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COULTER RIPS MAG PHOTO 'DISTORTION'
The Drudge Report ^ | April 18, 2005 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 04/18/2005 9:09:12 AM PDT by MisterRepublican

"Why can't they just photograph conservatives straight?!" blasted this week's TIME magazine covergirl Ann Coulter.

The bestselling author and controversialist slammed magazine editors for fronting a photo of her, she claims, which is so distorted "my own mother would not even recognize me!"

The photographer, Platon, appears to have used a wide "Fisheye" lense for the cover snap, stretching Coulter's legs and feet -- while shrinking the rest of her body.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; liberalelites; mediabias; timemag; zogbyism
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To: Echo Talon

How odd, that a photo editor wouldn't know that /sarc. off


101 posted on 04/18/2005 10:08:55 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
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To: MisterRepublican

I don't see any problem with the photo.

It was not taken with a fish eye lens, it was taken from a low angle.

It shows her legs, which Ann is always showing too much of. Her face looks better than usual and she should thank God that it doesn't show her hands.


102 posted on 04/18/2005 10:09:28 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Tina, eat the ham you fat lard!)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
They distorted the photo plus the very first words they use are "Fair and balanced she isn`t" as if to suggest she is a radical.

Umm... I doubt Coulter would describe herself as "fair and balanced" when it comes to her political views. And, by any standards, she is certainly radical.

103 posted on 04/18/2005 10:10:14 AM PDT by Modernman ("I'm in favor of limited government unless it limits what I want government to do."- dirtboy)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Not unlike the Chinese Communist media, which has never published an unflattering photo of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung).
104 posted on 04/18/2005 10:11:58 AM PDT by CDB ("there be land-rats and water-rats, land-thieves, and water-thieves"--Shakespeare)
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To: jocko12

It's a liberal rats eye view of a Conservative. From their petty, spiteful, mouse level,no class point of view, all conservative probably look that way to them.


105 posted on 04/18/2005 10:15:38 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Have the Democrats,our RINOs and their MSM ever met a skunk too stinking to snuggle up to?)
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To: MisterRepublican

I think it's great to see a picture emphasize her butt kickin' shoes. She can start with the photographer.


106 posted on 04/18/2005 10:16:11 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: bicyclerepair

Her unusually high forehead in the Time pic doesn't bother you? I think the picture is distorted. I don't mind that her legs look longer, what woman would complain about having longer legs, but they did something to her head to make it elongated, as well.


107 posted on 04/18/2005 10:17:56 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
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To: MisterRepublican
The photographer, Platon, appears to have used a wide "Fisheye" lense for the cover snap, stretching Coulter's legs and feet -- while shrinking the rest of her body.

Hillary says that about every photographer.

108 posted on 04/18/2005 10:18:07 AM PDT by uglybiker (A woman's most powerful weapon is a guy's imagination.)
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To: MisterRepublican

I think she looks fine. The picture shows off her lovely legs.


109 posted on 04/18/2005 10:18:25 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: MisterRepublican

I didn't think it looked "bad" in the sense that they were trying to slam her for being a conservative. It just looked like a typical artsy-fartsy photo, which they could have done to anyone. IMHO.

I'll never forget the LIFE magazine cover after Nixon won in 1972. Awful!

http://www.life.com/Life/covers/1972/cv111772.html


110 posted on 04/18/2005 10:20:16 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: MisterRepublican
I immediately thought how complimentary the Micheal Moore cover was from last year. They darkened out all of MM's flab - at least I think they darkened it out. If could be that MM was just eclipsing the sun.
111 posted on 04/18/2005 10:23:51 AM PDT by PMCarey
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To: BullDog108

For a celebrity, I've seen very few attractive photos of her. You can tell she's attractive, but the photos I've seen of her just aren't very good. The one you've posted is okay, but the turtleneck makes her long neck look odd, almost like an African neck ring. The Time photo is one of the better ones I've seen of her, but I could make her look better than any of the photos I've seen posted on the web.


112 posted on 04/18/2005 10:23:59 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (It was a joke. You know, humor. Like the funny kind. Only different.)
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To: MisterRepublican

Ann we love you for your brains and spirit!
(Now git back in back line for some more biscuits and gravy!)


113 posted on 04/18/2005 10:33:23 AM PDT by investigateworld (RCC:1, USSR: 0 God bless Poland for giving the world JP II)
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To: tuffydoodle

Oh, those loooooooooong legs...


114 posted on 04/18/2005 10:33:46 AM PDT by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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To: Richard Kimball
Having never seen her in person, I can't compare the photos with the real deal.

BTW, I went to the Time website and read the article. It was OK, all things considered. Had some interesting stories about her in it. I don't think she angry with the article, just the cover.

115 posted on 04/18/2005 10:34:51 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: BullDog108
Make that: I don't think she is angry with the article, just the cover.
117 posted on 04/18/2005 10:35:55 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: MisterRepublican; All

Does anyone know if Time is one of the excerpts-only sites? If it is not, I can post the article. It is actually quite a good read, lots of interesting Ann trivia....


118 posted on 04/18/2005 10:37:48 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: wideawake
Don't let anyone with only one name photograph you for the public.

Words to live by. Also, don't let a one-named dude date your daughter.

119 posted on 04/18/2005 10:41:41 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Aquinasfan

LOL! it's probably not your daughter he'd like to date.


120 posted on 04/18/2005 10:43:19 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: MisterRepublican
"Why can't they just photograph conservatives straight?!

Because their seething hatred knows no bounds. There's no such thing as fairness in their world. Their biased ideology rules over them like an iron fist.

121 posted on 04/18/2005 10:44:17 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: killjoy

I like the photo also, a classy lady on an equally classy
Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair.


122 posted on 04/18/2005 10:44:25 AM PDT by KateUTWS
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To: MisterRepublican

Waaaahhhhh, I don't like my photo. The mean ol' press is betaing up on me. Waaahhhhhh.....


123 posted on 04/18/2005 10:47:40 AM PDT by Natty Boh
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To: MisterRepublican

When I saw it, I thought of Alice in Wonderland.


124 posted on 04/18/2005 10:55:04 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: CedarDave
At least her legs are tastefully crossed unlike Clinton's pose.

I think I'd rather see her legs in the position Clinton had his.... :-)

125 posted on 04/18/2005 10:59:44 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: k2blader

IF she gripes about it, she gets even more publicity, ala Drudge carrying it as the lead today. Hence, she gripes about it.


126 posted on 04/18/2005 11:02:39 AM PDT by Endeavor
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To: MisterRepublican

Sorry, Ann, but the mistake is yours. You posed for them, you had to know they'd mess with you somehow. Next time, make'm use a file photo. It might be twisted just as badly, but at least you won't be a partner to it.


127 posted on 04/18/2005 11:03:17 AM PDT by Petronski (John Paul the Great, pray for the Conclave. Holy Spirit, make Your will known.)
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To: MisterRepublican
She's a conservative. She must be humiliated somehow.
They cannot be expected to use a nice looking photo of her.

Do you think they would ever do this to Hillary though?
Not on your life!
128 posted on 04/18/2005 11:06:16 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: MisterRepublican

They should have showed Hillary's fat ankles.

She got an artist's treatment designed to make her look good.

129 posted on 04/18/2005 11:10:49 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: MisterRepublican
Then of course there's this photo:
She never looked better of course. It's heavily retouched to make her look better than real life.

I'll just have to keep on reapeating... there is no left-wing media bias...


130 posted on 04/18/2005 11:13:35 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: KeyesPlease

LOL! Well, since Ann is about six feet tall, she doesn't need to wear them anyway. The pointy toe is really only beneficial for short chicks like me who try to convince themselves and everyone else we're an inch or three taller than we actually are! :)


131 posted on 04/18/2005 11:15:26 AM PDT by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: Natchez Hawk
"Oh Wah...wah...wah...b****...b****...b****" Really sweetheart, Don't sit for an interview and pose for a shot with some rag for self-promotion and then pull the same ol' aw shucks-- 'Them clever liberals fooled me' I mean really people, a little personal responsibility

That's what gets me too. If she hates the liberal media so much, why is she participating in it? She apparently wants it both ways...
132 posted on 04/18/2005 11:21:04 AM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: MisterRepublican
Ann Coulter cleaning a grease trap in jeans and a tee-shirt would still look better than anything the left of center crowd could trot out. I know this is going to sound bizarre, but her beauty comes from deep inside. She is a REAL person, and having a fully functional brain doesn't hurt either.

Regards,
GtG

133 posted on 04/18/2005 11:24:15 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, but I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

>>>Go to the TIME cover archive and look at the the times the Hildabeast has been on it. Very flattering photography of he majesty, which should come as no surprise. 8 covers. Sycophants. >>>

Yes, they make the witch out to be Betty Crocker and get very unflattering photo for the conservative.


134 posted on 04/18/2005 11:32:03 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: BullDog108

How soft and sweet she looks with a little meat on her bones.


135 posted on 04/18/2005 11:36:56 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: MisterRepublican

136 posted on 04/18/2005 11:44:14 AM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: sandbar

That was before all the cigarettes and chardonnay!


137 posted on 04/18/2005 11:45:12 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: MisterRepublican

Maybe, they should have shown her "package"

Bigger than any of the pubbie sinators or reps!


138 posted on 04/18/2005 11:47:01 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: Bon mots
To Hillery at #129!

Look at that pose! It just beckons all to be drawn into her V.

For the children doncha' know!

139 posted on 04/18/2005 11:56:40 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: MisterRepublican

"There is no such thing as bad publicity."


140 posted on 04/18/2005 11:57:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: MisterRepublican

Yeah, she looks like a cross between OPzzy Osbourne and Maralyn Manson.


141 posted on 04/18/2005 11:59:14 AM PDT by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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To: MisterRepublican

I think the photographer was just trying to take an interesting pic. I think it's good.

Seems to me that libs could have more to complain about the one he did of Clinton...


142 posted on 04/18/2005 11:59:28 AM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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To: Modernman

Well to me she tells the truth. All she does is repeat what liberals do and say about themselves, and the only thing maybe radical about her is her method of telling the truth. Like she calls the democrats the "traitor party". Of course not all of them are traitors, but 90% of them in my mind sure the hell are and that qualifies it to me as a "traitor party". Why? Because they constantly side with the enemies of the United States. She is just stating that fact as blunt as possible.


143 posted on 04/18/2005 12:01:31 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (ALL YOU BASE ARE BELONG TO US)
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To: MisterRepublican
How Time really wanted Anne to look:
144 posted on 04/18/2005 12:01:57 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: ValerieUSA

Ann is no big deal. She looks at least 5'11 and weighs 110 lbs. I'd like to see her in a bikini. The hair, the gun the conserative wit turns guys on I guess. Guys are turned on with "image", more than women. I am not too impressed with her. She is difficult to listen to.


145 posted on 04/18/2005 12:19:30 PM PDT by Old anti feminist
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To: Bon mots

Her nose has been redone


146 posted on 04/18/2005 12:36:18 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Echo Talon

The deathly cold light was used on purpose. Cadaverish.


147 posted on 04/18/2005 12:37:18 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Endeavor
I was thinking the same thing. Any publicity is good publicity.
148 posted on 04/18/2005 12:41:02 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: MisterRepublican

I agree with Ann. Why does TIME have to intentionally distort the photo by using a fisheye lens.


149 posted on 04/18/2005 12:43:06 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Raycpa

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw Ann's photo.


150 posted on 04/18/2005 12:49:22 PM PDT by ImpotentRage
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