As sexism charges against media coverage of Sarah Palin have intensified in recent weeks, a pair of pictures in particular have sparked widespread fury.
The first, taken Wednesday by Reuters wire service, demeans the Alaska governor and V.P. hopeful as nothing more than a sex object, some critics believe.
The only glimpse of Sarah Palin in the photo is a blurred close-up of her legs – with a face of a young, male audience member between them, looking up.
Others also levied criticism of the latest Newsweek cover, which shows a close-up picture of Sarah Palin’s face that was not retouched or airbrushed. The horror.
You can see pores, and maybe a hint of a wrinkle! Such liberal bias.
Are the pics sexist? Or do their critics need to chill the eff out?
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Are these Sarah Palin pictures sexist?