HuffPost asks, “How do you generate buzz if you’re a magazine up for sale and fighting claims of irrelevance?”
Since you’ve already shown Palin’s legs on the cover back in November — to much consternation – now you have to flip the classic dual image of women and make her a saint. As if — see, for instance, Shill, baby, shill: Sarah Palin to “Extreme Enviros: Drill, Baby, Drill in ANWR – Now Do You Get It?”
Coincidentally, also back in November, uber-conservative Sean Hannity gave Palin another chance to answer her flubbed Katie Couric question about where she gets her news, and she named Newsmax first:
The question is whether Newsweek‘s Palin-fawning, industry-friendly, science-unfriendly reporting of late is some sort of rightward lurch, in a far-too-late attempt to distinguish itself from its primary competitor, Time magazine — or is it just an effort to gin up the sensational in a desperate quest for eyeballs?
Well, if it’s the latter, then perhaps Newsweek will take up one of Vanity Fair‘s terrific mock covers:
Related reasons why Palin ain’t a Saint:
- Conservative leader Sarah ‘Four Pinocchios’ Palin blames ‘Gore-gate’ for “this snake oil science stuff.”
- The Washington Post gave Palin its highest (which is to say lowest) rating of “Four Pinocchios” for continuing to “to peddle bogus [energy] statistics three days after the original error was pointed out by independent fact-checkers.”
- Palin’s “Going Rogue” spreads falsehoods about bipartisan clean energy legislation
- WashPost goes tabloid, publishes second falsehood-filled op-ed by Sarah Palin in five months “” on climate science and the hacked emails!
- Rogue Palin: “I always remind people from outside our state that there is plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals “” right next to the mashed potatoes.”
- Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor [Palin]
- Palin’s axis of evil animals: Beluga whales join polar bears and wolf cubs
- Must see ad: Palin “champions “¦ savagery”