Skip to comments.Is Newsweek's cover of Sarah Palin 'sexist'? Poll
Posted on 11/17/2009 7:03:16 AM PST by DBlake
Palin slams 'sexist' Newsweek cover...
I rather look at her then fat ass Michelle anytime
I liked it.
I thought it was sexiest.
Cant say I like the leaning on the flag effect. This was a picture better left not taken.
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.
Not guilty. (Palin, not Newsweak)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Well some of us are leaning on the flag and the Constitution that it represents for support right now.
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.
Freep’d. At 1010ET:
Is Newsweek’s cover of Sarah Palin ‘sexist’?
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...
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.
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.
It’s the wrong question. Of course it is sexist. And that is a good thing.
Men and women are different. Those differences matter.
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.
An editor of a real news magazine would be embarrased. But I guess for Newsweek's editor it fits his adolescent prejudices just fine.
She has nice legs too. ;-)
Which begs the question.. Why couldn’t Newsweak take their own damn pictures instead of using a photo from another publication.
Sigh. I give up.
I see Newsweak also put headline type over her Red Star Mom flag.
A picture of Biden shirtless would belong on the cover of a Horror magazine for its "Zombies Among Us" special feature.
She looks fantastic, as usual.
What’s up with the flag tho....
I was hoping for a laugh, or at least a chuckle, rather than a sigh. Or maybe even a rolling of the eyes.
...Less the hose....
Her legs go all the way to .... the ground.
>>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...
Don’t even read it then!
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.
>>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.
This would be sexist on Newsweek cover.
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. ;)
>>Dont even read it then!<<
But it’s fun. I’m serious about the comic relief statement. I don’t buy it, of course.
Newsweek is no longer a news magazine, but an opinion journal. They said so themselves.
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?
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.
They lifted the photo from runners week which she posed for months ago
I think that has and is already being done.
Now I have to tear out my eyes to get that out of my brain! DON'T GO THERE!
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.
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.
What do the feminazi’s think? Are they gonna vote YES? Or will they pass on this one?
All that notwithstanding...Newsweek putting it on their cover is very bad form and their intent is clear.
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.
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.