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Ann Romney slammed for $990 Shirt, Michelle Obama praised for $6,800 jacket
Fox News ^ | 8/1/2012 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 08/01/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT by tobyhill

Back in May, Ann Romney, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wore a $990 Reed Krakoff silk shirt for a media appearance. The item of clothing set off a media firestorm, with the Romneys widely accused of being “out of touch” with average Americans.

In particular, the Washington Post wrote that the $990 blouse “will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s itinerary.”

Fast forward to last Friday, when First Lady Michelle Obama attended an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace, donning a J. Mendel cap sleeve jacket from the 2013 Resort collection.

The price-tag? $6,800.

This time, the Washington Post simply described the intricacies of the jacket and noted that Mrs. Obama has previously been criticized for “not dressing up enough for Queen Elizabeth II, so she stepped up her game.” No snide remarks, no outrage over the cost, no suggestion she was “out of touch.”

“The media’s overabundant love affair with the Obamas has become increasingly blatant as this election draws nearer. Scrutinizing Mrs. Romney for a fashion choice that cost considerably less than that of the First Lady is yet another example of the media being purely sanctimonious,” former political publicist Angie Meyer told FoxNews.com. “The media continues to relish their roles as liberal bullies, and have relentlessly bullied the Romneys from the beginning. It is pure hypocrisy at its finest.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annromney; doublestandard; fashion; flotusmichelle; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 08/01/2012 5:15:42 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
It is pure hypocrisy at its finest

I disagree.

They passed hypocrisy years ago.

2 posted on 08/01/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: tobyhill

That’s the media for you. The DCNp that is.

Democratic
National
Committee
propagandists

No more MSM for me. That’s not specific enough.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You don’t understand. Romney’s wife paid for her shirt..Moochel didn’t pay for her jacket..she got it free!


4 posted on 08/01/2012 5:20:18 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: DoughtyOne

Shoud have read DNCp. SAT


5 posted on 08/01/2012 5:20:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Oldexpat

She did? How many people were in her flash mob?


6 posted on 08/01/2012 5:21:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: tobyhill

They are all out of touch. Nobody wears shit that expensive. Ross, meet political elite..


7 posted on 08/01/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: tobyhill

I find it amazing how $900 can look so much better than $6,800.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:22:38 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: tobyhill

If you look carefully at the noses of your average ‘main stream’ reporter, you will detect shit stains which tellingly can be traced to Obama DNA. True story.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: tobyhill

I think what gets under the media’s skin is, Ann Romney would be attractive in a pair of Goodwill overalls, whereas Moo-chelle...well, you get the picture. You can put lipstick on a pig.......


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:24:37 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: fhayek

I believe it I believe it.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
a J. Mendel cap sleeve Omar the tent maker jacket from the 2013 Sausage-Tied-In-The-Middle collection.
12 posted on 08/01/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT by laweeks
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Thanks tobyhill.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tobyhill

Well of course they’d hype Moochelle .... here in Australia the US media is looked upon just like Best Korea’s news.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: ChildOfThe60s
It's no wonder pubbies can't get any traction ... they know nothing about marketing.

CALL IT A $7000 JACKET .. OR BETTER ... A $10,000 AND THE ENEMY WILL BE ALL OVER THAT, CORRECTING THE NUMBER.

It is NOT $10,000 .. it's only $6,800 ...

15 posted on 08/01/2012 5:46:23 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: tobyhill

One of these days, the prepubescent hemorrhoid-suckers who comprise the blogosphere of whatever 3rd-grade playground intellects make up the folks who worry about such things just might have an issue they can speak positively of from their beloved Marxist. Until then, they reveal their idiocy and ignorance of what the country faces in this election with every utterance.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 5:46:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: FrankR

Wipe off that lipstick and all that makeup and she’s one ugly woman. It’s amazing what a good hairstylist and makeup artist is able to accomplish with that woman.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Oldexpat

could also say...
Mrs. Romney can afford her shirt...
Can Michelle O. afford hers????? she depends on taxpayers for everything...parties, vacations, etc etc. etc..............


18 posted on 08/01/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: tobyhill

She spent $990.00 on that ugly ass shirt? She should return it and spend the money on a good pair of glasses.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: DoughtyOne

Bwaaaaahhhhhh


20 posted on 08/01/2012 6:03:59 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: South Dakota

;^)


21 posted on 08/01/2012 6:12:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: tobyhill

Alls well that ends well. It was Mittens’ people who leaked to the media accusing Palin of being a Diva with a 200,000 dollar wardrobe. Mittens ought to eat his own medicine from his brother lefties.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 6:19:30 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Oldexpat
You don’t understand. Romney’s wife paid for her shirt..Moochel didn’t pay for her jacket..she got it free!

Yeah, I knew that. You misunderstood where my quote came from. Angie Meyer is referring to the media hypocrisy. Thus my comment that the media has passed that point a long time ago. This is nothing less than an orchestrated attack by Obama sycophants. Media fascism. The media is waging war on us.

Angie Meyer told FoxNews.com. “The media continues to relish their roles as liberal bullies, and have relentlessly bullied the Romneys from the beginning. It is pure hypocrisy at its finest.

23 posted on 08/01/2012 6:28:57 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: tobyhill

let’s see now, $1000 for a shirt.....$7,000 for a jacket....I think that it is time for me to change careers. Even after allowing for the cost of a few yards of materisl and some thread and a handful of buttons....the profit margin would have to be right up there.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: tobyhill

Two vehicles...

One is a sports car with a rattle can spray paint job.

The other is a junker with flat tires, a big trunk and too big a radiator, but has a $6,800 paint job.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 6:55:29 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: tobyhill

The lines of that jacket make Mrs. O. look pregnant. Badly designed.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 6:59:37 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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27 posted on 08/01/2012 7:04:23 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Collectivism does not permit the individual integrity that would speak on balance of the facts. The uniform assault against the Right, and defense of the Left is, in the view of many in the media, “for the greater good”.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tobyhill

The difference, Ann has always dressed in this manner because her husband is a successful American businessman. Her attire will continue very fashionable and high end after she becomes first lady. Michelle started dressing in clothes that were only a dream to her before she became the first lady. BIG DIFFERENCE.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 7:27:30 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: tobyhill
Ann Romney slammed for $990 Shirt, Michelle Obama praised for $6,800 jacket

I think they're both ignorant and spoiled.

But apparently the spoilage and ignorance is 7 times worse with Mooch.

30 posted on 08/01/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: RaisingCain
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31 posted on 08/01/2012 7:35:23 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: tobyhill

Aw sh*t, what do you expect?

It’s only the hateful, dhimmicrat MSM.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 7:49:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Ellendra

Maybe she should go back to what is more in line with HER taste for cloths, grandma’s old drapes and a boob belt.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 9:24:37 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: tobyhill

So when will the Democrat operatives of Obama imply that Ann Romney is “too sick” to be a “healthy” FLOTUS like Moochelle?

Ann Romney says MS flare-up this year gave a ‘real scare’

Published August 17, 2012

| Associated Press

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/17/ann-romney-says-ms-flare-up-this-year-gave-real-scare/print#ixzz23oJy3EwE


34 posted on 08/17/2012 6:42:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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