I’ve opined previously that there is nothing that the mainstream media — and liberal women of all ages — like to do more than bash conservative women who run for political office. You know. Too dumb, inexperienced, weak, strong, insensitive. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Now with Michele Bachmann portrayed on the cover of Newsweek — remember when Newsweek used to be a real publication? — as someone on holiday from a lunatic asylum, here’s an interesting perspective from Michelle Malkin, “The Conservative Crazy Eyes Cliche & Other Stupid MSM Photo Tricks“:
Sigh. Seriously, Tina Brown?
Yes, I’m talking about you, Oxford University-educated Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown.
You’ve resorted to recycling bottom-of-the-barrel moonbat photo cliches about conservative female public figures and their enraged “crazy eyes?” Really?
Who’s in charge of Newsweek cover graphics now — a Media Matters Soros Monkey? A random Daily Kos commenter? Keith Olbermann’s intern’s intern?
The once-mighty Newsweek magazine-turned-Beast is apparently so proud of its Democratic Underground-pandering Michele Bachmann cover and title that its editors are promoting the photo and pushing the hashtag #QueenofRage on Twitter.
And the left-wing press is eating it up:
Gawker, predictably: “Ha ha, just kidding—they don’t call her CrazyEyes for nothing.”
The Village Voice rejoices after receiving a high-res image of the cover (and dutifully cropping Bachmann’s eyes).
Rep. Bachmann is unabashedly conservative, willing to take both parties’ leaders to task, passionate about her work, popular with grass-roots activists on the Right, committed to reining in the size, scope, and power of government, and yes, expressive. For all this, she must be destroyed.
No doubt the editors and photog will deny doing anything to make Bachmann look bad.
At some point, I expect that we will have a woman at the top of a ticket running for president. If she’s conservative, my advice is to invest in a good pair of sunglasses.
And here’s the Newsweek article about Michele Bachmann, via The Daily Beast.
Still bet “crazy eyes” wins in Iowa.