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Palin slams "sexist" Newsweek cover

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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(CNN) - Sarah Palin's image is everywhere as she launches a highly-anticipated book tour this week, but the former Alaska governor is unhappy with at least one media organization's depiction of her.

Palin took aim at Newsweek's eye-catching cover this week that shows the former vice presidential candidate in her running outfit - an image that was apparently lifted from a Runner's World photo shoot months ago. Writing on her Facebook page Monday night, Palin said the depiction is flat out "sexist, and oh-so-expected."

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I am surprised to find myself in agreement with Sarah Palin. It does look like an attempt to trivialize her, depicting her in a beauty-queen pose. She justifiably wants the more "serious" publications to focus on her mind and ideas (what there is of them).

She didn't pose for "Newsweek" this way; the picture was lifted from a spread by a runner's magazine published some time ago. I would also be angry if somebody published a cover I didn't pose for and didn't approve.

I am normally just amused by Palin and her antics, but here I think she has a case.





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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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This is a picture she posed for in another national publication? I was quick to jump on msnbc for using the fake photos, but this is slightly different to me. I don't see it as painting her in a negative light.

I wonder what runner's world has to say about their picture being lifted? Can the photographer sue?



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 04:53 PM
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sarah palin is an attention seeker. she was the one who posted the image in the first place. just because she has big boobs does not mean she has a big brain.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:01 PM
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She posed for a photo-op. Doing such she gave her consent. She does not, just as any other citizen of the United States, have say over how those photos are used by the Media after providing consent.

Sarah Palin does not live in a Dictatorship. She lives in a Free Society. She should get used to it.

If she complains about what images the media chooses to use from the inventory of images she consented to having taken, then not only is she a cry-baby but it raises some serious red-flags as to what her political leanings may be regarding our Constitution, and the First Amendment Rights to Freedom of Speech.

Seriously, I think the cover was flattering to Sarah Palin. Her reaction nullified any benes Newsweek tried giving her in using it.

Once again Sarah Palin proves to be her own worst enemy.

(Now if Newsweek had used an altered or doctored photo, I would be right there supporting Sarah Palin when she cried "foul". However, since it is a legitimate photo she authorized to be taken during a photo-op, then I'm going to cry "foul" on her.)



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:01 PM
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I wonder why the people are not shouting for blood seeing she is leaning over the USA Flag...perhaps the attention span is limited to bottom on that page.
There would have been numerous threads by now if it was Obama now.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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I wonder if her issue is with the picture or with the small caption underneath the title:

"She's bad news for the GOP-and everybody else, too."

Also, I have a feeling she's just looking for things to say to drum up attention and drive sales. This is not a Sarah Palin tactic, but a smart business peron tactic - no such thing as bad publicity!

Say what you want about her ability to be effective in politics (trust me there's quite a bit to say there), but the woman does know how to run a grade A PR campaign.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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Sexist? C'mon, that is rather tame by today's standards in the MSM. She is only trying to rabble-rouse to increase the sales of her new book. If the public is unable to see the writing on the wall, then they are truly living in a bubble. She is an attention seeker, and nothing more. She likes to make it out that those in the media are picking on her and unfairly delving into her private affairs, but she opened the door by remaining a public figure upon leaving office as Governor of Alaska. Did she go quietly into the night, no, she remained on the political stage. Plus, writing a book only increases her exposure.

She is just faking outrage by this photo, to stroke public support and the perception of being unduly attacked by the left in the media. I am no fool and I swear this woman invites this kind of thing, intentionally. It is all about image and perception. It has nothing to do with governance, integrity, or fair play. In all practicality, it is a big joke, if you ask me. I am appalled that the public regards this woman with such high-esteem. To be fair, not everyone, just her base. All of this is intentional, and done purposely, by Sarah Palin and her media handlers. In the realms of public relations, there is no such thing as bad coverage and that is precisely what the Palin camp is adhering too! I look upon this latest outrage as another marketing scheme, that is of poor taste.

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by December_Rain
I wonder why the people are not shouting for blood seeing she is leaning over the USA Flag...perhaps the attention span is limited to bottom on that page.
There would have been numerous threads by now if it was Obama now.


Man... I actually missed that


So it's like Sarah is using our Flag as a piece drapery or upholstery? Some patriotism!

It took Obama only not wearing a flag pin to the debates to get flak. It looks like Sarah can use it as a shower curtain and the religious right will still be ecstatic.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:34 PM
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Oh puhleeez.. I highly doubt anyone "lifted" anything. When you have shoots like this done you sign agreements and waivers. Braniac Sarah likely signed away giving the image owner full rights to do whatever they please with the image, including selling it to newsweek! This is obvious because Palin is not suing. All Palin is doing is admitting her own stupidity! Too funny.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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I don't like her but I agree with her ascertation that this was sexist and just wrong. I think it is in bad taste that a "reputable" publication would stoop to such tactics.

I am not a conservative.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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BTW does this lady do anything but moan, complain and bitch about everything? Yeah.. ready to lead. haha

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by cindymars
I don't like her but I agree with her ascertation that this was sexist and just wrong. I think it is in bad taste that a "reputable" publication would stoop to such tactics.


Somebody said that, but I need to ask again: did she or did she not pose for this photo shoot? She was FULLY aware of the content SHE HELPED TO PRODUCE. To be whining about it now seems just pathetic.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:40 PM
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I'm ok with the cover.
It makes Sarah look sexy!

That cover will make her popularity soar even higher.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:44 PM
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I hope that she gets a talk show and has NO intentions of running for president. That would be the collapse of society in 2012. Now that is a horror movie.

Typo

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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So ex. Gov. Palin posed for a photo shoot, signed the release forms and then whines because someone publishes them. She knew this was a possibility.

She she should have thought of that before she posed.

And that's no way to treat the American Flag. Something else she should have known.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by buddhasystem
Somebody said that, but I need to ask again: did she or did she not pose for this photo shoot? She was FULLY aware of the content SHE HELPED TO PRODUCE. To be whining about it now seems just pathetic.


It's all about context. It's one thing to pose and be shown in running gear and tight shorts for a shoot for a running publication but quite another when it's presented on the cover of a serious news magazine.

Why not use a relevant shot of her when she's dressed for business? It just seems to me to be an attempt to trivialise her and present her in a way that does not encourage her to be taken seriously as a politician.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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If you recall, last time Newsweek was criticized for using a close-up picture that was biased because it showed flaws.

Sarah Palin: Newsweek criticised for unflattering cover

Oh well, I think they used the picture of Sarah to sell magazines more than anything. I think the name of the article is clever. "How do you solve a problem like Sarah?", which is a spin off of the song How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? a song from the musical The Sound of Music.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by RoyalCanadian
sarah palin is an attention seeker. she was the one who posted the image in the first place. just because she has big boobs does not mean she has a big brain.


Well Darn! That blows a theory of mine I've held to for years!



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Chris McGee

Originally posted by buddhasystem
Somebody said that, but I need to ask again: did she or did she not pose for this photo shoot? She was FULLY aware of the content SHE HELPED TO PRODUCE. To be whining about it now seems just pathetic.


It's all about context.


Quite right. I recall Bill Clinton used to jog a lot, and sure there were pictures of him in running tights. If I saw him on that cover with a subscript "How do you solve problem according to Clinton?", it would never cross my mind that it was sexist or anything.

Or, check this out:

www.whosdatedwho.com...

Surely that's not a picture of somebody who's ready for business. Did we hear complaints about this being sexist?

I also like this one:

www.whosdatedwho.com...



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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Man she has nice legs




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