The National Rifle Association has come out defending Michele Bachmann against Newsweek Magazine’s scabrous “Queen of Rage” cover piece on Michele Bachmann:
One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine.
Wait – did I say National Rifle Association?
Ooop. I meant…the National Organization of Women!
Monday, the National Organization for Women (NOW) spoke out against Newsweek’s most recent cover, which features an extreme close-up of Michele Bachmann and the title “The Queen of Rage.”
“It’s sexist,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told TheDC. “Casting her in that expression and then adding ‘The Queen of Rage’ I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a man – has it ever been done to a man? Surely this has never been done to a man.”
The NOW, of course, is myopic; it happens to (conservative) men in the liberal media all the time.
Still – when even NOW notices that the liberal media observes a toxic double standard when covering women who happen to be conservatives, that should tell you something.
Of course, if you’re award-winning journalist ® Karl Bremer, what it tells you is that them uppity wimmins is gettin’ off the reservation agin:
Gender politics at its worst–NOW defends Michele Bachmann over Newsweek cover. Sad. http://t.co/ZG9YO8g #stribpol
Remember; it’s only offensive if it doesn’t benefit the left.