In theory, Vogue magazine is said to be, per Wikipedia, “an American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine that covers many topics, including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.”
The current issue features a glowing portrait of Dr. Jill Biden — aka the First Lady of the United States. Biden graces the cover, glamorously posed on what appears to be the Truman Balcony of the White House.
The headline: “A First Lady for All of Us: On the Road with Dr. Jill Biden.”
If you wondered where a similar Vogue cover was that oozed love over Melania Trump — in that case someone who had in fact actually been a “cover girl” model in her life? Here is Newsweek on the subject:
“This week it was announced that Jill Biden is Vogue’s cover star for August, continuing the magazine’s tradition of featuring the first lady on its front page.
This practice went on hiatus during the Donald Trump era, however, with Melania Trump snubbed by the fashion magazine.”
Hiatus. Imagine that. You already know why there was no such coverage.
But Michelle Obama? Ah the belle Michelle at Vogue, as the magazine’s headline here:
Michelle Obama: A Woman of Substance
From the causes she supports to her democratic fashion choices, which have elevated White House style, First Lady Michelle Obama sets an example in the national spotlight.
The boss at Vogue is Anna Wintour, who doesn’t just donate to Democrats in her magazine, but in real life as well.
The Devil Wears Prada, the 2003 book by Lauren Weisberger resulted in the 2006 movie starring Meryl Streep. Many suggested that the inspiration for the Streep character, “Miranda,” was Anna Wintour. The New York Times described the “Miranda” character in the novel this way: “Weisberger’s ”fictional” portrait of Miranda sounds many of the notes familiar to readers of the gossip pages that trade in prima donna outrageousness.
So far, so normal in the world of prima donnas. But then there was this: “We learn that Miranda sucks up to Hillary Clinton and movie stars and condescends to hoi polloi. She never says thank you.”
In fact, the Wikipedia entry for Vogue also says this:
“Leading up to the 2012 US presidential election, Wintour used her industry clout to host several significant fundraising events in support of the Obama campaign. The first, in 2010, was a dinner with an estimated US$30,000 entry fee. The “Runway To Win” initiative recruited prominent designers to create pieces to support the campaign.
In October 2016, the magazine stated that “Vogue endorses Hillary Clinton for president of the United States”. This was the first time that the magazine supported as a single voice a presidential candidate in its 120 years of history.”
And right there is the real essence of what Vogue is really all about. Under the guise of being a so-called “women’s magazine” Vogue is not about “women” or style or beauty or anything else. It is, like so many other American institutions that pretend to be about one thing, in fact about something else entirely. In reality Vogue is about a celebration of all things progressive.
If nothing else, the Trump years ripped the mask off American institutions ranging from journalism to the law to religion to academia to sports and oh so many more that pretend, like Vogue, to be one thing when in fact they really are about left-wing politics.
This is, culturally and politically speaking, no small deal. It has led to Americans dropping sports teams and, notably, it has led finally to a stark drop in the ratings for networks like CNN that push leftist first, journalism second.
Over here at NewsBusters, Curtis Houck headlined this about CNN: “CNN’s Ratings Go Down the Toilet, Tumbling Over 70 Percent Since January.”
The Vogue cover of Jill Biden is nothing if not a reminder of the game being played. And millions of Americans are now onto the game. The Devil may indeed wear Prada. But it is also very safe to say the Devil wears Liberalism on her sleeve — and her magazine covers.