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Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)
Hotair ^ | 08/09/2011 | Tina Korbe

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 isn’t whether or not she’ll 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.

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1 posted on 08/09/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
DOES THE NEWSWEEK COVER MAKE HER LOOK CRAZY?

2 posted on 08/09/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
What sez the photo was photo shopped.

3 posted on 08/09/2011 11:04:52 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That little “eek” peeking out from behind was, of course, unforeseen.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann is taking the right stance on this.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 11:06:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 11:07:10 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope she crushes Willard the Mitt on Saturday. I hope she pulverizes him into dust.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 11:07:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

Boring.

Newsweek’s such a sophomoric comic book.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 11:07:59 AM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, the Newsweek cover doesn’t make Michele Bachmann look crazy, it makes Newsweek look petty and sexist.


9 posted on 08/09/2011 11:08:09 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The three people who will buy the issue won’t vote for her. No loss. Newsweak is so 20th Century.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: SeekAndFind
Tina Brown is a Commie Pinko POS. I wonder whether she did this to slam Bachmann or to make an issue to get their ZERO circulation pamphlet some buzz. Otherwise, no one would have noticed what they put on their cover.

Snoozeweak has a habit of controversial covers.

11 posted on 08/09/2011 11:09:04 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 11:11:15 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: trumandogz

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.


13 posted on 08/09/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: SeekAndFind
As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture...

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!

14 posted on 08/09/2011 11:12:42 AM PDT by vlad335 (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Free Vulcan

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.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 11:16:00 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sissy Chrissy Prissy Matthews is obsessed with this. I accidentally landed on PMSNBC the other day and he was on a full rant about how it made Bachmann look crazy and wasn't a selected photo but showed the real her.

Guy needs a life.

16 posted on 08/09/2011 11:16:35 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Free Vulcan

“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.”

Well of course. However, that is not something that only happens to Michele Bachmann, but to almost all in public life.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 11:18:23 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Monterrosa-24

Newsweek needs to be pressed on where the picture came from.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: LottieDah

I think she looks perky...I like perky


19 posted on 08/09/2011 11:20:28 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: SeekAndFind

20 posted on 08/09/2011 11:21:21 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: trumandogz

Every photo that appears on a magazine cover is touched up. It will be cropped, the contrast adjusted, the focus sharpened or diffused depending on the look the editors want, etc. Photoshop or some other more purpose specific software was used on this one too. The question is whether or not the expression was intentionally altered to defame the candidate.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 11:22:49 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SeekAndFind

She doesn’t look the slightest bit enraged to me.

Their cover featuring Sarah Palin in her Wonderbra was much better though.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 11:25:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
Tina also thought this was appropriate:
23 posted on 08/09/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: SeekAndFind

I really don’t see what is wrong with this picture. Looks OK to me. Looking at the camera might be better than looking over the camera, but she looks fine in any case.


24 posted on 08/09/2011 11:28:46 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
RE: Their cover featuring Sarah Palin in her Wonderbra was much better though.

You mean this??

25 posted on 08/09/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone with a brain can see they doctored the pic like they did Palin’s. I heard that NOW spoke up against this.

FUMSM!


26 posted on 08/09/2011 11:44:53 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: SeekAndFind

They tried to make her look like the “Runaway Bride” in my opinion. MSM are a bunch of ghoul bastards and hell bitches in my opinion. Anyone who believes their bullshit more than once is an idiot.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 11:49:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet Sarah had insisted on a legally binding approval of final print-ready covers.......INSIST ON IT PEOPLE!


28 posted on 08/09/2011 11:51:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t see what the problem is with the photo, but then again I think she always looks awesome.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: SeekAndFind

I swear - Newsweek is becoming a left-wing version of MAD magazine.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They can not run on Obama accomplishment so the politics of destruction isi all they have. whoever the nominee is , this is just the beginning.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 11:53:08 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

Newsweek is still in business?

Who knew!


32 posted on 08/09/2011 12:06:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: SeekAndFind

33 posted on 08/09/2011 12:07:39 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: arkady_renko

Speaking of crazies! She certainly doesn’t need that association.


34 posted on 08/09/2011 12:09:29 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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To: SeekAndFind
That doesn’t look so bad; they could have subtitled it “Two Good Reasons for Sarah Palin…”
35 posted on 08/09/2011 12:14:28 PM PDT by cartan
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To: mad_as_he$$

Guy needs a life

Needs a boot in his ass....

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36 posted on 08/09/2011 12:17:36 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: trumandogz

“If I follow them around with a high speed camera long enough, I’ll come up with whatever instantaneous facial expression I need

Many cell phones have video capability. 20 seconds could provide any number of weird images.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: vlad335
"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!"

Oh yes...

"The metabolism of The Daily Beast will help power the resurgence of Newsweek and Newsweek amplifies the range of talent and audience The Daily Beast can reach," explained Tina Brown (above), The Daily Beast's founder and editor. "

Above from Newsweek and Daily Beast merge websites.

38 posted on 08/09/2011 12:51:59 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda
Here's the un-retouched head shot of the Newsweek editor.

Tina Brown

39 posted on 08/09/2011 3:58:15 PM PDT by freedom_forge (http://libertyphysics.wordpress.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind
Atlantic's photographer pulled this same partisan propaganda crap with McCain in 2008.

Lib Photographer Admits Making McCain Look Sinister for Mag Cover (newsbusters.org ^ | September 13, 2008 | Noel Sheppard)

She quickly posted her own additional manipulated photos of McCain to her website and vented her hatred of the GOP candidate.

The Atlantic should have Googled Jill Greenberg before hiring her (Michelle Malkin.com ^ | September 15, 2008 | Michelle Malkin)

40 posted on 08/09/2011 6:13:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: freedom_forge

BUMP!


41 posted on 08/11/2011 8:50:49 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the peak of Tina’s career is editor of News weak, she is a damn failure


42 posted on 08/11/2011 9:01:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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