Sarah Palin Calls Newsweek Sexist

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has launched a full-scale media blitz this week to promote her new book, but not all of the media attention she is receiving has been to her approval.

Newsweek magazine's cover story this week took a critical look at Palin, but it was the photograph featured on the cover that she particularly took issue with. A photo of Palin in an exercise outfit and sneakers ran on the cover next to the headline "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" The picture was originally taken for the magazine Runner's World.

Palin wrote on her Facebook page Monday night that the photo choice was "unfortunate."

"When it comes to Sarah Palin, this 'news' magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant," she wrote. "The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context."

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