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Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return
FoxNews.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | FoxNews

Posted on 08/09/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT by topher

Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out-of-bounds in its depiction.

The National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man.

"Who has ever called a man 'The King of Rage?' Basically what Newsweek magazine -- and this is important, what Newsweek magazine, not a blog, Newsweek magazine -- what they are saying of a woman who is a serious contender for president of the United States of America… They are basically casting her as a nut job," O'Neill said to The Daily Caller and NOW confirmed to FoxNews.com on Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2012electionbias; bachmann; bachmannbashing; democrats; dncmedia; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; feminism; goebbelswouldbeproud; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; mediabias; mediawar; misogynism; newsweak; newsweek; now; pravdamedia; sexism; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
Need to call it News Weak Magazine!!!
1 posted on 08/09/2011 12:28:52 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

OK who woke up NOW???


2 posted on 08/09/2011 12:32:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: topher

Don’t see what the big fuss is about. Bachmann has that wild eye look on her face all the time.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 12:32:20 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: topher

I remember there used to be a magazine called Newsweek.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 12:32:25 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: All
I had half a mind to have the title of this as:

Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return, [NewsWeak Magazine???]

5 posted on 08/09/2011 12:33:10 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Newsweek no longer matters.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 12:33:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: topher

What is really funny is that Newsweak keeps doing these stupid covers...Palin, Lady Di at 50, now Bachmann...to get press and attention.

Yet the journalism and readership and circulation still suck, and it’ll be tossed into the dustbin of history.

Just like Hussein’s presidency.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 12:34:16 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: topher

Rolling Stone trotted out its hit piece several weeks ago.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Orwell's 1984 was not intended to be a "how-to" manual for progressives.)
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To: topher

Nedwsweak became tabloid trash a long, long time ago. It ceased being relevant sometime during Reagan’s first term.


9 posted on 08/09/2011 12:39:40 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: topher

What value is a News Magazine in an internet world? They were cutting edge during Ben Franklin’s day.

Pray for America


10 posted on 08/09/2011 12:39:40 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: topher

The mediatards never learn.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 12:40:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: driftdiver

Seems I remember the left claiming that the ‘Affable Dunce’ was suffering from Alzheimers even when he was In office, too.

Consider the source.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 12:43:51 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: driftdiver
Didn't realize that Chris Wallace has been moonlighting at Newsweek.

These media types are all getting a tingling sensation on their collectivist legs.

13 posted on 08/09/2011 12:45:37 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: RED SOUTH
Don’t see what the big fuss is about. Bachmann has that wild eye look on her face all the time.

Really? Post some examples for us.....

14 posted on 08/09/2011 12:46:26 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: topher

Don’t care for sNoozeweek’s sleaze, but Bachmann has been quite an embarrassment lately. She just isn’t bright, or classy.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 12:47:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: topher

Hell, she could get her period and nuke China.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 12:49:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ScreamingFist

Hilary Clinton always looked life a half-crazed, menopausal psychotic, but she didn’t get any of this treatment by the MSM. It’s intentional smear tactics, by an increasingly irrelevant liberal rag. But you would think that Bachmann would have learned from Sarah Palin’s experience with ambush journalism and stayed away from Newsweek, Time, etc.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: topher

I didn’t know that anyone still read Newsweak.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: topher

The MSM is scared of Bachmann. They pulled this crap on Palin too. Right now Palin isn’t officially in the race and Bachmann is surging so they need to knock her off for the establishment.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 12:54:22 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: topher

Tell them their cover prompted you to contribute to her campaign. That out to give them heartburn for sure.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 12:56:32 PM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: RED SOUTH

All that cover proves to me is that Bachmann looks better on her WORST DAY than Hillary looks on her BEST DAY.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 12:59:26 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Redleg Duke

I thought Newsweak was gone. I think I’ll put it in my 2011 Deadpool.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 1:01:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: topher

Isn’t Newsweek the only outlet that shut down its electronic version and only keeps its printed edition?


23 posted on 08/09/2011 1:03:39 PM PDT by paudio (The 0bama Downgrade Two (a possible sequel to the current horror movie))
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To: Jack Hydrazine
In other news, tree falls in forest. Really? Who cares. About as newsworthy as some idiotic DU post.
24 posted on 08/09/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: topher
Bachmann is right not to stoop to NWeek’s level to engage them. Why make them relevant? As far as the King of Rage, wouldn't that be Howard Dean?
25 posted on 08/09/2011 1:11:05 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: rlbedfor

Bachmann should reply “Newsweek, whatever, what a waste of good source of toilet paper.”


26 posted on 08/09/2011 1:14:22 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: topher
That Newsweek magazine published an unflattering cover photo of conservative Republican presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann and dubbed her 'The Queen of Rage' is hardly shocking. That rag has always hated conservatives. What is newsworthy is that NOW actually criticized Newsweek for the photo and the ridiculous label they tried to pin on Michele Bachmann. To her credit, Terry O'Neill, Presidet of the National Organization for Women, made it crystal clear that she strongly opposed Michele Bachmann on every issue but she also castigated Newsweek for it's blatant sexism in portraying Bachmann as a 'nut'. Surprising - but welcome. Perhaps NOW is attempting to redeem itself and convince women that it has some possible relation to their lives or else, they know Newsweek is circling the drain and figured it's a 'soft target' for feminist criticism. Either way, it's about time.
27 posted on 08/09/2011 1:21:53 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Hugin

“I remember there used to be a magazine called Newsweek.”

Yeah, sold for a buck this past year, didn’t it?


28 posted on 08/09/2011 1:25:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RED SOUTH
Don’t see what the big fuss is about. Bachmann has that wild eye look on her face all the time.

Your seeing everything through Palin distorted glasses makes it impossible for you to see reality. Much like the vision of liberals.

29 posted on 08/09/2011 1:28:34 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

Let me try those specs.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 1:37:47 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: topher

Newsweek is like CNN. It’s only available at airports.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 2:02:46 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: onedoug
Let me try those specs.

Just close your eyes, the vision is about the same.

32 posted on 08/09/2011 2:07:21 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: topher

I thought they went bankrupt. Too bad.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 2:13:29 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: topher

I’d love to see a photoshop contest featuring Tina Brown, the Newsweek Editor-in-Chief.


34 posted on 08/09/2011 2:25:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: Hugin
I remember there used to be a magazine called Newsweek.

Chuckles!

Yep - I used to subscribe to it myself. But that was a long time ago...

35 posted on 08/09/2011 3:57:35 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: topher

This wasn’t Newsweek’s intention, but I have a feeling the press Bachmann is getting from this is going to help her rather than harm her.


36 posted on 08/09/2011 4:36:17 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: RED SOUTH
Bachmann has that wild eye look on her face all the time.

Thanks, thought I was the only one that thought that.

37 posted on 08/09/2011 4:39:13 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ScreamingFist

BTW don't get the observation that she get's that "wild eyed look" going every once in awhile as a put-down or criticism. She is what she is (human.)

Personally, I like her, she's my choice thus far but she does get "bug eyed" or "wild eyed" once in awhile. Next time she's on Hannity's show watch out when she goes on a rant, that's when it happens the most.

38 posted on 08/09/2011 4:48:53 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: pointsal

Wrong Chris, I suspect.


39 posted on 08/09/2011 4:54:19 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: usconservative; RED SOUTH

Well, I have to admit, she does have “intense eyes”. I apologize RED.


40 posted on 08/09/2011 4:55:12 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist
I assume you're one of her supporters? If so, relax. There's going to be far worse said about her in the run up to the primaries. It's always best to address those criticism's politely and calmly, we don't want to make our candidate "look bad."

The media just *loves* it when a candidates supporters behave badly so they can paint them with it.

Your response about her "intense" eyes was perfect btw. She's not wild-eyed, she's an intensely passionate person.

41 posted on 08/09/2011 4:59:27 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: topher
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)

42 posted on 08/09/2011 6:13:52 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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