Media grill Ivanka Trump on her father’s treatment of women; Chelsea gets a pass

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2016

The major media has been relentless in grilling Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, about her father’s treatment of women.

When it comes to Chelsea Clinton and her father Bill, it’s simply don’t ask, don’t tell.

Double standard: Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump.
Double standard: Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump.

The double standard was glaring obvious on July 27 when CBS ran an article online where Chelsea called on Ivanka to “ask her father about equal pay.”

While the media has declared Chelsea off limits, they have swarmed on Ivanka. She “has been grilled by CBS, criticized by the Atlantic and asked by many more outlets to defend her father,” Ashe Schow wrote for the Washington Examiner.

The Cosmopolitan may have come the closest to broaching the subject of Bill Clinton’s notorious treatment of women when it asked Chelsea: “Donald Trump has called your dad an abuser of women, and your mom his enabler. What do you think of his attacks on your parents?”

“The phrasing of the question allowed Cosmo to pretend they asked a tough question, while really allowing Chelsea to criticize Donald Trump. And that’s exactly what she did,” Schow wrote.

“The obvious reason behind this is that political journalists tend to be extremely liberal. They love Bill Clinton so much, they overlook the serious allegations against him (and his settlement with one of his accusers). So while Chelsea Clinton is allowed to attack Ivanka’s father without consequence, she herself is given a pass on her own father’s actions.

“Bill Clinton simply receives special treatment because he has a “D” next to his name. He continues to enjoy broad support from Democrats and is invited to speak at numerous high-profile events and paid lavish speaking fees. No other man accused of rape and sexual assault would be allowed anywhere near a Democratic event,” Schow wrote.