Sarah Palin calls Newsweek Magazine cover photo of her in running gear sexist
Posted Nov 18 2009 10:00pm
It wasn' t all that long ago that Sarah Palin was proud to call herself a marathon runner, and in fact posed for a number of photos for Runner' s World Magazine in her running gear.
One of those images has now turned up on the cover of Newsweek Magazine just as the former Alaskan Governor is going out on her new book tour.
The outraged Palin posted a brief but critical message on her Facebook Page:
" the choice of photo for the cover of this week' s Newsweek is
unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has
relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The
Runner' s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken
was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and
which is critically important to this nation. 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 "
Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham responded to Palin by saying:
" We chose the most interesting image
available to us to illustrate the theme of the cover, which is what we
always try to do,” Meacham said. "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."
You can view all of the Sarah Palin Runner' s World Photos HERE.