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Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement? (Accused of crime for wearing gym clothing)
Forbes ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jeff Bercovici

Posted on 07/11/2011 3:30:34 PM PDT by kristinn

Sarah Palin is no fan of the “lamestream media” — except when she’s 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.” That’s the name of a gym in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. Edge Fitness was featured last November in an episode of her TLC show “Sarah Palin’s 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 Edge’s services, she can’t 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 she’s getting something for her enthusiastic endorsements — perhaps free personal training? I’ve emailed Palin, directly and via her SarahPAC, but haven’t heard back. I also haven’t heard back from Edge Fitness.

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She has been known to seek payment from magazines in exchange for her participation in stories.

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(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.forbes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: cashingin; edgefitness; makingmoney; mccarthyism; newsweek; palin; palininc; palintm; productplacement; sarahpalin; sillyjournalism
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This is what passes for journalism regarding Sarah Palin. The reporter has no solid story, no facts, just a cover photo, but he wants to accuse Palin of a crime so he does it anyway and gets published. By Forbes, in this case.
1 posted on 07/11/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by kristinn
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2 posted on 07/11/2011 3:31:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

I couldn’t read the article due to the large amounts of drool and froth on the link..


3 posted on 07/11/2011 3:32:07 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: kristinn

The horror. The horror.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kristinn; onyx; RedMDer; All

5 posted on 07/11/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

What’s sad is a financial magazine talking about problems with earning potential.

Or is the magazine name now Comrade Forbes?


6 posted on 07/11/2011 3:33:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: kristinn
"Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement? (Accused of crime for wearing gym clothing)"

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.

7 posted on 07/11/2011 3:37:44 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: kristinn; musicman; max americana; rabidralph; EQAndyBuzz
Is she using Newsweek to get free personal training? And, if so, is that entirely legal?

Why in the hell would that not be legal?

8 posted on 07/11/2011 3:38:05 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: kristinn

This is silly. Beyond silly.


9 posted on 07/11/2011 3:38:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: kristinn

Steve Forbes should fire that idiot!


10 posted on 07/11/2011 3:38:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz
It does seem a Mitt bit strange.
11 posted on 07/11/2011 3:40:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

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.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 3:40:49 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: kristinn

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.


13 posted on 07/11/2011 3:41:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: kristinn

If they were so concerned, they could have shopped it out. Geez.


14 posted on 07/11/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: kristinn

Does jeff bercovici still have sex with little boys?

LLS


15 posted on 07/11/2011 3:43:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: kristinn

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?


16 posted on 07/11/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: kristinn

“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.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 3:45:24 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: kristinn; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; ...


HER PING LIST, we so loved the cover] NOT

18 posted on 07/11/2011 3:45:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: kristinn

Not our call...If she goes to that place....so be it...If the owner doesn’t like it, she’ll write s letter.


19 posted on 07/11/2011 3:46:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

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.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 3:46:49 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: kristinn

Malcolm Forbes is spinning at 1000 RPM.


21 posted on 07/11/2011 3:47:07 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: musicman

Bingo.


22 posted on 07/11/2011 3:47:23 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: kristinn
"Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement?"

That would be impossible. No way Sarah the Chillbilly could possibly dupe the enlightened liberal elites of Newsweek. /s

23 posted on 07/11/2011 3:47:54 PM PDT by avacado
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To: kristinn

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.


24 posted on 07/11/2011 3:50:22 PM PDT by philled (Lay on, Macduff! And damned be him that first cries “Hold, enough!”)
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To: onyx
It never stops, does it.

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.

25 posted on 07/11/2011 3:51:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: kristinn
Simultaneously dumber than Trig and smarter and more evil than Lucrezia Borgia. Is there anything Sarah Palin can’t do?
26 posted on 07/11/2011 3:52:08 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sorry, “could”


27 posted on 07/11/2011 3:52:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: kristinn

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?


28 posted on 07/11/2011 3:53:19 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: kristinn
They're probably ticked she didn't wear a Che shirt.

Personally, I wish she'd worn this...


29 posted on 07/11/2011 3:53:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: sam_paine

The media’s goals are to create doubt and suspicion, concerning anything a republican does. Dumb people have not figured this out yet.


30 posted on 07/11/2011 3:54:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: sam_paine
You can see this other silly example, concerning Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi).
31 posted on 07/11/2011 3:56:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kristinn
Sarah Palin is no fan of the “lamestream media” — except when she’s using it to serve her ends. Is she using Newsweek to get free personal training?

Have they lost their ever-lovin' minds?

Palin could buy an entire fitness chain with a few speaker-fees.

32 posted on 07/11/2011 3:56:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: kristinn

They’re are in a world of hurt if this is all they can produce on Sarah Palin...geeezzzz...get a life folks...


33 posted on 07/11/2011 3:57:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: musicman
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34 posted on 07/11/2011 3:59:38 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Exactly! This entire article is a waste of ink!


35 posted on 07/11/2011 4:01:06 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lazamataz

Smiling. You’re the best.


36 posted on 07/11/2011 4:01:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: kristinn

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.


37 posted on 07/11/2011 4:02:57 PM PDT by HappyWarrior2012
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


38 posted on 07/11/2011 4:03:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

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


39 posted on 07/11/2011 4:04:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SatinDoll
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.

Forbes is the wrong magazine if you want women without clothes.

40 posted on 07/11/2011 4:04:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: kristinn

What a pile of horse dung...


41 posted on 07/11/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


42 posted on 07/11/2011 4:06:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

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.


43 posted on 07/11/2011 4:10:56 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: kristinn

Owww!! It hurts when I band my head on the table repeatedly!!


44 posted on 07/11/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

I meant “bang” my head.


45 posted on 07/11/2011 4:14:14 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kristinn; All
Aw fer Cripes sakes is this Jeff single or what?

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.

Good Gosh...

46 posted on 07/11/2011 4:16:24 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: kristinn
Yeah, we can't have a private citizen wearing any fashion labels on publication cover.

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...


47 posted on 07/11/2011 4:17:26 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: kristinn

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.


48 posted on 07/11/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: The Bronze Titan
While the clothing that Michelle Obama did not have labels sewn on them in the photos, the photos were all accompanied by stories detailing the designers who were so proud that she was wearing their clothes, and their boutiques that sold them.

-PJ

49 posted on 07/11/2011 4:19:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: kristinn

Newsweak got played. I like it!


50 posted on 07/11/2011 4:21:53 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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