Anorak | Liz Jones is the Daily Mail’s hait-bait: Samantha Brick and Kate Middleton get trolled

Liz Jones is the Daily Mail’s hait-bait: Samantha Brick and Kate Middleton get trolled

by | 5th, April 2012

WHEN Liz Jones read about Samantha Brick , the woman set up to be the Daily Mail’s go-too hate figure of the day, she knew she had to step up her game. At the morning editorial, the paper’s misogynistic editors looked at the usual faces Brick, Platell, Moir, The White Witch, Cruella de Vil, Lady Macbeth and wondered which would pen the troll-bait. And then in stepped Liz Jones, dressed in a blazer and air stewardess scarf. Her hair is pushed back behind one ear. She clasps her hands over her stomach. She smiles. And the blind man at the back of the room screams, “Lumme! It’s Kate Middleton.”

Liz will be the tabloid tampon soaking by bile and vitriol. She will be make a ridiculous, self-aggrandising statement “Is Liz Jones turning into Kate Middleton? and have her breasts and mind appraised by a willing commentariat eager to stick the knife in and in and in and keep on plunging until the story bleeds all over the internet and makes the Mail famous on Twitter, Facebook and beyond.

Says Liz who has for added ridicule dresses in the same clothes as 20-years-younger Kate for four compare and contrasts:

I’d been transformed into none other than the Duchess of Cambridge. ‘All you need is a giant sapphire!’ typed my best friend. ‘What has happened to you: the big hair, the tiny legs, the even smaller waist?’ wrote another. ‘Wow!’ was the one-word email from another friend.

Even smaller waist? That’s line thats set Liz up as a target early doors. It hints at her being desirably thin, but not too thin. She is on a pedestal, there to be shot at.

Wow indeed. If I have morphed into a Middleton, then there are a lot worse things I could be. Kate is unbelievably beautiful. She is 20 years my junior. She exudes from every tiny pore a wholesome niceness.

Just like Liz. Ladies, dip your pens in ink and do write in. Tell the Mail what a delusional dog Liz is and and how she’s unfit to licks Kate’s boots.

She is not a flirt, a la Carla Bruni; she is not sexy or ridiculously demure and shy, like a young Diana.

Lix means flirt like Samantha Brick. This, after all, is an article published with Brick’s carefully constructed hate-bait in mind.

She is not boisterous and horsey, or impossibly, off-puttingly posh. No, our Kate is resolutely middle-class. She is hard-working. I can sniff her gimlet-eyed ambition.

Nice. Liz Jones gets to knock Kate, the woman she apes. The readers will love that. Tell them Kate is pushy and ambitious. Women hate other women to be ambitious, it reads like a slight, an insult.

I hadn’t realised it before, but we are

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