|Marjorie Taylor Greene|
Freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene could use some PR counsel to smooth some of her rougher edges in the aftermath of her "White People's Caucus."
The Georgia Republican took flak for her involvement in the aborted launch of the “America First Caucus,” which was supposed to advocate for “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
After Republican leader Kevin McCarthy trashed “nativist dog whistles,” Greene distanced herself from the caucus, saying it was nothing more than a proposal from an outside group that she hadn’t bothered to read.
She then trained her sights on the media and went into overdrive.
“The scum and liars in the media are calling me a racist by taking something out of context,” said Greene in a statement. “It’s more proof so-called journalists lie and create false narratives. The media are ones focused on race and use it to divide the American people with hate through identity politics.”
The Congresswoman went on to say that “she believes America First with all my heart and that means every American, of every race, creed and color."
She’s confident millions of Americans stand with her and that “the hyenas in the media are terrified” of that.
Those hyenas may get the last laugh.
Dame Anna Wintour, global chief content officer at Condé Nast since 2020 and Vogue editor since 1988, told the Financial Times that “it is wrong to think of Condé Nast as an elitist company: we’re a company that believes in quality and the best storytelling.”
Wintour admitted that the “lines around the block” at reopened Gucci and Dior stores in London are good news for Condé Nast.
“People have been locked out for a long time and they are going to go out and want to spend,” said the 71-year-old Wintour.
Shoppers at Dior’s New Bond Street store can snap up a women’s paisley long jacket for 7,100 pounds (roughly $10,000), a pair of men’s hightop sneakers for 1,050 pounds ($1,463) and a water bottle/holder/strap for 620 pounds ($864).
Though Wintour denies Condé Nast is an elite company, she certainly has her eye on the super-elite crowd pounding on Dior’s door.
Americans aren’t buying Wintour’s spin that pent-up demand and the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccinations are going to supercharge the global economy.
The pandemic has left many Americans clueless about their financial future, according to the mixed results of a Allianz Life Insurance Co. survey released April 13.
While nearly seven-in-ten (68 percent) of respondents expect their financial future will improve in 2021, 56 percent believe a recession is right around the corner and 52 percent predict a big market crash right around the corner.
Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) believe markets will remain volatile this year and about half (48 percent) are going to remain neutral and avoid playing the market.
“Investors seem to be in limbo right now, wavering between nervousness about the potential for volatility and hope for a better year, resulting in a lot of inaction that can be costly in the future,” said Kelly LaVigne, VP-consumer sights at Allianz Life.
Cluelessness about the future combined with supreme financial cautiousness is not the recipe for Boomtown USA.