Because we watch Trumpland TV so you don’t have to, today we learned that NRATV’s Grant Stinchfield believes that women’s magazines are merely meant for beauty tips and are not supposed to publish articles of further substance or political content.
In the February issue of Marie Claire, Assistant Digital Editor Rachel Epstein detailed the passing of the H.R. 8 Universal Background Checks bill in the House of Representatives. She explained the effect the bill would have if it passes the Senate and then to President Trump.
However, Stinchfield was not fond of the magazine daring to share with its readers anything outside of beauty ads and hairstyle write-ups.
“Is this what readers of Marie Claire are subjected to—not beauty tips but anti-gun propaganda?”
The article explained why the bipartisan gun bill is important for preventing mass shootings, requiring all gun dealers to conduct background checks on buyers. Even Trump mentioned the strengthening of background checks after the deadly Feb. 2018 Parkland school shooting.
“The author cannot consider themselves a journalist,” Stinchfield said, criticizing Epstein. “A real journalist would call the NRA. Call me, for crying out loud.”
The NRATV host continued to heckle the writer and the magazine’s mission statement, which he felt did not correlate with the content of the article.
Marie Claire’s website states that the publication is a “lively mix of reported features, thoughtful essays, voicey news coverage, and clever fashion and beauty service” and that they “serve smart women the content they want.”
Even if Stinchfield wants to believe that the magazine is only “found in the hands of relaxing women,” Marie Claire offers a variety of verticals for the interest of their audience and reflects trending topics of the time. Stinchfield’s suggestion that women should only be reading content he approves is—shocking—nothing more than outdated, out-of-touch, and, of course, just a tad misogynistic.