A month after editor-in-chief Tina Brown Photoshopped the late Princess Diana walking alongside Kate Middleton onto the cover of Newsweek, sparking outrage among fans, Brown is drawing the ire of the tea party for selecting a photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) for Newsweek’s cover that makes the 2012 Republican hopeful look, well, crazy.
I looked at the cover. It is obvious that Newsweek chose the photo to make the presidential candidate look foolish or worse. I am no fan of Michele Bachman but this is wrong. It will always be wrong.
I expect on the front page of a tough conservative magazine less than flattering pictures of Obama, etc. On magazines like Rolling Stone, I expect satirical cartoons of any politician currently in the news. But Newsweek is not supposed to be a advocacy magazine or a satirical publication.
I expect a campaign style picture of any candidate for higher office. Anything else is insulting, and intended to be.