On the cover of the most recent edition of Newsweek, Sarah Palin is featured, not in normal political campaign photo shoot attire, but in a running outfit, complete with short, black running shorts. This photo was originally taken for Runners World magazine, and without their permission, Newsweek used the image for their own cover.
I find that this cover comes off as sexist, not only because of what she is wearing for a political magazine, but also because it has nothing to do with the article one bit. If the magazine were to publish something on a male politician, they would never take a picture from a health magazine, of that person in workout shorts, and put it on their cover.
Newsweek claims that they only choose that photo because it "was the most interesting image available."(1) By interesting, they mean eye catching. If that is the way they obtain more readers, by using pictures of female politicans in running shorts, then they should not be considered a news magazine.
No matter how much Newsweek disagrees with Palin's policies and views, they have no right to attack anyones gender, and for that matter another magazine's photo.