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NOW defends Michele Bachmann against Newsweek
The Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2011 | Caroline May

Posted on 08/08/2011 1:14:07 PM PDT by Rufus2007

One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine.

Monday, the National Organization for Women (NOW) spoke out against Newsweek’s most recent cover, which features an extreme close-up of Michele Bachmann and the title “The Queen of Rage.”

“It’s sexist,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told TheDC. “Casting her in that expression and then adding ‘The Queen of Rage’ I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man – has it ever been done to a man? Surely this has never been done to a man.”

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; feminism; mediabias; michelebachmann; nags; now; now4bachmann
You know Newsweek sucks when the NAGS are taking up for Michele Bachmann...
1 posted on 08/08/2011 1:14:10 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Why would the harpy’s at NOW want to get ahead of this?


2 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:57 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Rufus2007

Somehow I can see this really galling NOW to do this.

Odd though that they didn’t lift a finger during all the crap that Palin went through.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Rufus2007

Holy crap! A squadron of pigs just flew by my window!


4 posted on 08/08/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT by henkster (Ethanol belongs in a beer can, not a gas tank.)
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To: SanFranDan

Probably hoping their “support” will harm her.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Rufus2007

Did I die this morning?

What is this odd place?


6 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:53 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: drbuzzard

They’re probably doing it now because of all the flak they got for not defending Palin, including many Hillary! supporters bailing on them (and taking their financial support with them).


7 posted on 08/08/2011 1:19:39 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Rufus2007

8 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:17 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: henkster

Mine, too - A NOW pig is better than No pig...


9 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:17 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

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Can somebody call and translate this for me? I think I’m loosing my eyesight. I keep seeing “NOW defends Michele Bachmann”.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 1:27:23 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Rufus2007

This is the first time NOW has been right on anything in decades.


11 posted on 08/08/2011 1:27:34 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Rufus2007

NOW took a stand for Michele Bachmann? ? ? I don’t believe it. This story has to be from the “Onion.”


12 posted on 08/08/2011 1:28:07 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: cripplecreek
Probably hoping their “support” will harm her

That was my first thought as well

13 posted on 08/08/2011 1:30:41 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: Rufus2007

What’s Newsweek?

(sarc)


14 posted on 08/08/2011 1:32:58 PM PDT by Mears
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To: tsowellfan

It doesn’t make any sense. The photo was pretty typical of what the media does to conservative women but mild compared to some of what we’ve seen.


15 posted on 08/08/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Rufus2007
Please spell it correctly, it's:

Newsweak


16 posted on 08/08/2011 1:36:59 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Rufus2007

I suspect that it is simply because NOW fears the outside possibility that maybe, just maybe, Bachmann really IS the prophesied “Queen of Rage”.

If so, that would make her the boss of them.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 1:40:22 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Photobucket
18 posted on 08/08/2011 1:41:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
See the Newsweak cover here: Newsweak Cover - Bachmann

yitbos

19 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:04 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Rufus2007
Rather typical for Newsweek. And you don't have to be a woman.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 2:03:42 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: henkster
Holy crap! A squadron of pigs just flew by my window!

I think Hell has frozen over as well.

21 posted on 08/08/2011 2:08:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: henkster

LOL!!!


22 posted on 08/08/2011 2:22:11 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: cripplecreek

The eyes were strange but not really a bad picture of Michelle unlike ANY picture of Deborah Wantstobeaman-Shultz.


23 posted on 08/08/2011 2:28:44 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (King Aragorn says, Hobbits bow to NO-ONE)
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To: Rufus2007
Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man – has it ever been done to a man? Surely this has never been done to a man.”

This is a very weak test. Newsweek has done similarly degrading covers many times before, with George W Bush or other Republican politicians in the past.

24 posted on 08/08/2011 2:53:14 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: Rufus2007

I keep telling people that in 2012 I’m voting for the hot chick.

If Sarah gets in the race, I’m gonna have to make a decision.


25 posted on 08/08/2011 3:12:29 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Rufus2007
You know Newsweek sucks

Who reads Newsweek for political news? Newsweek has the 51st largest subscription behind "Women's Health", "Birds & Blooms", "Country Living", "Golf Digest", "Shape", and "Every Day with Rachael Ray", but ahead of "Fitness".

Perhaps they feel this cover will thrust them ahead of "Women's Health" into the number 50 spot.

26 posted on 08/08/2011 5:29:35 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: Rufus2007
Not just NOW, The Slate is also defending her.

I'll say it, kudos to both for this.

27 posted on 08/08/2011 5:53:58 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: SanFranDan
"Why would the harpy’s at NOW want to get ahead of this?"


They apparently are politically savvy enough to realize that their credibility would be at risk if they didn't.
28 posted on 08/08/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by rob777
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To: Rufus2007

PHOTOSHOP CONTEST?

Newsweek editor Tina Brown has some unflattering pics in “images” on google. How’s about a contest to find the worst one?

Then enhance it a bit?


29 posted on 08/08/2011 7:18:37 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: Rufus2007

bflr


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:46:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: drbuzzard

I think after Palin they HAD to speak up.Two conservative women treated like this was obvious.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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