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January 28, 2005

Priorities [Say Anything]

Interesting.

The Washington Post has a major article today blasting the Vice President for "dressing down" at an event in Germany commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Despite the fact that Dick Cheney was bundled up because he has a history of heart problems the reporter for the Washington Post laid some heavy criticism on him for not wearing something more stylish.

Meanwhile, the fact that Muslim leaders across Europe have decided to boycott holocaust remembrances has gone largely uncovered by The Washington Post.

I guess we know where that publication's priorities lay.

(via the comments at Conservative Princess)

Update:

Jeff Goldstein:

Does anyone really think that had, say, Al Gore’s advance team forgotten to pack his ceremonial mourning overcoat, the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan would have penned a smarmy story comparing Big Wooden Al to a dorky kid dressed for kickball camp by overprotective parents?

Of course not. In fact, my guess is that Gore could have shown up at Auschwitz wearing a suit made from Jackie Mason and trimmed with the ass hair of Woody Allen, and Givhan would have bent over backwards to frame the Democratic VP’s fashion choice as “a daring deconstruction of the kind of traditional ceremonial mourning practices that have turned commemorations of singular events like the Holocaust into mundane—and cynically commodified—photo ops for heads of state and /or their proxies.” Or some such.

[Cross-posted at Say Anything]


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