Sarah Palin Claims Newsweek Cover is Sexist

Failed GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin features on the cover of Newsweek this week, and the photo used has got the darling of the uber-right fuming.

The Sarah Palin Newsweek cover uses a photo originally taken for Runner’s World magazine and shows Palin posing in running gear including rather short shorts.

Palin took to Facebook to slam the cover, claiming that the photo selection was sexist and was engineered by the liberal media to distract attention from the release of her memoir Going Rogue.

“When it comes to Sarah Palin, this ‘news’ magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness — a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation” Palin said on Facebook.

“The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention – even if out of context.”

Image: Newsweek under fair use