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    You really need to read the comments. Some are pretty dang funny.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...d-newswee.html



    How did Newsweek get Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle?


    How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?

    Simple. It didn't.

    Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.

    However, to the magazine's credit, it did not try to hide the fact that it's a stock photo, even printing circa 2002 on the cover and again referencing the date in Jon Meacham's editor letters entitled "The Palin Problem."

    So that makes it OK.

    Right? Or maybe not? What do you think?

    Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can't you shoot your foot off like that?

    Just wondering.
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    rodbender wrote:
    Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can't you shoot your foot off like that?

    Just wondering.
    It is not a 'rifle' and that is a perfectly safe way to hold a shotgun broken open.

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    I don't see the problem with using an archive photo. If nothing else, it looks better than this one:



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    So, you're asking if it's ok to use an old, public picture of a public person, while specifically stating that is what you are doing? Yes. Yes it is.

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    Don't read the comments...or if you do make sure you have the duct tape handy.

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    It's a good thing I have solid control on my laugh reflex. Some of the comments are hilarious!


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    Looks better than this one...



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    AWDstylez wrote:
    Looks better than this one...

    The top threein the right column are dead. Does that mean that Palin will be President? Hot damn, that sounds good to me.
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    canadian wrote:
    I don't see the problem with using an archive photo. If nothing else, it looks better than this one:

    I disagree, if you don't photoshop out Mr. Cosdall (sorry if that is not correct, hard to read his tag) there I think that is a fantastic PR photo.

    +1 on not rifle. First thing that went through my mind reading this thread was "that is not a rifle you idiot".

    Very safe method of carrying a broken open shotgun.

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    Your foot is safe unless a meteor happens to hit the primer.
    With the breach open, it is otherwise very unlikely to missfire, but
    is vunerable to meteor impact held up this way. Also mars death rays.

    Hey, lets not forget the great Tank photo of the dem candidate of years gone by.
    If it wasn't for file stock life would get boring.

    Just wish she would dump the other half of ticket so I can vote for her.


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    OMG!!!Palin and her.....uh...uh...uh..guns



    OMG!!!!

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    rodbender wrote:
    The top threein the right column are dead. Does that mean that Palin will be President? Hot damn, that sounds good to me.


    Nope. It just means she's the retard of the group that can't even name a magazine she reads.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    rodbender wrote:
    The top threein the right column are dead. Does that mean that Palin will be President? Hot damn, that sounds good to me.


    Nope. It just means she's the retard of the group that can't even name a magazine she reads.
    Nice! Stylish! But seriously, who in the 21st century wastes their time reading magazines? The MSM is just mad because she won't drink their kool-aid.

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    thorvaldr wrote:
    Nice! Stylish! But seriously, who in the 21st century wastes their time reading magazines? The MSM is just mad because she won't drink their kool-aid.
    Most people still read at least one or two, and when asked can name at least a couple instead of stammering for ten seconds and saying "I'll have to get back to you on that".The problem with that particular incedent is not whether or not she reads magazines, it's that she can't give a straight answer to a simple question. If you don't read the, fine, just say "I don't read any".

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    Maybe she reads the kind of magazines that don't need to be talked about.

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    The say "I don't want to talk about it". It's really about the magazines, it's about Palin not being able to talk about anything but what is on her cue cards. Over and over, she sounds great when the interviews/speeches stay within the narrow, pre-defined boundaries set by her handlers. If you get her away from those, she can barely speak. Hell, she did the same thing in that travesty of a "debate" with Biden. As soon as a topic she wasn't comfortable with came up she stammered and steered it back to what she wanted to talk about.

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    FogRider wrote:
    The say "I don't want to talk about it". It's really about the magazines, it's about Palin not being able to talk about anything but what is on her cue cards. Over and over, she sounds great when the interviews/speeches stay within the narrow, pre-defined boundaries set by her handlers. If you get her away from those, she can barely speak. Hell, she did the same thing in that travesty of a "debate" with Biden. As soon as a topic she wasn't comfortable with came up she stammered and steered it back to what she wanted to talk about.


    Yup. It takes a special person to make Bush sound intelligent.

    I thought this was sad/funny/accurate...



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    I think we took a non gun turn with this magazine stuff but maybe I can pull us back. Hey, if she's supposed to be an NRA life member how come she doesn't read American Rifleman (or American Hunter, whatever). I like the articles, I don't just look at the pictures of guns.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    Yup. It takes a special person to make Bush sound intelligent.

    I thought this was sad/funny/accurate...

    Now that is funny.

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    FogRider wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    Yup. It takes a special person to make Bush sound intelligent.

    I thought this was sad/funny/accurate...

    Now that is funny.
    +1

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    MetalChris wrote:
    FogRider wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    Yup. It takes a special person to make Bush sound intelligent.

    I thought this was sad/funny/accurate...

    Now that is funny.
    +1
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