There are few media figures quite as annoying as Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek. She gives a perfect example of how utterly vapid she can be in her unquenchable zeal for arbitrary princesses delivering male heirs — because they’re just so much better than icky girls, amirite?
“As soon as William really kind of emerged into the public eye, you had this wholesome prince and his choice of Kate Middleton turns out to be absolutely impeccable. I mean, once again, she does the perfect thing,” Brown said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I mean, although there’s the constitutional change that we can now have a girl as the first born to be the monarch, nonetheless, she does the traditional thing, and she gives us a prince. She gives a king. I mean, let’s face it, the Queen will be thrilled. She and the Duke of Edinburgh, much as they would have said they would have been fine with a girl first born, they really did want a boy and they got one.”
One can only wonder how Ms. Brown would have reported on Henry VIII growing tired of Anne Boleyn for failing to deliver him a male heir. No doubt this kind of misogyny would bother Brown a great deal in any other setting, but since this involves the royal family — such a thing should not exist, ever — it’s all just hunky dory.