Fox News contributor: Female reporters envy Ann Romney for marrying a ‘good, rich man’

By David Edwards
Monday, August 6, 2012 9:48 EDT
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Fox News contributor Liz Trotta
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Fox News contributor Liz Trotta says that media coverage of Ann Romney has not been fair because “the ladies of the press” envy Gov. Mitt Romney’s wife for marrying a “good, preferably rich man” like “their mothers told them.”

Trotta on Sunday said female journalists resented Ann Romney because like her Olympic dressage horse, Ralfalca, she was “consistent and elegant.”

“Perhaps that’s why Barack Obama’s political operatives, most of them women of the left, have the knives out for her, casting the potential first lady of the United States as a modern day Marie Antoinette, out of touch with common folk,” the conservative commentator explained.

“That Ms. Romney says that Ralfalca is therapy for the multiple sclerosis that afflicts her is a claim unacceptable to critics, they see her, according to one Obama insider, as someone who never worked a day in her life,” Trotta continued. “Recently the lefty WAGs [wives and girlfriends] went on about Romney’s $1,000 blouse, a scandal. But the $7,000 jacket Michelle Obama wore to Buckingham Palace drew only approving nods from her fans in the left-wing media.”

“Don’t try to make any sense of this hypocrisy. For with their inborn sense of class warfare — as well as their funny clothes — the ladies of the press really believe they are acting on principle, except that the principle is driven by envy, envy of a woman who managed to do exactly what their mothers told them, although they would never admit it: marry a good, preferably rich man; raise your children full time and dress like a lady.”

“Come on, girls. Play fair,” Trotta concluded.

Watch this video Fox News’ Fox News Election Headquarters, broadcast Aug. 5, 2012.


(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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