作者: 沪江英语 | 2019年02月22日 18:00 | 0 人觉得有用
The life of a first lady, as told by tabloid newspapers, is a strange and dramatic one, spelled out in screeching fonts and accompanied by doctored photographs.
If the papers that line supermarket checkout lanes are to be believed, previous first ladies have: adopted a space-alien baby; attacked the president and left “claw marks” on his cheek; snuck out of the White House at night for trysts with a secret-agent boyfriend. Gained 95 pounds. Had liposuction. Carried on an affair with an alien named P’Lod.
But there’s one thing that no first lady — until Melania Trump — has done in response to wildly negative and untruthful stories: Sued a publication.
Trump has won settlements against three outlets for “false statements” made during her husband’s time in the White House.
Her litigious strategy tracks with her willingness to push back on her critics by issuing harsh public statements.
The British paper the Telegraph apologized and agreed to pay “substantial damages” after retracting a story that claimed, among other unflattering things, the former model’s career had been struggling until she met Donald Trump.
That follows the first lady’s $2.9 million settlement with the Daily Mail over its false report in 2016 that she had worked as an escort and an unspecified settlement in 2017 with a Maryland blogger who reported similar unfounded rumors and also was forced to retract a post that Trump may have suffered a nervous breakdown after her speech at the Republican National Convention.
Melania Trump has complained about media coverage in the handful of interviews she’s given since her husband took office. In December, Sean Hannity, a close ally of her husband’s, asked whether she felt injured by what she described as “opportunists” using her family’s name for their own gain.
在丈夫成为总统以后，Melania Trump在?#37038;?#30340;屈指可数的几个采访里吐槽了新闻?#25945;濉?#21313;二月，她丈夫的亲友Sean Hannity问她，会不会因为那些以攻击她的身份来牟利的事情而难受。
“It doesn’t hurt,” she said. “The problem is they’re writing the history, and it’s not correct.”
doctor 这个?#39318;?#20026;名词的时候很常见，就是“医生”、“博士”那个 doctor
He was accused of doctoring the figures.