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  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?

    03/26/2014 1:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 26, 2014 | Sarah Kunst 
    Now that Obamacare has removed healthcare from employment, people can leave their cubicles and pursue part-time labor. With apps like Uber, that labor might happen on a micro-level. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 anthem may need a 21st century reboot. In 2013, 75% of the almost 1 million new jobs added to the US economy were part time according to CNBC. Obamacare, a weak recovery, and global unrest are just some of the reasons cited for this phenomenon that contributes to the hot button issues of inequality and poverty. However, one nascent winner has been the rise of crowdsourced fractional...
  • Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

    02/16/2014 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/15/2013 | Abby Haglage
    But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans. On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling. It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or RIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on...
  • More Republican Crumbs for the Middle Class

    02/01/2014 3:17:02 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-31-14 | Michael Tomasky
    Do you know the old joke about the politician who sees a mob of people marching down and street and cries: “There go my people! I must find out where they are going so I can lead them!” I’m put in mind of it by the news that the Republican Party is super-keen now to figure out ways to help the middle class. The Democrats have begun embracing economic populism. Polls show strong public support for many of the ideas that make up this populism. The people are marching. And now the party that’s been the enemy of the middle...
  • Who Does the GOP Really Have To Run Against Hillary in 2016? (Writer is a RINO)

    01/14/2014 1:08:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2014 | Myra Adams
    As a Republican hoping that my party will retake the White House in 2016, I watched with intense interest as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talked and talked and talked his way out of ”Bridgegate.” ....................................................... But what I am referring to is the Herculean task set before Christie of winning the 2016 Republican nomination given that the conservative wing and primary-controlling base voters are ferociously anti-Christie for numerous political and policy reasons, among them Medicaid expansion and gun control just for starters.
  • Americans are Clear: Obamacare Just Isn't Liberal Enough (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jamelle Bouie
    There isn't a majority that opposes the Affordable Care Act because it's too liberal, in fact, a good number of Americans don't think it's liberal enough. Today’s CNN poll (PDF) on the Affordable Care Act seems like a blow to supporters of the law. When asked if they “generally favor or generally oppose” the president’s health care overhaul, only 35 percent say they “favor.” The large majority—65 percent—say they “oppose.” For Republicans who have staked their entire message on opposition to Obamacare, this looks like vindication. Not only was the rollout a disaster, but now, the public has turned decisively...
  • ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’

    11/26/2013 4:56:23 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct 21 2013 | Nico Hines
    No wonder Mary Poppins needed a spoonful of sugar. The forthcoming Saving Mr. Banks is a dark film that tells the heart-breaking true story behind one of the great characters in children’s movie history. P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the nanny’s formidable creator, is pitted against Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who promised his daughters that he’d bring Poppins to the big screen. The thing is, that pledge goes against the author’s wishes. Saving Mr. Banks goes behind the scenes of the ferocious battle to make what was to become the famous 1964 musical adaptation. For 20 years, Travers refused to grant...
  • Libertarian Robert Sarvis Drew Record High Votes in Virginia

    11/08/2013 1:17:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 8, 2013 | by Ben Jacobs
    For the guy who finished third in the Virginia governor’s race, Robert Sarvis had a pretty good night on Tuesday. Sarvis was the Libertarian candidate in the election who pulled in just over 6.5% of the vote. This wasn’t just a landmark achievement for a third party candidate in Virginia but in the entire American South. --------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------------------------------- Based on the exit polls, the average Sarvis voter was a younger, well-educated, pro-choice white who did not identify with either political party. In particular, Sarvis did well in suburban Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley. Sarvis’s weakest areas were in coal country...
  • Grover Norquist Turns to Progressive Media in Crusade Against Ted Cruz

    10/29/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist has now turned to left-wing media to continue his smear campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a first-year senator already emerging as a leader of the Republican Party.“I have never had a criticism of Ted Cruz’s strategy because I’ve never been able to find it,” Norquist said Monday night on Sirius XM’s Standup with Pete Dominick, according to a report in The Daily Beast. Dominick is a reliably progressive radio host who hosts his show on the liberal POTUS network on Sirius XM. The Daily Beast is similarly liberal, having dropped notions...
  • Is The Shutdown Actually A Republican Victory? Op-Ed Suggests Radically Alternative Narrative

    10/18/2013 6:56:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 10/15/13
    The Republicans are desperately losing the government shutdown battle and they’re embarrassing themselves by continuing to fight. It begs many questions, but most importantly, why does the GOP continue to fight a battle with no clear goal at the expense of not just their party, but the fate of then entire U.S. government? Maybe it’s because they’re actually winning. Though the media has largely painted the GOP as the reckless, kamikaze caucus, Peter Beinart argues in a column for The Daily Beast that Republicans are not only in perfect control of the government shutdown fight, but that they’ll win in...
  • Iran, Yes. Congress, No. Obama Won’t Budge for Hardliners at Home

    09/29/2013 1:19:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | September 28, 2013 | Eleanor Clift
    After a remarkable day for diplomacy, it was time to deal with the hardliners at home. Eleanor Clift on the president’s dangerous standoff with his domestic ideologues. The contrast could not have been greater between a pair of diplomatic breakthroughs and the intransigence of Congress. Appearing in the White House briefing room Friday afternoon, President Obama said he had just spoken with Iranian President Rouhani, everything was on track for the nuclear issue, and the U.N. Security Council had reached a resolution that would ban Syria’s chemical weapons. Who could have imagined that negotiating with the Iranians and the Russians...
  • Let’s Not Wait to Talk About Gun Control (Megabarf)

    09/17/2013 2:52:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Sep 16, 2013 | David Frum
    Thirteen people are dead at the Washington Navy Yard. It’s not too soon to talk about gun control again. It’s all happened before. It will certainly happen again. And after the recall vote in Colorado on September 10, it seems more certain than ever that nothing will be done to prevent it. “It” is mass-casualty shootings, such as the one that just occurred in the Washington Navy Yard. This historic facility now joins the long roll of place names indelibly associated with massacre and grief: Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newtown. I write on the day of the killing. Gun enthusiasts say...
  • The Twilight Of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 24, 2013l | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!”
  • ‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

    07/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2013 | Heidi Yewman
    I knew going into my 30-day experiment of living with a gun that I was putting my family and myself at risk. Only two days into my experiment I went to breakfast with my two kids and some friends. After eating and shopping, my gun with me the entire time, I was anxious to get home to enjoy the warm weather. I put my purse on the counter and then spent the next hour out on the back deck. Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it. I’d forgotten...
  • The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime

    07/15/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jamelle Bouie
    Last week, in Chicago, 16-year-old Darryl Green was found dead in the yard of an abandoned home. He was killed, relatives reported, because he refused to join a gang. Unlike most tragedies, however—which remain local news—this one caught the attention of conservative activist Ben Shapiro, an editor for Breitbart News. Using the hashtag “#justicefordarryl,” Shaprio tweeted and publicized the details of Green’s murder. But this wasn’t a call for help and assistance for Green’s family, rather, it was his response to wide outrage over Saturday’s decision in the case of George Zimmerman, where a Florida jury judged him “not guilty”...
  • Greenfield: Death of a Naked Liberal

    05/30/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Death of a Naked Liberal Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 0 Comments In 2010, Newsweek was sold for a dollar and it has been devalued since. Its corporate owners have called buying it a mistake and a fool's errand. Around the same time last year, Newsweek marked a major milestone. The loss of 2.5 million readers in ten years. Since then it lost another million leaving it with about the reading population of a small city. Meanwhile MSNBC isn't doing any better. It lost a fifth of its viewers since last year...
  • Barry Diller: I Wish I Hadn’t Bought Newsweek

    04/29/2013 3:31:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 29 Apr 2013 02:38 PM | Lisa Barron
    Barry Diller, the chairman of Newsweek parent company IAC, stated Monday that he didn’t have “great expectations” for the future of the Daily Beast and Newsweek in their new digital-only format. … (Diller) is far from optimistic about the future of the fledgling operation. “I don’t have great expectations”, (he) revealed. “I wish I hadn’t bought Newsweek. It was a mistake.” …
  • Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In

    03/30/2013 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | John Avlon
    She’s baaaack. Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for Bear,” which presented the former Alaska governor as the new kingmaker for conservative populists in the GOP. The video riffed off her speech at CPAC, in which Palin railed against “the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media.” But there’s an irony alert ahead: the current stated purpose of SarahPAC is to raise money ahead of the 2014 election—most of which will be spent on conservative consultants. Don't believe me? Well,...
  • The NRA Can Still Lose (Cover that keyboard)

    03/29/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 28, 2013 | Michael Tomasky, Newsweek/Daily Beast special correspondent
    Matters look bleak indeed when 50 senators vote for a measure requiring that any bill changing gun laws get a two-thirds majority. Nothing else, not taxes, not anything (except some internal Senate rules), requires a two-thirds vote. That 50 senators voted this way—including six Democrats—shows what a collection of cowards and lickspittles these people are on the issue. If the NRA said gun bills should only be passed after sundown on Tuesdays between Columbus Day and the Ascension of Abdul Baha, they’d rush in with amendments stipulating that it also had to be raining. And yet, there is still a...
  • Obama Cements His Legacy

    01/24/2013 3:49:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Newsweek stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, but they still tried to scandalize the country by producing a fake cover honoring Obama's second inauguration as "The Second Coming." This absurd attempt at myth making is a natural progression. The "cover" story was written by Evan Thomas, who proclaimed on MSNBC a few years ago that Obama was "sort of like God" in being above the gritty political fray. It was just as absurd when Newsweek writer David Frum, the formerly conservative Bush speechwriter, tweeted this piece of media-elite nonsense: "First term Obama: punchee, 2nd term Obama,...
  • Newsweek: Obama is 'The Second Coming'

    01/19/2013 12:03:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2013 | Paul Bedart
    How did the rest of the media miss this? According to the new issue of Newsweek online, President Obama, who this weekend begins his second term--the third president in a row to do so--is "The Second Coming." With flattering photographs, the magazine edited by Obama fan Tina Brown holds out hope that in his second Inaugural Address, Obama can inspire and show that he can also lead. The conservative media watch dog, Media Research Center, first noticed the God-like cover. "Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today,...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN

    01/17/2013 8:29:47 AM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 01/17/98 | Matt Drudge
    BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT **World Exclusive** **Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT** At the last minute, at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, NEWSWEEK magazine killed a story that was destined to shake official Washington to its foundation: A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United States! The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that reporter Michael Isikoff developed the story of his career, only to have it spiked by top NEWSWEEK suits hours before publication. A young woman, 23, sexually involved with the love of her life, the...
  • Isikoff: I Had 'Certain Homicidal Tendencies' After Drudge Scooped the Lewinsky Story

    12/25/2012 5:41:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 25 replies
    In Newsweek's final print edition, Michael Isikoff writes about when the magazine decided to hold the story of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. "The decision was final: Newsweek would hold the story," Isikoff writes, saying that "the brass wanted more work" done on the story before going to print with it. A few days later, the story of the decade would be broken by the Drudge Report. "It didn’t take long, of course, for it to explode," writes the former Newsweek writer. "Early Sunday morning, Internet scribe Matt Drudge popped his screaming 'World Exclusive': 'NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE...
  • What does Newsweek Know About Jesus?

    12/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | R.B. Parrish
    For its Dec. 10, 2012 edition, Newsweek featured a story, "What Do We Really Know About Jesus?" A better title might have been, "What does Newsweek know about Jesus?" The gist of the article is that the gospels are full of historical errors; yet nevertheless, "for those with a broader vision, a more generous appreciation of literature, and a fuller sense of theological meaning, the story of the Christ-child and his appearance in the world can be founded not on what really did happen, but on what really does happen, in the lives of those who believe that stories such...
  • Daily Beast Correspondent Calls Des Moines Register's Romney Endorsement 'A Practical Joke'

    10/28/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The Des Moines Register shocked many political observers Saturday by endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Clearly not accepting such a thing, Michael Tomasky, the Obama-loving correspondent for the Daily Beast, came out Sunday claiming the Register's endorsement "is little more than a practical joke": This Romney endorsement editorial, if you actually bother to read it, is little more than a practical joke. First of all, it has all the hallmarks of having been ordered by the publisher over the objections of the editorial board. Normally, a sentence like "the RegisterÂ’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over...
  • Newsweek Ceasing Publication - Over 200 Readers Affected

    10/18/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 29 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | October 18, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    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.
  • Newsweek, Like The President, Is Finished At The End Of The Year

    10/18/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    As I discussed with Rubin last night, the Obama campaign resembles nothing so much as John McCain's did at this point in 2008 --aware of its pending defeat, but struggling on and hoping for some enormous "game changer" to arrive. The discipline and professionalism of Team Romney minimizes that possibility, and the experience of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will prevent unforced errors. Even if the Gallup tracking tightens a bit, the edge is so great --and the early voting during these weeks of Romney ascenbdency so significant-- that the president knows and his inner circle knows there is defeat...
  • Newsweek Ceasing Print Publication, Switches To Digital-only

    10/18/2012 12:06:07 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 26 replies
    Electronista ^ | 01:40 pm EDT, Thu October 18, 2012 | Electronista Staff
    Newsweek, a US magazine that has been running since 1933, will be going digital-only at the start of next year. After running for nearly 80 years, the magazine will print its last paper-based edition on December 31, 2012, and will instead be using apps and a website to pass news and articles to its readers. The publication will rebranded to Newsweek Global, and will be a single, worldwide edition that is optimized for tablets and paid for by a subscription. The Daily Beast, a companion publication, will continue to host some of Newsweek's content. Despite only being four years old,...
  • A Turn of the Page for Newsweek

    10/18/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 51 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2012 | Tina Brown, Baba Shetty
    We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue. Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business. Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition targeted for a highly mobile, opinion-leading audience who want to learn about world events in a sophisticated context. Newsweek Global will...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN SCRAMBLES TO KILL ILLEGAL ONLINE FUNDRAISING STORY

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the article’s authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • Newsweek: Obama In Top 10 of Presidents Since Teddy Roosevelt

    09/28/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    Obama at No.10 – really? Despite having failed to stop let alone reverse the rising of the seas, Barack Obama has made Newsweek’s newest ten best presidents list, which gives readers a top ten of the chief executives since 1900. Newsweek, whose list unsurprisingly is dominated by liberal Democrats, gave this justification for selecting Obama in a caption in a photo slide: "Picking a sitting president in a tally of the best is tricky – history hasn’t had time to put things in a more sober context. But the historic election of America’s first black president cannot be ignored. That...
  • Anyone try to buy a Newsweek?

    08/21/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 57 replies
    Self
    Anyone try to buy a copy of the Newsweek with the "Hit the Road Obama" cover? I stopped in my local B&N to try to get one. They didn't have any on the shelf and the clerk said they sold out within a few hours of getting them in. Same with a a local CVS and Walgreens. This is probably the most they have sold in years.
  • Paul Krugman Calls Newsweek's 'Hit the Road, Barack' Cover Story 'Unethical'

    08/20/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Sunday that Newsweek is out with a truly shocking edition featuring a cover story entitled "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took to his blog Sunday excoriating the article in a piece he called "Unethical Commentary, Newsweek Edition": There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in Niall Ferguson’s cover story in Newsweek — I guess they don’t do fact-checking — but this is the one that jumped out at me. Ferguson says: The president pledged that health-care reform would not add a cent to the deficit. But the CBO...
  • Karl Fleming, Newsweek’s civil rights reporter

    08/19/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2012 | Dennis Hevesi
    NEW YORK — Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who dodged bullets and choked on tear gas while covering some momentous events of the civil rights era, died last Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84. The cause was respiratory illness, his son Charles said.
  • Shocking Newsweek Cover: 'Hit the Road, Barack - Why We Need a New President'

    08/19/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    After some of the recent Obama-loving/Romney-bashing Newsweek covers, the one hitting newsstands Monday is guaranteed to turn some heads. Under the picture of our dear leader are the words, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New Leader." The article is written by Niall Ferguson, a British historian and economist that backed John McCain in 2008. After an introduction, Ferguson made his case: In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed...
  • Hit the road Barak (Newsweek) Chick-Fil-A moment

    08/19/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 44 replies
    Let's reward good behavior. Newsweek is apparently desperate to survive. We plan on buying this issue off the shelf. Might they get the message????
  • Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go

    08/19/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT · by blam · 193 replies
    Daily Beast via excerpted version from Business Insider ^ | August 19, 2012 1:00 AM EDT | Niall Ferguson Daily Beast; Joe Weisenthal Business Insider;
    <p>The other day, Newsweek had a cover story about Mitt Romney's "Wimp Factor."</p>
  • McCain: Newsweek's 'liberal left-wing trash'

    07/30/2012 4:30:23 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 27 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/30/12 | DYLAN BYERS and MANU RAJU
    Sen. John McCain today called a Newsweek article alleging tensions with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign "liberal left-wing trash." In the exclusive article, Newsweek Washington bureau chief and media critic Howard Kurtz reports that McCain has failed in his efforts to counsel Romney and is frustrated with his behind-the-scenes role on the campaign (Kurtz calls him a "caged lion"). "Four years after his own presidential bid, McCain’s luster as a Republican Party spokesman appears to have dimmed: a number of proposed campaign trips on Romney’s behalf have quietly evaporated, and there has been no offer of a speaking slot at the...
  • Pathetic Liberals at Newsweek Recycle Wimp Cover -- and Drag Me Into It This Time

    07/30/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now I'm in a controversy with Romney. Newsweek magazine, Tina Brown's magazine, now owned Barry Diller. Newsweek: "The Wimp Factor -- Is Romney just too insecure to be president?" There's the Newsweek cover. I want to take you back, October 1987, Newsweek, same magazine, "George H. W. Bush: Fighting the Wimp Factor." They're just recycling. Tina Brown is simply recycling a 1987 cover, George Bush running for president the first time taking over for Ronaldus Magnus, fighting the wimp factor, and now here Romney, Romney, the wimp factor. Is he just at a insecure? Now, what's...
  • Newsweek Cover Story: 'Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem'

    07/29/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    News Busters ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    25 years ago, Newsweek published a controversial cover story titled "Bush Battles the 'Wimp Factor.'" On Monday, newsstands will carry an equally controversial albeit derivative Newsweek cover story titled "Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem": In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a “wimp” on its cover. “The Wimp Factor.” Huge stir. And not entirely fair—the guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when...
  • Romney: Newsweek cover first for 'wimp' critique

    07/29/2012 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Mitt Romney says that if he worried about what reporters thought of him, he wouldn't get much sleep. He says he's sleeping just fine.
  • Newsweek Print Edition DOA: Then End Is Coming for the MSM

    07/25/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 19 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 25, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp which recently acquired sole control of Newsweek, said that a plan to end its print edition is coming as soon as this fall. His comments came in IAC's quarterly earnings call and were first reported in a two-sentence story by Bloomberg News's Sarah Frier ("Newsweek, the 79-year-old magazine, will eventually transition to an online-only publication") and then in a tweet from her colleague Edmund Lee ("Barry Diller says by September-October, plan for digital only Newsweek will be announced"). The first actual quote from Diller came later in a post by Politico's Dylan Byers: "The...
  • Newsweek may cease print edition (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/25/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT · by abb · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    Newsweek may cease its print publication by the end of this year, according to IAC chief Barry Diller, who as of this week owns the majority stake in the company. During a conference call with analysts this morning, Diller suggested that the magazine would eventually transition to an online-only publication, and that changes would begin to take place as early as this Fall. "The transition will happen,” Diller said. "The transition to online from hard print will take place. We’re examining all of our options." UPDATE: IAC spokesperson Justine Sacco emails to clarify: [Diller] was speaking about the weekly print...
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • Is the Internet Making Us Insane?

    07/09/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    Newsweek (via The Daily Beast) ^ | 7-9-2012 | Tony Dokoupil
    Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness, Tony Dokoupil reports. (snip) Questions about the Internet’s deleterious effects on the mind are at least as old as hyperlinks. But even among Web skeptics, the idea that a new technology might influence how we think and feel—let alone contribute to a great American crack-up—was considered silly and naive, like waving a cane at electric light or blaming the television for kids these days. Instead, the Internet was seen as just another medium, a delivery system,...
  • Ex-Newsweek's Wolffe Compares Romney Economics to 'Pre-9/11 Mindset'

    07/09/2012 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 9, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's The Ed Show, MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - compared Mitt Romney's economic plan to a "pre-9/11" mentality as he went along with substitute host Michael Eric Dyson's complaint that Republicans are being "clearly obstuctionist" against President Obama's economic agenda. Dyson asked the question: Richard, have Republicans boxed in President Obama by preventing any jobs legislation from passing? They have been clearly obstructionist. After agreeing with Dyson and suggesting that Republicans may not have "tactical success" in the election, and compared the recession to the 9/11 attacks as he posed: And I'd like to draw...
  • Newsweek finally goes where none have gone before

    05/13/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    Are you kidding me? I get that Andrew Sullivan is a man with an agenda and I completely support his right to make his opinions heard. I also understand that Newsweek – like any other publication – is in business to make a profit and that frequently involves pushing the envelope in terms of catching the public’s attention. But at what point is too much simply too much? When is the shark definitively jumped and the daily bread burned past any reasonable definition of being toast? Ladies and gentlemen, this would be that point. Politico “explains.” “‘Let the games begin,”...
  • Dear Andrew Sullivan: Why Focus on Obama's Dumbest Critics?

    01/19/2012 7:47:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/17/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    After reading Andrew Sullivan's Newsweek essay about President Obama, his critics, and his re-election bid, I implore him to ponder just one question. How would you have reacted in 2008 if any Republican ran promising to do the following?
  • The GOP's Voting Rules May Empower the Party's Ideologues

    12/05/2011 2:29:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Newsweek -- The Daily Beast ^ | December 12, 2011 | Paul Begala
    The Republican establishment hopes the GOP base will calm down, sober up, and nominate Mitt Romney. But the party’s new primary system may stand in the way. -------------------------------------------------------- Every time I look at the economy I think President Obama can’t win. And every time I look at the Republican field I think he can’t lose. Let’s face it: this is a weak field. A seemingly endless string of polls and debates have produced a series of frontrunners who, as LBJ said of the Republicans of his day, couldn’t pour pee out of a boot if the instructions were on the...