National Review editor: Jenner announcement is all about ‘spectacle, ratings, and ultimately money’
While reality show star Bruce Jenner was announcing his impending gender transition on ABC, the editor of the conservative National Review suggested the interview was about “spectacle, ratings, and ultimately money” as it always is with anything Kardashian-related.
Appearing with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Rich Lowry expressed mild contempt for the deeply personal interview Jenner gave to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, saying, “Do we really have to hear about it?”
“God bless him, do we really have to hear about it?” Lowry said. “Does there really have to be a reality show about it? And the answer in contemporary America is yes.”
Lowry’s attack on Jenner seemed rooted in his mild contempt for the opportunistic Kardashian family — Jenner was formerly married to family matriarch Kris Kardashian — saying, “It’s about what it always is about with the Kardashians. It’s about spectacle, ratings, and ultimately money.”
He noted that Kim Kardashian sold the rights to both of her weddings, with Lowry calling one of them “fake,” before adding, “Everything is for sale.”
Panelist Mark Hannah stumbled about trying to talk about Jenner — who is using male pronouns for himself at this time — describing him as a “gal, or soon to be gal,” eliciting laughter from Kelly and Lowry.
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