WOW! When even a liberal magazine like Vanity Fair starts to attack Hillary Clinton, you know it’s bad!
This past week, editors from the magazine’s politics and business section, Hive, published the one-minute video entitled “Six New Year’s Resolutions for Hillary Clinton” featuring themselves holding Champagne flutes while giving New Year’s advice, which includes telling the former secretary of state and failed presidential candidate to give up and retire in 2018.
Though the video is fast approaching one million views via twitter, it more noticeably has evoked an avalanche of anger and outrage in the form of over 10,000 twitter comments – the overwhelming majority of which express shock and indignation, with repeat calls for Vanity Fair to remove the video.
To the surprise of many, Vanity Fair published a satirical video about Hillary Clinton’s future prospects in the days just before Christmas with the caption, “Maybe it’s time for Hillary Clinton to take up a new hobby in 2018” as part of a broader series on New Year’s resolutions.
“Take up a new hobby in the new year,” suggested Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff. “Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy – literally anything that will keep you from running again.”
Editor John Kelly, meanwhile, suggested that Clinton “finally put away your James Comey voodoo doll.” And added further with cheerful snark, “We all know you think James Comey cost you the election and he might have, but so did a handful of other things. It’s a year later and time to move on.”
Here’s the video:
As I said, the video is fast approaching one million views via twitter. However the response from liberals that support Hillary have blasted their anger and outrage on Twitter. They have made repeated calls for Vanity Fair to remove the video.
But it appears the magazine caved by issuing a vague blanket apology, though the video hasn’t been removed. A Vanity Fair spokesperson said, “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”
Of course, this didn’t placate the trolls as “the resistance” thinks Hillary Clinton should remain uniquely immune from being the object of satire and didn’t take the magazine to task over any other satirical videos in the same series. The New Year’s resolution video for Trump, for example, advises the president to delete his Twitter account and drink more Diet Coke in 2018. The Hive editors also took shots at Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Gary Cohn among others.
Meanwhile the creators of the video, which in its mockery is no harsher than your average Saturday Night Live skit, have been trolled relentlessly by Hillary supporters forcing at least one to lock her social media accounts.
According to The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “One of the reporters for Vanity Fair who appeared in the ‘don’t-run-again-Hillary’ video, Maya Kosoff, has locked her account after being subjected to the most foul vitriol and abuse, endlessly, over several days.”
Below are a handful of select tweets which capture the outrage over the simple satirical Hillary video… it appears the resistance mob will attack even Vanity Fair for crossing narrowly enforced boundaries. With such sensitivity 2018 is sure to be loads of fun.
Now #CancelVanityFair is moving.
Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO. Get over your mommy issues.
Doing cutesy mean satire to appeal to millennials’ hatred of Hillary Clinton is beneath you. Or it used to be. The only way to save yourself is to do this to Bernie and Biden. Oh, and FU to everyone who participated.
I am sick and tired of Hillary being used as a punching bag.
I am through with the pettiness, the cruelty, the rank misogyny.
The fact that @VanityFair gave this crap a platform tells me they do not need my patronage or my money.
Even the President Trump ’s got in on the action and responded to with his own critique of the publication — for not being harsh enough on his former political opponent.
Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H. Anna Wintour, who was all set to be Amb to Court of St James’s & a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!
Wintour is editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director for all Condé Nast, which publishes Vanity Fair.
Well, all that I can say is…it looks like some SNOWFLAKES are melting over Vanity Fair’s accurate video of ‘Six New Year’s Resolutions for Hillary Clinton’.
Come on people! Lighten up! Let us know if you liked the video! Share your comments. If you’re on Twitter and you liked the video, let’s start our own trend #VanityFairRocks