Monday, November 16, 2009

Newsweek: Doing Its Own Self-Parody

I'm old enough to remember when Newsweek was actually a news magazine. Now it's just a shill for ObamaTeam and other Leftists. But even at that, this week's cover is a new low, even for them. What they've done is use a photo of Sarah Palin that was published by Runner's World magazine. It was perfectly appropriate for the Runner's World article. It is perfectly inappropriate for Newsweek. I guess what they hope is that people seeing the cover will somehow believe that it's Sarah Palin who is being inappropriate. The editors at Newsweek are a bunch of adolescent buffoons. I wouldn't waste my time reading the article. What passes for "writing" at Newsweek these days literally isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

This isn't the first time that Newsweek has done dirt to Palin. The last time they put a closeup of her face on the cover that was untouched. There probably isn't another person on the planet that they would have done that to--well, maybe Glenn Beck. This stuff is really amateur hour. Whoever is propping up Newsweek's financials is surely going to get tired of flushing money down the drain every single week that they continue to be in business. I don't know what this quarter is looking like for them, but back in July it was reported that the magazine was losing millions every week and that their advertising was down 40%.

RIP Newsweek--the sooner the better.

Update. I actually heard some doofus on one of the opinion news shows tonight comment on the Newsweek cover: "If Sarah Palin wants to be taken seriously by the Republican party, then she needs to wear a dress--all the time. Harumph!"  So I guess this guy is under the impression that Palin had editorial control over the cover? Maybe I'm just trying to make sense out of nonsense. What a maroon.

Update #2. This comes from Palin's facebook page. 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.

I love that "color of skin" dig she gets in there. Go Sarah. I like Sarah Palin very much, but I'm not enthusisastic about her being a presidential candidate in 2012 for many of the same reasons that I hated Obama's candidacy in 2008--neither one of them are qualified for the position, and we can see how well that's working out for Obama and the country. However, I would like to see Palin get into the mix somehow for 2010 and 2012 because she absolutely flips the Leftist nutroots into crazy. I hope she can find a really good role for herself that doesn't involve running for president in 2012. I also hope she scares the crap out of the Left, making them think she might.

1 comment:

nobackindown said...

I haven't heard someone called a 'maroon' for about 30 years (my buddy and I used to use that one and no one really understood what we meant) ... thanks for the memory ... I'm chuckling as I turn out the lights and remembering my friend.

p.s. screw Newsweek!