President Trump attended a “town hall”, with the expectation that he would answer questions from attendees in the audience. He did that a bit, but mostly he was left fending off attacks from Savannah Guthrie. To cut to the chase, she came off as a trainwreck.
Why was this? There are many reasons. Let us start with her background. She is a morning “news” show hostess. Lots of light fluffy stuff that the audience is supposed to cheer about, with the hostess smiling and looking all interested. In fact, being less intelligent is probably a pre-requisite for getting such a gig, as an intelligent person would have trouble feigning interest in all of the fluff. So the hostesses appearance-wise are what they are expected to be, both from a historical view and probably from what men intrinsically want women to be.
So let us summarize what we have: not so bright female who is well practiced at smiling.
What were the expectations for her? She was to pick up the torch with respect to the media who obsess about making Trump look bad. That is a pretty big load to take on. I am sure that she felt the pressure. How did she prepare? It appears that lots of gotcha questions were memorized. How did these questions manifest themselves? Short answer – at the most odd times. Trump would be talking about an issue, then she would interrupt with a question that was somewhat related, but totally incongruous with what Trump was saying. The interruptions were bad enough, but to interject WTF style questions was not a good look.
Speaking of looks, she smiled at odd times, probably as a result from the morning news show hosting experience. More disjointed moments. At times it looked like she was going to burst a vein. Why was this? Trump used facts, logic and reason; and she wasn’t capable enough to deflect like somebody such as Chris Wallace was. It appeared that she did not have the intelligence to muddy up the waters like an good left-wing news person can.
We all know what kind of man Trump is, love him or hate him. But what kind of woman is Ms. Guthrie? She definitely wasn’t very feminine, though the oddly timed smiles did suggest that she wanted to send a feminine message. Perhaps she was an SIW? Well, she did lots of interrupting, but very ineffectively put them to good use; mainly due to her inability to think and follow the argument. Perhaps that is strong is some people’s book. But to many it comes across as flailing, which isn’t SIW.
Firstly, she did not come across as what a fella intrinsically thinks a woman should be. Secondly, she came across as a mass of contradictions, all displayed at once. This would ring alarm bells in men.
Some might say that men should not judge newswomen by the standards they might for a date, but well, that isn’t going to happen.
Exit question — Did she make your skin crawl?