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WaPo describes Stacey Abrams like ‘a runway supermodel’ in gushing puff piece

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A profile on touting failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as “a runway supermodel” earned resounding mockery for The Washington Post.

The liberal newspaper came under fire for its standards and “journalistic” practice in publishing the piece titled “The Power of Stacey Abrams,” which sang the praises of the Democrat who has been blatantly pitching herself for to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 running mate.

“I can not believe this is a real image that the Washington Post used in their profile on Stacey Abrams,”  Twitter user Josh Jordan wrote in reaction to the profile and its super-woman styled photo of the 46-year-old former member of the Georgia House of Representatives. “The desire from so many in the media to make Abrams into a larger than life superhero is bizarre and telling.”

The author of the piece, left-wing activist Kevin Powell, is not a reporter for The Washington Post but the newspaper credited him as a “civil and human rights activist.”

“When she is finally introduced the women shout and leap to their feet. Young women stand on chairs, camera phones flash. Abrams, who appears both amused and slightly disturbed by the fuss over her, takes control of the chaotic scene,” Powell began the puff piece.

“I’ve witnessed this level of affection for very few political leaders in the Democratic circles I’ve been in since the 1980s,” he gushed.

Adding that “whether or not she’s chosen as Biden’s running mate,” Abrams “has moved into a unique space in American politics,” Powell, who has had several unsuccessful runs for Congress, raised plenty of eyebrows when he likened the Democrat to a model on the runway “summoning her inner actress.”

“Pandemonium ensues as she walks to the far left of the stage, like a runway supermodel, stops on a dime, poses, tilts her head slightly and smiles. Camera flashes explode. She next pivots and walks slowly to the center of the stage, freezes there and repeats the pose. Again, the flashes explode,” he wrote.

“Abrams is summoning her inner actress, and she is both enjoying the moment and getting through it to get to the conversation. She then pivots and walks to the far right of the stage, same,” he added before wondering “whether she has done this before, because it is not necessarily what one would expect from a 46-year-old politician who was nearly elected the first black female governor in U.S. history.”

Abrams lost her 2018 gubernatorial bid against Gov. Brian Kemp and then refused to concede the race, alleging voter suppression in her loss. The Democrat has continued to be glorified by the liberal media which has showered her with attention in recent days, as she has been featured in a piece in The New York Tines over the weekend as well as in Elle magazine making an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

But The Post’s profile sparked more hilarity than homage as social media reactions poured in.

Many Twitter users slammed the piece and called out the double standard of the media.

Frieda Powers


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