Ed Morrissey says it well:
Memo to conservative women: When approached by Newsweek or Time for a cover story, always bring your own photographer. . . . Newsweek perches a blank-looking Bachmann over block letters calling her “THE QUEEN OF RAGE”:
Rage? I’ve certainly heard Bachmann talk tough about encroaching government and the avalanche of spending and debt, but in all the years I’ve known and covered Bachmann, I’ve never heard her rage at anyone. It seems as though Newsweek has a double standard in effect for conservatives, women, and especially conservative women. When Barack Obama told an audience in June 2008 that “if they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun,” did Newsweek crown him the King of Rage — or at any time in his class-warfare-based presidential campaign? For that matter, when Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stated that Republicans wanted to reinstate Jim Crow laws, did anyone accuse her of being filled with rage? Not exactly. . . .
Conservative candidates have to learn that Newsweek, Time, and other mainstream publications won’t be their friends, or even be objective. They plan on making news, not reporting it. This is just one of the least subtle examples we’ll see in the next fifteen months.
Here is how Michele Bachmann looks in a fair photo: