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The Media is obsessed by the First Lady: 

…her tireless activism, her perennial poise. Yet the… First Lady’s most immediately scene-stealing feature remains her flawless arms, which snatched the spotlight yet again last night… looking surreally toned even through fitted slim sleeves.

And this: 

People can get to know me directly. They can see that I’m kind of silly sometimes, that I care. They can feel the passion, [and] they don’t have to have it filtered through another source. And young people in particular like that.

You caught on right away, didn’t you gentle readers?  That’s the media giving yet another tongue bath to Michelle Obama.  For the current First Lady, Melania Trump, they have nothing but scorn.  Their Trump derangement Syndrome is destructive to all rational Americans, as The NY Post reports:

Elizabeth Pipko
credit: anniewermiel

I decided to volunteer for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the spring of 2016. I never leaned liberal or conservative, but there was something about Trump — the way he spoke and his honesty — that had me convinced he was our next president. I worked in a call center in Trump Tower. Within eight weeks, I was hired as a national volunteer services coordinator for the data team and paid $4,000 a month.

It was clear from the start that, if I wanted to survive in modeling, I couldn’t tell anyone about my new job.

Once, after working a 10-hour-day on the Trump campaign, I went to meet with my manager (who was not affiliated with a modeling agency). He and a colleague were enraged, screaming about how much they hate Trump. My manager kept saying how evil the people who work for him must be and that he would never work with anyone who supported him.

I was terrified they would find out that I was one of the so-called evil people.

So I lied and told people I was coaching ice skating — I was a competitive figure skater for seven years — whenever I was really hard at work in Trump Tower. When I ran into a modeling friend on my way there one day, I immediately hid my badge and said I was running errands.

But at every modeling job or meeting, the talk inevitably turned to Trump, and it was always high-stress.

Elizabeth Pipko decided not to hide it any longer regardless of the consequences:

Pipko and her husband at The White House

I think Trump is great for women. He’s always promoted women to leadership positions at his real estate company and at the White House. And as for the alleged pay-offs to various women — it’s none of my business. I care about what President Trump has done and will do for my country.

I’m already hoping to take part in the reelection in some capacity. And this time, I’m not going to hide it.

One of the things that absolutely drives leftists crazier is Donald Trump doesn’t roll over and beg them not to hurt him.  He fights back.  To paraphrase Barack Obama, when they bring a knife, he brings a gun, and so does Mrs. Trump, as the editors of The Telegraph report while eating heaping helpings of crow:

Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story ‘The mystery of Melania’, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published. Mrs Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family.  Mrs Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model. Mrs Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr Trump.

We accept that Mrs Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance. Mrs Trump met Mr Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article. The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr Trump.  They did not. The claim that Mrs Trump cried on election night is also false.

We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations.  As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.

But other than that, the Telegraph’s article was completely accurate.  I don’t normally post entire articles from media sources—fair use and all that—but I doubt The Telegraph is going to quibble over this.  They got caught lying about Mrs. Trump, and they paid for it.  How it must have rankled them—and every sufferer of Trump Derangement Syndrome—to have published that admission of guilt, and very public, actual apology.

Mrs. Trump—and through her, all honest Americans—won because it is virtually impossible for public figures to successfully sue American media outlets for publishing vicious lies even if they know them to be lies.  This is not the case in England, where they have, by American constitutional standards, gone overboard on punishing free speech.  However, we could use a bit of revision of our overly media protective jurisprudence. We should be able to expect that journalists do due diligence, that they are reasonably certain what they’re publishing about others is accurate and true.  Instead, we have “too good to check,” “fake but accurate,” and fake news. We allow so-called journalists to hide behind hatred and insanity and expect no more responsibility of them than we expect of rabid skunks.

Oh, but they have journalistic ethics!  They police themselves!  Right. As Sarah Palin might say, how’s that workin’ out for ya?

Attacking Mrs. Trump is understandable, however.  She’s a legal immigrant, an accomplished and highly paid professional model, a successful businesswoman, a devoted mother—scratch that, motherhood isn’t high on leftist virtue lists—speaks five languages, is beautiful and the epitome of style and grace, and by all accounts, a kind and warm woman.  What’s not for the left to hate?

Michelle Obama cannot come close to matching those accomplishments and qualities, yet she is worshiped by the media as part of the pantheon of gods headed by her husband.  Presumably, Mrs. Trump has comely arms as well.

But at least normal Americans, people of good will, can take some small satisfaction in Mrs. Trump’s triumph over people who willingly lied about her.  She is, after all, a stand in for all normal Americans, who the Left hates as much, if not more, than President Trump, and her.  Sometimes, there is justice in the world, even as it seems to be receding in America.