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Is Newsweek's cover of Sarah Palin 'sexist'? Poll
Youpolls ^ | 11-17-2009 | CNN

Posted on 11/17/2009 7:03:16 AM PST by DBlake

Palin slams 'sexist' Newsweek cover...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; belongsinchat; president; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/17/2009 7:03:17 AM PST by DBlake
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To: DBlake

I rather look at her then fat ass Michelle anytime


2 posted on 11/17/2009 7:07:12 AM PST by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: DBlake
Is Newsweek's cover of Sarah Palin 'sexist'?

Yes 111%

No 0%

3 posted on 11/17/2009 7:07:21 AM PST by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: DBlake

I liked it.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 7:07:41 AM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: DBlake

I thought it was sexiest.


5 posted on 11/17/2009 7:07:49 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: DBlake

Cant say I like the leaning on the flag effect. This was a picture better left not taken.

6 posted on 11/17/2009 7:08:50 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: DBlake

Well, I don’t know if she’ll ever throw her hat in the ring for Pres. but as Culture Warrior (which these days must include media bashing) she’s very effective.


7 posted on 11/17/2009 7:09:05 AM PST by what's up
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To: DBlake

Not guilty. (Palin, not Newsweak)


8 posted on 11/17/2009 7:09:49 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: DBlake
It's not only sexist it's disrespectful, arrogant and an attempt to sabotage her as a serious player in American politics! That picture was shot for the cover of a Runner's Magazine and in that context it is entirely appropriate...but as the cover of a so-called Hard News Magazine it is in excusable!

If there are any Freepers who still subscribe to or buy this piece of trash please call and cancel your subscriptions and stop buying it altogether!

9 posted on 11/17/2009 7:09:49 AM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: DBlake

Not guilty!!!


10 posted on 11/17/2009 7:09:52 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: DBlake

She posed for the pic, so I don’t think she can expect that it will be used only as she might like.

In any case...not guilty.


11 posted on 11/17/2009 7:11:26 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: DogBarkTree

The Today Show just put Andrea Mitchell on giving a report on Fact or Fiction on Palin/Oprah interview. Sarah you are tough to endure the left attacks. I love her and wish the left would lay off but they are full force attack mode.


12 posted on 11/17/2009 7:11:27 AM PST by JFC
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To: DBlake
Absolutely it's sexist. They're still trying to demean her and limit her to "beauty queen" or "cheerleader" status.

And, while the other comments on this thread may be meant as complimentary, they tend to fall into the same category.

If you want Palin to be taken seriously, you must admire more than her pretty face.

13 posted on 11/17/2009 7:11:42 AM PST by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: DogBarkTree

Well some of us are leaning on the flag and the Constitution that it represents for support right now.


14 posted on 11/17/2009 7:12:10 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: DBlake

While she did pose for the picture Newsweek used (during a photo shoot for Runner’s World magazine), I think it was VERY Low-Class of Newsweek to NOT have their own photographer shoot some new pictures, using poses more appropriate for a Cover Story in a NEWS magazine.


15 posted on 11/17/2009 7:12:40 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: DBlake

Freep’d. At 1010ET:

Is Newsweek’s cover of Sarah Palin ‘sexist’?
Yes
83%
No
17%

Despite the fact that Sarah is not at all hard on the eyes, this is clearly a sexist ploy by the rag/mag to display her in less than favorable light. It’s deplorable. Darn good thing no one reads it...


16 posted on 11/17/2009 7:12:42 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: All

The photo was shot for Runners World mag, to stress being fit.

Newsweek commies placed the photo out of context to damage her...but hey when it’s looking that good...it’s good lol.

Seriously, would they take a picture of Obama or Biden on the beach shirtless and then place it on Newsweek,Time etc and discuss politics.

Absolutely not. Total double standard but this plays to women and it was a political mistake by Newsweek.


17 posted on 11/17/2009 7:14:22 AM PST by rbmillerjr (It's us against them...the Establishment RINOs vs rank and file...Sarah Palin or bust)
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To: DBlake

Sexist? Yes..
Anti Conservative Yes

But she looks great! Eat your heart out Katie (and Michelle). I am inspired, She and I are about the same age and if I wish I could look half that good. Ok..off to the treadmill.


18 posted on 11/17/2009 7:14:25 AM PST by Lets Be Frank
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To: DBlake

It’s the wrong question. Of course it is sexist. And that is a good thing.

Men and women are different. Those differences matter.


19 posted on 11/17/2009 7:15:12 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: swain_forkbeard
so I don’t think she can expect that it will be used only as she might like.

I would think one would expect a "News" magazine to publish a photo more representative of Palin's work as Gov. There are hundreds to choose from.

Instead they looked for as close to cheesecake as they could find. Unbiased news organization? Yeah, right.

20 posted on 11/17/2009 7:15:21 AM PST by what's up
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To: DogBarkTree
That is the cover of Newsweek???

An editor of a real news magazine would be embarrased. But I guess for Newsweek's editor it fits his adolescent prejudices just fine.

21 posted on 11/17/2009 7:16:08 AM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: carolinablonde
If you want Palin to be taken seriously, you must admire more than her pretty face.

She has nice legs too. ;-)

22 posted on 11/17/2009 7:17:06 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: pgkdan

Agreed.
Which begs the question.. Why couldn’t Newsweak take their own damn pictures instead of using a photo from another publication.


23 posted on 11/17/2009 7:17:16 AM PST by Faux_Pas (When I die, I want to be buried in St. Martin Parish so I can remain politically active. ~E.K.Long)
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To: VRWCmember
"She has nice legs too. ;-) "

Sigh. I give up.

24 posted on 11/17/2009 7:18:20 AM PST by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: DBlake

I see Newsweak also put headline type over her Red Star Mom flag.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 7:18:21 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: rbmillerjr
Seriously, would they take a picture of Obama or Biden on the beach shirtless and then place it on Newsweek,Time etc and discuss politic

A picture of Biden shirtless would belong on the cover of a Horror magazine for its "Zombies Among Us" special feature.

26 posted on 11/17/2009 7:18:53 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: italianquaker

She looks fantastic, as usual.
What’s up with the flag tho....


27 posted on 11/17/2009 7:19:23 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: carolinablonde

I was hoping for a laugh, or at least a chuckle, rather than a sigh. Or maybe even a rolling of the eyes.


28 posted on 11/17/2009 7:20:38 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

...Less the hose....


29 posted on 11/17/2009 7:23:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: carolinablonde
If you want Palin to be taken seriously, you must admire more than her pretty face.

Yeah, OK.

Her legs go all the way to .... the ground.

30 posted on 11/17/2009 7:24:49 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: pgkdan

>>but as the cover of a so-called Hard News Magazine it is in excusable!<<

Except it is not on the cover of a “hard news magazine”. At least I have not seen it as such a magazine in over a decade. I literally read it for comic releaf when at a doctors office, etc...


31 posted on 11/17/2009 7:26:58 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

Don’t even read it then!


32 posted on 11/17/2009 7:28:38 AM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: JFC

I watched the interview - I heard almost nothing from the audience and then last night on Red Eye the host commented on the lack of response i.e. laughing, applause, by the audience.

The media did a really good job of destroying her image for the average American.

That said, I wish there had been some policy questions rather than the gossip of who did what to whom during the campaign.


33 posted on 11/17/2009 7:28:56 AM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: PubliusMM

>>Despite the fact that Sarah is not at all hard on the eyes, <<

She’s actually quite a bit prettier in real life than in any photos I’ve seen. But it is not her most significant quality.

Which is saying a lot.


34 posted on 11/17/2009 7:29:13 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: DBlake

This would be sexist on Newsweek cover.

35 posted on 11/17/2009 7:32:02 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: VRWCmember

Feminists take this sort of thing very seriously. Even conservative feminists. I have a great time with this phrase with women: “I respect you - as a woman.” They automatically think it is loaded and an insult. Yet men don’t think anything of the sort when you say to them, “I respect you - as a man.”

Thing is, her looks MATTER. You simply cannot get around it, so she should run with it.

At least she’s not blonde. ;)


36 posted on 11/17/2009 7:34:49 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: pgkdan

>>Don’t even read it then!<<

But it’s fun. I’m serious about the comic relief statement. I don’t buy it, of course.


37 posted on 11/17/2009 7:35:54 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: pgkdan
... a so-called Hard News Magazine ...

Newsweek is no longer a news magazine, but an opinion journal. They said so themselves.

38 posted on 11/17/2009 7:36:09 AM PST by ConfusedAndLovingIt
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To: rbmillerjr

As a subscriber, I’m surprised that Runner’s World got into this game by sending/selling her pic to Newsweek. Do they have the same owner?


39 posted on 11/17/2009 7:36:21 AM PST by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: DBlake

If Sarah doesn’t like the photo being used, then why did she pose for it? She had to have signed a release. Otherwise, she’d be suing Newsweek.


40 posted on 11/17/2009 7:37:48 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

They lifted the photo from runners week which she posed for months ago


41 posted on 11/17/2009 7:39:42 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: carolinablonde
...you must admire more than her pretty face.

I think that has and is already being done.

42 posted on 11/17/2009 7:39:45 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: BerryDingle
Your picture did not show up (Red X) so I copied and pasted the url from the Properties and opened it in a new window.

Now I have to tear out my eyes to get that out of my brain! DON'T GO THERE!

43 posted on 11/17/2009 7:40:03 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The sword does not kill. It is a tool in the killer's hand.---Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: DBlake

She looks great! Does the company that owns Newsweak also own Runner’s World and maybe thats why they are too cheap to send over their own photog? Will we have to wait till 2012 to see Hillary in her exercise get up?

If Sarah Palin was ugly, no one would care.


44 posted on 11/17/2009 7:40:17 AM PST by soozer47
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To: DBlake

Governor Palin should be criticizing Newsweek for abuse of the flag of the U.S. as well as their sexist depiction of her personally. It will be a good opportunity for her to educate the public on the proper and improper ways to display the flag of the U.S. This sort of abuse of the flag is rampant these days. It should not be reduced to a fashion article or a photo prop.


45 posted on 11/17/2009 7:43:21 AM PST by Check6 (Our government is intentionally killing our country.)
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To: DBlake

What do the feminazi’s think? Are they gonna vote YES? Or will they pass on this one?


46 posted on 11/17/2009 7:44:21 AM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Then her attorneys should revisit the release that was signed and speak with the attorneys at Runner's World if they allowed Newsweek to use it in contravention to any language used in the release. Though a standard release would allow Runner's World to use it as they see fit.

All that notwithstanding...Newsweek putting it on their cover is very bad form and their intent is clear.

47 posted on 11/17/2009 7:44:59 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: DBlake

It’s strictly business. The novelty has worn off of putting Obama on their cover every other week so they needed to put Palin on their cover to actually sell magazines.


48 posted on 11/17/2009 7:45:51 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DBlake
Doesn't bother me a bit. She is fit and could kick the hel! out of King Obama. That thought of her knocking the pis@ out of that rat face nitwit makes the picture OK with me. Go Sarah!!!!!!
49 posted on 11/17/2009 7:49:36 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: rbmillerjr

Exactly so ... this was a blatant attempt to dismiss her credibility on so-called serious issues. It was the same kind of move as that other shot during the campaign last fall, the one from between her calves at the boy in the crowd, the angle made it look as though he was peeking up her skirt. Outrageously done, and by a bunch of people who supposedly promote a feminist agenda, no doubt some women included in the meeting room when this was agreed as the cover photo.


50 posted on 11/17/2009 7:49:40 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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