Honestly, we noticed this ourselves Wednesday after we saw this tweet about a piece in Marie Claire magazine: it was so over-the-top, we had to do a Google search to pull up the original article and assure ourselves it was real:
"Because of Trump, my love for my children is no longer unconditional" Imagine being this deranged. pic.twitter.com/8XO5dhT2IB
— Garbage Human 2.0 (Re-follow) (@garbage_follow) November 8, 2018
We found the article easily enough but noticed that the byline had changed from “Lisa Milbrand” to “Rachel Parker,” without any editor’s note explaining why. Getting the author wrong is a pretty big mistake, and we weren’t the only ones who noticed:
So, some Federalist ladies spotted this changed byline this morning. @marieclaire, why did the byline change from Lisa Milbrand to Rachel Packer with no editor's note? Strikes me as a pretty major change and odd not to notify readers. Were y'all hoping nobody noticed? pic.twitter.com/r05kyl6BIu
— Liz Wolfe (@lizzywol) November 8, 2018
What's also interesting is that Lisa Milbrand appears to have adopted her daughters from China about 10 years ago – as referenced in the article that's now attributed to someone else.https://t.co/8lVrxrAfa4
— WeirdRalph (@weirdralph) November 8, 2018
The dates do line up with Lisa Milbrand’s story, but now it’s Rachel Packer’s story. Huh …
In any case, whoever claims to have adopted two daughters from China now worries she “made a tragic mistake” by bringing two girls to the United States from China, because Trump:
I pulled those two beautiful babies away from a rising power and into a damaged democracy. I brought two girls of color into a society where it’s clear that their word and their bodies are worth less than a man’s — and where open, overt racism has become even more likely now than it was a decade ago. And unfortunately, my worries aren’t exactly tinfoil-hat-wearing paranoia.
Two years ago, I brought my daughters to the voting booth with me, expecting that they’d witness the election of the very first woman president. Instead, we got a guy with multiple sexual allegations made against him, who backs candidates for the highest posts in the land who also have assault and molestation claims against them.
They would have had it so much better in China, obviously.
Hopefully the writer at least used a fake name.
— crycloset (@crycloset) November 8, 2018
A little too late, maybe?
Trump Derangement Syndrome.
— 🇺🇸Marisol Guarnero🇺🇸 (@MarisolG_72) November 8, 2018
There are so many Trump haters clamoring for attention on the internet that they have to write things they know are totally absurd just to be noticed.
— Paterfamilias (@PaterFam27) November 8, 2018
Fact check: True
— Teddy (@springerdawg) November 8, 2018
This just proves you were never really a parent.
— Jon (@jnthnwllr) November 8, 2018
Do people even listen to themselves anymore?
— DedA (@novasinfonian) November 8, 2018
Wow how sad
— Eve Olve (@eveolve1121) November 8, 2018
— Patricia Bellomo (@patriciabellomo) November 8, 2018
This can’t be real….can it?
— Clay (@Porkchopp48) November 8, 2018
I googled the article. Its more deranged than you think! She is going to stockpile abortifacients for her daughters in case Roe v wade is overturned.
— Teri spangler (@teriberi_teri) November 8, 2018
I’m sorry, WHAT? pic.twitter.com/5dxs17BUWK
— J (@JD28964496) November 8, 2018