The New York Occasions has confronted liberal backlash in opposition to experiences referring to Biden’s “elite” Rolex watch
The New York Times was blown up Friday by liberals over a report drawing attention to President Biden’s Rolex watch.
In a piece entitled “Is that a Rolex on Biden’s wrist?” Writer Alex Williams claimed that Biden “breaks away from the prevailing presidential tradition” by wearing the cult brand.
“When he was inaugurated, Mr. Biden put his hand on the family Bible and wore a stainless steel Rolex Datejust watch with a blue dial, a model that retails for more than $ 7,000 and is a far cry from the Everyman timepieces Any president not named Trump has worn flashy for the past few decades, “Williams wrote.
“To many, a president wearing a luxury watch may not seem unusual. Shouldn’t the leader of the free world wear a power watch to match his watch?”
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After highlighting that Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson were both known for wearing Rolexs, Williams claimed that “political power watches” were “out of fashion” in the Internet age, stating that newer presidents did so seemed to consider luxury watches as a sign of contactless elitism. “As examples, he cited the Timex watches from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, while Barack Obama wore Shinola and Jorg Gray. Trump, however, wore Rolex among other top brand watches.
“To be fair, none of Mr. Biden’s watches screams ‘luxury’, at least to watch connoisseurs who have become accustomed to the thin air of Swiss watch prices,” explained Williams. “His Rolex Datejust, for example, is considered an undisputed classic, but in another sense could almost be seen as an entry-level model for a brand with head-gymnasts who are rapidly climbing into the five-digit range.”
Critics on the left blasted the Times report on social media.
“Headlines complaining about Biden’s Peloton and Rolex after four years as a guy with a literally golden toilet are not to be parodyed,” said Laura Bassett, author of GQ Magazine.
“Oh my god, he has a peleton! Omg, he has a Rolex. WHO HAS THE F — JUST KEEP THE OFFICE AND WHAT GOLD PLATED TOILET HE HAD,” exclaimed Mother Jeff Editor-in-Chief Clara Jeffery.
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“You must be really bored in The Times. There’s * nothing * to focus on? It wasn’t even a week since MLK day and you think his dream was no one had a Rolex. That MF take the train, shut up “Akoked Media host Akilah Hughes tweeted.
“Two weeks ago our democracy was on the verge of collapse by a violent white supremacist cabal led by the President of the United States. And now the New York Times is showing its ‘fairness’ by attacking Joe Biden wearing a Rolex. Shame about you, “TV writer Bryah Behar told the Times.
“What’s the worst presidential scandal, the time Biden wore a Rolex, the time Obama ordered Dijon mustard, or the time Trump was encouraging [an] Insurgent mob forcibly seizing the Capitol in order to unsuccessfully overthrow an election it lost? “asked Vox correspondent Ian Millhiser.
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“Thank God. We’re back in the good old days with stupid, deserving scandals like clocks, tan suits and Dijon mustard. Much better than riot scandals, white supremacy, children separated from their parents, corruption, strippers, abuse of power … “CNN commentator Ana Navarro put it similarly.
“Biden’s Rolex, which he wears every day and keeps it for decades, costs less than one of Melania Trump’s Chanel outfits. A jacket and skirt combination can easily cost $ 15,000. Just a context. But we can talk about real things like that Fighting COVID, the economy, talk about domestic terrorism, “said reporter Melissa Chen.
The New York Times was at the center of several viral controversies this week. Editor Lauren Wolfe was reportedly fired after sending a celebratory tweet responding to Biden’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews prior to his inauguration, saying, “I have the chills.”
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Contributing writer Will Wilkinson also faced backlash for a tweet joking that Biden was supposed to “lynch Mike Pence” for the sake of national unity. Wilkinson later apologized, but was fired from his position as vice president of research at the Niskanen Center.