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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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1 posted on 04/18/2005 9:09:15 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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I agree, it's a ridiculous photo.


2 posted on 04/18/2005 9:10:33 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: MisterRepublican

Ann, Ann, Ann. You should know better than to ever trust liberals. I knew when I saw the cover that it was done on purpose to make her look bad.


3 posted on 04/18/2005 9:11:45 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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4 posted on 04/18/2005 9:13:38 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: MisterRepublican
TIME editors selected (photographer) Platon with a note of irony -- he is the same photographer who captured Coulter-nemisis President Clinton in the infamous "Lewinsky" power pose for ESQUIRE.

At least her legs are tastefully crossed unlike Clinton's pose.

5 posted on 04/18/2005 9:14:07 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: MisterRepublican

Don't let anyone with only one name photograph you for the public.


6 posted on 04/18/2005 9:15:04 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: MisterRepublican

The pointy, "spleen-splitter" shoes (as I like to call them), definitely don't help.


7 posted on 04/18/2005 9:15:28 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: MisterRepublican

It looks like the photog did his best to make her look like the Wicked Witch of the West. The distortion of the lens accentuates the pointy shoes, and the lighting makes her look deathly pale.


8 posted on 04/18/2005 9:16:10 AM PDT by beezdotcom (I'm usually either right or wrong...)
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To: MisterRepublican
Oh, and of course, they have to throw a little invective into it with the "Conservative flame-thrower" tagline.
9 posted on 04/18/2005 9:16:33 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: MisterRepublican

Sort of reminds of the Clinton photo of him sitting.


10 posted on 04/18/2005 9:17:48 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Quilla

I think it looks kinda cool. Gives me the impression that she's got huge feet (the better to stomp libs with, my dear).

I understand her anger though, no woman wants to get all gussied up for a photo only to find out later it's anything less than flattering.

IMO, she still looks quite tempting.


11 posted on 04/18/2005 9:18:24 AM PDT by American_Centurion
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To: Sicon

LOL. Maybe not, but they're still cute shoes. :) The picture doesn't do her justice at all, though.


12 posted on 04/18/2005 9:18:25 AM PDT by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: MisterRepublican

Anyone else find it ironic that there's a q&a with confirmed d**che-bag Sean Penn in the same issue?


13 posted on 04/18/2005 9:19:10 AM PDT by Jinjelsnaps ("Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana" - Groucho Marx)
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To: MisterRepublican

She looks fine. She is a classy lady and shows it.


14 posted on 04/18/2005 9:19:14 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: beezdotcom

"It looks like the photog did his best to make her look like the Wicked Witch of the West"

No. Alice in Wonderland.


15 posted on 04/18/2005 9:19:58 AM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: MisterRepublican
Look for Ann to devote a column to TIME's ridicule of her on its front cover.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
16 posted on 04/18/2005 9:21:17 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: beezdotcom

Over the weekend someone described her footwear as "a house fell on my sister shoes". I got a good laugh out of that post.


17 posted on 04/18/2005 9:21:50 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: MisterRepublican
Kind of artsy, but I like the photo.

She looks like she's ready for a good fight and that's what every body (except libs) loves about her.

18 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:02 AM PDT by sonofagun
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To: MisterRepublican

The imagery, including what she wore (which she should have picked something with color), all designed to make her look shrill, sharp, emotionless/unfriendly, mean, etc etc, the liberal image of a conservative woman.
She needed a PR person to set that shoot up in her favor.


19 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:18 AM PDT by visualops (Cardinal Ratzinger: Putting the smackdown on heresy since 1981.)
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To: CedarDave

I think the photo is fine. It's intimidating true but also gives her a feminine air also.

RELAX, Ann.

nick


20 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:22 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: CedarDave

http://www.mediabistro.com/articles/cache/a1169.asp

The photographer behind Esquire's famous Clinton "crotch shot" on shooting celebrities, the powerful, and fashion spreads filled with real people.
By Chris Gage – February 10, 2004

These days, when bolder, brasher headlines spill across magazine covers in a split-second strugglbe to capture our Schadenfreude-tinted fancy, it's rare that a picture catches the public's eye the way the low-angled "crotch shot" of Bill Clinton did back in December 2000, when it appeared on the cover of Esquire. The photographer behind that notorious shot—the British-born and mono-monikered Platon—was granted only a few minutes with the then-president, in which he covered his assignment bases and then boldly asked: "Mr. President, can you show me the love?" The photograph was immediately dissected and discussed by Larry King, Bob Woodward, and a host of other media pundits and scribes. The reaction the photo received, Platon says, "said more about the media than it did about me and Clinton. It was a contemporary portrait of a contemporary president. I wasn't going to photograph him as a stuffy old guy who doesn't relate to the young people."

(snip)


21 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MisterRepublican
They gave Ann the Clinton treatment:


22 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: MisterRepublican

23 posted on 04/18/2005 9:22:58 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: MisterRepublican

Fair and Balanced, Time Magazine is not...


24 posted on 04/18/2005 9:23:43 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Fenris6

My Soviet Union born wife just loves shoes like that.

I remember when Jesse Helms was on Time and they somehow made him look like a concentration camp guard.

Even though it is a bad pic of Ann, she still looks good.


25 posted on 04/18/2005 9:24:32 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (Technology advances. Human nature is dependably stagnant.)
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To: Quilla
Wish they would have used the 'Plinking Cans' pic!
26 posted on 04/18/2005 9:24:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MisterRepublican

As a photographer, I like the shot a lot.


27 posted on 04/18/2005 9:24:48 AM PDT by killjoy (Real Men Love Bush)
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To: MisterRepublican
A tempest in a teapot. The point is that she made the cover.

As long as they spell her name right... :)

29 posted on 04/18/2005 9:25:42 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: LS

I agree, it is rediculous. She looks kinda like Tom Petty.


30 posted on 04/18/2005 9:25:42 AM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Raycpa
Sort of reminds of the Clinton photo of him sitting.

Note to self: Read article and THEN comment

31 posted on 04/18/2005 9:25:58 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

that was my first thought thanks for finding that picture


32 posted on 04/18/2005 9:26:11 AM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not just a medical condition)
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To: MisterRepublican

Who really cares? You are on the cover of one of the biggest magazines in the world. This will make her sound like a big cry-baby, IMO.


33 posted on 04/18/2005 9:26:17 AM PDT by Tigerjam
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To: Quilla

The picture is just fine IMHO.


34 posted on 04/18/2005 9:26:23 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be attainable"- Albert Einstein)
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To: MisterRepublican

"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


35 posted on 04/18/2005 9:27:04 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk ("April 14th: Hangman's Eve")
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To: MisterRepublican

I think its a cool photo, and makes Ann look dangerous and powerful.


36 posted on 04/18/2005 9:27:29 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: CedarDave

if they were trying to make her look silly, they missed... i think she looks great... and her shoes are very pretty... stylish... but are those white hosiery or her bare legs? or is she wearing skin-colored hosiery? it's hard to tell... (i would say that white hosiery is somewhat of a no-no.) butr even so, she still looks great!


37 posted on 04/18/2005 9:27:44 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: MisterRepublican

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.


38 posted on 04/18/2005 9:28:13 AM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (ALL YOU BASE ARE BELONG TO US)
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To: MisterRepublican

Consider the source [TIME]. RichardHead publication is as RichardHead publication does.

Maybe they were trying to show us how [they imagine] she looks to wild eyed leftist wackos. Of course, if that were the case, they would have added dipping fangs........


39 posted on 04/18/2005 9:28:19 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s
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To: MisterRepublican

Although the photo does not do her justice, still it is not a bad photo, far better than that of Clinton and that of Gore and those ridiculous one of John Kerry. She looks feisty.


40 posted on 04/18/2005 9:29:08 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Fenris6

Alice is what I thought of first, as well (although more the American McGee version). Personally, I think it's a pretty cool picture - I rarely look at Time, so whether or not I thought this was meant to be an insult would depend on whether or not the magazine typically uses unusual photography on the cover...


41 posted on 04/18/2005 9:30:23 AM PDT by A. Goodwin
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To: MisterRepublican

The hetero-pig part of me says, I like that she is on a cover of a magazine, but I wish it was a different magazine.
Something in bunny ears.

Bad, bad man. Get back in the 90's!


42 posted on 04/18/2005 9:30:47 AM PDT by trubluolyguy ("If the enemy is in range, so are you")
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To: MisterRepublican

"Ann, Ann, Ann. You should know better than to ever trust liberals. I knew when I saw the cover that it was done on purpose to make her look bad."

Maybe she anticipated the same thing. and now her trap is sprung.


43 posted on 04/18/2005 9:32:03 AM PDT by bilhosty
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This has to be a DUHH moment for Ann. Time is liberal. Liberals lie. Technology makes distorting photos very easy. What should she have expected? If she got booted from "National Review Online", what would make her think that a magazine miles to the left of NR would be anything but hostile?
44 posted on 04/18/2005 9:33:13 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: MisterRepublican

At least she got her pic on the cover of Time Magazine....pointy shoes and all!


45 posted on 04/18/2005 9:33:53 AM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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To: Tigerjam
Who really cares? You are on the cover of one of the biggest magazines in the world.

Has anyone read the article about her in the magazine? I assume it's one of their nastier hit pieces. If they go to that much trouble to make her cover photo so unflattering, I can only imagine what the article says about her.

46 posted on 04/18/2005 9:34:02 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC (Ted Kennedy and the New York Times do NOT select our next Pope.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The infamous Clinton "S*ck It!" cover.


47 posted on 04/18/2005 9:35:00 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: MisterRepublican
Anyone else sense her presence on this thread?

Ann, you look FINE! Relax, doll!

48 posted on 04/18/2005 9:35:40 AM PDT by withteeth
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She should quit complaining and be thankful they didn't use this photo of her instead.






49 posted on 04/18/2005 9:36:07 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Sicon
The pointy, "spleen-splitter" shoes (as I like to call them), definitely don't help.

We always referred to them as “kill the roach in the corner” shoes. I know they’re all the rage nowadays, but are the ugliest shoes ever created, IMO.

50 posted on 04/18/2005 9:39:12 AM PDT by Who dat?
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