On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published a cartoon by cartoonist Steve Sack that has people accusing the paper of sexism and hypocrisy.
The cartoon featured a big-lipped Ivanka Trump and what Sack apparently feels is her limited knowledge base: a lot about shopping, her husband and her father, and only a very tiny bit about international diplomacy:
— Steve sack (@ThatSteveSack) July 2, 2019
Twitter users were quick to point out the double standards of both the paper, which is liberally biased, and Sack:
Guess being a complete sexist is ok if your target is a member of the Trump family. Way to be a complete pig, sir.
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) July 3, 2019
It’s 2019, and the @StarTribune is doing its part to perpetuate the myth that a woman cannot be both well-dressed AND intelligent. This is insulting and the Star Tribune should be embarrassed. pic.twitter.com/vOzXllh3Jh
— Becky Alery (@aleryrl) July 3, 2019
This is one of the many reasons why people know the Left doesn't actually care about sexism.
— Zach Hagenson (@Hagenson_Zach) July 3, 2019
Can we expect the normally perpetually outraged feminist left to rush to Trump’s defense and accuse the news outlet and its cartoonist of setting women back decades? Of course not:
Shockingly sexist cartoon from Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Don't hold your breath waiting for liberal feminists to come running to @IvankaTrump's defense, though. #hypocrisy pic.twitter.com/nUM4HSG4Bb
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) July 3, 2019
— Pommella Wegmann (@pommellawegmann) July 3, 2019
Is there any question that this cartoon was inspired by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s catty swipe at Ivanka Trump last week after her appearance at the G-20 summit? Nope:
It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.
It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on.
The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either. https://t.co/KCZMXJ8FD9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2019
That AOC thinks she’s got some unique and special standing to criticize someone else’s qualifications for public service is laughable in and of itself.
Curiously enough, the Strib is perfectly willing to run interference over and over again for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her alleged tax and immigration fraud scandals, yet allows garbage sexist takes like Sack’s to be published in their paper without hesitation.
BTW, this isn’t the first time Sack has taken sexist cheap shots at Ivanka Trump:
Ivanka's Daddy's Issues – by Steve Sack pic.twitter.com/C8Oq0QFFDI
— Mitì Vigliero (@Miti_Vigliero) February 10, 2017
Ironically, Sack did a cartoon a year or so ago about the issue of sexist portrayals of women by public figures:
— Steve sack (@ThatSteveSack) July 19, 2018
As usual, Sack’s just one on a long list of “enlightened” leftists who don’t practice what they preach. Go figure.
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–