Did Newsweek choose Michele Bachmann cover photo to make her ‘look crazy’?


Another Newsweek cover controversy is brewing–and once again, it involves women.

A month after editor-in-chief Tina Brown Photoshopped the late Princess Diana walking alongside Kate Middleton onto the cover of Newsweek, sparking outrage among fans, Brown is drawing the ire of the tea party for selecting a photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
for Newsweek’s cover that makes the 2012 Republican hopeful look, well, crazy.

The photo of Bachmann, shot in Washington on Aug. 1 by photographer Chris Buck, accompanies a cover story by Lois Romano entitled “The Queen of Rage.” (Newsweek tweeted the cover image late Sunday with the #QueenOfRage hashtag.)

Reached via e-mail, Alice Stewart, Bachmann’s press secretary, declined to comment. “We are focused on meeting with the people of Iowa in advance of the Straw Poll,” she wrote in an email to The Cutline. And Bachmann brushed off a question about the cover from a voter in Iowa.

Conservative media pundits, though, were more than happy to respond.

Read More at Yahoo! By Dylan Stableford, Newsweek