Forget her opposition to the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill; as Twitchy reported Tuesday night, there was quite the firestorm over Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wearing a denim vest while presiding over the Senate — even as the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty pointed out there is a sign in the Senate Press Gallery prohibiting journalists from wearing denim in the chamber.
The one thing butthurt Democrats haven’t gone after Sinema for is her bisexuality, but now NBC News is giving space to an opinion piece asking if Sinema is “bad for bisexuality.”
Lux Alptraum: Is Arizona's Sen. Sinema bad for bisexual Americans? – @NBCNewsTHINK https://t.co/bKJ1aK6lpm
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 27, 2021
Lux Alptraum, author of “Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal,” writes:
Bi women are constantly told we’re untrustworthy, that our attraction to multiple genders means we’re more likely to cheat. We’re called greedy for finding more than one gender attractive, “confusing” for liking more than one gender and self-absorbed because apparently our brains are unable to think about much beyond our own sexual gratification. Within the LGBTQ community, bisexuals can be viewed as fair-weather members at best — likely to bail the second we stop having fun. Media outlets might not be talking about Sinema’s sex life, but her political reputation as greedy, unreliable and attention-seeking echoes many of the stereotypes my community has been dealing with for years.
“Is she bad for the bisexuals?” I find myself wondering on a nearly daily basis. It feels uncharitable to put so much responsibility on one woman’s shoulders. Yet given that she’s arguably the most prominent bisexual woman in the nation, it feels fair to wish she’d put a little more effort into being a bit less of a stereotype.
So bisexual women are “constantly” told they’re greedy, unreliable, and attention-seeking, and Sinema embodies all those stereotypes.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) October 27, 2021
Prove to me this isn't mad libs
— marilyn maupin (@marilynmaupin) October 27, 2021
Is Mayor Pete bad for gay Americans? <—Do you see how stupid that sounds? You guys try and reduce someone to their sexuality, and I can promise you, we don’t care!
— Ellis Drone Images (@ChefChrisEllis) October 27, 2021
— Tina Hansen ハンセンティナ🌺 (@Vixeneque) October 27, 2021
Journalism is now journaling.
— Tony Scampanelli (@tonyscampanelli) October 27, 2021
Wow. A new low.
— Alex Joffe (@DrAlexJoffe) October 27, 2021
Shortest Answer: no
To elaborate: also no
— Karl Keyton (@KarlKeyton) October 27, 2021
Come on 🤦🏻♀️
— Deena (@Dlstoke) October 27, 2021
Major news media continue race to the bottom
— Brick Top aka Mr. Pulford (@Eradicator_NYC) October 27, 2021
This is not funny. At all.
— On the phone (@BidenHarrisBro) October 27, 2021
Just when you think NBC news has hit a rock bottom they always remind you that they can go lower 😂😂😂😂😂
— Michael J. Cox (@MichaelJCox24) October 27, 2021
If you didn't have a reason to never waste time with NBC News, this tweet should do it.
— K Blank (@kjblank80) October 27, 2021
And some in media still wonder why their industry has a major credibility problem.
— BillHobson (@BillHobson1) October 27, 2021
This is not— never has, and never will be— it.
— ~ esperanza ~ (@TeachEsp) October 27, 2021
— HBIC, ESQ (@HBIC__esq) October 27, 2021
How are people not fired for approving this story?
— Darth_Muller (@darth_muller) October 27, 2021
— Captain Kangaroo Pimp (@SederVCU) October 27, 2021
I think NBC News is bad for news reporting organizations.
— David Proctor (@freedomtrombone) October 27, 2021
Bad take. Delete this.
— Liz 🌵 (@ksliz22) October 27, 2021
Why would you publish something like this? Is this a joke?
— Lake Effect Joe (@cards_fan75) October 27, 2021
You idiots need to go out of business
— Sheldon Gallegos (@sheldongallegos) October 27, 2021
— Danny J Vaxxed n Relaxed (@librulteacher) October 27, 2021
The desperation…… pic.twitter.com/9QwUkXJhyL
— hun_choo (@hun_chooo) October 27, 2021
Still trying to slander her for not voting for the socialist bill
— PJ King (@csmpking1) October 27, 2021
It’s a shame this majority didn’t work out for you all.
— MAX (@MistakenOpinion) October 27, 2021
“I don’t agree with someone, are they bad for America?” is woke
— rya (@wordsinusername) October 27, 2021
What does sexual orientation have to do with politics? Nothing. And it has no place in the discourse. This is a blatant attempt to set her apart and make her seem abnormal. There is no room in this debate for references to bisexual orientation. I’m surprised at NBC.
— ken foley (@dukeofduc) October 27, 2021
When people lament the slow death of mainstream news orgs, show them stuff like this. Or, the articles saying Condoleezza Rice or Larry Elder are the faces of white supremacy. They deserve their decline, I welcome it.
— MonasticAgony (@AgonyMonastic) October 27, 2021
I've never once heard any Democrat or republican relate Sinema's politics to her sexual orientation until today. @LuxAlptraum has revealed her own prejudice and self hate by targeting @SenatorSinema's sexual preference.
This is disgusting. @NBCNews WTF is this???
— »»👀Deep State RN👀«« (@STL_JC) October 27, 2021
For the record, this piece was published under NBC News’ THINK imprint: “NBC News’ home for fresh opinion, sharp analysis and powerful essays.”
Bulwark editor says Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (should be ashamed) for wearing a denim vest to preside over the Senate https://t.co/ZQPWTELcVV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 26, 2021
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