Newspaper Headline Mentions Trump’s ‘Physical Attractiveness,’ Predictable Reactions Ensue
Today, The Oregonian posted a controversial tweet.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) April 3, 2017
It linked to a story that said this:
Jan-Erik Lonnqvist, a professor of social psychology at the University of Helsinki, published a study last month that concludes conservative voters in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere value good looks in political candidates more than liberal voters. The study falls into line with a plethora of earlier research that shows good-looking people tend to earn more money and achieve greater success than those of average looks.
You see the disparity between the results of the study and what that tweet promises, yes? The study isn’t about Donald Trump or his attractiveness. It’s just about attractive people and politics. The Oregonian even points out that the study’s methodology is “squishy” and cites decades-old articles about Trump that describe his appearance kindly. You’ll recall that back in the day, Trump was reportedly his own publicist and diligently worked to launch himself into the spotlight and force positive coverage of himself.
Anyway, it doesn’t look like too many people clicked the linked article. They appear to have gotten hung up on that headline.
I just choked on my coffee and I haven’t stopped coughing 9 people in the office have asked if I’m okay https://t.co/ROXQX75ULD
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) April 3, 2017
The secret of fire is that it may be freezing cold, study concludes https://t.co/eGmNwlO8Tn
— ® (@RjThaGuru) April 3, 2017
Trump University study. https://t.co/v2Bs1JEn80
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 3, 2017
W h a t https://t.co/ZuL5e7aNbo
— Arnessa (@Rrrrnessa) April 3, 2017
How much did they pay you https://t.co/KhVyEc36FD
— bleb (@urbandogge) April 3, 2017
ok actual crying of laughter. yeah, no, I don’t think it’s “attractiveness” here https://t.co/fksgRTwp8R
— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers) April 3, 2017
today in “you can find a study to fit whatever conclusion you’d like to draw” https://t.co/tXgyI9aCwS
— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) April 3, 2017
*nods, nods, removes clothes, walks into the sea, never to return* https://t.co/BpCG8H8Lmi
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 3, 2017
Buried lede: The respondents have been blind since birth. https://t.co/slkLF7czmW
— Clicky McBaity (@FOIAsaxa) April 3, 2017
it’s 10:00 a.m. on a monday and i’ve already had my fill of the internet for the week https://t.co/r4oVLrNLPZ
— maxwell (@maxwellstrachan) April 3, 2017
The secret to the Cleveland Browns’ success might be its keen ability to hit on first round draft picks. https://t.co/Q9BTMtuebw
— Yusuf Ahmed (@YusufAhmed) April 3, 2017
BITCH WHAYER? https://t.co/YqBMyfI69M
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) April 3, 2017
I don’t even know what to say about this. https://t.co/TWkQAlIJMB
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) April 3, 2017
You guys missed it by a couple days. https://t.co/c8oI6DqlXv
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) April 3, 2017
*looks around nervously* https://t.co/SAHvUqtXT6
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) April 3, 2017
Do you think that attractiveness makes a better president? Is one ideology reserved for people who are better looking than others? Is this all too much for a Monday morning? Sound off below.
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