Skip to comments.Men's Health responds to readers mail about Obama Wow!
Posted on 10/28/2008 5:25:58 AM PDT by Perdogg
To our readers:
In the weeks since the November issue of Mens Health hit mailboxes and newsstands, there has been an extraordinary outpouring of mail concerning our choice for the cover: Barack Obama. Some of you were excited to see a man you admired, some were grateful to learn about the presidential candidate from an MH perspective, and some of you felt betrayed by what you saw as a politically charged choice for the cover of your generally a-political magazine. Our selection of Senator Obama for the cover was based on two things: 1) hes a man in the public eye, and worthy of a profile in Mens Health, and 2) hes a man squarely in our readers demographic who embodies many of the health, fitness, and success practices this magazine espouses. So, in placing him on our cover, we were endorsing a lifestyle, and a record of achievement, not necessarily a candidate. That choice, ultimately, is every voters, alone. But as the profile clearly states, you dont have to vote for Barack Obama the politician to learn something from Barack Obama the man. If you dont agree with that choice, we invite you to enjoy the other 206 pages in the magazine, and take the usual measure of useful stuff from them. If weve caused you grief, our apologies. Thats not our usual approach to reader service. The December issue, we pledge, will be quite Obama-free.
Best regards, The Editors of Mens Health
Not renewing my subscription.
I GUESS SMOKING IS A “HEALTHY” OBJECTIVE, NOW HUH?..............
I didn’t realize their readers were smokers who bicycle with their jeans on.
A man who has had everything paid for him by the taxpayers for most of his life. A man who has what it takes to rise to the top of the corrupt manure pile that is Chicago politics. Yes, we can learn from him, but then we'd be a lot less than we are. I'm SO GLAD I didn't waste any money to subscribe to "Men's Health" and now I never will.
I used to buy this magazine quite frequently. However when I was at the store and saw Senator Government on the cover I told myself ‘no more’. I will no longer willingly associate myself with products or people who know the facts about this POS yet still admire him.
Anyone remaining as a subscriber to this cretin-led rag should have his health examined.
I knew there was a reason the magazine never appealed to me.
Which record of achievement would that be?
The Shamwow guy reminds me of Bill the Cat.
to me this is good news, another poll?
Smoking, coccaine and what other “lifestyle” choices? Collaborating with terrorists? Giving aid and comfort to those who would destroy our nation’s values and institutions?
Good choice, MH.
I remember going to the State Fair as a kid and seeing these guys with a mic pushing food slicers and vacuum cleaners.
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Rising to the top of the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago politics. Getting a $385,000 a year political sinecure for his odious wife whose profound sense of entitlement puts her very much in line with most of his supporters. Those "achievements."
unless, of course, you have the proper "pull" with the right bureaucrats.
Watch for the doom of rotted civilizations in Atlas Shrugged:
Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a societys virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws dont protect you against them, but protect them against you when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self sacrifice you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is mens protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: Account overdrawn.
Not necessarily, huh? LOL.
Good thing this was in print and not audio. They would have had to have Heimlich's to save them from choking to death on that whopper.
They miss the point. Putting him on the cover before the election serves as a quasi-endorsement at the newstand. They know this and have attempted to omit this through this statement. Anyone you know that subscribes to this needs to cancel it immediately. If this is allowed to stand, even with future “apologies”, then they have won.
We have to re-focus the media during the next few years. If anyone here spends a dime to support any news organization that has jumped the shark during this campaign then you are contributing to what we should be fighting against.
Men’s health makes more than 250,000 per year.
their magazine should be free to redistribute the purchase power of their potential readers.
Transtlation for those from future rioters of amerika: steal the mazagine.
Should be called: Feminista-approved Girliemen's Health Rag.
I cancelled my subscription (company paid for) to Advertising Age because they crowned him “Marketer of the Year”. And I gave the staff an earfull.
All these vacuous rags are in the tank. They’ll be in line with their hands out for the socialist subsidies.
I can’t wait to see 0bama’s picture on the cover of my son’s Formula 1 magazine. Even though it’s published in the UK, you know 0bama’s going to be “leader of the world,” right?
BARNY FRANK, CHRIS DODD, ET AL, REMIND ME OF THE GANG OF LOOTERS IN ATLAS SHRUGGED.....
I guess they all think we be so stoooopid.
From the special 0 issue:
“Smoking a pack a day-the new health shortcut”
6 weeks to bowling a 50 game
Nutrition tips: #1:the pig is an unclean animal-put down that pork chop!
A great full-body exercise: Throwing people under the bus
Dance like Colin Powell!
Picking the Perfect Wife
Why telling the truth is bad for your heart
Doctors find prayer is beneficial to health-imagine how much better doing it 5 times a day will work!
“The Havana food-rationing diet: Lose 30 pounds quick-ever see a fat Cuban?”
Never bought or read it. This is somewhat akin to one of my favorite charities, Best Friends in Kanab, UT, getting involved in the Obama dog adoption publicity scheme.
While I’m thrilled for any shelter animal to be taken into a loving, permanent home, BF did not have to get involved. They made a conscious choice to become politically aligned and I let them know I will no longer support them. My tiny donation won’t be missed and will go to local shelters instead, but they do know why I will no longer be associated with them.
“You catchin that, camera guy?”
Well obviously he told them and therefore it is true. That is all you or I need is his word. Any questioning of 0bama's word will result in your tax records and child support record (if you have them) being looked into by concerned government agencies or the media. If questions persist there will be a bus trip to a retreat where you can get your mind right.
Thanks for providing contact info. I made good use of it.
Fitness--hit the gym rather than visit wounded troops
Success--Marxist race hustling backed up by a built-in thugocracy
Hmmm...not sure if I agree with their conclusions. I used to like this mag...
Just called and made it VERY clear that I was cancelling my subscription due to the adoring photo and fawning story about THAT ONE.
Very, very clear.
The December issue will be oldm60grunt-free, I promise.
If this hurts your wallet, I apologize./s
A non socialist ex-subscriber.
Another Marxist/Communist sympathizer/Democrat candidate for President and his views on reeducation
Success by taking opponents to court and disqualifying them?
Success by taking wealth from working people and distributing it to non-producers?
Success by surrendering american sovereignty to the UN.
Success by takes success out of America.
Mens Health magazine is now a dead magazine circulating around the drain.
He's smoking again and reeking of tobacco.
Obama's health is a lie.
BULLSTALIN. Hold it until AFTER the election and put him on the cover after he's lost if the Senator is such an ideal figure of health.
From The Angry Georgian blog:
This time the torture comes in the form of a weenie with screwy hair, twiggy arms and a dorky headset - who’s now raving about a rag like it was specially woven by Rumpelstiltskin himself. Yes this would be Vince Offer, the Shamwow guy.
Convinced that I’m watching a Saturday night live spoof, I enjoy the commercial at first. It’s funny, he imitates the corniest, most regressed excuse for a washed-out used car salesman I’ve ever encountered. Brilliant slapstick comedy - I begin to rave..... until I realize this buffoon is really trying to sell me this God-forsaken rag.
Amazed that anyone would really ask $20 for what appears to me to be an overgrown handkerchief, I watch his pitch convinced he’s going to stop the commercial and admit he escaped from a psych ward someplace.
But wait, now wait just a damn second. That little piece of carpet had soda running all over the table and now it’s just a little wet spot in the center of the carpet square. Insulting. What’s more, he wrings out a half bottle of soda into the bowl as if I’m going to really believe that damn rag wasn’t already soaked underneath.
I take solace in the wisdom that no regular joe would actually pay $20 for this squawking bird’s routine. As his nasal infused voice whines “Ya followin’ me camera guy?” I prepare to see a fist fly out from behind the camera, but it never comes. Now I know it’s a scam. No self respecting dude with even a single hair on his chest would let this wirey, triple caffeinated, blunderhead bark orders like that in real life.
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