libs thought he would govern by fiat, by waving a magic wand, so to speak.

They're genuinely shocked by how hard it's been for him to accomplish what he's accomplished in office.

Sam L. said...

Regis was an innocent bystander! Why is HE being blamed?

The Crack Emcee said...

"Here's another idea that just occurred to me. It's a crafty move in The War on Women. My original post simply observes that Brown sounds strangely anti-feminist, but now I'm thinking that it's a trick. Brown is trying to lure other people into saying something that can be portrayed as sexist."

"A crafty move"? What? She doesn't spend time in the comments?

If there's one thing you share with your conservative commenters, it's this strange conspiratorial mindset,...

jr565 said...

Newsweek had a cover that said "we're all socialists Now" recently.
Which might explain why their magazine failed.Also love how she bitches about the intractable unions. Um, we've been complaining about that being a drag on business for the longest. And are evil for doing so.
Yet when push comes to shove, of COURSE its the unions itractable demands that bring down the magazine.
How is Newsweek different than any other company that has an intractable union?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

The Crack Emcee said...
If there's one thing you share with your conservative commenters, it's this strange conspiratorial mindset,...

Well now if that isn't the pot calling the kettle, ah, damn. Nevermind.