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Newsweek Uses Photo From Other Mag

As you have probably seen by now, Sarah Palin is on the cover of this week’s edition of the former news magazine, Newsweek:

In the November 23 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, November 16): How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah? She’s Bad News for the GOP – And For Everybody Else Too. Evan Thomas looks at the impact of Sarah Palin on politics. And Christopher Hitchens writes about Palin’s base appeal.

Note the subtle humor, like “Palin’s base appeal.”

Oh, and never mind that this seemingly inappropriate picture of Mrs. Palin was taken as part of a photo spread for Runner’s World magazine:

And used without Runner’s World’s knowledge or permission, as they themselves note:


On the cover of this week’s issue of Newsweek is a photo that was shot for the August 2009 issue of Runner’s World, in which Sarah Palin was featured on the monthly “I’m a Runner” back page. Runner’s World did not provide Newsweek with the image. Instead, it was provided to Newsweek by the photographer’s stock agency, without Runner’s World’s knowledge or permission.


When has Newsweek ever used a photo from another publication for their cover? And why did they do that now? (These are rhetorical questions.)

By the way, this cover story is by the same (red diapered) Evan Thomas, who pronounced:

That “we are all socialists now,” and:

That Mr. Obama “is a sort of god.”

So it’s not like he is biased or anything.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Newsweek Uses Photo From Other Mag”

  1. BillK says:

    Completely shameless.

    As always, what, precisely, is the left so afraid of?

    A successful woman who clicks with voters who doesn’t need to tow the liberal line?

    Who reminds voters that Reagan knew the true way to economic recovery?

    That most Americans are in fact conservative?

    Or all of the above?

  2. ptat says:

    Actually, I have seen a different cover, more subdued in it’s insulting of Americans. Newsweek is really making a go of losing more and more readers every week! They must feel a bail out coming on!

  3. Incredible how a picture can be used to convey two completely separate messages, depending on the context provided by the authors..

    Given that only the clueless still read Newsweek as a “news” magazine anymore suggests they are merely pandering to their BASE of leftist neophytes.

  4. GL0120 says:

    This cover makes perfect sense for Newsweek; it’s a circulation upper if there ever was one. Sarah Palin looks totally hot, not at all like the female (?) idols of the left.
    Could anyone imagine if they’d have used a picture of Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi instead? Newsstands would have to keep the cover turned away to prevent young children from accidentally seeing it and being scarred for life.

  5. proreason says:

    There is a perfectly logical explanation for why Newsweek used a photo they didn’t own.

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”

    Newsweek needed a photograph to smear Palin, and Runner’s World had one.

  6. beautyofreason says:

    If you think the cover is bad, try reading the Newsweek article by Christopher Hitchens on Palin:

    From the article:

    “If [Palin] were ever to get herself to the nation’s capital, the teabaggers would be just as much on the outside as they are now…”

    “exactly how charming is the Joan of Arc of the New Right, who also hears voices speaking to her of “spiritual warfare”?”

    “In my own not-all-that-humble opinion, duping the hicks…” (referring to the tea party protesters)

    “So there it is: anti-Washington except that she thirsts for it, and close enough (and also far enough away to be “deniable”) to the paranoid fringe elements who darkly suspect that our president is a Kenyan communist.”

    I guess referring to political opponents as sexual acts passes for editorial journalism these days.

  7. Right of the People says:

    That Mr. Obama “is a sort of god.”

    Yeah like Hades or Loki, the Norse god of mischief.

    I guess the fourth grade class that produces Newsweek couldn’t get a pass to go on a field trip to get an actual picture of Sarah so they had to take one off the Internet.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    Man, I think I’m in love!!
    At least they used a GOOD picture!
    Angelina will answer proreason E-mails before I get to run with the likes of Farrah Sarah!

    There is always my dreams.

  9. Reality Bytes says:

    All I can say is THANK GOD IT WASN’T HILLARY!!!

  10. AmericanIPA says:

    “Bad News for the GOP”? How do you figure?

    She’s conservative, charming, charismatic, intelligent, appeals to everyday people, and I don’t even have to say how beautiful she is. If that’s bad news for the party that just got it’s ass handed to it for nominating a liberal republican for president, we need some more bad news.

    The only people in the GOP that Sarah Palin worries are the establishment elitists in the party that are so comfortable getting table scraps and pats on the head from the new ruling class of socialists. They need to be put out to pasture and let the Reagan revolution begin anew. God help us all if the GOP maintains it’s nonsensical desire to please the liberal media and Obama supporters (but as SG says, I repeat myself) by falling for this “Republicans need to be a big-tent party” baloney.

    We got reamed in 2008 because we nominated a liberal and didn’t have enough guts to say what we thought. Our party leaders became statues and turncoats, incapable of standing up to the opposition, all the while proclaiming themselves to be bi-partisan. To hell with that. We need partisanship to beat back these destroyers of America. Sarah Palin is just one of them. I wish her well and God speed.

  11. DGC says:

    First off, I’m prejudiced against ALL politicians. I don’t have respect for any of them. Every election, it’s the same thing, “If MY guy/gal makes it in, they’ll fix things!” And they never do. It will happen in the next election as well.
    Everyone always has faith in politicians, & their faith is always betrayed. Pols are part of the PROBLEM, not the solution. I have no use for any of them.
    Second, Palin quit as governor. Why? Any sort of valid reason? Didn’t the people who elected her feel a bit betrayed? I would have. I wouldn’t vote for a quitter. Why not serve out her term?
    Third, any statement from her about “spiritual warfare” (which I can’t find online, as indicated by Hitchen’s article) would be the ravings of a lunatic.
    Fourth, if she hangs around what I would describe as radicalized, fundamentalist, extremist Christians (and believe me, I know the type), she would never have my vote. You are indeed known by the company you keep.

    • Kytross says:

      “radicalized, fundamentalist, extremist Christians”

      Let’s examine that for a moment. Radicalized and extremist, in this context, both mean to be brought to the utmost of whatever word they are modifying. Fundamentalists believe in the core truths of a philosophical system, when used to modify Christianity a fundamentalist is someone who believes that the bible is literally true and uses little to no symbalism. Christains are the followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ who believe he is the son of God.

      So a “radicalized, fundamentalist, extremist Christian,” is some one who follows the teachings of Christ, as they are written, to the extreme!

      These must be people who are going to forgive any offense, no matter how grave, give away all they can spare, if not more, to help others and who may even go so far as to give up a career or starting a family to devote themselves to a holy life.

      So you know a lot of Monks and Nuns? Stayed in a few monastaries? Visited a soup kitchen or two and seen these extremists giving of themselves and asking nothing in return? Been in a prison where Christians have worked tirelessly to show the worst elements of our society that they are human beings worthy of the love of God and that they can indeed have a better life.

      That’s a fundamental Christian extremist for you.

    • ptat says:

      Thank-you, Kytross! DGC–I think you have let the state run media form your opinion of devout Christians. You have an opportunity to learn from Kytross’ generous, articulate offering. May God bless you in your search for truth.

  12. U NO HOO says:

    Sarah’s blue star mother banner is deftly covered on the Newsweak cover. What a shame. Does the article mention that her son is in Iraq?

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