She actually took it easy on Newsweek. She could have wondered aloud about their financial situation. According to the Washington Post third quarter's earning report, the news magazine is losing money and its subscriber base is expected to drop to 1.5 million in January 2010 from 3.1 million earlier this year.
Not to mention that it appears that the news magazine ran the photo without permission from Runner's World.
Reads an Editors Note at Runner'sWorld.com: "On the cover of this week’s issue of Newsweek is a photo that was shot for the August 2009 issue of Runner’s World , in which Sarah Palin was featured on the monthly 'I’m a Runner' back page. Runner’s World did not provide Newsweek with the image. Instead, it was provided to Newsweek by the photographer’s agency, without Runner’s World’s knowledge or permission."
Perhaps this is something that Runner's World isn't that upset about after all. It's interesting to observe that right after the "Editor's Note" is a promo to see their original photo slideshow of Palin.
"You've got to hand it to the folks at Newsweek," Brody writes. "They have accomplished being biased and sexist at the same time. Quite a feat. This cover has got to be a new low right? They don't use a photo of Palin on the campaign trail. No instead they take the sexy Runners World photo."
Didn't she pose for it though?