Sarah Palin: “The Renegade” Makes The Cover of Time

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John McCain was “The Maverick” and now Sarah Palin is “The Renegade.”

Here is the Time Magazine feature story.

An additional piece by Nancy Gibbs has interesting observations:

“IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PALIN NEVER SAID SHE WAS LEAVING OFFICE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER CHILDREN”—Gibbs writes, “the idea that ambitious women reach a certain point in their professional lives only to be hauled homeward by some innate maternal imperative has a cultural life all its own…. When a very prominent woman takes on a commitment—say, as governor of a state, whose voters are supposed to be the ones who decide if she’s no longer able to be effective—and then walks away, a shudder goes through every venue where women fight to assert their rights and affirm their commitment…. Thus, it’s important to note that Palin never said she was leaving office to spend more time with her children….But there’s another relevant model as well: lots of women who make a detour aren’t looking to have more time for Gymboree; they’re doing it because they want to start their own business, make their own rules, be their own boss—and this seems more Sarah’s tune. Palin’s brand is maverick, and her mode is moxie.”

Moxie is indeed correct.

Stay tuned for more from “The Renegade.”

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Shocker: Barack Obama is the Time Magazine Person of the Year

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Barack Obama Time Person of the Year

No, not a shock. The Time Magazine Person of the Year is President-elect Barack Obama.

The magazine will feature (hits the newsstands tomorrow) long-lost college photos, an interview with Obama, an explanation of why he was chosen and more.

Who did you think Time Magazine was going to choose Sarah Palin?

By the way, the choice was so noteworthy that Time Magazine’s Jay Carney left Time to become Obama’s VP, Joe Biden’s flack.

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Joe Klein Whines He Can’t Get on McCain or Palin’s Airplane

Posted Posted in Joe Klein, John McCain, Media Bias, Sarah Palin, Time Magazine

Joe Klein of Time Magazine

And, why would Team McCain allow this MORON on their airplanes?

Gosh is the MSM dense.

But, watch this video (if it stays up) and you can get an idea of Klein’s BIAS as stated in his own words.

An interview with Time Magazine’s Joe Klein. Pay particular attention to the end where Klein ridicules Sarah Palin

Key Response from the McCain campaign:

Campaign spokesperson Michael Goldfarb responded that “we don’t allow Daily Kos diarists on board either.”

Hey,Joe stop your whining and when you want to “HIT” Mac or Palin book your own flight.



Joe Klein whimpers and tries to justify his ban.

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Michael Ramirez on Time Magazine

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Time Magazine unveils world’s 100 most influential people

Osama bin Laden,Pope Benedict XVI and Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen are among a packed and varied field chosen by Time Magazine for this year’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

The fourth annual list, which is due to hit newsstands Friday, omits US President George W. Bush for the first time but includes Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.


Time Magazine?

Flap thought it went “out” in the 1970’s.


The Michael Ramirez Files

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Time Magazine Person of the Year Watch: Flap and All of US

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In this photo released by Time, Inc., in New York, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, the Dec. 25, 2006 “Person of the Year” issue proclaims that “You” are Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Time, citing the shift from institutions to individuals as part of the criteria for selecting their “Person of the Year,” has named anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web as their 2006 winner.

AP: Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: You

Congratulations! You are the Time magazine “Person of the Year.”

The annual honor for 2006 went to each and every one of us, as Time cited the shift from institutions to individuals – citizens of the new digital democracy, as the magazine put it. The winners this year were anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web.

“If you choose an individual, you have to justify how that person affected millions of people,” said Richard Stengel, who took over as Time’s managing editor earlier this year. “But if you choose millions of people, you don’t have to justify it to anyone.”

The magazine did cite 26 “People Who Mattered,” from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il to Pope Benedict XVI to the troika of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

And Stengel said if the magazine had decided to go with an individual, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the likely choice. “It just felt to me a little off selecting him,” Stengel said.

Indeed……..The blogosphere and internet is much more significant than Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Il.

In fact, the blogosphere and internet media may well be those dictators downfall.

Thanks Time Magazine! You finally got ONE RIGHT!

Captain Ed says Time’s Award for this year was a Suck-Up Version.

At least, however, they made a decision and selected someone. The entire point of a Person of the Year is to acknowledge that some people play larger roles in history. Naming all of us may make us feel good about our anonymity, but in the end it’s either pandering to millions of readers or a refusal to take a stand on anyone. Choosing everyone is an abdication on the entire purpose of the project.

Even Salon did better than that — but not by much. In a year of so much turmoil and such electoral drama, they selected S. R. Sidarth, the opposition researcher for James Webb that got himself notoriety by being the target of George Allen’s weird “macaca” moment. It’s a silly selection by an unserious publication, perhaps much more demonstrative of Salon than it could possibly be of 2006.

Flap thinks Ed needs to chill out. After all this is time Magazine, what do you expect – something profound? Or accurate?

Others Blogging:

Tammy Bruce


Hot Air

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Hillary Clinton Watch: Time Magazine Photo Manipulation Ages Hillary

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We’ve now heard from the Iraq Study Group, but we need the White House to become the Iraq Results Group.
— Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
responding to the Iraq Study Group’s recommendations

Graphic: Time Magazine

Power Line: D. Gorton looks at Time’s Hillary photo

Our old friend D. Gorton is the former New York Times White House photographer has emailed us his analysis of the photo above that I found unusually unflattering and posted this morning in “While Washington slept.” Mr. Gorton writes:

The photo of Hillary Clinton in Time isn’t just “unflattering,” it’s a classic case of artful manipulation. Bear in mind that we have all been wary of the news media’s use of manipulated imagery in Iraq and especially during the recent Israeli Hezbollah conflict. But that’s not the only place where it happens, of course. I think that the OJ Simpson magazine cover on Time that portrayed him as a dark, black, villain comes to mind. Regardless of OJ’s suspected crimes, he was unfairly portrayed based upon a racist stereotype. Time later apologized for the image.

Read it all.

Flap is certainly not an expert in photography or Fauxtography but this photo is definitely unflattering.

Is Time telling the Clinton media machine that the gloves are off?

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