August 13, 2011

Really, Bachmann Sex Act With Corn Dog?

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Driving away on a golf cart with her husband Marcus beside her, Mrs Bachmann stopped to buy a foot-long corn dog – a chicken and beef sausage in deep-fried batter. After applying mustard and allowing Mr Bachmann to take the first bite, she chomped into it with gusto. — Fried food and retail politics at the Iowa State Fair (Telegraph)

I get it’s the first heat of America’s GOP campaign, but you’d think the Telegraph’s US Editor (and sadly, wannabe photojournalist) would know an awful lot better — especially in the midst of Britain’s ongoing journalism scandal and the blazing firestorm over Newsweek’s blatantly sexist Michele Bachmann cover last Monday.

But no. Instead, Editor Toby Darden posted this Bachmann pornographic fantasy he shot himself in a two-fer piece on the Ames Straw Poll and the Iowa State Fair. Beyond the clip above which concludes Toby Harnden’s blog post, I don’t think the outrageous photo (embellished with what reads like a leering guy, far left) or the “foot long” caption reference needs any more elaboration than a call for Mr. Harnden to be fired.

It’s time for the click-hungry media, when it comes to the sexist depiction of women, to clean up its act.

(photo: Toby Darden)

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