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She’s at it again…

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Sarah Palin is up in arms (legs?) about Newsweek’s use of this Runner’s World photo for their cover.

Via her Facebook: “The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness — a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention — even if out of context.”

If I were Sarah, I wouldn’t be so much concerned about the photo as I would be about the article titled “How do you solve a problem like Sarah; She’s bad news for the GOP and for everyone else too”.

I’m almost willing to go to the opposite side of the argument and say that if the article was about serious politicians and they used pictures of the men in suits in executive offices and this picture, that would clearly be sexist.  Instead, this article is clearly about how Sarah Palin is a conundrum to both the left and the right… this picture she willingly posed for Runner’s World just exemplifys her ever changing standards.  For Newsweek… a guaranteed sales driver.  Thanks to Sarah herself, she changed the answer to the question “How many of you were talking about Newsweek today?”

Hey Sarah, wanna stamp out sexism in politics and media?  Don’t willingly pose for cheesecake photos.


Written by arnold

November 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Here’s a VERY interesting take on the Palin book by Mary Matalin a Republican strategist and political contributor in April 2009 and now appears on a variety of network programs. Matalin has worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. She formerly held the White House positions of assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney.


    November 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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