Saturday, May 2, 2009

Desirée Rogers Featured in WSJ. Magazine

The über-fabulous and tres chic Desirée Rogers is featured in the May issue of WSJ. Magazine. Here she is looking stunning on the cover in a Viktor & Rolf trench coat and Cartier diamond stud earrings.

The actual article, however, was disappointing. From the first sentence, you know what The Wall Street Journal's agenda is:
"Desirée Glapion Rogers is the descendant of a Creole voodoo priestess named Marie Laveau Glapion..."
Oh, I can hear the right wing nuts now: "See??? I told you those Obamas were dangerous! They're into voodoo! That's why Obama won! He had Desirée put a spell on the country!"

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The racist tone is glaring, but that's par for the cause for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the company whose New York Post tabloid newspaper thought this cartoon was funny.

While the article had it's moments of insight into Ms. Rogers' life (She's a breast cancer survivor) and how she's using her business background to reshape the traditional role of the White House Social Secretary, it was also dripping with partisan propaganda, insinuations (claiming that the reason Michelle Obama started a garden at the White House was to deflect the negative press the administration was receiving over the AIG bonuses) and straight up elitism which sought to take away from Ms. Rogers' achievements, but only exposed the author's and her employer's insecurities and envy.

You can read the article for yourselves here: Desirée Rogers’ Brand Obama. But I must warn you: The hate in the comment section is THICK, so make sure you have a cup of chamomile tea at the ready.

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