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Monday, October 27, 2008

Jossip Goes After Piper

I used to like Jossip, and not even as a kind of dirty secret, either. David Hauslaib's site was a good place for insider information, but not in a Perez Hilton vein. It was usually well-written, and offered surprising news you would read tomorrow, today.

I enjoyed it so much, I actually subscribed to their Kindle feed. No longer, as of a few minutes ago. This post below written by "Cord" is why: their accelerated Palin Derangement Syndrome.

Six-Year-Old Piper Palin Totally Fronting!
Kids These Days

"Har har har! A Fashionista reader claims they can tell that the Louis Vuitton purse Sarah Palin's youngest daughter, Piper, is carrying here is a fake.

This raises two questions:

1. Who's the bigger loser—the person who buys the fake purse or the person who can spot the fake purse from miles away? and 2. DID THESE PEOPLE BUY FAKE SH*T WITH THAT $150,000?!?!?!?!??!"

This photo to the left is the one they ran with the piece. The attached photos of the bag come from the BryanBoy site, which has a fascination with fashion and who posted a more balanced question about the handbag, without tarring and feathering Piper.



The story of the RNC purchasing fancy duds for the middle-class Alaskan Governor is one thing. As sexist and stupid it is to make it trump meatier news last week (like say, investigating the Rashid Khalidi story, yes I'm speaking to you L.A. Times), the news media decided to devote considerable time to Governor Palin's clothing instead.

But you know, she's a politician, and she has got to expect these kinds of stories, no matter how degrading.

I have news for Jossip, though. If you think a 6 year-old child is fair game for your type of commentary, that says a lot about you -- and none of it is good.

"Totally fronting"? SHE's FRIKKIN SIX YEARS OLD! My God, what is wrong with people? Don't even try to pass this off as people not getting your "joke", either, Cord. The tone and tenor of what you say is anything but jokey.

So here's the deal.

We will show Jossip how to comment on a Presidential candidate's children, if warranted at all (which it is usually isn't).

Ready?

Here are Sasha and Malia Obama with their mother, Michelle, at the Democratic National Convention. I request that you write something about each of these girls in the comments section, and I will highlight the best ones in the front page.

Allow me to comment first:



Their eldest daughter Malia is going to be a knock-out. She has been able to combine the best of both parents' looks, including Barack Obama's facial contours, and Michelle Obama's elongated elegance. Little Sasha is a sweetheart, whose presence eats up the camera in purple, with that charming brooch on her shoulder just like momma. And just as an added bonus, I don't think I've seen a better photo of Mrs. Obama. She looks fantastic.

Well done you two! You have gorgeous girls.

IN THE COMMENTS: Chickenlittle writes up a beautiful testimonial. Here is it is.

One can write something of importance and be remembered for good works; one can mentor an entire generation of students and take pride in the resultant academic offspring; but nothing compares to the feeling of literally seeing or finding one’s own self in the next generation. Done right, it is a constant, sublime reminder of another way to achieve immortality. Barack and Michelle can each feel proud of their girls, and such parental pride is at once both selfish and selfless: selfish for the reasons above, and selfless for all the time and effort- truly a job well done!

And JAL corrects the age -- Piper is 7!

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2 Comments:

  • Vic --

    Piper is 7. Birthday this fall September?)

    By Blogger JAL, at Mon Oct 27, 11:06:00 am GMT-4  

  • Hard to top what you wrote about the girls, so I’ll comment on the parents.

    One can write something of importance and be remembered for good works; one can mentor an entire generation of students and take pride in the resultant academic offspring; but nothing compares to the feeling of literally seeing or finding one’s own self in the next generation. Done right, it is a constant, sublime reminder of another way to achieve immortality. Barack and Michelle can each feel proud of their girls, and such parental pride is at once both selfish and selfless: selfish for the reasons above, and selfless for all the time and effort- truly a job well done!


    P.S. Hauslaib = House loaf? :)

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Mon Oct 27, 07:34:00 pm GMT-4  

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