In a piece titled “Symptoms Of Impeachment Fever” featuring shoddily drawn cartoons, the New Yorker says impeachment advocates are “prone to random and uncontrolled outbursts of facts” and develop “an attraction to Adam Schiff.”
The piece features a character sitting up in bed saying, “Okay, that was weird, but he does have a sort of Andy Kaufman thing going on.”
This is not the first time that the media has made a cringe-inducing attempt to turn an anti-Trump figurehead into a sex symbol.
Fringe-left website The Daily Beast once wrote a headline titled “James Comey Is The Sex Symbol America Needs Right Now,” praising the disgraced former FBI director’s “seductive integrity”:
And so the 56-year-old, fired FBI director became a very unlikely sex symbol. Sure, he has a somewhat peaked complexion and under-eye bags that look like half-inflated tubular balloons. But he’s handsome, and as with all sex symbols–both the unlikely ones and the obvious ones–he embodies certain qualities in society that we all lust after: integrity, emotional complexity, and quiet but certain confidence.
That combined with his imposing physical stature gives him the same alluring masculinity as sex symbols like Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (particularly Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice).
Another article by The Cut praised lanklet and failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke as “totally kind of hot.”
The Guardian had perhaps the most unsettling and salivating profile of an anti-Trump public figure – pre-Schiff that is – in Robert Mueller, who the Guardian described as a “covert and careful” special forces super-soldier “still moving with stealth in Washington DC, 50 years after he was shot and wounded in Vietnam as a first lieutenant in the US Marines.”
Mueller’s silence has led to intense scrutiny of his personal appearance – that watch, steely hair parted on the left with scrupulous accuracy, his pin-striped Brooks Brothers suits, the white Oxford button-down collar shirts, always paired with dull geometric print ties. A study in methodical caution.
Whereas in days gone by leftists would admire the rugged mug of communist terrorist Che Guevara on wall-mounted posters, it appears their standards have slipped quite a bit in the age of President Donald Trump.