Skip to comments.Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement? (Accused of crime for wearing gym clothing)
Posted on 07/11/2011 3:30:34 PM PDT by kristinn
Sarah Palin is no fan of the lamestream media except when shes using it to serve her ends. Is she using Newsweek to get free personal training? And, if so, is that entirely legal?
The former Alaska governor appears on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek wearing a gray sweatshirt with a logo on it reading Edge Fitness. Thats the name of a gym in Palins hometown of Wasilla. Edge Fitness was featured last November in an episode of her TLC show Sarah Palins Alaska, and it also received a plug on a Facebook page Palin apparently created under an alias and used for posting pseudonymous comments.
A Newsweek spokesman says Palin selected her own clothing for the photo shoot; there was no stylist present. It could be that Palin is simply such a big fan of Edges services, she cant resist proselytizing for them. But Palin is known for aggressive monetization of her personal brand and a taste for the material perquisites of Hollywood-style fame. It seems probable, therefore, that shes getting something for her enthusiastic endorsements perhaps free personal training? Ive emailed Palin, directly and via her SarahPAC, but havent heard back. I also havent heard back from Edge Fitness.
She has been known to seek payment from magazines in exchange for her participation in stories.
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I couldn’t read the article due to the large amounts of drool and froth on the link..
The horror. The horror.
What’s sad is a financial magazine talking about problems with earning potential.
Or is the magazine name now Comrade Forbes?
Did Palin get to choose the photo Newsweek used? I would bet there were several taken that did not show the logo - failing that, the logo could easily have been removed in Photoshop.
Why in the hell would that not be legal?
This is silly. Beyond silly.
Steve Forbes should fire that idiot!
Oh, please! Journalists are such losers!
She wore clothes. Probably didn’t even read the logo before putting them on.
There’s a reason why I don’t read Forbes anymore. This is a good example why.
The left is nuts. I’ve been really feeling a bit of pity for them of late. The best they can attack us on is the price of wine, gym suits, and errors on marriage pledges. They don’t even realize it isn’t working. People also don’t want the damn debt ceiling raised by a huge margin. Seems like the citizenry just doesn’t trust the Democrats for shit anymore. President Obama should get a big thank you. I can only hope he continues pushing trillion $ tax increases and new stimulus like the one that helped fuel the rise of the Tea Party. Obama is so out of touch I doubt he can take a piss without first sitting down.
If they were so concerned, they could have shopped it out. Geez.
Does jeff bercovici still have sex with little boys?
Hilarious, she wore something and she’s “been known for” marketing herself, so they wonder if she’s getting free training out of it!!!
First, I would hope she gets more than free training if she gets anything.
Second, Newsweek didn’t have to use her picture, did they now?
“Facebook page Palin apparently created under an alias and used for posting pseudonymous comments.”
If I’m not mistaken this is a bold faced lie. I seem to recall Sarah saying that she has only one Facebook account.
Not our call...If she goes to that place....so be it...If the owner doesn’t like it, she’ll write s letter.
Fascinating to write articles about what people wore when interviewed and then ask “is that entirely legal?”
I’d feel more comfortable with an article that can articulate a reason behind it’s main point, without using a question mark and asking me.
To answer the question, nothing illegal comes to mind.
Malcolm Forbes is spinning at 1000 RPM.
That would be impossible. No way Sarah the Chillbilly could possibly dupe the enlightened liberal elites of Newsweek. /s
Yep, I see the problem: a private citizen wears logoware from a private-sector business in a photo for a private-sector publication. Had she been sporting something from a Gulag on the cover of Pravda there would have been nary a peep from the left.
You know it would seem this is not her problem. Newsweek had editorial control over the picture and oculd have removed the logo if they wanted.
ironically, has moochelle yet worn a dress or pair of shoes that the press did not report on the designer?
of course moochelle pays full price for her press-hyped designer clothes, right?
Personally, I wish she'd worn this...
The media’s goals are to create doubt and suspicion, concerning anything a republican does. Dumb people have not figured this out yet.
Have they lost their ever-lovin' minds?
Palin could buy an entire fitness chain with a few speaker-fees.
They’re are in a world of hurt if this is all they can produce on Sarah Palin...geeezzzz...get a life folks...
Exactly! This entire article is a waste of ink!
Smiling. You’re the best.
of course it is legal, she is a private citizen. She wasn’t running for anything when the photos were taken and she isn’t running for anything now that the story is released. She is free to run for whatever she wants in the future (which includes tomorrow).
She can wear anything she wants just like when she wore her arctic cat jacket.
Why in God’s name would someone be stupid enough to even ask that question? and why is a money magazine demonizing the possibility of making money?
Well, cancel Forbes. I’m not interested in any magazine where they think they have a right to decide who should be wearing what.
At this time Mrs. Palin is a private citizen,
she can damn well wear what ever she wants!
After she’s in office, she’ll be more careful.
LOL its idiots like this author that proves that journalism is dead, heck its been dead for a while. So its a crime to wear gym attire now..thanks for the breaking news update Forbes Magazine
Forbes is the wrong magazine if you want women without clothes.
What a pile of horse dung...
Forbes poppa was supposed to be a homosexual of some kind, right? Could be we have a cluster of these guys ~ protecting each others’ sexual interests.
No one ever asks if the Wookie is personally benefiting every time she goes out in designer clothes—of which the media is always quick to name the designer.
Owww!! It hurts when I band my head on the table repeatedly!!
I meant “bang” my head.
She has kids, one a teen and one 10 and that is when they start loosing common sense. On top of that a little one that may need more love. A house to at least try to keep clean, meals to make, a fishing business, and possibly trying to lauch a political career again.
Picking a shirt is the last thing on the mind of a busy mom or dad.
BUT, WAIT, we 'CAN' have a private citizen, who's living
expenses are SUBSIDIZED by the taxpayers do the same thing
with NOOOOOOO problem at all...
Simple explanation for the story...
Any Sarah Palin article gets way over average number of hits. This is just to boost the writer’s ratings.
Newsweak got played. I like it!