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  • Why the Midterms Matter: The GOP’s agenda has to be stopped.

    10/23/2010 7:14:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 59 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/10 | Jonathan Alter
    The depressed Democratic base needs to ask itself some questions: Do women want more representatives who oppose abortion? Do Hispanics want to see immigration reform postponed? Do young voters want college loans slashed? If they don’t, they’ll set aside whatever valid grievances they may have with Obama and mobilize. If Democrats lose control anyway, maybe nothing too bad will happen. Obama will veto GOP bills, and politics will be paralyzed for two years as the parties jostle for 2012. But a right-wing Republican takeover of Congress and state capitals isn’t something to accept with indifference. Midterms matter, and voters tempted...
  • Shame on Family Films?

    10/01/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | October 1, 2010 | L. Brent Bozell
    Don't read Newsweek magazine while drinking a beverage. A spit take is the obvious first reaction to a column by Julia Baird headlined "The Shame of Family Films." On the Internet, this article is coded as "Why Family Films Are So Sexist." Baird's denunciation of Hollywood's fraction of decent entertainment began: "They have all been smash hits: 'Finding Nemo,' 'Madagascar,' 'Ice Age,' 'Toy Story.' Fish, penguins, rats, stuffed animals, talking toys. All good innocent family fun, right? Sure, except there are few female characters in those films. There are certainly few doing anything meaningful or heroic -- and no, Bo...
  • Fabrication: Newsweek Makes Up Ground Zero Election Day Tea Party Rally

    09/24/2010 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    For the last several weeks there has been a debate raging over whether the grounds surrounding where the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan are sacred and if it would be an appropriate place for an Islamic place of worship to be built. But if it isn’t appropriate, would it be an appropriate place for a Tea Party rally to be held? Possibly not. But whether that’s the case or not, Newsweek’s David A. Graham would have you believe there will be a so-called “Election Day Tea Party rally” held at Ground Zero, led by former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton,...
  • Newsweek to American Guys: We Can Learn Some Lessons from Europe on How to Be a Man

    09/21/2010 12:22:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 50 replies
    Newsbusteers ^ | 9/21/10 | Noel Shepperd
    "To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers," argued the Newsweek writers Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil in the subheadline of their September 20 article "Men's Lib." The writers set out to explain "[w]hy it’s time to reimagine masculinity at work and at home." If American men want to be competitive in a global economy, they argued, they need to suck it up and get comfortable with the idea of working traditionally "girly jobs" and/or being stay at home dads: It’s possible to imagine protectionist trade and immigration policies boosting blue-collar employment at...
  • Is Bristol Palin Dancing Her Mother's Presidential Prospects into Oblivion? (Newsweak barf)

    08/26/2010 2:12:23 PM PDT · by dselig · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/26/10
    All the clues suggest Sarah Palin is right in the mix for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Consider the niche she’s carved since resigning as Alaska governor last year. A best-selling memoir, with another book in the pipeline. Keynote speaker at the National Tea Party Convention. Frenzied supporters attaching near biblical significance to every Facebook post or Tweet. And a litany of successful primary endorsements – including just this week, with obscure Alaska Senate contender Joe Miller appearing, in what would be a stunning upset, to have tipped out sitting senator (and Palin arch-nemesis) Lisa Murkowski.Just one problem: the family....
  • America the Ignorant

    08/26/2010 7:34:24 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 50 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 24th, 2010 | David A. Graham
    Chances are that by now you've heard about the Aug. 19, 2010, Pew poll that found that nearly one fifth of Americans (mistakenly) believe that President Obama is a Muslim. Perhaps you think that a terrifying outlier; or perhaps you're a believer, and then you are in good company. Either way, you're wrong: in fact, remarkably high numbers of Americans believe the most unusual things. Although the portion of poll respondents who believe Obama is a Muslim has risen recently, some of these oddball opinions contain more consistent numbers of believers. Here's a sampling of the nuttiest.
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Will Only Matter in Republican Primaries (Lamestream Media Spin)

    08/23/2010 2:28:50 PM PDT · by dselig · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 50 minutes ago
    As soon as President Obama endorsed the Muslim community's right to build an Islamic Cultural Center two blocks from Ground Zero, the political speculation mill started churning. Republican operatives crowed about how Obama was taking a position that only a minority of Americans hold. Others shook their heads in disbelief at how Obama apparently just doesn't understand the real Americans in the Heartland who know better than New Yorkers what should be built in New York. Democrats murmured to each other that this would cost them congressional seats A week later, as the political fallout from the "Ground Zero Mosque"...
  • Palin's Deft Touch on Race Relations (Barf Alert)

    08/19/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT · by militanttoby · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 19, 2010 | Alan Mascarenhas
    Two conflicting pieces of evidence on the state of race relations in America. Exhibit A: an African-American elected to the White House amid tears of joy and a 53 percent vote share. Exhibit B: Sarah Palin’s cheeky, defiant—and increasingly incendiary—tweets. On Wednesday, Palin leaped to defend radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who used the N word 11 times when a black woman called her advice hotline last week. After the furor broke, Dr. Laura apologized for a “horrible mistake.” She also announced she would end her radio show so she could “get her First Amendment rights back” away from the...
  • Newsweek Puff Piece on Sharpton Distorts Reality

    08/16/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 16, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      The transformation of Reverend Al Sharpton from street provocateur to civil rights eminence ranks as one of the more remarkable image makeovers in American public life. And mainstream journalism has played a central role. Anyone doubting as much should read the recent (August 2) cover story of Newsweek magazine, "The Reinvention of the Reverend." [1] Written by Allison Samuels and Jerry Adler, the article is a fawning and misleading portrait of the Harlem-based preacher/politician. The piece doesn't quite beatify Sharpton. But it does make a highly selective use of information, some of it factually wrong, in stating the...
  • Newsweek Defends Obama's Leisure But Mocked Bush's Working Vacations at Texas Ranch

    08/16/2010 10:21:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Ken Shepherd
    While Newsweek's David Graham is hard at work defending President Obama's summertime leisure -- "A Short History of Presidential Vacation Outrage" -- by insisting that the press corps always complains about any president's vacation habits, it's instructive that he failed to indict his own magazine. "War on terrorism stalled, economy on precipice, time for a month on the Crawford ranch." Accompanied by a disapproving down arrow, that's how the August 5, 2002 Newsweek feature "Conventional Wisdom" derided President Bush's working vacation a mere three months before midterm elections in his first term.
  • Newsweek sold to stereo tycoon (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    08/02/2010 5:31:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies · 5+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug. 2, 2010
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its money-losing Newsweek magazine to California billionaire Sidney Harman, the firm said Monday. "In seeking a buyer for Newsweek, we wanted someone who feels as strongly as we do about the importance of quality journalism. We found that person in Sidney Harman," said Donald Graham, chief executive of The Washington Post Company. Harman vowed to retain the majority of Newsweek's 325 employees, although that number is not expected to include editor Jon Meacham, who was reported to be stepping down.
  • Wash. Post Company Chairman Sells Newsweek to Harman Because of Comfort with His 'Centrist Politics'

    08/02/2010 3:00:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Although it's not clear if Sidney Harman made the best offer of the suitors vying to purchase Newsweek magazine, there is one reason that was made clear by Donald E. Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO). According to Mike Allen at Politico, Harman's bid was accepted by Graham partly because he felt comfortable with Harman's politics. "Graham felt comfortable with Harman's centrist politics, and was comforted by the idea of selling to a stalwart of the Washington establishment," Allen wrote. "Harman is expected to preserve the serious-minded, essentially New-Democratic tone [outgoing Newsweek editor Jon] Meacham set for the...
  • Harman Signs Deal to Buy Newsweek From Washington Post Co.

    08/02/2010 11:08:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 7+ views ^ | August 2, 2010 | Nat Ives
    NEW YORK ( -- It's official: Sidney Harman, the businessman who made his fortune selling stereo equipment, has secured a deal to buy Newsweek from the Washington Post Co. and will announce the deal later Monday afternoon. The New York Times and others have previously reported that Mr. Harman was the front-runner to come away with the news weekly, but have cautioned that no deal was certain. Politico's Playbook e-mail newsletter this morning said a deal with Mr. Harman was imminent, but also cautioned that "no deal like this is done until it's done." The deal is now done, according...
  • Deal For Newsweek Close To Completion (Liberal millionaire to buy dying magazine for $1)

    08/02/2010 9:42:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 3+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/2/10 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    A deal to sell Newsweek to a 91-year-old stereo equipment magnate could be announced as early as today, a move that would signal the end of a half-century of ownership by The Washington Post Company.
  • Only Muslims should decide whether to build Ground Zero mosque

    07/30/2010 8:12:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies · 5+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | July 30, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    When I first began reading about the controversy surrounding a proposed Mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York City, I was completely mystified: We live in America! In 2010! Are we seriously debating whether a mainstream religion should have the right to build a house of worship? I was even more bewildered when I read that 52 percent of New Yorkers were opposed to the construction of the Mosque, with 31 percent in favor and 17 percent undecided. Filled with moral outrage, I posted an angry Facebook status with a link to an article about conservative politicians capitalizing...
  • The Beauty Advantage (Better to be average but good looking than brillant but unattractive?)

    07/19/2010 9:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/19/2010 | Jessica Bennett
    In today’s economy, looking good is no longer something we can dismiss as frivolous or vain. How beauty can affect your job, your career, your life. Most of us have heard the story of Debrahlee Lorenzana, the 33-year-old Queens, N.Y., woman who sued Citibank last month, claiming that, in pencil skirts, turtlenecks, and peep-toe stilettos, she was fired from her desk job for being “too hot.” We’ve also watched Lorenzana’s credibility come into question, as vintage clips of her appearance on a reality-TV show about plastic surgery portray a rambling, attention-obsessed twit, stuffed to the brim with implants and collagen....
  • The Recession Is Over (July 2009)

    07/14/2010 12:10:08 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Great Recession, which rolled over our financial lives like one of P.J. Keating's giant pavers, is most likely over. Home sales, while still far below the levels of a year ago, have risen for three straight months—a first since 2004. The stock market has rallied 44 percent since March, thanks to renewed optimism and improving earnings from big companies like Goldman Sachs and Apple. In June, seven of the 10 indicators in the Conference Board Leading Economic Index pointed upward, including manufacturing hours worked and unemployment claims. Macroeconomic Advisers, the St. Louis–based consulting firm, says the economy is expanding...
  • Shattering Glass Ceilings

    06/16/2010 11:24:44 AM PDT · by businessprofessor · 11 replies · 395+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 15, 2010 | Jesse Ellison
    When President Obama issued a statement last week marking the 47th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the federal legislation that sought to end gender-related wage discrimination, he noted ongoing wage inequities and the fact that women continue to earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. ...
  • 100 Places to Remember Before They Disappear (Newsweak Barf with Chunks Alert)

    06/12/2010 9:49:10 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 28 replies · 930+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear features 100 photographs from one hundred different places around the world in risk of disappearing or seriously threatened by climate change. The pictures are taken by some of the world´s best photographers and all the places are based on reports from UN´s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (snip)
  • Newsweek Takes Shot at Palin on Cover; Palin Responds, Answers Breast Implant Charge

    06/11/2010 11:30:50 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 122 replies · 6,134+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Not this again. There is obviously not enough going on in the world for Newsweek magazine this week because once again Sarah Palin is on the cover. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee was also on the cover of Newsweek back in November 2009, in running shorts. This time she is featured as "Saint Sarah: What's Palin's appeal to conservative Christian women says about feminism and the future of the religious right" in Newsweek's June 21 issue. Palin is depicted with halo on the cover for the story written by Lisa Miller, which attempts...