Newsweek Takes Another Shot At Palin On Cover: ‘Saint Sarah’; Palin Responds, Answers Breast Implant Charge

Posted on Sat 06/12/2010 by


By Jeff Poor.

Not this again. There is obviously not enough going on in the world for Newsweek magazine this week because once again Sarah Palin is on the cover.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee was also on the cover of Newsweek back in November 2009, in running shorts. This time she is featured as “Saint Sarah: What’s Palin’s appeal to conservative Christian women says about feminism and the future of the religious right” in Newsweek’s June 21 issue. Palin is depicted with halo on the cover for the story written by Lisa Miller, which attempts to rationalize Palin’s convictions about the issue of abortion and her Christian faith.

However, Palin didn’t think too highly of Newsweek’s gesture. She responded on Fox News’ June 11 broadcast of “On the Record with Greta van Sustren.”

“Haven’t seen it, but if the title and what I hear about the content is any indication of where Newsweek is going, it is no wonder Newsweek is doing so poorly,” Palin said. “People are not reading that stuff. It is not relevant. It’s not interesting stuff that they are making up and writing and that’s why they are going down.”

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Another incredible charge that has surfaced in left-wing media outlets as of late was that Palin had gotten breast implants. Palin responded to host Greta van Sustren, but not without first taking a few shots at those who propagated the rumor.

“Well, first Greta, you know why we love you?” Palin said. “Because you’re not afraid to ask the questions and I got to respect you for asking that question because I know that Boob-gate is all over the Internet right now because there are a lot of, I guess bored idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about. And I think some of those folks, too – they need to perhaps grab a shovel, go down to the Gulf, volunteer to help cleanup and save a whale or something instead of reporting on such stupid things like that.”

And as for the implants? She cleared that up with very implicit answer.

“No, I have not had implants,” she said. “I can’t believe we are even talking this. I think a report like that is about as real and truthful as those reports that Todd and I are divorcing or that I bought a place in the Hamptons or that Trig is not my own child. And we still put up with that kind of garbage, too – even the mainstream media, Greta. It is amazing.”

Jeff Poor writes at the NewsBusters site.

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