Tina Brown: Newsweek cover photo of Michele Bachmann captures her intensity

The Daily Beast
Newsweek/Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown has responded to criticism of the magazine’s cover image of Michele Bachmann in which she looks wide-eyed into the camera above a headline that reads, “The Queen of Rage.” Brown said, “Michele Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that.” The Daily Beast has posted outtakes from the event, saying, “Many of the photographs taken for the feature showed Bachmann with similar intensity.” The image chosen for the cover is the most unflattering, which some see as evidence of liberal bias and sexism. Other images include typical campaign shots, a pious-looking portrait and a frame in which she has swept-back hair. “To us, the biggest news from the controversial Newsweek cover of Michele Bachmann is how she has stayed clear of the controversy and moved on,” writes the crew at NBC’s “First Read.” Earlier: Tina Brown’s Newsweek covers have featured women 6 of 14 weeks.

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  • http://davidsmusingsthoughts.blogspot.com/ David

    Intensity?  Crying out loud, the only worse picture would have been her using the bathroom.  In fact, that will probably come next.  I’m not a Michele Bachmann fan by no stretch of the imagination.  But, this is preposterous.  No excuse for this in “objective journalism.”  None.

  • Anonymous

    That’s how Bachmann always looks. It’s not like people haven’t been remarking about her Crazy Eyes all along. It’s striking because it’s so big, I think. And yeah, Newsweek picked that photo on purpose. It looks *exactly* like the kind of person who would make a campaign promise to eliminate the EPA. And to take all kinds of government handouts basically seconds before decrying their existence. And to become a tax attorney because her husband told her to (based on the Bible saying men rule women). And to marry a dude who takes government money to “cure” homesexuals through prayer. Which is to say, it makes her look just exactly as batshit insane as she actually is. 

  • Anonymous

    All right-thinking cocooning caucasian progressives KNOW Bachman is stupid and evil. Like so many of their other convictions and received “wisdom,” it’s a self-protecting form of group-think.

  • Anonymous

    All right-thinking cocooning caucasian progressives KNOW Bachman is stupid and evil. Like so many of their other convictions and received “wisdom,” it’s a self-protecting form of group-think.

  • Anonymous

    Tina Brown hates Republicans. Her magazine in 2001 (I forget its name) was still yapping on about the Clintons and impeachment and “Planet of the Apes.” Not much has changed in 10 years, and Apes has a sequel too.

  • Anonymous

    Tina Brown hates Republicans. Her magazine in 2001 (I forget its name) was still yapping on about the Clintons and impeachment and “Planet of the Apes.” Not much has changed in 10 years, and Apes has a sequel too.

  • Anonymous

    Tina Brown lives in a world that doesn’t exist any more.

  • Anonymous

    Newsweek is dead. It is an irrelevant old magazine from a bygone era and has been for years. This is the first time I think I have seen a Newsweek cover since 1995.

    Tina Brown is an old world print person who thinks that magazine covers still matter. They don’t. They only matter to other print holdouts from the whale oil era.

  • Anonymous

    Newsweek is dead. It is an irrelevant old magazine from a bygone era and has been for years. This is the first time I think I have seen a Newsweek cover since 1995.

    Tina Brown is an old world print person who thinks that magazine covers still matter. They don’t. They only matter to other print holdouts from the whale oil era.

  • Anonymous

    Newsweek is dead. It is an irrelevant old magazine from a bygone era and has been for years. This is the first time I think I have seen a Newsweek cover since 1995.

    Tina Brown is an old world print person who thinks that magazine covers still matter. They don’t. They only matter to other print holdouts from the whale oil era.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a fine line between “intensity” and  just plain”maniacal.”

  • Anonymous

    Tina Brown has destroyed the credibility of a venerable media property, in record time.  Why doesn’t Poynter commission a story about THAT?

  • http://twitter.com/vanmojo vanmojo

    That’s the only look Bachmann has… from any angle!

  • Anonymous

    Newsweek and Brown knew what they were doing. She is looking away from the camera for a typical smile shot. This is usually the type of pic that gets tossed because it makes the person look stupid.