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Liberal Media Reaches New Low -- Attacks Roberts Childrens' Clothing

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posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:35 PM
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Wow, I'm amazed at how low the liberal media can sink! Apparently lacking any substantial reason to attack President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominee, they've taken to attacking the way his children and wife dress:



There they were -- John, Jane, Josie and Jack -- standing with the president and before the entire country. The nominee was in a sober suit with the expected white shirt and red tie. His wife and children stood before the cameras, groomed and glossy in pastel hues -- like a trio of Easter eggs, a handful of Jelly Bellies, three little Necco wafers. There was tow-headed Jack -- having freed himself from the controlling grip of his mother -- enjoying a moment in the spotlight dressed in a seersucker suit with short pants and saddle shoes. His sister, Josie, was half-hidden behind her mother's skirt. Her blond pageboy glistened. And she was wearing a yellow dress with a crisp white collar, lace-trimmed anklets and black patent-leather Mary Janes.
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Separate the child from the clothes, which do not acknowledge trends, popular culture or the passing of time. They are not classic; they are old-fashioned. These clothes are Old World, old money and a cut above the light-up/shoe-buying hoi polloi.

Full Article: Washington Post


I think this is absolutely disgusting.




posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:40 PM
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So, they dress their children funny? I agree with you, thats insensitive and childish. There's lots to talk about instead in indulging in such silly things.
Shame on the Democrats.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:45 PM
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From what I read of the article, they weren't attacking the children and wife directly:



But the Roberts family went too far. In announcing John Roberts as his Supreme Court nominee, the president inextricably linked the individual -- and his family -- to the sweep of tradition. In their attire, there was nothing too informal; there was nothing immodest. There was only the feeling that, in the desire to be appropriate and respectful of history, the children had been costumed in it.


(Emphasis mine)

Sounds to me like they're attacking the use of the children and the wife as marketing tools.

Also, given the opening paragraph as well:



It has been a long time since so much syrupy nostalgia has been in evidence at the White House. But Tuesday night, when President Bush announced his choice for the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, it was hard not to marvel at the 1950s-style tableau vivant that was John Roberts and his family.


From the story the article pieces together, and my own interpretation of the image agrees with said story, albeit after reading it and probably influenced, the children and the wife were dressed as such to give the impression of how "traditional" this nominee is.



I'm amazed at how low the liberal media can sink!


I'm amazed at what lengths some conservatives will go to to prove how they're stuck in the 50's. Buy the kids something that doesn't make them look like they're a poorly-colorized Ted Turner remake of Leave it To Beaver.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:48 PM
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So is this a conspiracy, or just more partisan political tripe?

Because, you know there's a forum for that, and this aint it...



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:57 PM
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Even the clothes are conservative: Judge John G. Roberts, left, and his wife Jane, right, with their children Jack and Josie listen to President Bush's announcement.

Well, they are dressed kind of funny.
It's like they're stuck in the past.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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A new low indeed!
When will the left ever get a clue that dissing does not work?



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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How can you say this when the media attacked Chelsea Clinton, the Clintons daughter for the way she looked, not dressed, for a better half of his administration.

"Liberal" is a buzz word that Conservatives have overrused to the point of sillyness. If you take a look at Yahoo message boards(news) you will always see a post start out with Liberal this and Liberal that yadda yadda yadda...the boards are littered with the buzz word "liberal"



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Upon looking closer, Dang!....Looks like 1945 to me



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Upon looking closer, Dang!....Looks like 1945 to me


Even if it is, who cares?

Do you really think this qualifies as front-page material for a national newspaper such as the Washington Post? Obviously this was an attempt to smear Roberts and his family... :shk:



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77

a cut above the light-up/shoe-buying hoi polloi.



I think this is absolutely disgusting.


The way I read the punchline, the author is actually saying something very positive about what he/she saw. I can't understand why you would see this as a reason to flame.
I always liked clothes old fashioned myself...for some reason they look better on any occasion.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Nothing wrong with the drab clothing, and nothing wrong with the accurate description of them. These children dress better than the daughters of the imposter POTUS himself.




posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
Well, they are dressed kind of funny.
It's like they're stuck in the past.

And people favourable to them will say that they are just trying to inject a little class and style into the whole thing. This is a really subjective matter.

I mean, we have people flipping out over flip flops at the white house, and other people giggling over kids being nicely dressed.


magnito_student
"Liberal" is a buzz word that Conservatives have overrused to the point of sillyness.

Now you know how conservatives feel about the word 'fascist'


djohnsto77
Do you really think this qualifies as front-page material for a national newspaper such as the Washington Post?

This is what happens when everyone starts attacking the media and dumbing it down. You get dumb headlines. You get 'info-tainment'. Instead of a "Anderson Cooper's Newshour" you get MTV style "Anderson 360!!!!11!". Its certainly the media's fault too. Jefferson said, to paraphrase, that he'd rather have newpapers and no nation rather than a nation with no newspapers. This trend of dumb-news is starting to look like Jefferson's nightmare.



The way I read the punchline, the author is actually saying something very positive about what he/she saw


They are not classic; they are old-fashioned. These clothes are Old World, old money and a cut above the light-up/shoe-buying hoi polloi.

I don't think they meant that in a good way.

Also, look at the title

An Image A Little Too Carefully Coordinated

What in the world is wrong with that? Forethought and planning and attention to the message from style is a bad thing? The family is saying 'here we are, a traditional family, a nice family, a proud and respectful family'. Whats wrong with that? Nothing.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:07 PM
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Actually they are the picture of the American family through the eyes of the conservatives all white blond and pretty.

Funny that the real American family doesn't look like that at all.



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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I think the judge's kids look adorable. And I love their clothes. 'Course I am a southernor.

But, I personally wouldn't have read the article to begin with.

It really doesn't hold any content of worth.

I think this thread should be locked.



posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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1. Not front page

2. The marketing of the family as so 1950's was so obvious & thus aggregious, that even a NeoCon could catch it, or not - I've lost all faitha in the restitution of your ilks intellect & ability for independant thought.
I regularly attend functions & see the kids all packaged up. No mother, in that circle & income bracket, would EVER go that route. It was as direct a psy/op as those insidious bacdrops Dim Son stands in front of.

3. This was penned by the paper's fashion reporter....duh! This is what people in her line of work do - talk about cloths & the message they send!!

4. The throwing of red meat attempt in labeling a fashion critique is indicative of just how fascist the Right has become - every perceived afront to the devine selections of the LEADER is met with a ferocious reply by the lean mean fighting machine - the 101st Fighting Keyboardists!



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:46 AM
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If that commentary counts as an attack what exactly do the smear campaigns commited by Roves political machine count as? unprovoked rape, pillage, and slaughter?

For a pack of elephants you bunch sure have some thin skin...



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 08:07 AM
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I am going to tell you what I perceive in the picture, and this is from a mother that went through some problems with mine at that same age.

She looks frustrated, and for the expression on her face she rather is somewhere else.

The littler girl looks like in a panic fix and ready to cry.

She is actually holding very hard the boys hand as to almost twist it. The boy looks uncomfortable and ready to get into a temper tantrum he obviously the center of attention at home and he knows a large crowd is there just for him to perform.

Yes small children in a large crowd with adults watching can make children antsy and mothers uncomfortable.

And for the outfit, I would not wear something so pasty in colors as her, and I would lean on the darker and brighter side, with a sexy touch.

Also the hair was done the "senator's wife style" but is to flat on the top, it looks like the hair spray got to sticky.

Now for the children I used to dress mine like that but also with brighter and cuter colors. Long sleaves in a hot day will make any child unconfortable.

Pastels are nice for littler ones but not for the women it enhances her already too pale looks.

Unless she was trying no to take much attention upon herself after all it was not about her but her husband’s “coming out” moment.


[edit on 27-7-2005 by marg6043]



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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Actually, Marg, it looks to me like the poor woman has a migraine. I know that's how I feel like I look when I have one.
Pink is NOT her color.

But, is it a crime to dress conservatively when your husband is nominated for the Supremes?



posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 08:09 PM
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Bravo Marg! That was a lovely commentary. Worthy of your local paper's style section.


To distill it to its essence, they looked utterly stepford, the perfect American family. Its so psy/op.


Now I gotta get back to watchin' Brat Camp!



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 02:33 AM
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Hm, perhaps I'm being dim, but I didn't really see anything unpleasant in what the writer was saying about them. It seemed to me that he was pretty much just describing how they were dressed! And I don't usually disagree with you dj



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