(DailyVantage.com) – Former South Carolina Governor and GOP hopeful, Nikki Haley, found herself in the middle of a trivial controversy after she posted a photo on Twitter from her daughter’s wedding on Sunday.
In the photo, Haley is pictured wearing a dress that some reporters have claimed is too close in color to her daughter’s white wedding dress.
The seemingly innocuous tweet actually elicited a number of media inquiries regarding the wardrobe similarities.
Haley, amazed by the press attention being paid to this totally unimportant matter, screenshotted an email sent to her from Newsweek writer, Gerrard Kaonga.
“I wanted to reach out for comment following a slight backlash after Haley shared images from her daughter’s wedding”, Kaonga wrote, “Did she and her daughter discuss and decide the dresses they would be wearing ahead of the ceremony?”.
Haley, in the caption attached to the screenshot, wrote, “This is why people don’t trust the media. Liberal ‘journalists’ spend their time harassing conservatives about outfit choices. Grow up, Newsweek.”
The former South Carolina Governor also clarified that her dress was not white, but gold.
Despite being called out by Haley herself, Newsweek proceeded to publish Kaonga’s piece on Friday.
In the piece, Kaonga includes a number of critical, anti-Haley tweets from low-level Twitter users. Ultimately, the “backlash” was almost entirely manufactured.
To Haley’s point, it is empirically true that Americans, by and large, are distrustful of the media. According to a Gallup poll conducted in October of 2022, only 34% of participants said that they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the media. And only 7% of survey respondents said they had “a great deal” of trust in the media.
In 2016, Trump basically centered his campaign around distrust of the media. He often used the term “fake news” to describe the press.
7 years later, that sentiment has not changed.
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