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Fox News host smacked down after complaining ‘no other First Lady’ has been mocked like Melania Trump

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In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham last week, network media critic Howard Kurtz claimed that Melania Trump is “subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery” from the media, arguing “no other modern First Lady has been treated like this.”

Howard Kurtz: “Melania is subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery… No other modern First Lady has been treated like this.” pic.twitter.com/OQ6xds38SJ

— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) December 14, 2018

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Unfortunately for Kurtz, that description of Melania’s coverage ignores troves of evidence to the contrary, as Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty pointed out Sunday.

“Actually, mockery and brutality is more the norm than the exception for modern first ladies, the Bush wives being an exception,” Tumulty wrote on Twitter. “In 1992 (even before Bill was elected), a poll found only 22 percent of Americans thought the Clintons had a “real marriage.”

As Tumulty noted, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Hillary Clinton “the single most degraded wife in the history of the world” adding “she was burned in effigy during the ’94 campaign.”

Nancy Reagan, likewise, “had a very rough go,” Tumulty added, noting “the mockery of her devoted ‘gaze’ when she looked at” Ronald Reagan.

Go further back, and you will find Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Wilson and Mary Todd Lincoln also got battered in public opinion. Frances Cleveland raised some eyebrows when she married Grover, who was 28 years her senior.

— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 16, 2018

And here’s an Edith Wilson/Nancy Reagan twofer (with a Rosalyn Carter bankshot) from Bill Safire in 1987: pic.twitter.com/qe1TxHatiR

— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 16, 2018

And of course, the racism to which Michelle Obama was subjected is a category entirely unto itself.

— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 16, 2018

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For her part, Melania Trump appears to have no problem defending herself against the media, to the media. On Saturday, CNN sparked outrage when it ran a press release from Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s spokeswoman, excoriating a CNN contributor who criticized the first lady.

After complaining that “the media consistently ignores the first lady’s work on behalf of the people of this country, and children in particular, in favor of more trivial matters” and predicting her “defense, here, of the first lady will certainly draw criticism and be framed as another assault on the press,” Grisham spent nearly 1,500 words on Trump’s passion and virtues.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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