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Vanity Un-Fair

Want to read one of the weirdest, insulting interviews ever? Hop on over to Vanity Fair to check out George Wayne's attempt at cuteness while talking to Rachel Maddow. The piece is so strange, writers at Mother Jones were prompted to make comments like "I cannot believe VF printed two of this asinine interviewer’s words to Maddow’s every one. How is it possible they let him go on about eating ass for not one, but two complete sentences?"



Comments [42]

peacekitty's picture

I love the Onion. I also

I love the Onion. I also love Dave Barry and any humorous writer who can laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

I've always had the impression that Vanity Fair is pretentious and snooty. Shame on me for judging a magazine by its cover/title. I'll check it out.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Sarah Pappalardo's picture

This is standard fag-dyke

This is standard fag-dyke interaction.

Welcome to our unified front against adversity.

Blue's picture

What a douche... I sent an

What a douche... I sent an email to the editor!

Tiff's picture

She seemed less freaked out

She seemed less freaked out than I would have been, too....

Grace Moon's picture

i love vanity fair, its a

i love vanity fair, its a fantastic magazine and if i still bought print magazines -- i'd re-subscribe.

they've got great features and in-depth reporting. not to mention great photos...

they do lack the ability to be funny. they should stick to journalism and leave comedy to the Onion.

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Lezbeth's picture

I've got to hand it to Rachel

I've got to hand it to Rachel for playing it straight (so to speak). Her responses helped him reveal his ass.

Not2Taem's picture

It would probably be more

It would probably be more entertaining to watch than to read. Imagine the facial expressions we must have missed? The you are oh so silly, tones? Laughing out loud

Not2Taem's picture

Great minds BS alike.

Great minds BS alike. :twisted:

minniesota's picture

That's so funny, Taem?

That's so funny, Taem? because I thought exactly the same thing, hah. Laughing out loud

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

chelilektra's picture

I want what he's having.

I want what he's having.

Erin Blackwell's picture

be still my heart, that's

be still my heart, that's her, c'est elle, Eva Green herself, merci beaucoup

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

I've been an interviewer and

I've been an interviewer and field producer. Trust me, that moron isn't qualified to be a grip.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Cover, and maybe her own

Cover, and maybe her own special addition? Laughing out loud

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Thanks you two! Now I have

Thanks you two! Now I have to get dressed and trudge across the truck stop parking lot for some chips and salsa, cuz you just gave me the munchies.

Have a brew for me LBDL!

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Wow, that guy has actually

Wow, that guy has actually written for VF since the 1990's? Talk about a disjointed and weird interview!

You would think that VF, knowing they were to interview a highly intelligent woman, would at least send an interviewer who's IQ was higher than room temperature.

Xanadu's picture

Um? Millions of talented

Um? Millions of talented folk are unemployed and this guy is employed?

He got the HOLY GRAIL of interviews with our beloved Rachel (swoon) ... and acted like an idiot (I would have slapped him down over that 'dyke-stache' comment).

This may be his 'thing', but I can't believe Vanity Fair printed that?!

P.S *I want Rachel's jacket ... nice*

Not2Taem's picture

Erin, Got this little number

Erin,
Got this little number by following a link for pictures of beautiful women from their front page. If I recall, this is your kind of gal.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/03/spotlight-women-slide...

Not2Taem's picture

I'd be much more likely to

I'd be much more likely to buy that than the faux naked guys! Shock

Not2Taem's picture

Thanks for the background,

Thanks for the background, Erin. That being the case, I suppose she knew what she was in for when she signed on for it. Everybody has their own view of funny.

Not2Taem's picture

BS seems to be what they're

BS seems to be what they're looking for. I don't suppose it much matters what its in. Wink

Erin Blackwell's picture

it's probably who ya know,

it's probably who ya know, Minn

minniesota's picture

Well, Hell, then give ME that

Well, Hell, then give ME that job. I'd like to be a well paid clown for Vanity Fair. Would my BS in Journalism qualify me or hinder me?

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Erin Blackwell's picture

as long as there are photos i

as long as there are photos i do pretty well. it's the pictureless jump pages that get a bit bleak but i'm a sucker for the sexy details. i'm just embarking on their bernie madoff takedown. popcorn & tea will see me through.

mysticsmb's picture

Yeah, their investigative

Yeah, their investigative reporting rocks--though I often have trouble making it all the way through their LENGTHY articles.

Erin Blackwell's picture

vanity fair has long

vanity fair has long reputation as glamour mag for all the sexes. they published THE most gorgeous photos & original art of artists, musicians, actors in the 30s. good text too.

VF was reborn 15 years ago (?) as glamour + politics. it's my favorite mag. they were the first to really cover the valerie plame case, their iraq, torture, guantanamo coverage, is great. they also do really great detailed crime case work. that's the investigative reporting part. michael wolff writes for them. annie liebowitz is their house photog.

then there's the silly part, a hangover from the 20s, of which this idiot (i use the term kindly) is a part. if rachel didn't want that treatment, she shouldn't have agreed to the interview. he's this way with everyone. you'd have to be pretty stuck on yourself to get upset about it. he's clowning.

mysticsmb's picture

HE asks these kinds of

HE asks these kinds of questions often--it's his schtick--but it's in no way representative of VF. It's one of those one-page throwaway Q&As best suited for reading in the supermarket checkout line or on the beach--when your brain is on vacation.

minniesota's picture

"Pardon me while I have a

"Pardon me while I have a strange interlude." Hahahahaha, I love Groucho. Gracias for the clip.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

~Enjoy Minnie~

~Enjoy Minnie~ Laughing out loud

LBGrouchoLover
xxoo

Kelly McCartney's picture

It's not really a ladies' mag

It's not really a ladies' mag or usually this crappy. Though I'm not familiar with this asshat's "work."

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Kelly McCartney's picture

She was way more polite than

She was way more polite than I would've been.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Rockets's picture

I kinda laughed too... but

I kinda laughed too... but mostly because HE really came off as an asshole. I doubt very many celebrities (etcetera, etcetera) flock to be interviewed by him let alone stand anywhere near him. He's got a kind of interviewer stank all over him...

I'm sure... someone loves him. Maybe his mother? (maybe not)

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Minns..... I've got tons of

Minns.....

I've got tons of ripe hass avocados, all I can say is...... Y-U-M-M-Y.

Dippin' the chips,
LB

minniesota's picture

Don't forget the guacamole!

Don't forget the guacamole!

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

peacekitty's picture

WTF was that? "Do you have a

WTF was that?

"Do you have a dykestache?" "Do you have a sexual fetish where you get turned on by farting?"

I don't read vanity fair...do they ask those types of questions often?

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I shouldn't laugh,

I shouldn't laugh, but............

Asshole: "At least he’s not losing all his hair like William. By the way, before your Peacock Network makeover, didn’t you have a dyke-stache?"

Rachel: "A what?"

Asshole: "Facial hair over your lip—a dyke-stache."

Rachel: "I never had any facial hair in my life."

Maybe I shouldn't read this kinda shit after 4 beers, and 3 tamales......I can't stop laughing !! Laughing out loud

Looking for some more salsa,
LBDL
xxoo

Tex's picture

Something tells me that maybe

Something tells me that maybe her bosses wanted her to do this interview - seems she def didn't want to be partaking...IMHO

She is soooooo cute!

Twitter Time @kdhales

minniesota's picture

Well, heck. Somebody should

Well, heck. Somebody should pay me big bucks to conduct weirdo interviews like that. I'll wear my dyke-stache while I'm doing it. Or maybe I mean my Groucho glasses & stache. Wink

Now where's my cigar?

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

mysticsmb's picture

Just so you all know, this is

Just so you all know, this is typical of Wayne's 'style,' or lack of it. I'm pretty sure Rachel would have been warned...

Not2Taem's picture

What the ...?! I have never

What the ...?! I have never read VF, but somehow I had the impression it was one of those ladies magazines Mommy Dearest used to read. Apparently NOT! People pay to read that crap? I must be missing something. I'm wondering why Rachel would even do an interview with this guy. Is there a funny here I'm too old and stogy to see? Maybe the publication isn't usually this rude?

?????

Grace Moon's picture

For that fuck up Vanity owes

For that fuck up Vanity owes her a cover!

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Julia Watson's picture

What WHAT?! Holy Christ was

What WHAT?! Holy Christ was that awkward.

minniesota's picture

Gulp! This made me almost

Gulp! This made me almost ashamed to say that I was once a journalist until I checked my thought.

That interviewer is NOT a journalist. Asshat comes to mind.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.