Sarah Palin Newsweek Cover..Flattering or Flawed?

October 9, 2008

Newsweek is facing some heat after deciding to run a cover picture of Sarah Palin that is highly zoomed and apparently was not retouched.  Common practice is for magazines to smooth out wrinkles, hide pores and hair, and generally make a person look better than they do in real life. 

Some are saying Newsweek intentionally left the photo untouched as a slap in the face to make their headline of She’s One of The Folks (And that’s the problem) have more punch.  Newsweek issued a statement that backed up their reasons behind this image selection.

“Nigel Parry’s portrait of Governor Palin was shot and cropped so we could see clearly into her eye and be engaged by (have access to) her smile.”

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