Newsweek’s gratuitous visual insult to a certain Blue Star Mother
posted at 11:40 am on November 15, 2009 by CK MacLeod
We’ve already discussed the Newsweek Palin Cover at length – but here’s one last note that needs to be entered into the blogospherical record.
Just in case you had any doubt, Newsweek really is a liberal publication.
Runner’s World Original:
Element obscured by Newsweek:
Hat tip to HotAir commenter Annie, who said, “It may not have been deliberate, but I wouldn’t put anything past them.”
My personal guess is that Newsweek made what seemed to them an aesthetic decision on the composition. It just happened to be an aesthetic decision that no conservative magazine, nor anyone trying to deepen rather than flatten their depiction of Palin, nor anyone made uncomfortable by gestures of disrespect toward the military or even toward a parent’s feelings, would have made.
Given the evident hatred felt in certain sectors toward Palin and her supporters, it seems likely to me that anyone at Newsweek editorial who wondered about the implicit gesture more likely took pleasure in the idea of visually demoting – stealing really – the sign of this particular Blue Star Mother’s pride.
In other Newsweek Palin cover news, Blogger Serr8d couldn’t do anything with the Blue Star window pennant, but has gone a long way to fixing the cover for them anyway.
cross-adapted from Zombie Contentions