Thursday, October 9, 2008

Newsweek Attacked For Extreme Close-Up of Pailin



Have you seen the new Newsweek?


It is an EXTREME close-up of Sarah Palin and Newsweek chose to not touch it up at all. Every pore, hair, wrinkle and blemish is there for the world to see. Normally they air brush or touch-up the photos.


If you don't think there is bias in this cover, read the caption: "She's One of The Folks (and that's the problem)."

That's the problem?


And now take a look at a recent picture of Newsweek with Barack Obama on the cover.


Not only is it air brushed, he has a HALO for God's sake!

This may seem like a small point, but it is not. Ten thousand times more people see the cover of these magazines than read them. The images on the cover are carefully crafted to send a message.

This media manipulation is getting downright ridiculous.

Here is Fox News on the Newsweek cover:

17 comments:

Disgruntled Waitress said...

WOW. That is ridiculous. I will not but Newsweek. So pathetic, such bias.

Bleh. :(

juli L said...

I think sarah is very brave, very smart, and a down to earth average mom. I hate politics for the reason they bring down the normal middle class people that have so much in commen with her by poking fun. Well I think she'll make a great president or vp no matter what. God bless her and I'll be sure to send her some prayers. It takes a strong woman to take all those blows and keep on standing! YOU GO SARAH!!!

Anonymous said...

w-huh? Oh wow, c'mon, women moaning about beauty? Yeah, this is exactly what the womens movement needs. God damn, stop whining about everything, she looks fine and it all depends on context. I'd go on a bit about why the light on Obamas cover since ALL OF HIS COVERS HAVE LIGHT (such an unbiased blog!) is appropriate in the context of race and how it captures the emotion of a man fighting o-but whatever. I'm not here to talk about that, I'm here to whine about Sarah not looking FA-BU-LOUS!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and juli, wake up sweety. Sarahs using you. We tried this eight years ago, you know, with "joe six pack George W Bush"? You Americans are so EASILY fooled. All it takes is a stomp of the foot, the point of a finger, the wink of an eye eight times during the debates, the cry that "WASHINGTON AND WALL STREET KEEP US REGULAR FOLKS DOWN!" and the wearing of a Navy hat and you fools buy into it. Maybe I should run for office, its easy to give people what they want to hear and then get away with it, hell the republicans are gonna get away with it AGAIN! I'll just wink constantly and talk all folksy and call people terrorists and unamerican.

Marie Almond said...

This is because Obama will never be as useless a cunt as you are, Sarah.

White niggers, that is what you seccessionists are.

soldier said...

Who cares if she looks less than perfect on a magazine cover! She needs to be presented as a real person, and not another pretty face. She is a down-to-earth person, honest, but I am just not convinced she is suitable to be in the White House. The way she was unable to effectively deal with Katie Couric convinced me that 1) She is totally unprepared for politics on the national level and 2) That McCain picked her out of the blue without vetting her, making sure they were on the same page when it came to the issues, and prepping her for the questions she would face as a vice presidential candidate. McCain threw her to the dogs hoping for the best.

Michael said...

Awwwww...poor thing. She IS just a regular Jane-Sixpack and Obama IS an elitist lefty snob, so my guess is that she specifically requested she not be airbrushed you betcha don-cha-know. Just another example of the liberal gotcha media, what with their questions and follow-ups and whatnot...
Now, would Sarah like to take a minute away from her Obama attacks to explain her and her husband supporting the radical Alaska Independence Party? Say it ain't so little lady darn tootin', and another 'you betcha' for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I hope someone is keeping copies of this blog dedicated to the adoration of an ignoramus. In less than a month it will become a collector's item! Keep drilling, baby!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little dumb people ask for in return for the total surrender of their political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, a character too dumb even for daytime TV. Don't even think of voting for these horrifying people.If you don't like Obama, just stay home.

salvadorano said...

I love how fox news does so much to avoid talking about the economy. They created this "fake outrage" to have something to talk about, so that we can "turn the page" from what's really worrying everyone. I assure you, it's not an extreme close up of a beautiful woman.
As far as the article is concerned, they were simply saying that maybe a large segment of the population doesn't want "one of the folks" running the entire free world, if called upon to do so. Maybe a lot of the population wants someone more intelligent, more thoughtful, and franky... BETTER than most of the folks. Anyway for the point of view that it's a good idea to simply grab anyone with a pulse and put them in the white house, the magazine DID also allow Karl Rove to write the alternate viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

3 years from now when Palin has been defeated in her bid to be re-elected as Alaska's governor, she'll be two things. Fat and forgotten.

Anonymous said...

You need to add another label to your post.....airhead.

Corrupted Data said...

Give me a break. This isn't a super-model on the cover of a fashion magazine. This is a woman who (gasp) just might be the leader of the free world. If this has the country all a flutter, imagine a REAL dilemma. This is just another of many diversions meant to lead the common folk away from the actual issues. Sarah Palin is a ninny, a twit. The irony is that all you "joe sixpacks" out there don't realize THE LEADER OF THE US NEEDS TO BE EDUCATED! This is the most important post in the world. There should be a healthy balance between being able to identify with the everyday man and being able to form complete sentences.

Corrupted Data said...

Oh, and to Marie Almond, thanks for being for Obama. But, using that language doesn't do anyone any favors. The perpetuation of that word for any use is just not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

Palin is a ninny

Anonymous said...

anonymous, get off obamas dick you liberal bastard! you are the ninny!

Anonymous said...

She is still hot!!! close up or far away.