Newsweek’s new cover of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has the National Organization for Women (NOW) coming to her defense – what could be odder? Perhaps odder is a high profile conservative woman not insisting on final approval of photos used, especially when the high profile conservative woman is a presidential candidate. No Newsweek cover? So be it. See a video below with Mark Steyn.
“It’s sexist,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told TheDC. “Casting her in that expression and then adding ‘The Queen of Rage’ I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man – has it ever been done to a man?
Surely this has never been done to a man.”“Who has ever called a man ‘The King of Rage?’ Basically what Newsweek magazine – and this is important, what Newsweek magazine, not a blog, Newsweek magazine – what they are saying of a woman who is a serious contender for President of the United States of America…They are basically casting her as a nut job,” O’Neill said. “The ‘Queen of Rage’ is something you apply to wrestlers or somebody who is crazy. They didn’t even do this to Howard Dean when he had his famous scream.” Read more at dailycaller.com.
Mark Steyn, Monica Crowley, Jedediah Bila on Bachmann Newsweek Cover (video)