Leave it to Jeff Allen, the editor of Matt Barber’s right wing echo chamber BarbWire, to freak out about a couple pieces of kitschy art and draw completely unconnected conclusions from it. After finding out that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his wife have a couple of Soviet-era posters, he clutches his pearls.
The Spring issue of the Washingtonian Mom magazine contains a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s wife, ABC News’ Good Morning America correspondent Claire Shipman. The article features an interesting picture taken from inside their home. In the background, the photo oddly reveals that the couple has decorated their residence with two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters.
Might these be collectivist subliminal messages? Or maybe it confirms President Barack Obama’s socialist/communist leanings as demonstrated in the selection of the members of his administration?…Carney and Shipman met in Moscow during the 1990s while he was writing for Time, and she worked for CNN. It was a match made in Marxist “heaven.”
IJReview poses this thought-provoking question: “What are the chances that Putin’s friends have pro-American posters at their homes?” Doubtful to say the least.
That’s not a “thought-provoking question,” it’s a fucking moronic question. Which is why a dullard like Allen thinks it’s so powerful. It fits his confirmation bias perfectly.