Photo: Vogue

Vogue‚Äôs 125th anniversary September issue features cover shots of Jennifer Lawrence done by four powerhouse photographers, including one of Lawrence in a red satin dress, on a boat, staring resolutely away form the Statue of Liberty and scowling, shot by Annie Leibovitz. The accompanying text reads, ‚ÄúAmerican Beauty: Jennifer Lawrence on love, liberty, and the freedom to be herself.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs purposefully vague, suggesting little more than girl-next-door approachability and a champagne toast to patriotism.

Or, if you‚Äôre Breitbart‚Äôs finance and economics editor, John Carney, maybe you see a cryptic message from the liberal media that goes a little something like ‚Äúfuck your freedom, let‚Äôs have a debate about immigration.‚ÄĚ


Allow me to explain. On Thursday Carney tweeted this:


The observation was followed by a since-deleted tweet that, according to Entertainment Weekly, read ‚Äúclearly an allusion to our current immigration debate taking the #poemlaw side.‚ÄĚ This is a reference to a recent spat between White House senior advisor Stephen Miller and CNN‚Äôs Jim Acosta over the true meaning of the Statue of Liberty and whether it could be interpreted as a symbol of requiring immigrants to speak perfect English if they plan on staying in the United States.

This idiotic exchange took place a week ago, while the cover, as Vogue’s director of communications helpfully pointed out, was shot in June.