A Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin in running shorts showing lots of leg met a "gender neutral" standard despite Palin's complaints of sexism, said the magazine's editor. "We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme," Jon Meacham said in a statement provided to Huffington Post. "That is a gender-neutral standard." The story inside dealt with with the many problems Palin poses to the Republican Party.
Palin blasted the photo on her Facebook page earlier this week as "out-of-context," and called the Newsweek approach "sexist and oh-so-expected." The same photo ran in an issue of Runner's World, but Palin said the shot was an appropriate illustration of that story about health and fitness.