Seeking More Press Or Offended?

Sarah Palin hit Facebook to gripe about the photo of her that Newsweek chose to run on their cover. Palin is calling the Newsweek cover sexist, while noticeably failing to respond to the insulting story they actually wrote about her.

Sarah Palin on the cover of Newsweek"The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness," she posted on Facebook.

"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."

That's an interesting conclusion for a woman who's been on a media blitz to hock her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life, which many critics claim doesn't always line up with reality.

What more, while her outrage has succeeded at earning her much attention, we're not sure how the choice of cover shot "shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin." We know we shouldn't do that, but the comment doesn't seem to fits in this…er, context!

To be honest, this particular SheKnows reporter can't decide how she feels -- not even with a trusty women's studies degree in her pocket. A woman in a long sleeve jogging outfit isn't exactly sexy. Then again, we can't remember the last time we saw so much leg on the cover of Newsweek.

The fact that Palin has managed to turn this cover situation into front burner chatter by using a hot button word like "sexist" just feels like a ploy, especially as it's easier to rile folks up against sexism then it would be to defend against the article's actual message.

The headline, which she apparently takes no issue with, asks the questions, "How do you solve a problem like Palin?" The story tease is, "How Sarah Palin Hurts the GOP And the Country," and the story itself starts off, "Moderate Republicans -- yes, they are not yet extinct, though most are in hiding -- scoff at Sarah Palin and wish she would go away."

For the record, apparently three in four Americans agree with that wish -- regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum – and yet, here she is, front and center, Going Rogue, as she loves to have it.

SheKnows wants to hear what other women have to say on this, so leave a comment and let us know your take on the photo!

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Comments on "Sarah Palin calls Newsweek cover sexist"

CuriousG November 20, 2009 | 3:51 PM

Actually I thought the article was unbiased. Perhaps the Newsweek article was, but this one was def not written by a "liberal." You use the word like it's a swear word.

yvonne November 17, 2009 | 11:29 PM

hahaha wow, really?.. really?...who really cares..if you dont like sarah palin then stop giving her all this press and she'll eventualy go away. it's that simple. i personally can't and will probably never take her seriously,i mean she replied to the cover(not the story behind it mind you)via FACEBOOK!!!...i mean really. i havent seen or heard about any one good and important thing she has done for our country. but to be fair she has made visiting alaska a little more desireable.

Jeff November 17, 2009 | 4:36 PM

I think the cover is ist and designed to sideline Mrs. Palin as much as possible. Bad news for the GOP? There is a reason that republican voters are calling the GOP "The Stupid Party". Sarah Palin is a powerhouse and is scaring a lot of self important insiders. Anyone who doesn't think Newsweek wrote yet another hit piece raise your hand. This is why I let me subcription to Newsweek lapse years ago. 3 out of 4 Americans want her to go away and her book will bomb. Global warming is real. People want the federal government to take over health care. Raising taxes doesn't kill jobs. Ronald Regan had nothing to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dede Scozzafava is a republican. The teachers unions are needed for quality education. ACORN is about helping the poor and has nothing to do with voter fraud. Being a democrat doesn't make you a cog in the political machine. For good state government look at Michigan and California.

Billy P. November 17, 2009 | 3:51 PM

This article, along with the Newsweek article it's based on, is completely slanted by yet another liberal with an anti-conservative view. The writer, along with Newsweek, has NO shame or credibility. Journalistic integrity is a myth nowadays. Frauds.

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