Vanity Fair Subscriptions Skyrocket After Trump Attack

Folio reports:

Vanity Fair’s subscriptions increased 100 fold following a Thursday morning tweet from president-elect Donald Trump which stated without evidence that the magazine had “really poor numbers.”

“This was the highest number of subscriptions sold in a single day ever at Condé Nast,” a Condé Nast spokesperson tells Folio. Trump’s tweet was seemingly in response to an article by Tina Nguyen, “Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America.”

Nguyen’s article has received 1 million unique views since Trump’s tweet, according to Condé Nast. More than 330,000 unique visitors have read other Trump stories on the Hive, and nearly 10,000 new people have followed the magazine brand on Twitter.

While yesterday’s events lead to a surge in audience engagement for the magazine, the last year has been favorable to Vanity Fair in an economy and industry where many of its competitors are struggling.

Vanity Fair has seen a 2 percent increase in revenues YoY, and is set to be profitable in 2016, according to Condé Nast. Digital revenues are up 74 percent YoY, and make up 18 percent of the brand’s overall revenue. This is up from 11 percent of the overall revenues in 2015.

  • PickyPecker
    • Cuberly

      That is sooooo creepy….(shudder) Poor Melania…

      • Natty Enquirer

        Guess you never heard of Photoshop.

      • pj

        like shes being felt up by an 8 year old.

        • Cuberly

          Gah!

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      • MonochromeMouse

        Poor Ivanka.

        • Cuberly

          Yeah, I guess if we were getting to the orange meat of the matter that’d be the case.

    • Todd20036

      Love the hand size!!

    • Pip

      This made my day! I actually laughed out loud so hard folks wanted to know what I was laughing at.

    • Dagoril
    • Kate

      Needs to be smaller.

      • The_Wretched

        The Russians are also ok with demeaning Trump.

        • Kate

          Well, good for them.

  • Michael R

    They printed the best warning of the Donald Trump
    we would come to know and hate way back in September 1990 …

    In 1990 ” Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. ”

    “Donald is a believer in the big-lie theory,” his lawyer had told me. “If you say something again and again, people will believe you.”

    http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/07/donald-ivana-trump-divorce-prenup-marie-brenner

    • Jeffrey

      And apparently he was correct to believe that. Still, Ivana is no better since she gladly fucked a man who thought Hitler was a genius. A whore is a whore no matter how many zeroes there are in her rate.

      • FAEN

        I have no problems with whores just stupid, racist whores. Ivanka certainly qualifies.

    • Cuberly

      OT: Not to derail the thread but watched the first two episodes of Fleabag last night. Lol….I’m still attempting to digest what I watched…yes it was funny at times, and brutal, yeow! But the lead character is so freaking well done you can’t stop watching her. She’s f’n brilliant in that role. That she wrote no less. Yeah, I’ll stick with it. But the harshness can be a bit much.

      “…do I have an enormous asshole?”

      • Michael R

        Agreed but I felt when I finished all six episodes it was one of the best things of the year ., like nothing else .
        Also the actress is the writer .
        https://s24.postimg.org/g1vjbcgjp/fleabag.jpg

        • Cuberly

          I’ll stick with it. The performances alone are worth it really.

          • Ray Butlers

            She’s hilarious. And the episodes get better and better as they go along. It’s a subtle but strong arc. Really well written.

          • Cuberly

            Not sure I could binge watch it, may take a few episodes every day or so. But I’ll stick with it. The writing is rather intriguing.

  • pch1013

    Soon those short little fingers will be on the nuclear button.

    But at least the evil, corrupt bitch didn’t win, and that’s all that matters – right?

  • PickyPecker
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Lumpy Gaga

      They’re making martinis Americans refuse to make.

      • PickyPecker

        …for good reason.

    • PickyPecker

      yuk! and I’m sure it cost a bundle too.

    • Christopher

      Upper right corner looks like it has a Martini glass on the shelf.

      FFS!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “I’m here to make martinis, and I’m all outta coffee mugs.”

      • Gustav2

        Even our Midwestern Masonite paneled basement rec room has Martini glasses! lol

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I see they cleaned the toilet water a little. Finally.

    • safari

      This cocktail abomination created a unified bipartisan agreement:
      http://www.mediaite.com/online/media-agrees-on-one-thing-this-martini-from-a-trump-bar-looks-awful/

    • safari
      • PickyPecker

        That broccooli (I think) looks way overdone. Is that rice under the charred meat-thing?

        • safari

          Garlic mashed potatoes.

          • PickyPecker

            ok. If you say so. LOL. I’d be sending the whole plate back to the kitchen if that had showed up at my table.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            It’s in Trump Tower, so you either eat it and like it, or go back out and through another security screening.

          • PickyPecker

            ‘But I didn’t order the anal probe.’

          • J Ascher

            That could be piece de resistance!

        • Lumpy Gaga

          That broccoli looks like Bird’s Eye.

          • LaChatSayWha

            Off-brand Birdseye. That’s the broccoli you get from the local ultra-divey Chinese place down the block. Seriously.

      • Sam_Handwich

        i read it yesterday. she said it had a yuge streak of fat running through it, and remarked how everything was slid to one side of the plate.

        • safari

          It also looks nothing like filet mignon.

          • Sam_Handwich

            it’s Rafalca

          • Gustav2

            It’s a thick cut ribeye.

          • PickyPecker

            Looks like a chop to me.

          • Gustav2

            Don’t all your filet’s mignon have a tail?

          • agcons

            What appear to be muscle separations are really quite interesting for a filet mignon. If that’s a bone down the middle, it becomes downright remarkable.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            It looks like it came in last at Hialeah.

        • Cuberly

          It’s also sitting in a pool of water. Guess they didn’t shake out the broccoli. Yeesh!

      • Todd20036

        I’ve seen better steak platters at the local steak house, Annies.
        And a full meal costs $25. $40 with tax, tip, and a beer.

        How much is that sorry excuse of a platter in the pix?

      • Texndoc

        The funniest part of that review was that they liked the waiter. And they said he noticed they were sending back food 90 percent untouched and he brought them out a free desert, “a chocolate cake that tasted like Tums”.

      • fuzzybits

        Hate to imagine what’s under the potatoes.

        • J Ascher

          Soiled leprechauns?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Ack! That looks disgusting!!

      • pj

        is that soup on the side?

      • Treant

        That is not a filet mignon. Those are almost always round.

        That is a lesser, fattier cut being passed off as a filet. You can see the grease pouring off the poor thing.

        Also, presentation, people. I do a better job than that when tossing food on the plate for the dogs.

      • Earl

        That looks like a turd on tatters. Why would you post such a picture? Why>?

        🙁

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        I’ve been presented with a higher quality cut of meat while dining at a local Sizzlers.

      • Niblet58

        I don’t think my dog would eat that shit.

    • Todd20036

      So Trump drained the swamp so he could make mixed drinks with it?

      • Lionel Leston

        Was the vodka in that martini distilled in Flint, Michigan?

    • Cuberly

      I guess you have to deep dive to retrieve the olive.

    • BearEyes

      deplorable

    • agcons

      What the everloving fuck is that?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Another-Steve will shit a brick when he sees this. He takes martinis very seriously, I’m told

    • MonochromeMouse

      Ah, the classic, Martini on the rocks served in a dirty wine glass.

    • pj

      ice?

      • J Ascher

        Dry ice!

    • Treant

      What the hell?

      And what’s a nice girl like that doing at the Trump Grill?

      • J Ascher

        Slumming among the slummiest clientele in the city.

    • Ray Butlers

      Well, if they asked for a dirty martini on the rocks in a water glass with only one olive, that looks perfect. Hell, I’d still drink it. In fact, I think my Aunt Judy made her cocktails like that and everything she did was adorable.

      But I wouldn’t be caught dead at Trump Grill. There are some places where you just don’t go.

    • LaChatSayWha

      I’m thinking dUmp Grille pays so little that no trained bartender will work there. At the same time though, I’m betting it’s a house rule to serve ALL drinks over ice so the patrons can’t tell the liquor’s watered.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    So this is STILL about a diss from Spy magazine over his hands. Jesus H. Christ.

    • Megrim Twist

      Oh, he went BALLISTIC back in the day. He’s never gotten over it.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Give drumpf a break! It’s only been thirty some odd years, and the wound is still raw.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Hey, that’s nothing. How many decades now has he been feuding with Rosie O’Donnell?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    That was a really amazing article. I was thinking of subscribing after reading it and after Trump’s tweet. Now I think I totally will.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I am certainly going to. It’s always the magazine I pick up at Union Station before boarding the Acela to NYC. Always enough for the return trip, too. First thing I read always is Graydon Carter. He is spot-on and seems to have his thumb on the world’s pulse.

    • pj

      me too

    • MattPS

      I was also very impressed by the article, which I read on Facebook. It’s interesting that Trump’s anti-immigrant stance is probably causing an incredible amount of alienation (pun intended) on the part of the kitchen workers in the Trump Grill. As far as I’m concerned, they can spit in all the food because I wouldn’t be caught dead eating there anyway.

  • mr wonderful

    Whaddya know… Chump IS good for business.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Gustav2

    Trump is going to single handily save liberal newspapers and magazines!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      And the mom-and-pop cornichon farms.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      oh jayzus

      • Lazycrockett

        Obama seems to be taking the high road with the hacking, nothing is gonna happen.

    • PickyPecker

      ARREST THE ORANGE MAN!

      • Jerry

        Lock her up!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Special surprise for DeadbeatDonald: JJ was carrying the Bucket of Truth in his briefcase.

    • fuzzybits

      Watch out Jeh if they start coming at you with a long needle!

  • JDS

    Short-fingered vulgarian. Yep that says it all about Drumpy.

  • Lazycrockett

    Obama is going after the press.

  • Tiger Quinn

    What’s wrong with Melania’s face? Not kidding, it’s incredibly pinched and she can’t even smile, not even a little bit. I think a botched procedure, to be honest – look at that scowl on that cover.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      They had to photoshop to give her eyeballs. Thankless work.

    • safari

      I believe she’s trying to model.

      • MBear

        Mauve steel

    • fuzzybits

      She always looks lost.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      She looks like she’s as sick of his shit as everyone else is.
      (Sorry if this is a duplicate — I can’t tell if my earlier post posted.)

    • FAEN

      It’s code for ‘please help me’.

    • LaChatSayWha

      She looks like a possum

      • greenmanTN

        What happens if she sees her shadow?

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Melania’s problem is she’s over 40 and married to a man who thinks women are decrepit by 35.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Yes, Trump’s stubby fngers are in the bottom few percentiles according to anthropometric tables, but the real story is his incredibly thin skin which requires high-precision vernier calipers to even measure. Sad!

  • fuzzybits

    Anyone else having issues with disqus?

    • TuuxKabin

      Somebody hold me back. YES.

    • Jay George

      Loads and loads of them.

    • LaChatSayWha

      Loads. >1 min. To load the article, another to load the comments. Crazy-making

  • ColdCountry

    I love all the ways people are pushing back.

  • Megrim Twist

    Melania: the Notorious RBF (resting bitch face)

    • Treant

      She always looks like she’s trying to divide 496.43 by the square root of two. That’s what I look like when doing heavy math in my head.

      Really, she’s probably trying to figure out what lip gloss to wear.

      • MBear

        Picking lip gloss is hard

        • Treant

          “Gloss” rhymes with “hair!”

  • ByronK

    Makes a great Christmas gift!

  • KnownDonorDad

    I have a really, really tremendous business plan. First, criticize Trump until he gets mad on Twitter. Second, watch profits soar. I think you’ll be very, very happy.

    • Bob Conti

      It’s like the Underwear Gnomes from South Park, except you don’t have to deal with the pesky middle phase. It goes straight from “Insult Trump” to “PROFIT!”

      https://youtu.be/tO5sxLapAts

  • Marides48

    If he claims that tRumps dick is short, will the POTUS elect send slfies with his penis highlighted?

    • TexasBoy

      Ewwww, no body would want to see that.

      • Bob Conti

        But the question remains, would he? And the answer is, probably.

  • Chris Davis

    One of those subscriptions this was mine

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Dear Stoopid People,

    Please boycott my business so that I can make lots more money.

    Sincerely,
    Starbucks, Conde Nast, Target, et al businesses

  • DuaneBidoux

    Trump is creating a condition whereby the number 1 best business strategy is to get him to send an angry Tweet about you.

    We must support businesses that resist.

  • BWL

    Now if they could secure a boycott from One Million Moms, they’d really be in business!

  • Jack

    It’s going to be a fun four years. Invest in comedians.

  • e jerry powell

    Streisand effect, anyone?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I actually used my card points to get a subscription to Teen Vogue because of their anti-Trump stance. I already have a subscription to VF. So, I’m doing my small part in keeping good print media alive.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    So….does anyone think the Slovenian tart was a honeypot sent to recruit the Mango Fascist for Putin?

  • BradCerenzia

    Narcissism and nihilism make for a tremendous Christmas card. 🙂 These go out on Monday 🙂

    http://imgur.com/gWGMBJ1