This is how Newsweek treats the future leader of the free world. Future President Sarah Palin is rightfully reeling this week, after Newsweek exposed the cover for the feature they are doing on the former Alaska governor.
Instead of finding a suitable photograph of good taste and respect, Newsweek opted to look deep into its archives and publish a photograph Palin, and all of her supporters, inherently find disrespectful. You can see they have forced Palin to expose her taut stockinged thighs, bulging from her tight shorts and accented by a sultry red jacket. Such photographic manipulation of an innocent woman is downright deplorable.
Sarah updated her FaceBook on this grievance and traumatizing experience:
Mon at 7:59pm
The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness – a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention – even if out of context.
- Sarah Palin
Hopefully after we elect Sarah as president in 2012, we can force Newsweek to either publish headlines as dictated by Sarah or shut their doors for good. Any news rag that disrespects proper people in this manner has no place in our country.