COMEY THE ‘SEX SYMBOL’
“James Comey is the sex symbol America needs right now,” reads a Daily Beast headline, inspired by the former FBI director’s recent testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.
“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,” writes reporter Lizzie Crocker. “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).”
Mr. Comey also inspired some curious creativity among some journalists.
“One after the other, left-leaning media outlets featured pieces comparing former FBI director James Comey’s alleged treatment at the hands of President Trump to that of a female victim being sexually harassed by a male superior,” writes Breitbart.com analyst Aaron Klein, who cited examples in USA Today, The New York Times and the New York Daily News.
Talk radio kingpin Rush Limbaugh was incredulous about the coverage.
“This is the kind of thing we used to do parodies of. This is the kind of thing we used to make jokes about,” Mr. Limbaugh told his listeners Monday.