Tag Archives: Vanity Fair

Junior Rages At Vanity Fair Over Impeachment Story

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. accused Vanity Fair on Friday of purchasing some of the site’s more than 4 million Twitter followers after the magazine reported that Trump Jr. was worried his father, President Trump, has trouble sleeping. In a tweet, the president’s eldest son attacked the news magazine as “sad” and “irrelevant,” while urging Vanity Fair reporters to …

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Trump Gloats After Vanity Fair Apologizes For Hillary Clinton Hit Piece, Gets Name Of Editor Wrong [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Vanity Fair is trying to defuse criticism of a video mocking Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations. In a statement Wednesday, the magazine said the online video was an attempt at humor that regrettably “missed the mark.” Posted last weekend, the video shows editors of Vanity Fair’s Hive website offering toasts and New Year’s resolutions to Clinton. …

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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 …

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SHORT FILM: When AIDS Was Funny

WATCH THIS. Vanity Fair has posted a short film titled When AIDS Was Funny. The film compiles audio tapes of the homophobic mocking and belittling of gay people and people with AIDS that took place between Ronald Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes and the White House press pool. They write: Using never-before-heard audio tapes from three separate press conferences, in 1982, …

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Caitlyn Jenner: I’m Free

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Debbie Harry For Vanity Fair

From Blondie’s Facebook page: “Debbie photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, February 2014. We always thought Deb should play Boudica anyway.”

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Photoshop Of The Day

I almost passed on posting this Photoshop job on what is alleged to be a page from Mitt Romney’s high school yearbook. But since so many of Vanity Fair’s readers are willing to believe that it’s real, that alone is an indictment of what people think about Romney’s character.

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Red Meat

Vanity Fair has some photoshop fun with leading wingnuts in their Red Meat: Vanity Fair’s Official Republican Beefcake Calendar. Stand by for the teabagger backlash. (Tipped by Wayne @ World Of Wonder)

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Gay-Baiting, Not Gay-Baiting

The Advocate wonders if Sarah Palin’s blow-up at Vanity Fair over their hit piece on her wasn’t deliberately loaded with words meant to attack the sexuality of its author. Is Sarah Palin using code words to slam gay journalist Michael Joseph Gross, a frequent Advocate contributor who wrote the much-buzzed-about profile of the former vice presidential nominee in this month’s …

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Sarah Palin: Lamestream Yellow Journalists Are Impotent, Limp, Gutless

That epic Vanity Fair slam piece really must have hit home with Mama Dizzily, judging by how hysterically shrill she’s gotten about it. Enjoy beginning at 4:00.

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A Sad And Moldering Strangeness

You’ve got to read Vanity Fair’s just-published profile of Sarah Palin. An excerpt: Palin has often stated that the strokes of luck propelling her political success were divinely ordained: “There are no coincidences” is a favorite maxim. In Going Rogue, Palin casts herself as a reluctant prophet, accepting providential election against her wishes. The reluctant prophet is a character trope …

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And The Conde Nasties Weep

After weeks of rumors, today the New York Times confirms that Conde Nast is ready to ink a deal to move its fleet of aspirational magazines and their accompanying army of snooty clackers away from their present midtown location and into One World Trade Center. Where they will be miles away from anything remotely hip! Oh noes! The deal to …

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An Oral History Of Disco

Vanity Fair has published a lengthy series of quotes from people who were around during the early years of disco, including Judy Weinstein, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Ian Schrager, Gloria Gaynor, Nile Rodgers, and Fran Lebowitz. The piece by Lisa Robinson opens: It became known, and ultimately reviled, as Disco. But the music that surged out of gay underground New …

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The Comeback Id

Interesting timing: A new Vanity Fair article is ruffling feathers with statements implying that former President Bill Clinton has engaged in a series of extramarital affairs with high-profile women. The feature notes rumours of questionable relationships between Hillary Clinton’s husband and actress Gina Gershon and billionaire heiress Belinda Stronach, among others. In the Vanity Fair story, writer Todd S Purdum …

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