Which only seems necessary to say because the elite media (or at least, the elitists employed by the decidely non-elite and bankrupt Newsweek) apparently thinks that she is Beelzebub Incarnate.
It's boring to have to keep saying that if a conservative weekly -- say, published by Rupert Murdoch -- used a cover photo this unattractive for a story about, say, Hillary Clinton, that they would be pilloried for sexism. Or, if they used an unappealing shot of Barack Obama, for racism. You get the picture.
But demonization like this is also simply lazy reporting by people who are too busy grinding ideological axes to see what's happening in front of them. Here, for instance, is a look at what Bachmann is really like campaigning in Iowa: