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Newsweek Ceasing Publication - Over 200 Readers Affected
Big Hairy News ^ | October 18, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter

Posted on 10/18/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT by WXRGina

Newsweek magazine announced today that it will cease publication at the end of the year.

The magazine, published since 1933, has experienced a sharp decline in readership - roughly proportionate to its increasingly hard left editorial bent. There is no word how this move will affect Newsweek's roughly 225 subscribers.

One positive aspect of the move is that President Obama and first lady Michelle will now have more free time, thanks to not having to pose for monthly Newsweek cover story photos.



TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: newsweak; newsweek; oldmedia; weaknews
SATIRE (like I have to tell you).
1 posted on 10/18/2012 4:56:41 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

I need a new keyboard....


2 posted on 10/18/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: WXRGina

No it’s not.. Newsweak’s print edition is done. ‘Going digital’ is their way of saying ‘we suck for having shilled for 0bama the past four years’. Even Newsweak has a cover-up for their own misguided mission.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 5:00:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: WXRGina

Yep, Newsweek has been the satire of a serious news magizine for at least 30 years.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I said ‘satire,’ because I didn’t want you to think Michelle’s rear is truly that large.

Just kidding, all the way around...


5 posted on 10/18/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

LMAO!!

Sad thing is, there was a time when journalism was actually good. They told you the facts as they knew them.

It wasn’t propaganda.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: WXRGina
Newsweek magazine announced today that it will cease publication at the end of the year.

At least there will be time for one last go at their annual "Christianity is wrong" issue near Christmas. I'd have to bet this year it will be that Jesus Christ was pro gay marriage.

7 posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: djf

That must have been a really long time ago.
Because I had a wise conservative tell me when I was in high school (the 60s) that “you can’t even believe the page numbers in Time and Newsweek”


8 posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

What a shame. Newsweek provided some of the best wipes I have ever had.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Vince Ferrer
Perhaps this cover would've saved them:


10 posted on 10/18/2012 5:16:10 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pontiac

11 posted on 10/18/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: WXRGina

“Woman and child hardest hit.”


12 posted on 10/18/2012 5:23:37 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: WXRGina
I know of a dentist's office that will probably get around to putting the last printed issue of Newsweek out in the reception room sometime in 2015.

And like all the other issues, no one will read it.

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 10/18/2012 5:35:06 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: WXRGina

I thought the sub-title would be “Women and Minorities hardest hit”.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 5:52:27 PM PDT by KStorm (Just a normal guy, tryin' to catch a train.)
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To: niteowl77

I used to write rebuttals around the edge of the pages.

My Dr. quit carrying Newsweak and Time a couple years ago..Dr. is a Vegan, but lots of gun and hunting mags now


15 posted on 10/18/2012 5:55:19 PM PDT by digger48
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To: KStorm; Big Giant Head

Yes! You and Big Giant Head, both. It’s what we expect of the Left. :-)


16 posted on 10/18/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: niteowl77

HA! That’s about right. But, when we’re sitting in the waiting room, it’s hard to not pick up something to read, even garbage!


17 posted on 10/18/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Great headline!


18 posted on 10/18/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: WXRGina

Newsweak.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 6:47:33 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: WXRGina

A keeper!


20 posted on 10/18/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Indeed. And every idle word will come into judgment.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Standing Wolf

HA! Yes, the headline says it all. :-)


22 posted on 10/18/2012 7:34:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Satire giveaway was the hugely exaggerated readership number. Newsweak hasn’t had 200 subscribers in years!


23 posted on 10/18/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: kevao

Now, Kevao, you have to remember all the public university libraries that subscribed to multiple copies...


24 posted on 10/18/2012 8:02:02 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Not satire. They’re ending physical publication.

Satire and fact are indistinguishable.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ctdonath2
Not satire. They’re ending physical publication. Satire and fact are indistinguishable.

True satire is grounded in elements of fact. In this case, the basic premise is factual, but there are undeniable satirical aspects to this Big Hairy "news story" that you can easily see with a second glance, perhaps.

26 posted on 10/18/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: kevao

HAHAHA!!! Then there’s that!


27 posted on 10/18/2012 8:31:59 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina
I'd like to see a photoshop of the Newsweek "We Are All Socialists Now" cover that said "We Are All Unemployed Now."

Good riddance.

28 posted on 10/18/2012 10:54:15 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad
Not exactly what you mentioned, but good enough!


29 posted on 10/19/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Thanks.


30 posted on 10/20/2012 8:36:13 PM PDT by TChad
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