NOW Michele Bachman: NOW Defends Bachmann Newsweek Cover

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.

Michele Bachmann - Newsweek

“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

NOW seems under the radar these days. Here is a recent profile.

Mark Steyn, Monica Crowley, Jedediah Bila on Bachmann Newsweek Cover (video)

  • More media shenanigans. Then again, Newsweek sold for $1 a few years back, who is actually reading the thing?

  • I’m just amazed that NOW is even coming to her defense. This is the first time in years they have even bothered to acknowledge attacks on females when said females are conservative. Where were they when Sarah Palin was targeted?

  • Ran

    Hey Maggie – it’s not as if having Newsweek bite her ankles is going to hurt her prospects. The real story here is Newsweeks complete irrelevance.

    The other thing is this: Whether we get Michele or Mitt, the most important race is the local one. Constitutional conservatives and libertarians must take Congress in healthy numbers. Congress (for the time being) has the purse-strings and the force to make any Republican president follow a more conservative path.

    Of the declared, I’d be most happy with Cain or Bachmann or both… but even if we end-up with Oh-Oh, Congress will make all the difference.