Friday, August 26, 2011
In the first hours after Newsweek tweeted it's controversial cover featuring a deer in the headlights Michele Bachmann, it quickly garnered criticism from conservatives and women. Gawker's Lauri Apple almost immediately noted "They don't call her Crazy Eyes for nothing." One of the most prominent conservative critics, Michelle Malkin, attributed it to "the conservative crazy eyes cliche." The media seemed to like the phrase. Searching for an easy way to refer to the cover, most media outlets settled on some variation of "the 'crazy eyes' Newsweek cover.