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Remember Anthony Weiner who was told bu the White House he should have “manned up” and run against Bloomberg? (in truth, he was gearing to run and was told it would be white vs black and no money). He told them off then (Man up and tell me I am fat) and tells the right thing to the Arizona Congressman who talks crazy
“I saw the mayor of New York today said, ‘We’re tough. We can do it.’ Well mayor, how are you going to feel when it’s your daughter that’s kidnapped at school by a terrorist?” he said. “This is political correctness run amok.”
He was also vocal against W’s made up accusations against Clinton in “Officegate”. And a Clarkie.
Down the scale, Metro repports on a 9.11 related sentence
while NY Post pays some attention too headlining a column anti trial in NYC
As Newsweek is put in the hot seat for their blatant sexism. I thought I might remind people who gave the cues for the tone on women opponents last election.
I must say I was glad to see Palin making the point herself, when referring to Newsweek
“out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now.”
Although yesterday, reading a live blog of Oprah from “obsess much”-Sullivan, he noted that Oprah got Palin to admit that Obama defended her. From what?
Back to Newsweek though: to think she didn’t even see their website last week, where they posted the internet doctored photo of her with a shotgun in flag bikini.
There are a lot of legitimate reasons to criticize Sarah Palin, her new book, and her policies, but you don’t have to stoop to sexism to do it. Newsweek‘s November 23 issue, however, does just that by publishing on its cover a photo of Palin in short running shorts and a fitted top, leaning against the American flag.
They actually took the opportunity to finally note what was done to Hillary
With regard to Palin, Media Matters documented the sexist treatment both Palin and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received throughout the 2008 campaign.
And to make their point better….they reproduce the “legs” and “slutty schoolgirl” doll photos Newsweek published inside the article. Yeah, we get it.
The only person who doesn’t is Newsweek editor John Meecham who responds
“We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme of the cover, which is what we always try to do. We apply the same test to photographs of any public figure, male or female: does the image convey what we are saying? That is a gender-neutral standard.”
“interesting” to whom? And what are they really saying that needs to be conveyed with this?
That they can’t look past the body parts?
Meanwhile, beyond Newsweek, pundits are still longing for that chick fight they’ve been denied in the primaries as Cinie notes.
illustration from hopeful NY Post back then – see NYT walking that one back