Fox News host: ‘No other modern first lady has been treated' as badly as Melania Trump. The internet begs to differ.
Fox News host Howard Kurtz stirred up an online debate on Thursday evening after suggesting that Melania Trump has received the worst treatment of any modern first lady.
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
“Melania is subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery. Whether it’s Jimmy Kimmel making fun of her accent to all this media chatter about well, why didn’t she go on this trip with her husband and did she swat his hand away?” Kurtz said during his appearance on the Ingraham Angle. “She’s got a thick skin, but no other modern first lady has been treated like this.”
People on Twitter, however, beg to differ.
The internet rallied against Kurtz’s comments by citing examples when former first lady Michelle Obama was harshly criticized for her appearance, called a man and even compared to an ape — by Fox reporters, no less. As for one of Obama’s predecessors, Hillary Clinton, she was subjected to scrutiny at the hands of Kurtz in 1998.
Howard Kurtz: "Melania is subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery… No other modern First Lady has been treated like this."
…You mean like this? pic.twitter.com/Tbzvx26oqQ
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 14, 2018
Hi, @HowardKurtz ? I'll say what other women want to say.
The sexism and racism heaped on Michelle Obama by you and others at your network was evil and wrong.
Go fuck yourself. https://t.co/5Lx2hfDEp3
— Laura Chapin (@LauraChapin) December 14, 2018
Michelle Obama was regularly compared to an ape or man but sure Jan https://t.co/sso7ssMwx4
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) December 14, 2018
SHUT UP ! Howard. pic.twitter.com/GzeYHYlpge
— Students for Democracy (@lister_lester) December 14, 2018
Howard Kurtz, 1998: Conservatives called Hillary a murderer and shot guns at pictures of her.
Howard Kurtz, 2018: No First Lady has ever been attacked like Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/U4QDDBMmcb
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 14, 2018
Kurtz came to his defense on Twitter and conceded that Obama received a host of harassment in the form of racial slurs. However, he maintains that it wasn’t done by the “mainstream media.”
Of course Michelle Obama was hit with disgusting racial slurs, but not by the mainstream media, & that's what I was talking about https://t.co/UUUSeTnFrv
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 14, 2018
Now it seems that many are worrying about the journalist losing his credibility.
What the hell happened to Howard Kurtz? I thought he used to be an honest guy? He polluted by #FoxNews too?
— George Robinson (@robins535) December 14, 2018
Kurtz finally burned his last thread of credibility with me. Pathetic fanboy.
— ms. mitchie🥀🇧🇧🇨🇦 (@smartsuzysunset) December 14, 2018
For your sakes, I hope you’re kidding, @HowardKurtz and @IngrahamAngle. #CredibilityMatters
— David James Peterson (@DavidJPeterson) December 14, 2018
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