‘Complicit’ First Daughters And Double Standards

Posted on Sun 04/09/2017 by


By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~

The late-night comics turned their liberal rage on Ivanka Trump after she granted an interview  on April 5 to CBS This Morning and their co-host Gayle King. That’s a funny choice, considering King partied with Oprah and the Obamas in the White House after the first Obama inauguration. The rage came when King asked if Ivanka was “complicit” in her father’s administration, as if everything President Trump does is illegal and morally bankrupt.

King was borrowing from a nasty Saturday Night Live skit that went viral on the Left, a fake Ivanka perfume ad with the tagline “Complicit: The fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won’t.”

The president’s daughter answered King like a politician: “If being complicit means wanting to be a force for good and wanting to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.” Hours later, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert pulled out a dictionary and read the “illegal/wrongdoing” definition and mocked Ivanka, that it’s like saying “If being a Nazi means fighting for civil rights, then yeah, I’m a huge Nazi!” 

In response to the idea that Ivanka will be her father’s “eyes and ears,” feminist TBS host Samantha Bee cracked that the First Daughter will be “spending a lot of time staring at her own boobies.” 

Gayle King channeled all the liberal outrage that Ivanka should be like a younger version of Hillary Clinton inside the White House, stopping everything that liberals don’t like. She cited anonymous “critics” of her failure to foil the conservatives.

“You also talk about the critics, and you have a couple, that say why isn’t Ivanka speaking out? Where is she on Planned Parenthood? Where is she on gay rights? Where is she on the rights of women? Where is she on climate change?” King added: “It’s like you’re being held personally accountable for not speaking up. What do you say to your critics?”

Ivanka naturally answered that just because she’s not denouncing her father in public doesn’t mean she can’t wield her liberal  influence inside the family. But obviously, the government is not moving in the direction of “New York values” right now.

The day before CBS launched into Ivanka, they offered a typically fawning interview to Chelsea Clinton. No one has ever asked Chelsea Dearest  is she was “complicit” in her father’s sexual offenses or “complicit” in her family’s corrupt foundation, even though she’s a “vice chair.” Put the emphasis on “vice.”

Instead, America witnessed all the mandatory mewling over her wonderfulness. Will she run for president? Gayle King couldn’t curb her enthusiam: “Is there anybody else in the Clinton household thinking about running? And by anybody, I mean you. You could take your book on the road while you’re campaigning with ‘Get Informed, Get Inspired, Get Going.’ I feel like deja vu with your mom all over again. Are you running? Are you running? Are you running?”

Earth to CBS: The country just said No to a Clinton Dynasty.

When it came to her mother losing the election, the question was only how it was ruined by the Russians. Co-host Norah O’Donnell asked: “What do you think about what Russia did during the campaign?….Do you think they had any role in your mother’s defeat, Russian influence?”

The double standard on first daughters never ends. One gets powder puffs and cotton candy. The other gets a sledgehammer. This is why no one to Chelsea Clinton’s right trusts CBS “News.”

L. Brent Bozell III is the Founder and President of the Media Research Center   http://www.mrc.org/

Tim Graham is the Executive Editor at NewsBusters, and he is the Director of  Media Analysis at the Media Research Center.

Read more Great Articles at . http://newsbusters.org/