By now you’ve probably seen the cover of this week’s Newsweek featuring brunette paper weight Michele Bachmann and her freakish zombie eyes. In the post we did on the dastardly things the internet was doing to it, I noted that it seems that “the editors at Newsweek intentionally chose a photo that accentuates her already-crazy eyes to epic proportions.” Last night Jon Stewart also noted the magazine’s choice to use a particularly unflattering photo of Bachmann for the cover and how doing so just feeds the right-wing’s “the media has a liberal bias” narrative.
“You know the worst part about when the right complains about the mainstream media? When their argument contains a kernel of truth. Case in point! This week’s Newsweek cover,” Stewart ranted. “Look Newsweek, that’s a sh*tty picture of Michele Bachmann. And clearly not an accidentally bad picture of Michele Bachmann, because you could say a lot things about Michele Bachmann…a lot of things. But here’s what you can’t say about Michele Bachmann: That she’s not photogenic.”
Stewart went on to call bullsh*t on Newsweek editor Tina Brown‘s claim that “Michele Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now” and “Newsweek’s cover captures that.”
“Admit it Newsweek, you used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy…and that’s what her words are for,” he said. “You seem to have captured her face at the exact moment when she sees the amazing Riabalto turn his hat into a dove.”
For the record, I agree with Stewart completely here, but Michele Bachmann is still totally f*cking batsh*t.