A New York Times news article about a social media comment by Louise Linton uses the following words to describe her: "labels-loving," "condescendingly," "actress who posed with the diamonds she wore at their June wedding for a Town and Country magazine spread."
The following words, which are absent from the article, are equally accurate: "immigrant," "mother died when Louise Linton was 14," "law school graduate who started with a partial scholarship," "chose to spend a year in Africa and write a book about her experience." Yet those omitted descriptions apparently don't fit the New York Times stereotype for women married to Trump administration officials. It's almost as if the Times prefers caricature to complexity, or even to reality. What would we do without the Carlos-Slim owned New York Times — which exists on the back of fashion advertising in T magazine alongside editorial content featuring exactly the sort of label-loving that the Times news article decries — to prevent other, less rich people from flaunting their wealth?