…the death of the newsweek.com URL marks the official end of what was once a fully staffed and hugely trafficked site in its own right.
“Folks want to be able to envision someone sitting in the Oval Office,” writes The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart of Sarah Palin’s Newsweek cover. “They don’t necessarily want to envision [a president] in the pages of Esquire magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive 2011′ or Maxim.”
He goes on to add that Palin “can’t possibly be taken seriously as a presidential contender dressed like that, especially since this is the second time she has given Newsweek a less-than-presidential pose.”
Note: The other Newsweek cover Capehart references was intended only for Runner’s World magazine. A photographer leaked the photos, and Palin later called Newsweek’s use of them “sexist.”
How much of this might have to do with the disconnect DC denizens have when it comes to judging people from more rugged regions, such as Alaska? Real people don’t always wear blazers.
Please note that Jonathan Capehart, self-appointment spokesman for what average “folks” “want to be able to envision,” is a gay black man who lives in the Beltway.
As well as a professional journalist who clearly hadn’t heard of the big intramural controversy surrounding Palin’s first Newsweek cover, which as the Daily Caller noted, featured a photo of her stolen from another magazine.
And you know full well what all that makes him?
Your moral and intellectual superior!