Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)
Posted on 08/09/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The president of the National Organization of Women actually rose to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s defense yesterday (didn’t see that coming!), while Newsweek editor Tina Brown tried to justify the “Crazy Eyes” cover that inspired so much conservative commentary yesterday. But one person seem disinclined to talk about the cover one way or another and that was Bachmann herself. As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture and she didn’t seem to care too much to talk about it when she could be talking about her campaign and her ideas for the country:
Brown claims the cover is OK because “Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that.” But, of course, “rage” carries rather different connotations than “intensity.”
Still, Brown certainly has the “galvanizing voters” part right. According to a Monday Rasmussen Reports poll, Bachmann still leads Iowa (over Romney). Plus, Iowa talk radio host Steve Deace predicts Bachmann will easily win the Ames straw poll this Saturday. “If she stands her ground [in the debate this week] then the mystery isnt whether or not shell win, but by how much,” Deace has said.
The entire episode illustrates just how beautifully Bachmann’s campaign has grown up. After the Great Migraine Scandal of Summer 2011, Bachmann’s campaign seemed the slightest bit testy, somewhat defensive (remember the rumors that one of her staffers “roughed up” a reporter who dared to ask about her headaches?). Bachmann came out on top eventually, with a thoughtfully worded statement and the brilliant release of a note from her doctor — but, in this instance, it took Bachmann just one afternoon and a few cheerful words to teach Newsweek its relative irrelevance.
What sez the photo was photo shopped.
That little “eek” peeking out from behind was, of course, unforeseen.
Bachmann is taking the right stance on this.
It does not appear that the picture was Photoshopped.
Instead, it is an actual photo of Bachmann which has succeeded in getting her additional publicity.
I hope she crushes Willard the Mitt on Saturday. I hope she pulverizes him into dust.
Newsweek’s such a sophomoric comic book.
No, the Newsweek cover doesn’t make Michele Bachmann look crazy, it makes Newsweek look petty and sexist.
The three people who will buy the issue won’t vote for her. No loss. Newsweak is so 20th Century.
Snoozeweak has a habit of controversial covers.
I would love to give Tina Brown 8 years of POTUS Michelle.Furthermore I like that picture.She’s just taking a deep breath prior to Kicking butt and taking names.
Even if not photoshopped, was it posed or was it taken from a pool shot on the campaign trail? If I follow them around with a high speed camera long enough, I’ll come up with whatever instantaneous facial expression I need to make someone look however I want them to.
Yeah right! A woman finds out there is a somewhat unflattering picture of her on the cover of a national magazine and she hasn't seen it? I don't care who the woman is, she would see it!
Yes, the point is that they find the most unrepresentative and unflattering pic of conservatives while flattering and portraying the Telepromter-N-Chief like his private PR firm.
Guy needs a life.
“If I follow them around with a high speed camera long enough, Ill come up with whatever instantaneous facial expression I need to make someone look however I want them to.”
Well of course. However, that is not something that only happens to Michele Bachmann, but to almost all in public life.
Newsweek needs to be pressed on where the picture came from.
I think she looks perky...I like perky
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