How Much Does This NYT Writer Hate/Resent/Envy Trump’s Press Secretary, Hope Hicks? June 25, 2016 Lot_49 1194240 Commentshttp%3A%2F%2Fwonkville.net%2F2016%2F06%2F25%2Fhow-much-does-this-nyt-writer-hateresentenvy-trumps-press-secretary-hope-hicks%2FHow+Much+Does+This+NYT+Writer+Hate%2FResent%2FEnvy+Trump%27s+Press+Secretary%2C+Hope+Hicks%3F2016-06-26+03%3A47%3A13Anonymous+Wonkerhttp%3A%2F%2Fwonkville.net%2F2016%2F06%2F25%2Fhow-much-does-this-nyt-writer-hateresentenvy-trumps-press-secretary-hope-hicks%2F +20
Wow, sounds like this reporter is bitter and hasn't gotten laid in quite some time.
The V.I. fucking P. tent! At the Greenwich Town Party!
Whoa here she comes- she's a man eater!
Please, for the love of Christ, tell me you were being sarcastic and you guys aren't this jaw-droppingly sexist. (Sorry, not quite awake, this is a joke and not an invasion by incel reddit trolls, right?)
I think we're trying to illustrate that that reporter is sexist, or should practice equal opportunity stupidity reporting on Trump and his staff.
You weren't joking? Holy shit. No Just no. Writing about how Hope Hicks is clearly unqualified for her job, and barely does it. is not grounds to make creepy weirdo remarks about the reporter's sex life. Yikes. Stop that. Gross.
Hear hear. Amazing how some people can make it all the way to adulthood without acquiring appropriate filters before expressing thoughts that maybe they should have grown out of once they were no longer juveniles.
Hope it wasn't me who ran you off. If so I'm sorry. I miss those poetry recommendations. And the wit.
WTF? The reporter was a guy. I can make comments all day long about a guy not getting laid.
As OP, I'd like to point out that what appealed to me about this story was the reporter's transparent resentment that this Princess of Privilege landed herself the kind of job to which many ordinary reporters probably aspire. "Them as has, gits," in other words, and that's pretty much my view of the world too. Until reading glass' comment I didn't even notice that the reporter was a dude. Being similarly equipped I can also well imagine the additional dollop of envy stemming from the fact that Ms Hicks is an attractive young woman of the type Trump loves to objectify.
And I think that's what glass was joking about. Not that he needs me to defend him.
Hicks was working as a minor PR person for Ivanka's handbag line when she plucked for this position, where she does not do the duties that normally one would do in that job, but only turns down all interview requests and transcribes Trump's tweets for someone else to actually tweet. The one time they let her email something, she sent it to an AP reporter instead of a staffer. It was not envy that caused people to question why she has this job.
Hicks is underqualified and laughable but if she were a he and had exactly the same life trajectory, i.e., teen romance novel modeling job and all, it would never had come up on the Times' radar to frame a story in quite this way or for commenters to sexualize the reporter's interest in creepy ways. Instead, if it were written about at all, it would be framed in terms of something along the lines of: what business acumen does Trump recognize in this young man with the modeling background, etc., and people would totally just accept that. It wouldn't occur to people to reduce the paper's interest in covering a him to a booty call.
MoDo writing about a young male Hillary spox.
Well of course she would, she's obsessed with Clinton sexytime. If you are saying that making a point about reflexive gender bias is invalid because of something that Maureen Dowd wrote then great, thanks for the tip.
"…. it would never had come up on the Times' radar to frame a story in quite this way or for commenters to sexualize the reporter's interest in creepy ways."
What's your point? Are you saying that what Shel and I are calling out is invalid? We're wrong to say what we said? It's not invalid and you know it. MoDo is an idiot. Really, it seems like you're putting in a lot of effort into being a contrarian about what should be an obvious point. Of all the responses you could make you chose to challenge what is patently obvious – that people creep out on women in print. You know I think the world of you, but for chrissakes have the consideration to not waste my energy expecting me to respond to junk like that. Shel has a very good point below, too, which you also might want to consider.
We, except for you and shel, crack wise about people's sexual proclivities all the time. I think it's bullshit to call out glass for this.
OK, well then!
Here's a sexual suggestion: shove it up your ass.
What, ARE YOU NOT AMUSED?
I thinks it's hysterical.
Good. Because otherwise I'd have to think you're a total pathetic dickbag who thinks he gets to dictate what other people post, and that woukd be silly.
…gets to dictate what other people post, and that woukd be silly.
MoDo is an oped columnist. One can comment on someone's opinion. This was not written by an oped columnist but was a news article, one that has been covered in other publications. Pointing out that Hicks job tenure is hinky and shady says nothing about any particular reporter's sexual proclivities, and it's weird and creepy to imply it. Covering the news does not mean that either you tried and failed to sleep with the subject (if we believe that these guys knew it was a male reporter, which.. questionable) or that you are just jealous that this underqualified person is pretty and you don't get enough action. Either construct is creepy and weird.
Note to self: don't get suckered into an arm wrestling match with Hope's mom.
"Honey, could you open this jar,? I just can't seem to get it"
"Of course, dear. Happy to help the Best Husband in the World!"
And people give Michelle O a bad time for her arms!
Ten bucks says she's juicing- but I bet she still can't hit high heat. Also, Hope looks like a young Maria Shriver in that pic.
I give her two weeks.
I take that back. I give Melania two weeks.
How many weeks would you give Andie?
Have to wait and see where her sympathies lie. " Her ancestry includes English, French, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh"
As she's working for Trump, how long before she is drinking like Hope Solo?
LOL. Pretty sure no one resents or envies Hope Hicks, incompetent future trophy wife.
That explains a lot about the press coverage of the Trump campaign FFS…
Well, she's certainly no Healy Baumgardner.
But is she a potential Hogan Gidley?