Sarah Palin’s “Newsweek” cover has been getting press, but not for good reasons. Sarah Palin contends that “Newsweek” editors used a misleading photograph of the former Alaskan governor. The photo featured Palin sporting running gear and standing next to an American flag. The photo was originally taken for a running magazine, and had Palin known how the photo would have been used, she wouldn’t have let that particular publication profile her.
Sarah Palin thinks that the “Newsweek” cover is “sexist.” In fact, she posted a lengthy criticism of the cover on her FaceBook page. The point of the “Newsweek” article was to showcase the political powerhouse as unreliable, distracting, and deflecting. The editors and authors feel that she is bad news for American politics.
Liberals are scared of Palin. After all, she is the embodiment of everything conservative. She’s the mother of 5 children (one serving in Iraq, another with special needs). She’s married to the love of her life and husband, Todd. She is pro-life and pro-guns, and not in a wishy-washy politician sort of way. She gave birth to a child with special needs, and even uses guns herself to hunt. She’s evoked such a response from the “Joe Six-Packs” and soccer moms throughout the country. She’s downright scary.
Leave it to a publication to use a photograph to mislead the public. While I don’t think that the cover in and of itself is sexist, I think the intention of the picture chosen was to mislead the public. Palin should be featured on the cover as a political leader – a professional. You can’t tell me there weren’t hundreds of other photographs to choose from that were appropriate.
“Newsweek” was trying to use a picture to portray an idea that’s hard to put down in to print. They wanted to make Palin look unreliable. However, all they did is show that the media will stoop to any level to sway the public one way or the other.
While there are many things that Sarah Palin has done that makes you wonder what she’s thinking, she’s still an admirable character. She’s basically been thrown in to mainstream politics, and has handled her criticism quite well. She’s typically seen with a smile on her face and love in her eyes.
Palin’s book “Going Rogue” was released Tuesday November 16. It’s already one of Amazon’s best sellers and is on the reading list of many conservative and liberals alike.
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