US Magazine has come under fire for the treatment of Sarah Palin on its cover and the misleading title and bullet points. So much so that it has been reported that 10,000 subscribers have canceled their subscription. (I don't know if that number is accurate.)
Megyn Kelly of Fox News talked to the editor of the magazine and called him out on several issues. You can read the text of that interview here or watch the video here (the video goes into more besides just the interview with Jacobs).
KELLY: Bradley, do you think the cover,
in any way, suggests to viewers looking at your magazine while standing
there in the grocery store that the lies are lies about Sarah Palin by
JACOBS: I don't think we can
talk about all that here. We've gotten a lot of press today, but a lot
of people haven't read this story. You may disagree that is fairly —
It reminds me of how a person can carefully phrase their words so that, while the words are technically true, the phrasing changes the meaning. I got "beaten up" on the Internet a number of years ago because what a newspaper reporter left out of his article changed the meaning of what I had actually said. Sorry to say, but I think there will be plenty of folks who see that magazine cover (the way so many of us read the tabloid covers while waiting in the checkout line) and think the lies referred to are Palin's lies that she told, when apparently they are not.
So doesn't it seem to you that the candidates were treated differently in the two covers shown below?