Saturday, May 22, 2010

Robin Givhan Displays Long-Term Memory Loss

OK, so this Washington Post article is credited on the front page of their website as by Robin Givhan, but when you click through, it says "staff writer," so who knows. But anyway, it's an article about how Elena Kagen dresses badly/blandly because she's in Washington and it's the tradition. But then comes this whopper:

The other men and women who have gone through this process have not been daring in their wardrobe choices either. There hasn't even been a pair of artful eyeglass frames in recent memory.

Robin! How could you forget:

(Reuters Photo, October 3, 2005)

Yes, that's a photo of Harriet Miers going through just that exact same process. And if that eyeliner doesn't compensate for "artful eyeglass frames," then I just shouldn't comment on fashion anymore.


Larkspur said...

You know what? I'm a great big loser, never have worked up to my potential, don't own anything of value, and no one has ever heard of me. And I am still glad that I'm not Robin Givhan, Staff Reporter. I walk dogs. I clean houses. I don't write insipid shit for the WP. I do life-enhancing stuff, however minor and obscure it may be. God, it would suck to be Givhan, or Breitbart, or McCardle or any of them.

Thank you, Peteykins, for affording me this opportunity to howl. Do you have a dog? I will walk, pick up after, brush, comb, and snorgle your pup. For free. You just pay plane fare.

Bartman said...

Harriet sports a whole lot more flair than Alito wore. I'm thinking he didn't even go for the flag pin, let alone earrings.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... do I even want to know what "snorgle your pup" means?

Southern Beale said...

Robin Givhan single-handedly killed journalism. Remember when she got in a tizzy over Hillary Clinton's "cleavage"?

I can't believe this woman won a Pulitzer.

desertwind said...

Aw. I must come to Robin Givhan's defense!

She won her Pulitzer for her great sartorial takedown of Cheney when he wore a combat-style hooded jacket to anniversary celebrations at Auschwitz while all the other men were in topcoats.

Now, whether that unflattering photo of Kagan not sittin' very lady-like was a bit over the line.

Johannes der Taucher said...

After this weekend's comments on the online Washington Post, I'd be surprised if Robin Givahn still has a job this week.

Reading the viciousness toward Robin kinda made my toes tingle. With Sally Quinn gone, it's up to Givhan and Michelle Singletary to pander to aspirational lower middle class Post readers in PG County, Maryland.

Lady Wesley said...

Robin Givhan just writes what we're talking about among ourselves (meaning we females in D.C.). Who else was going to point out the oh, I don't know, "elephant in the room," that was Harriet Miers' make-up? Who else could sum up the 50s nostalgia of John Roberts by describing the perfect little costumes that his family wore to his swearing-in?

I like Robin Givhan -- she's a fashion writer, not a serious journalist like Dana Milbank. ;>)

BTW Harriet should get style points for wearing three necklaces and two pins to complement the brass buttons on her jacket.

Peteykins said...

I actually don't have much of a problem with Robin Givhan at all. I just thought she blew it here. She was also outright incorrect about Kagen never crossing her legs, so in both cases that's some sloppy reporting, fashion, "serious" or otherwise.

samael7 said...

This totally applies (just substitute "grin" for "eyeliner"):

“I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”

“All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”