My God, these would-be presidential candidates must think the American electorate is stupid. Believe me, after a half-century in the newspaper business, I know they are not. People know a real thing or a fraud when they see one. But then… maybe some of us are fools. After all, we willingly sit for hours in front of our TV sets and listen to them debate, bicker and berate their opponents. In return, we, the electorate, get nothing in substance back for our time except grief.
From Lagerfeld’s totally uncalled for comments about Adele’s body to Limbaugh’s deplorable declaration that Georgetown student Sandra Fluke is nothing but a birth-control-toting hussy, weight-shaming and slut-shaming suddenly seem to be the go-to quick fixes for instant publicity. And it seriously has to stop.