Rep. Bachmann’s Newsweek Cover

by Karin on August 8, 2011 · 0 comments

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Coverage of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential run is becoming the story these days.  I wrote about the migraine story, Will Rep. Michele Bachman swoon under pressure?  Rep. Bachmann is on the cover of Newseek this week with the title, The Queen of Rage.  What do you think of that?  Here is an excerpt from the Daily Caller’s story on it:

One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine.

Monday, the National Organization for Women (NOW) spoke out against Newsweek’s most recent cover, which features an extreme close-up of Michele Bachmann and the title “The Queen of Rage.”

“It’s sexist,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told TheDC. “Casting her in that expression and then adding ‘The Queen of Rage’ I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man – has it ever been done to a man? Surely this has never been done to a man.”

The picture is not the most flattering.  Remember the picture of Gov. Palin during the 2008 election in her running gear?  That sparked another controversy.  What is it with Newsweek’s coverage of conservative women candidates?  One unintended consequence is that it appears to be bringing women from across the political spectrum together.

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