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.”
I can not believe this is a real image that the Washington Post used in their profile on Stacey Abrams.
The desire from so many in the media to make Abrams into a larger than life superhero is bizarre and telling. You’ll never see a conservative woman get this kind of coverage. pic.twitter.com/ojDGy6K17Y
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 17, 2020
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.
How is every journalist employed by the Washington Post not named Jennifer Rubin not completely embarrassed by this Stacey Abrams profile. How does something like this even make it past editors who care about their reputations? pic.twitter.com/yqpSeTnBbM
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 17, 2020
Many Twitter users slammed the piece and called out the double standard of the media.
Only in the land of liberals is Stacey Abrams referred to as a runway model & given fashion shoots by magazines while Melania Trump is ridiculed by the press.
— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) May 17, 2020
Find someone who looks at you the way the media looks at Stacy Abrams
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 17, 2020
— Kimberly Lisack (@KLisack) May 17, 2020
Imagine the size of the ego the person would have to have to be talked into doing this kind of a pose for a glowing puff piece in a news media article.
A normal person would do it only to poke fun at themselves.
She’s not poking fun at herself here, people.
That’s the joke. pic.twitter.com/5gy7nAus3b
— Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! (@drawandstrike) May 17, 2020
Wow, the amount of narcissistic behavior and bloated arrogance is staggering!
Behold Stacy Abrams!
— Patriot77745 (@Qanon77745) May 17, 2020
Good advice, but was the WAPO doing that when they wrote about Stacy Abrams as if she was a “runway supermodel” and posted that picture?
— Nick Jones (@invisimono) May 17, 2020
Just WOW! No other words could possibly describe it.
Any “news” person who wonders WHY the people believe the “news” is FAKE these days, only has to read this article about Stacey Abrams to see why!
— Albert Passineau (@PassineauAlbert) May 18, 2020
They keep telling us that the future of the Democratic Party is bright.
You be the judge
✓ Kamala Harris
✓ Amy Klobuchar
✓ Cory Booker
✓ Mayor Pete
✓ Robert O’Rourke
✓ Stacy Abrams
✓ Gretchen Whitmer
✓ Julian Castro
If “bright” means “awful”, then okay
— 🔥🌹🌻 Compton Jay 💯 (@JayThePopulist) May 16, 2020
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