If you want to know why you get Newsweek Covers like this:

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If you want to know why you get Newsweek Covers like this:

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It’s because of stuff like this:

via Stacy McCain who notes:

What’s strange is that lib­er­als find this type of nar­ra­tive per­fectly accept­able when what is being tes­ti­fied to is some appro­pri­ately sec­u­lar con­ver­sion: “Why I became a les­bian fem­i­nist” or “When I learned the unden­ji­able sci­en­tific truth of global warm­ing” or “How I dis­cov­ered that my Repub­li­can par­ents are closet Nazis.” It is only the con­ver­sion nar­ra­tive of Bible-​believing Chris­tians that lib­er­als find obnox­iously repel­lant. And the idea that a Bible-​believing Chris­t­ian might think them­selves called to high pub­lic office …

Well, lib­er­als just can’t han­dle that — at least when the self-​identified Chris­t­ian is a pro-​life con­ser­v­a­tive Repub­li­can. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Bap­tist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be what­ever it is you want to call devo­tees of what Rev. Jere­miah Wright preaches. But let a con­ser­v­a­tive Repub­li­can speak in pub­lic about his or her Chris­t­ian faith, and lib­er­als imme­di­ately start scream­ing about “theocracy.”

It’s like Ann Coul­ter says in God­less: Lib­er­al­ism is a reli­gion and abor­tion is its sacrament.

As Rush Lim­baugh says, the MSM will always tele­graph who they fear

One final thought. Pre 1965 with very few excep­tions the Aver­age Amer­i­can would have found absolutely noth­ing odd about that kind of speech com­ing from a polit­i­cal fig­ure run­ning for pres­i­dent or any office.

Update: Ann Alt­house raises an inter­est­ing point:

This reminds me of why I wouldn’t let Isth­mus pho­to­graph me when it did a cover story about me. I fig­ured they’d take a lot of shots and pick one that made me look crazy or bad in some other way.

But I wasn’t striv­ing for media cov­er­age, and Bach­mann is. She’s got to take what she can get. The media is (mostly) lib­eral. Deal with it. You’ve got to man­age your face if you want to get elected

What can’t be cured must be endured, but it doesn’t mean we can’t call em out.

Where would we be without our unbiased media folks like Tina Brown?

It’s because of stuff like this:

via Stacy McCain who notes:

What’s strange is that liberals find this type of narrative perfectly acceptable when what is being testified to is some appropriately secular conversion: “Why I became a lesbian feminist” or “When I learned the undenjiable scientific truth of global warming” or “How I discovered that my Republican parents are closet Nazis.” It is only the conversion narrative of Bible-believing Christians that liberals find obnoxiously repellant. And the idea that a Bible-believing Christian might think themselves called to high public office . . .

Well, liberals just can’t handle that — at least when the self-identified Christian is a pro-life conservative Republican. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Baptist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be whatever it is you want to call devotees of what Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches. But let a conservative Republican speak in public about his or her Christian faith, and liberals immediately start screaming about “theocracy.”

It’s like Ann Coulter says in Godless: Liberalism is a religion and abortion is its sacrament.

As Rush Limbaugh says, the MSM will always telegraph who they fear

One final thought. Pre 1965 with very few exceptions the Average American would have found absolutely nothing odd about that kind of speech coming from a political figure running for president or any office.

Update: Ann Althouse raises an interesting point:

This reminds me of why I wouldn’t let Isthmus photograph me when it did a cover story about me. I figured they’d take a lot of shots and pick one that made me look crazy or bad in some other way.

But I wasn’t striving for media coverage, and Bachmann is. She’s got to take what she can get. The media is (mostly) liberal. Deal with it. You’ve got to manage your face if you want to get elected

What can’t be cured must be endured, but it doesn’t mean we can’t call em out.