Friday, November 20, 2009

Sarah Palin and the Media

Well she's published her first book (Going Rogue) and beginning a book tour around the US. However, the media just can't stop attacking her. The latest edition of Newsweek illustrates the point:

Of all the photos Newsweek could have used from the political campaign, they chose that one. Why? To sell magazines! Did they stop and think that that photo and its use may be considered Sexist? Hardly, after all, it's only Sarah Palin. Do they even care? (By the way that photo was originally used for the August issue of Runners World.)

Needless to say Sarah Palin is NOT happy with the use of this photo. It was OK to be in running gear for that venue, but really in bad taste when used in Newsweek. What is Newsweek's message? She says "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.

The Christian Broadcasting Networks David Brody had this to say: "You’ve got to hand it to the folks at Newsweek, they have accomplished being biased and sexist at the same time. Quite a feat. This cover has got to be a new low right? They don’t use a photo of Palin on the campaign trail. No instead they take the sexy Runners World photo.” He states further: “Yes she posed for it but don’t tell me they didn’t purposely use that photo to make a point?

Before you get your dander up, in case you haven't noticed, the media really DOES trash Palin every chance they get because they are afraid of her. Why is this? She's not a typical Washington politician. Instead she represents the middle core of America. She likes guns, she hunts and shoots animals for food, she eats meat, she stands up to special interest groups, she's against abortion (she has a Downs Syndrome child), and she's a christian that goes to church.

Washington politicians aren't anything like that!

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if a similar type photo of Michele Obama was used on the front cover of Newsweek? You know that they would pay the price from the rest of the media for being so blatantly sexist. I guess that they cannot believe that there are conservative women who have conservative principles. It scares them out of their wits. Why can't conservative women be politicians as well?

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