CNN anchor Kate Bolduan sported a “facts first” sweater on-air Thursday that retails online for $380.
Lingua Franca NYC, which made the sweater Bolduan wore, is described in a 2018 Town and Country Magazine feature as producing “quippy, hand-stitched cashmere sweaters.” The “politically-minded luxury brand” is “part of the fashion resistance,” according to the article.
Mark Hemingway, a senior writer at RealClearInvestigations, posted a screenshot of the website on Twitter. Soon after Steven Krakauer, executive producer for the “Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, pointed out a change on Lingua Franca NYC’s website. (RELATED: Female House Democrats Dress In Black For ‘Somber’ Impeachment Vote)
Wait they must have added this line after your screenshot! “$100 of each sweater purchased goes to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.”https://t.co/vPwX5vw8hO pic.twitter.com/e8d6htsUU3
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 10, 2020
“$100 of each sweater purchased goes to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide,” the page now reads. The page also includes a poem declaring that the clothing company stands “with our friends at CNN who start with the facts first.”