I remember back during the Starr investigation of Bill Clinton seeing a publicity stunt by the left. A bunch of them dressed up as Puritans and when Starr pulled out of his driveway they chased his car waving bibles. The clip was shown all over the news and the media mocked Starr over it.
That came to mind when I saw Morning Joe today when they led with this performance from the VMA awards last night.
Mika Brzezinski reacted with shock saying young Ms. Cyrus needs help.
I disagree, I think she has learned her lessons well.
Ms. Cyrus is 20, and all her life she has been surrounded by a culture that pushes the idea that Judeo Christian values are wrong, oppressive and prudish so much so when we objected to actions by a president of the United states the media went after the right we were gone after as a bunch of repressive prudes and the Bob Filners of the world stood behind him and were celebrated for it.
The moment social conservatives suggest there are limits, any limit to the “if it feels good do it, with who you want, whenever you want it and however you want it.” the long knives come out. We are just sexually repressed bible thumpers who want to force this repression on the world never realizing all those kids conservative Christians seem to have, came from somewhere.
Take a look at that entire performance and realize this.
To pull off this off for a national TV show there is plenty of rehearsal, dancers have to make the right moves so they don’t collide or mask shots, the singer has to hit the right spot and the right time, so that when the big entrance takes place the network is able to get the right image they are looking for exactly when they want it. What you saw took hours of practice and effort to produce, and the goal was to get exactly the reactions they got.
Because of the amount of time and coordination I’m sure Cyrus & Thicke considered his work and when it was over there first thought was “Right, we nailed it!” and when they saw the media reactions were doubly pleased because it generated exactly the reaction they wanted. She was selling herself as a sex object, to men she was saying you should want me as a sex object this way and to young women she was being a role model proclaiming saying how cool it was to be a sex object. Consider this article at Us magazine:
Hot duo alert! Miley Cyrus is set to collaborate with Robin Thicke to his smash hit “Blurred Lines” at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
“They’re friends and she loves the song,” a source tells Us. A second insider adds, “It’s amazing. She comes out of a giant bear wearing a very provocative outfit.” The prop is perhaps paying tribute to her raunchy “We Can’t Stop” music video in which she danced suggestively with massive stuffed bears.
“Today’s already the f-cking best day ever! Just wait till VMAs tonight,” the 20-year-old star wrote via Twitter hours before the big show. For his part, 36-year-old Thicke later tweeted, “Who’s ready for my performance at the @MTV #VMA’s tonight? #VoteThicke.”
This was by design, it’s what they wanted!
This has been the image that our friends on the left have been pushing for more than a generation and those lesson have been learned by one generation and is being taught to another, to wit:
At the heart of the “Free Kate” argument is the claim that Kaitlyn’s 14-year-old victim was competent to consent to sex with an adult, and if one buys that argument — in effect invalidating the legal age of consent — then who is to say that Kaitlyn’s sister’s public boasts about her going out to drink are off-limits? In fact, one Hunt family acquaintance claims that nothing has been off limits for these girls:
[Kelley Hunt Smith] has always allowed her daughters to do as they please. I know for a fact that the 2nd oldest dated a 20 year old when she was only 14! The mother would allow these things. The girls [were allowed] to have boys over for parties, that would turn into a sleepover, where there would be drug and alcohol use. This was a few years ago, but the kids at that time ranged from 13-15.
Hmmm. Permitting her minor daughters to have sleepovers with boys “where there would be drug and alcohol use“?
Where do you think Kelly Hunt Smith got the idea that it was fine to let her daughter do she pleased with who she pleased at whatever age she pleased? Where did the culture teach her the boundaries were and when her children tried to stretch those boundaries, as kids do how far did she let they stretch?
Well in this case she let them stretch to the Indian River County Jail.
Open porn is at least honest, it doesn’t pretend it is selling anything other than what it is.
The Amanda Marcottes might critique me as a misogynist for daring to object to this performance, the Mika Brzezinskis of the world are appalled at this performance, folks on the left who are tweeting her saying to leave Miley alone might say it’s no big deal and my leftist friend Mike on twitter might say:
— Mike (@Mty917) August 26, 2013
but let’s be plain. The left who are complaining about the objectification of women and have attacked and fought social conservatives have worked for very hard for this result and what will follow. And the same network that is bemoaning Ms. Cyrus this morning told the world and the culture was All In when it came to defending Kelly Hunt Smith & her daughters actions. They have imbued those lessons to any generation with a TV set or a smart phone.
Kelly Hunt Smith & her daughter Kate learned those lessons well.
Update: here is the Morning Joe Clip
and Stacy McCain’s answer to Mika’s words about Miley Cyrus needing help
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 26, 2013
can I get a Bazinga?
Update 2: What is the difference between Miley Cyrus’ performance last night and the Hustler movie Hustler’s Untrue Hollywood Stories: Miley Cyrus’ 18th Birthday?
One is a cynical attempt to make money off exploiting Miley Cyrus as a sex object and the subject of young men’s sexual fantasies.
The other is a porn movie.
Update 3: Rod Dreher at the American Conservative
I was going to snark about what a train wreck that girl has become, but I thought instead about linking to the sad interview her semi-estranged father, Billy Ray Cyrus, gave to GQ a couple of years ago, not long after he and his wife, Miley’s mother, broke up, and he moved back home to Tennessee. (They’re apparently back together now; he remains a mess.) Excerpts:
After the first two seasons [of Hannah Montana] he felt things changing. “The business was driving a wedge between us,” he says. He tells me that he has never been able to discipline his kids and that he now wonders whether that was a mistake. “How many interviews did I give and say, ‘You know what’s important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids’? I said it a lot. And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, ‘You don’t need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.’ Well, I’m the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. I should have been a better parent. I should have said, ‘Enough is enough—it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt.’ I should have, but I didn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”
I am so happy I don’t have daughters and I worry about those who do today.
It’s Monday and the last week in August and a new paycheck is desired.
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