It’s no secret that the so-called “mainstream” media is a highly partisan enterprise less interested in straight news reporting than in pushing a narrative designed help their preferred candidate in the presidential election. What they claim to be news may in reality be little more than a much ballyhooed story put together by Democrat public relations firms. Facts take a back seat to the purpose of painting a scurrilous picture of the Republican candidate. So it was with the Sandra Fluke baloney in 2012 when Mitt Romney was defamed as a woman hater. Romney may not have been a politically savvy guy but is and remains one of the most upstanding, decent and caring human beings on this planet.
The bogeyman monster media creation this year is Donald Trump and the vehicle for the attack machine is one Alica Machado, a former Miss Universe from Venezula. Trump is supposed to be guilty of fat shaming Miss Machado when after winning the Miss Universe title she quickly put on 60 pounds. Trump is said to have called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” Trump and others who are in position to know deny it, but you won’t hear the full story from the Democrat operatives with bylines in the Media.
Trump was a co-owner of the Miss Universe pageant at the time all this was supposed to have occurred. The pageant is a profit seeking enterprise. The winner of the pageant is expected to earn money for herself and the pageant with income from product endorsements disguised as media appearances. A 180-pound Miss Universe would be less successful at her job than a 118-pound one. It can be expected that the owners of the pageant would try to help their money maker slim down. Calling her names and shaming her would not likely be the best strategy for success in that endeavor.
The story of Machado’s weight problem we are getting today is different from what it was back in 1997, before Machado was seen by the Democrats as the way to build a false narrative against Donald Trump and lend assistance to their favorite, Hillary Clinton. CNN in 1997:
NEW YORK (CNN) — When Alicia Machado of Venezuela was named Miss Universe nine months ago, no one could accuse her of being the size of the universe. But as her universe expanded, so did she, putting on nearly 60 pounds.
Indeed, the reigning Miss Universe learned the hard way that an extra 15 or 20 pounds can gain you a ton of publicity. But now she’s determined to shed at least 15 pounds, though the loss of her Miss Universe crown is no longer an issue.
‘Some people when they have pressure eat too much. Like me. Like Alicia,’ said Donald Trump, the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant.
Since winning the crown, the former Miss Venezuela went from 118 pounds to — well — a number that kept growing like the size of the fish that got away
No mention then of any name calling or fat shaming by Donald Trump.
Anyone who wants to know the truth of what this is really all about should read an excellent piece by Molly Hemingway that just appeared at The Federalist website.