DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 10, 2018: A Saturday night strip club is normally not a news story. Normalcy flew out the window when a once proud cable news network, CNN, frequented one. This was part of its desperate, ongoing attempt to bring down a president via the alleged “Stormy Daniels Affair.” The Russia collusion narrative is collapsing, so the venerable CNN is now traveling everywhere from Thailand to South Florida to find sex workers who may have slept with President Donald Trump.
CNN’s newest foray into tabloid journalism led them to the Solid Gold Strip Club in Pompano Beach. Pornstar Stormy Daniels, who is now alleging a sexual affair with then-private citizen Donald Trump back in 2006, was the Solid Gold headliner.
CNN and Stormy Daniels: When a sex story is not news
The same CNN that still whitewashes sexual assault accusations against Bill Clinton now wants us to care about whether Trump may have engaged in consensual sex outside of his marriage to Melania. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid Ms. Daniels $130,000 to keep her silent, which is legal.
She is now seeking to break her legal agreement. CNN somehow finds news value in this.
The real story is that CNN is so obsessed with hurting Trump politically that they will cast their lot with an irrelevant woman like Daniels.
My own attendance at the Solid Gold Strip Club can fill in the gaps CNN left out.
By strip club standards, Solid Gold is far more upscale than seedy. The security was heavy without being obtrusive. Most of the enforcers were jovial and pleasant, stepping in only when necessary. The closest thing to an incident occurred when a glass was knocked over and shattered. Security was immediately on the scene with a mop.
Every member of the staff conducted themselves in a professional manner.
Attendance was low. Florida has been unusually cold these last few days, reducing turnout almost everywhere. Floridians stay home in cold weather. There were plenty of empty seats right by the stage where the strippers danced. The cover was $20, but for $50 people could meet Stormy Daniels, who was there traveling
Most of the attendees opted just to pay the $20.
Stormy Daniels: Not what one would expect
Daniels did two performances. In her first show, she came out wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume with the rock song of the same name in the background. She then danced to Whitesnake’s “Still of the night” and Def Leppard’s “Animal.” Her performance can only be described as vulgar. Strippers are supposed to be alluring and sexual. She was repelling. She let a liquid drip from her mouth in a manner that was supposed to resemble her spitting out male fluids. This truly disgusting display excited between five and ten people who threw money at her.
Most of the bills on the stage floor were of the $1 variety. Her second performance was tamer, more normal, and inoffensive. She came out wearing a fireman’s jacket to the Cult song “Fire Woman.”
D for Daniels or D-List celebrity
Stormy Daniels is now a D-List celebrity. Her effect on the Solid Gold nightclub appeared negligible. If anything, she was a distraction from the many other women in the room who were far more beautiful. The 80 dancers were already competing for a finite set of customer dollars.
Daniels detracted from their income. Some of the most stunningly beautiful women a person will ever lay eyes on found themselves neglected due to the unnecessary attention paid to Daniels.
One very tall dancer from Poland bared more than a striking resemblance to Melania Trump. She was stunning, and certainly worth far more attention than Daniels. She smiled throughout the night as men fawned over Daniels, who only possessed a fraction of her beauty.
In a truly ironic twist, some of the most beautiful women in the club were not dancers. The waitresses do not strip, but they are by any honest metric far hotter than Daniels. One waitress who was part French and part Arabic had men practically begging her to dance.
VIP? Not really
About 20 to 30 people lined up in the VIP area to meet Daniels and purchase her merchandise. For everybody else, her attendance at Solid Gold was peripheral. She danced for a total of 10 to 15 minutes while the rest of the dancers danced off and on for up to several hours.
CNN is desperately trying to spin lead into solid gold, but there is no there there. Daniels is legally barred from commenting about Trump. It is truly pathetic for CNN to travel to a strip club to conduct an interview with a woman forbidden from speaking. Perhaps they expected her to rate Trump on a scale from one to 10, but now we may never know or care.
Solid Gold was a successful entity before Daniels showed up. They will do just fine after she leaves. If it turns out Trump did have an extramarital affair, he may face a frying pan upside his head from the former Melania Knauss.
From Tiger Woods to Jack Welch, there are plenty of words to describe billionaires who have extramarital affairs. “News” is not one of them.
Solid Gold deserves its name. The Cable News Network does not. As for Stormy Daniels, she may wish to observe the other dancers and waitresses at Solid Gold. They look better, dance better, and conduct themselves better.
As for Trump, he made the right choice by marrying Melania.
Any man who has seen both women naked will find Melania more beautiful. Any man who has listened to both women will find Melania to be more intelligent and classy. Daniels may very well be a solid citizen, but she is not news. She is not even strip club news.
Like most people, her best assets are not what they were a decade ago. This is obvious to anyone not frequenting strip clubs in the name of CNN.
The only thing turning from ratings gold to lead more than Daniels, is CNN and its once proud reputation.
A couple of golden lead ballons.