Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Conservatives Upset At Newsweek’s "Queen Of Rage" Bachmann Cover


Conservatives are not too pleased with Newsweek’s front cover of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). The GOP presidential candidate and Tea Party favorite has a wild-eyed look and appears above the caption, "Queen of Rage." Some of the responses:

On conservative Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism website, editor-in-chief Dana Loesh slammed the folks at Newsweek as "biased" and possibly "chauvinist."

"It seems as though Newsweek has a double standard in effect for conservatives, women, and especially conservative women," blogger Ed Morrissey wrote in an online article. He also chided Newsweek for keeping it "classy" with its choice of Twitter hashtag.

Political pundit Michelle Maulkin also sounded off Monday on her website, writing, "You’ve resorted to recycling bottom-of-the-barrel moonbat photo cliches about conservative female public figures and their enraged 'crazy eyes?' Really?" 

One liberal group, the National Organization for Women, agreed with Breitbart on the "chauvinism" charge:

"It's sexist," NOW president Terry O'Neill told conservative news site the Daily Caller. "Casting her in that expression and then adding 'The Queen of Rage,' I think [it is]. 

Is the cover unfair and sexist–or is it fitting for a politician who has repeatedly made statements that seem, well, crazy?

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