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Bachmann Newsweek Cover Creates Strong Reactions

The Daily Beast

Expect to hear a lot about the latest issue of Newsweek.

The news magazine put Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on the cover and did a piece on her popularity in Iowa as she runs for president.

The article is nothing Minnesotans haven’t been hearing for some time.

But what is interesting is the debate about the cover photo. It shows a wide-eyed Bachmann against a presidentially-blue background and the headline, “The Queen of Rage.”

Conservative pundits are furious what some are calling the “crazy eyes” Newsweek cover.

From Michele Malkin:

“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?’

‘No doubt the editors and photog will deny doing anything to make Bachmann look bad.'”

And from

“Conservative websites are already crying foul over the cover, with some saying it makes Bachmann look “crazy” and one blogger asking, ‘Can anyone really say with a straight face that the mainstream media is not totally biased against conservatives?’ “

For her part, Bachmann said earlier this afternoon she had not seen the Newsweek cover. And she didn’t seem to like the story’s tone.

“She rejected the premise of the story and uncorked a monologue about how her campaign was one of ‘hope,’ and how much of it came from her experience growing up in Iowa. No ranting about the media. No taking bait.”

The Daily Beast says Bachmann will join them for a live chat on Wednsday afternoon. It may make for an uncomfortable session for all involved.

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