Aug. 20 and 22, 2011
As a photo editor of my college newspaper, I can tell you that when a media outlet plans to show a visual of someone, they choose from dozens of photos of that person. These are generally taken from different angles and distances and can be complimentary or not, depending upon the editor's feelings or views at the moment. When I saw Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) on the August 15, 2011 cover of Newsweek, I wasn't surprised. This magazine and the mainstream media (MSM) wants to hurt conservatives, and the editors of Newsweek decided to hit on Bachmann this time.
On the front of Newsweek, Rep. Bachmann looks stunned, out-of-place, and a little crazy. The cover’s title is, The Queen of Rage. Bachmann is neither a queen, nor raging. Not rage, but Queen of the Stage, perhaps. She has some good ideas, has presented them with a toughness we haven't seen in a while, and it might help if we listened to her. The subtitle, oozing with liberal sarcasm, says, Michelle Bachmann on God, The Tea Party, and the Evils of Government. These are three topics liberals have trouble addressing these days. When faced with any one of them, they usually get angry and begin cursing (ie. Rep. Maxine Waters).
Carrying the banner of the MSM’s new mantra is Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). He and the MSM say the popularity of the Tea Party is sagging. The polar opposite is true, of course, in the face of our out-of-control, leader-less, and thrashing economy. The Newsweek states, in lyrical rhyme, “…a new poll shows the Tea Party’s popularity flagging.”
Feeling compelled to purchase a copy of Newsweek with the Bachmann cover, I did so while on vacation in the small and beautiful town of Glenwood Springs, CO. As I fell in line behind a woman also buying a copy, I spoke up. “Don’t you think they might have found a better photo of Michelle Bachmann?” I asked. The lady replied, “No,” and with firm conviction told me she always sees Michelle Bachmann that way. “She’s so angry.” The man behind the counter added, “She says crazy things. Everything she says is religious.” Everything - she - says. Hmmm. What’s wrong with religion, anyway? Small-town America sure isn’t living up to its reputation of clinging to its guns and religion anymore, is it? Throw the old generalizations out, the liberals have taken over the backwoods, all the while clinging to the ACLU, their mainstream media, and their atheism!
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