KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) today held a press conference to highlight the plight of 3 young women, Chloe (董梓甯), Chen Yi (陳伊), and Fan (小帆), former Lamigo Monkeys cheerleaders who were fired by the team soon after netizens pointed out they'd appeared in a young-people-for-Hung calendar. According to a team press release (http://www.lamigo-monkeys.com.tw/e_ne...), the three had repeatedly violated team rules by appearing in baseball-related outside promotions (under the name "Pro Baseball Goddess Group" 職棒女神團體) without first informing the club. However, in Hung's mind this situation was a perfect setup to make what's been the core argument of her campaign: That she and her supporters (such as these 3 women) are being oppressed and bullied by unscrupulous populists. But things took a memorable turn when the MC asked the women if they would continue to appear at Hung's events...they just appeared in her ads for the money didn't they?Even more amazingly, her campaign team agreed to do an obviously unscripted press conference. The ideological bubble here is double: not only Hung trying to get people to support her claim that evil populists abuse her righteous cause, but apparently everyone on her campaign team shared that ideological judgment, because nobody appears to have done the sane thing and made sure it would work. Controlling the presentation is basic to campaigning, no? LMAO.
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