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Palin slams "sexist" Newsweek cover

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:39 PM
Ahhh poor persecuted Sarah!
EVERYBODY picks on her, poor thing, NOBODY ever picks on other political figures!
She makes the cover of Newsweek, then gripes about it! ( Milking for more booksales Sarah?) Talk about having your cake!
She should be glad they didn't use a pic from when she quit as Governor of Alaska!

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 06:40 PM
To put oneself in the Public eye, especially in a bid for the White House, one has to take things in stride.

Has everyone forgotten when every magazine cover had posted the pictures of Obama shirtless while on a public beach in Hawaii when he was campaigning for the White House? To his merit, he took it in stride and even cracked a joke about it, rather than throw a temper-tantrum. For all of Obama's faults, he acted as a President-elect rather than a spoiled, entitled child.

Was putting a shirtless Obama, while on vacation with his family, all over every national magazine cover tasteful? Was it disrespectful? Was it sexist? Was it invasive of his privacy? Probably all of the above!

However, what it comes down to is Obama knew that he was a public figure in a bid for Public Office. He took it in stride and didn't lose a beat.

We cannot control everything, and how we react to those things we can't control is the measure of whether someone is truly qualified and prepared to be a leader.

I may not particularly like Obama and his Administration, but in retrospect, if Palin's outrage about yet another Newsweek cover of her is any indicator, then I think we could have done far worse than we did.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:42 PM
All I can say is the photo makes me want to hear what she has to say.

But then unavoidably she opens her mouth.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:53 PM
reply to post by Sestias

she also called it unsuprising, which i agree with more than sexist. its become so transparent what's going on with palin. no matter what she will ever do, she will never be taken seriously by some people. she could make a serious and engaging major policy speech tomorrow and there will be a gaggle or morons who could only respond "did she see russia from her house?" i like palin but she is sure as hell not an intellectual giant. the fact that these infantile media types can't actually take her on on an issue says more about them than it does about her.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:00 PM
Just because she has big boobs also doesn't mean she DOESN'T have a Brain

She made it through college, she did an okay job as Governor... and weather or not she is deserving of being Potus or smart enough for that doesn't make her STUPID she has gone further in life than most, maybe history isn't her strong point, but she is definitely clever enough to have gotten this far which few of us can claim, i've certainly never managed to manipulate myself into a Governors seat...

Sarah... proves ONE point, sexist screwed up guys can't take an attractive woman seriously.

I personally think our world is out of balance with Guys in charge of everything...particularly Religion which should represent Life and Nurturing and Morality is run by sick perverted guys instead of Women, i'd give my left Nut to see the Clergy at the least run by Women not weird repressed pedophiles

Sarah is... yeah just promoting a book...she probably LOVES this pic of her, she looks incredible.

None the less, we live in a sick territorial aggressive girl and you don't need a PHD in anything to see we need healing and war is just whats going to come if Men remain in charge of everything.

People have to get past not being able to take a Good Looking Woman seriously... It's the year 2010 already it's insane at this point that we can't treat women as equals...

Sarah may not be cut out for Potus...

But give her a break...

She's Gorgeous for her Age

She might not be a scholar but she isn't stupid or she wouldn't be where she is

She had a large family and a very nice career too which is not easy
Through all this stress of being in the public light she can still take care of herself too, she's NOT Lazy, she's NOT a Quitter nor a Bum

And yeah...

She's a lady who made it as far as Governor and She's stunning in that pic...

There's not a genuine ounce of "looser" in this Lady, Not Physically, Not Mentally, Not in terms of Dedication, she might not be qualified for President... But she deserves allot more respect than she gets.

The world run by Men is a war torn disgusting place...and I'm a guy and I have to say it... Not being able to take attractive women seriously is a plague on human civilization.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:12 PM
First of all, sarah palin is hot. She should just accept it. In her youth she made attempts to capitalize on her hotness (we have all seen the glamour shot). For an attractive woman to make an issue out of not making an issue out of their looks is as bad as the truly sexist person who makes issue of it.

Having said that, Newsweek DID try to capitalize on her hotness by putting that on the cover. Bet it worked, too. And her raising a stink? Yeah, add another 100k copies sold. Cha-Ching.

Regardless, I have been indifferent about Palin. I didn't see her as legitimate enough to even bother paying attention to. However, after watching her over the last few months, she is seeming to represent me more and more.

No, i am not a religious zealot. I am fairly conservative, but i am Texan and believe in some amount of family values. But, i am buddhist, so i do not push it into persecuting my wife and children in the name of Jesus. I just want my kids to not have so much exposure to sex, to love our nation above just about everything else, to honor and respect any man or woman in the service, and to be civic minded (help their neighbors, show mom and dad respect, put their cart in the cart return at WalMart, rather than letting it roam the parking lot to dent their neighbors cars).

But all the aside, even though i don't like a lot about her, it all boils down to one thing: She is pissed off, and isn't taking it anymore. She has shown that she is willing to be fiercely critical of Dems. This recent book shows that she won't pull punches with Repubs.

Now, she may be completely looney and full of BS. But that one concept, the fact that she will give the finger to both parties full of crooks, means a lot to me.

Do i want her elected? Not likely, but who knows. But i do enjoy her being a pain in the butt to those who are screwing up.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:16 PM
I'd like to make an additional point, there were posts in here all week...

About the life benefits of a vegan diet and showing some 45 yr old guy as a fitness guru because he looked good at 45...

Here's Sarah... at 45 yrs old... HOT

How many guys in here at this age range have a wife who was Governor, has a book raised Five kids and LOOKS LIKE THAT

Is she an Idiot... Maybe not a Rhodes Scholar traditionally but this woman is doing something right

Hitting 40, i'd give up allot to have a wife that successful that kept herself that healthy

So don't vote for her... but don't call her an idiot either, she's doing something right somewhere in her life.

I go out at night and stuff and most women her age look like Death hit them in the face with his scythe.

She IS a good example of what Conservative values lead too in life, sure she has some problems like a daughter who had a child young and stuff... but compared with the average springerish American family she's done quite well for herself...

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by fraterormus

i think her tantrum has more to do with the timing of the picture combined with possibly a little drama on her part.

Consider that she has had the ex-SIL to be blasting her on the talk show circuit, and then getting into the softcore porn industry with a Playgirl spread being wrapped up a few days ago. Given that she has been among the most harshly criticized people in America for a good year and a half, perhaps she is expected to come out swinging in overly defensive gestures?

Then again, she knows that more money is made while you are in the spotlight. Even Perez Hilton was able to figure that one out, as slimey as it is.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:25 PM
She can't blame critics. Even her supporters on here and outside of ATS sexualize her, just go to a Palin thread and you will see what i'm talking about. Like another poster said if Palin were a 350 pound woman no one would be obsessed with her or anything she says, Welcome to America people.

posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:31 PM

"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.


You make valid points BUT is it possible to trivialize her any more than she does herself?

The woman is a flat out retard.
That ANYONE would consider her amongst the best and brightest capable of contributing to the solving of the myriad complex problems facing the U.S. makes me wonder if I didn't do a little too much acid back in college!

The world is surely upside down if this is the best we can do.

posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by Uniceft17

Yes, I agree she is always sexualized. Maybe that's one reason they picked her as McCain's running mate.

Perhaps the Republicans wanted to present THEIR version of an eligible female candidate, in contrast to Hillary Clinton, who is not bad looking but got all sorts of negative jeering about her looks when she campaigned for the presidential nomination.

Apparently the GOP version of a successful woman includes looking fabulous and being physically fit and also, preferably, being a mother, as well as having enough brains to be second in command in the United States. In short, every sexist male's version of the perfect woman, give or take the brains part. An almost impossible goal for most women.

The trouble is the GOP got the looks part right but the rest wrong. While I agree that Palin is smarter than she appears -- she has, after all, been intelligent enough to make herself a superstar -- she has a long row to hoe to prove that . Her looks are both her greatest asset and her achilles heel.

In a less sexist world she wouldn't have this dilemma.

That doesn't mean I haven't enjoyed reading the jibes and the arguments that she knew what she was doing. I generally agree with them.

And I missed the flag when I first looked at the picture. That is pretty outrageous. I wonder if she really posed with a flag or if it was photoshopped in. Obama would be pilloried for something like that.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 07:48 AM
Just wow at some of the responses in this thread.

Palin photographer breached contract with sale to Newsweek
Jeff Bercovici
Nov 18th 2009 at 2:10PM

What on earth was Sarah Palin thinking when she posed in a pair of teeny-tiny gym shorts for a photograph that ended up on the cover of Newsweek -- a cover she has called "sexist"? Perhaps she was thinking that her image would only appear in the magazine she was posing for, Runner's World, and nowhere else, at least not for months and months. If so, she had good reason -- since, as DailyFinance has learned, the photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek.

That photographer, Brian Adams, could not immediately be reached, and his agent, Kelly Price, declined to comment, saying, "I keep all of my clients' business private." But a spokeswoman for Runner's World confirms that Adams's contract contained a clause stipulating that his photos of Palin would be under embargo for a period of one year following publication -- meaning until August 2010. "Runner's World did not provide Newsweek with its cover image," the spokeswoman said. "It was provided to Newsweek by the photographer's stock agency, without Runner's World's knowledge or permission." The spokeswoman declined to say whether Runner's World intends to respond to Adams's breach of contract with legal action.

But while Newsweek's use of the photo violated the embargo, it's not clear to what extent Adams is at fault. A source with knowledge of the situation says multiple outlets, including Time, approached Runner's World after the photos first appeared on its website in July to inquire about obtaining the reuse rights. Those who inquired were forwarded to Adams. Editors at the magazine were aware of negotiations to resell the pictures, and were primarily concerned to see that Runner's World received prominent credit, says the source. In the event, Newsweek credited Runner's World right on its cover. Another source says there is some disagreement over whether the exclusivity clause in Adams's contract is meant to cover all magazines or only titles that compete with Runner's World. Meanwhile, a post on Adams's blog seems to suggest he didn't know about the resale to Newsweek until after Price concluded it.

Instead of blind hatred, perhaps some people should try executing some facts. Regardless of how you feel about Palin, this was a blatant attempt to minimalize her in a sexist fashion for political gain, why is this okay with *any* of you?

Things are taken out of context all the time, but in this case it is alright because so many hate her? Hate is *such* a strong emotion, it has rendered some people incapable of reasonable thought.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by fraterormus

That's not necessarily true. Even Runner's World was shocked their photo was used. It's like when Jessica Alba posed for posters to advertise her movie Into the Blue. Playboy used that photo without permission on their cover and Alba sued stating it was misleading.

So, yes. You do sign release waivers to have images used but that does not mean third parties can circulate them without permission, which was apparently done. The photographer (who sold the image to Newsweek) signed an exclusivity clause with Runner's World preventing him from selling the photo to others but he did it anyways. So, no. It's not right to tell Sarah she did this to herself or deserved it in some way. Like her or hate her, this was the breaking of a contract.

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:14 AM

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.

What proof do you have of this statement?

That is quite an accusation to make, don't you think?

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

The breach of contract info is interesting. As I said in the OP, it is a sexist photo in my opinion.

I still think she's a dingbat, but that picture sexualized her in a way that she did not agree with.

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