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Newsweek Puts Picture of Michele Bachmann on Cover That Makes Her Look Crazy
newsbusters.org ^ | Aug. 7, 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/07/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT by PROCON

The August 15 issue of Newsweek has a cover story about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

If Gawker is right, she's not going to like the picture the magazine used:

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: mainstreammedia; michelebachmann; newsweek

I've been following American politics closely for over 25 years and this crap takes the cake!

Liberal scumbags!


1 posted on 08/07/2011 6:09:07 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Looks like they added lines around the eyes too so she looks older than she really is.


2 posted on 08/07/2011 6:12:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: PROCON
Yep, thats no accident. But its not a big deal. News weak has like 1/3rd the circulation it had 30 years ago.
3 posted on 08/07/2011 6:13:18 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: PROCON

I think Newsweek cropped those eyes into the photo. Ever see the axe scene on the Shining? That’s where they got the eyes to crop into the pic.


4 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: PROCON

I cancelled Newsweek years and years ago. Every time they send me a letter to subscribe, I send it back with a blank sheet, so they have to pay the postage for the business reply envelope.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:21 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: PROCON
In that picture, she looks as she usually does.

If you want to characterize that look as "crazy", that's your problem.

6 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:42 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: PROCON

Well since the bastion of safety, the US of A was just downgraded I’d think rage is appropriate and I’d agree that there’s a lot of evil in government - such as corrupt bastards stealing the earnings of hard working Americans etc etc. It’s the government that did this and rage is deserved.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 6:15:24 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: PROCON
That's odd.

I don't see a "halo" over her head as they did with all the Obama cover photos...

8 posted on 08/07/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: PROCON

Michele Bachmann, welcome to Sarah Palin’s world. Good luck.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: PROCON

Newsweek is in large part to blame for the mess that has engulfed Washington.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PROCON

I’m not seeing it.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:21:13 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: PROCON

Not satire, is it....nice job NewsWeak.

NewsWeak, sold for one dollar! Not worth it!

“Queen of Rage”? Gimme a break!

OBAMAGEDDON Continues....


12 posted on 08/07/2011 6:21:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: PROCON

Better than any photo of Nancy Pelosi I can recall. Nancy always looks like she’s at the end of her tether.


13 posted on 08/07/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: PROCON

Meh. Seen worse. Not flattering to be sure, but *shrug). I mean, she IS 55 and still looks pretty darn good.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 6:24:30 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PROCON

Their cover of Sarah Palin recently wasn’t very flattering, either.

I think they hate strong women.


15 posted on 08/07/2011 6:24:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: PROCON

They could have done an Obamugabe on her and deepened her skin tone so she looks more “negro”.

What...wait?


16 posted on 08/07/2011 6:31:23 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: PROCON

Part of the reason it’s so disconcerting is that they’ve enlarged her head; it’s clearly too big for her body.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 6:32:48 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: PROCON

Typical yellow journalism.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 6:37:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Newsweek’s cover a week or two ago was much more shocking. I have no great love for Dominique Strauss Kahn, but they made him a monster:

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/i0srLyRaCjFF.O.xq1LAJw—/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00NTA7cT04NTt3PTMzOQ—/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2011-07-26T154231Z_01_BTRE76P17N700_RTROPTP_2_STRAUSSKAHN-MAID.JPG


19 posted on 08/07/2011 6:42:33 PM PDT by Stirner
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To: PROCON

Newsweek, on the next week’s cover you should put a pic of your dear leader Obama sneeking a drag from a Camel no-filtered (taken at the White House’s rose garden).


20 posted on 08/07/2011 6:46:20 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: PROCON

Little doubt why this rag sold for the grand total of US $1 not so long ago.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Lockbar
Exactly. Newsweek is deader than vaudeville. The Legacy Media' s номенклату́ра and their delusions of being "opinion makers" got old and tired decades ago.
22 posted on 08/07/2011 6:54:15 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: PROCON

This is not the first time the lame stream print media has engaged in such character assassination.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 7:03:49 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: hole_n_one

No....I work in photography and art... they intentionally put a picture of her where her eyes are not natural—it is very easy to flatter people or make them look hideous....anyone—even a younger Brad Pitt. I could easily do it to the most beautiful people—make them look stupid, ugly, etc—just by the right angle, lighting, or when they blink a certain way.

This reminds me of the time they narrowed the irises of a politician a few years ago......to shape them slightly to a more oblong shape to get a more demonic, satanic look. Forgot who it was.

They may have even photoshopped the whites of the eyes around the pupils. Bachmann is a beautiful woman, it is hard to make her look hideous and this is definately unflattering and done on purpose.

The media is owned by the homosexual mafia and she has to be destroyed for her husband’s position on their digusting behavior—he dares to think it is—funny—disgusting. Got to make Michelle look unattractive to children so they will think her ideas are unattractive. Heaven forbid children believe the truth—that homosexual activity is disgusting, disease-causing, sick and unnatural and has nothing to do with love—just pure selfish lust.

The Alinsky conditioning to demonize anyone who isn’t on their band wagon of group think is really getting old and people are starting to understand digital photography and photoshop Their house of cards WILL fall down.....it is just a matter of when.............. Leni Riefenstahl 101


24 posted on 08/07/2011 7:07:19 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: SoldierDad
This is not the first time the lame stream print media has engaged in such character assassination.

It's all NewsReek has left, and they're not very good at hiding it.

25 posted on 08/07/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: SoldierDad
This is not the first time the lame stream print media has engaged in such character assassination.

It's all NewsReek has left, and they're not very good at hiding it.

26 posted on 08/07/2011 7:10:36 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Bullish

But, they don’t need to hide it considering they are pandering to their audience of kooks and anti-American A-holes.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: savagesusie
it is very easy to flatter people or make them look hideous....anyone—

I was the one, years ago, that posted a screen grab of Susan Estrich and posted it on FR........

The ramifications of it's posting are still reverberating throughout the internet......

I stand by my assertion that MB looks her usual self in the mag cover pic.

28 posted on 08/07/2011 7:16:13 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: PROCON
You really have to wonder what people that purport to report news are thinking when they use unflattering pictures of politicians they obviously loathe.

They hate her so much, they willingly sacrifice their credibility to feed the urge to snark and get street cred with their comrades.

29 posted on 08/07/2011 7:17:30 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: PROCON
Now this is crazy........


30 posted on 08/07/2011 7:31:59 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: hole_n_one

Ha ha—that is great! You have to admit though, it was HARD to make Susan Estrich look good! AND sound good!

I will reiterate that for any photograph, you can flatter someone or not, and they “chose” to not flatter Bachmann. Why—because of the homosexual mafia. If they liked the messenger they would have even put a halo in the background.

It would be much, much easier to make Bachmann look beautiful, than Susan E. although I could even make Susan E. look beautiful.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 7:38:43 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Yes, we discussed the Sarah Palin cover a few weeks ago.
BOTH covers, if they weren’t actually altered by photoshop
or some more conventional techniques, are obviously designed to create the most negative images possible, throwing in completely biased verbiage like “Queen of Rage”
in thousand point type——I wonder how many Michele Bachmann pictures they had to go through to find one that
“damning” , even if they DIDN’T alter it.
The beat goes on.
The Lamestream Media should die a VERY painful death, but please, sooner rather than later-—let’s not drag it out....


32 posted on 08/07/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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To: PROCON

All these publications, as well as the talking heads, should have “(D-Media)” put after their name. So Newsweek (D-Media), or Katie Couric (D-Media).


33 posted on 08/07/2011 8:19:50 PM PDT by Tenlein
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To: PROCON

And it’s totally tabloid when you don’t get a studio shot of a politician for your cover.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 8:22:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: PROCON

It took a lot of photoshopping to make a beautiful woman like Bachmann look like that.

We have eyes, we know what she looks like.

We don’t have to rely on a bankrupt rag like Newsweak to show us.


35 posted on 08/07/2011 8:30:53 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: PROCON

That’s SOP. they hvae been doing this at least as far back as Barry Goldwater, adn probably before that.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PROCON

That’s SOP. They have been doing this at least as far back as Barry Goldwater, adn probably before that.


37 posted on 08/07/2011 8:33:08 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PROCON

Did Michele actually agree to this article? Not that I find the photo objectionable, but what possible gain is to be had from of all far-left media NEWSWEAK??

Did she learn nothing watching Palin? For crying out loud.

The media is your enemy and the enemy of all conservatives, Congressman Bachmann. Don’t cooperate with them.

(facepalm)


38 posted on 08/07/2011 8:38:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: hole_n_one
She looks the same, except the camera angle makes what would be a normal picture into a far off gaze, IMHO...

And yes, it was intentional.

39 posted on 08/07/2011 9:06:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: PROCON

“Pretty lame finding the worst picture you could find. I guess Newsweek ran out of halos after they used them all for Pr Obama”

This is from the comments at the linked Village Voice site. THE VILLAGE VOICE!

Maybe this smear IS too obvious to even work.

Nevertheless you have to question Bachman’s smarts for even dealing with these people at all.

On another thread people were saying this was Ed Rollins sabotaging her campaign. But why would he sabotage his own candidate? The Manchurian campaign manager? Isn’t that a little tin-foil-hat-y?


40 posted on 08/07/2011 11:43:58 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Blood of Tyrants

How much of the present destruction and mayhem could the Commucrat-New-World-Order-Progressives get away with if the mainstream media weren’t covering for them?


41 posted on 08/08/2011 6:01:15 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

You know the answer to that. If the LSM did their jobs, they would have been calling for the impeachment of Obama when Operation Gunrunner broke, if not before.


42 posted on 08/08/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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