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October 08, 2008

LAT Blog: "How Did Newsweek Get Palin to Pose with a Rifle?"

They answer correctly at first...

How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?

Simple. It didn't.

But then it goes it very wrong.

Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.

However, to the magazine's credit, it did not try to hide the fact that it's a stock photo, even printing circa 2002 on the cover and again referencing the date in editor Jon Meacham's letter entitled "The Palin Problem."

So that makes it OK.

Right? Or maybe not? What do you think?

Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can't you shoot your foot off like that?

The LAT. Pure fuckin' genius.

Here's Palin with her rifle.

That's the over-under, break-open, breech-loading 12 gauge sort of rifle.

These are the people who presume to set the gun control policy for this country.

The same press corps which breathlessly invokes "semiautomatic pistol" as words of talismanic import, as if they're describing exotic weaponry on the level of "phased plasma rifle in deh forty watt range."

Thanks to Ace Queen from Free Republic.

Heh: All the comments on the LAT Blog are telling her the same thing. Though one guy claims it's a side-by-side shotgun. I think it's over-under, as most say.

Anyway, this was a funny comment:

The way she is pointing that loaded Machine Gun proves she is racist.

Posted by: Journalism Student | October 08, 2008 at 06:30 PM


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