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  • Newsweek Stubbornly Pretends Loughner a 'Lone Wolf' Right-winger

    01/11/2011 4:46:13 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1/11/11 | Ken Sheppard
    Jared Loughner, the suspect arrested in Saturday's shooting death of a federal judge and critical wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), is no right-winger and certainly not a military veteran. All the same, Newsweek published an article today suggesting that Loughner's deadly rampage on Saturday was the consequence of conservative politicians dismissing the warnings of a Homeland Security report from 2009 warning about "lone wolf" attacks by right-wingers, particularly those who are armed forces veterans. In "The Missed Warning Signs," Aaron Mehta, a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, sought to lay the blame for the shooting at the...
  • NEWSWEEK cover portrays Obama as Hindu god Shiva...

    11/18/2010 1:47:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 72 replies
  • Newsweek and Daily Beast to Merge (Smug foreigner Tina Brown to be named Editor)

    11/11/2010 7:25:52 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 11/11/10 | Nick Summers
    Newsweek and The Daily Beast will announce tomorrow morning that the two publications will merge, a source close to the deal tells The Observer. It will be a 50-50 merger of the two companies. The editorial staffs will combine under the editorship of Tina Brown, who will again run a high-profile glossy.
  • Four Reasons to Worry About the Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal

    11/13/2010 9:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/13/10 | Shira Ovide
    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: Barry Diller, Tina Brown and Sidney Harman walk into a (coffee) bar… …And walk out with a Frankenstein merger of their unprofitable media ventures. News-and-culture website Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine, which the 92-year-old Harman took off the Washington Post Co.’s hands this summer, are merging into a joint venture called Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that the three of them — the media-and-Internet mogul, the diva editor and the nonagenarian stereo magnate, respectively – agreed over a mug of coffee to mash together their...
  • Newsweek Site to Shut Down (Daily Beast death panel euthanizes

    11/12/2010 3:20:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaweek ^ | 11/12/10 | Lucia Moses
    There apparently isn’t room for two sites at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company. The new joint venture will kill off, even though its audience is larger than the Beast’s., the offshoot of a 77-year-old brand, has 3.8 million monthly unique visitors to the two-year-old Beast’s 1.5 million, according to The Beast is the survivor, said Stephen Colvin, the company’s new CEO, “Because the Daily Beast is a very credible and successful news and opinion Web site. And with great vitality and distinct voice.”
  • Newsweek and The Daily Beast join forces

    11/12/2010 8:39:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/10 | Joe Pompeo
    Tina Brown is expected to address her staff at The Daily Beast this morning about its merger with Newsweek, which was confirmed late Thursday.... ...The merger follows a protracted search by Harman for a new editor-in-chief of Newsweek, which he officially purchased in early October for $1, while agreeing to take on the magazine's mountain of debt.... ...Under the terms of the deal, Newsweek and The Daily Beast will become a 50-50 joint venture called The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, owned equally by Harman and IAC. The nuances of how the editorial operation will function are still unclear, but Brown...
  • 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...
  • Saint Sarah [Newsweek's Full Bore Palin Attack]

    06/11/2010 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 553 replies · 5,754+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 11, 2010 | Lisa Miller
    Saint Sarah To white evangelical women, Sarah Palin is a modern-day prophet, preaching God, flag, and family—while remaking the religious right in her own image. Another memoirist might prefer to keep such matters private, but Sarah Palin is not another memoirist. In Going Rogue: An American Life, Palin describes, perhaps for the first time in the history of political autobiography, a furtive trip to an out-of-state drugstore to obtain a do-it-yourself pregnancy test. This was in the fall of 2007, when the 43-year-old mother of four was governor of Alaska and began to notice “some peculiar yet familiar physical symptoms,...
  • Newsweek’s Alter: Obama ‘Prevented Another Great Depression,’ ‘Sweeping Up’ Bush’s ‘S****’

    06/08/2010 7:14:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 60 replies · 153+ views ^ | 6-8-10 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing on Monday’s The Colbert Report on Comedy Central to promote his book, "The Promise," MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter – also of Newsweek – asserted that President Barack Obama had "prevented another Great Depression," and declared that Obama had it more difficult than Franklin Delano Roosevelt because he had to "sweep up" like a "shovel brigade" after President Bush, as he used a word that had to be bleeped out for airing. Alter: "He proceeded to make history almost right away, not only because he was the first African-American elected President ... we were all living history. This man...
  • Washington Post Co. to Sell Newsweek (Dumpin' It: Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/05/2010 7:57:52 AM PDT · by quesney · 52 replies · 1,109+ views
    <p>The Washington Post Co. announced today that it has retained Allen & Company to explore the possible sale of NEWSWEEK magazine.</p>
  • Newsweek Writer Claims 200,000 Coffee Party Members

    04/24/2010 4:49:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies · 1,499+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Does anyone out there remember the Coffee Parties? You can be forgiven if you have forgotten them. They made a brief appearance due to media driven hype over a month ago and then quickly disappeared from view when they inspired a collective yawn from the public. The photo at right shows a typical Coffee Party "rally" from back then. Typical in that few people showed up to protest against private ownership (aka free enterprise). Even the organizer of the Coffee Party non-movement, Annabel Park, seems to have lost her enthusiasm for the cause as evidenced by her Twitter page. After...
  • Contradiction in Terms(Nice try Newsweak)

    04/16/2010 5:51:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Apr 16, 2010 | Liz White Newsweek Web Exclusive
    Tea partiers mix their messages at a tax-day rally near the Washington MonumentThe Tea Party Express arrived in Washington and other major cities Thursday to protest taxes, government spending, and burgeoning deficits. Activists took to the streets around Capitol Hill with their signs and costumes to tell Congress and the Obama administration that they weren't going to take it anymore. The tea party has a message to send to elected officials in Washington. It's just a little contradictory at times.A recent New York Times/CBS News pollfound that tea-party supporters are disproportionately older, richer, better-educated, white males. The poll also revealed...
  • Newsweek Editor Promotes Obama View that Opponents Are 'Afraid of the Future,' and ..

    04/08/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 721+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/8/10 | Tim Graham
    Unsurprisingly, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham bowed deeply to New Yorker editor David Remnick and his new book on their agreed-upon hero, Barack Obama: "envy gives way to admiration" of Remnick’s skills, he wrote in his "Top of the Week" commentary in the magazine. Meacham hyped the notion that when asked about the "racial component of the opposition," Obama told Remnick "I tend to be fairly forgiving about the anxiety that people feel about change."
  • Is this an Easter Miracle? (The Apple on Michelle O's Newsweek Cover Has a Strange Reflection)

    03/16/2010 10:48:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies · 1,783+ views
    Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog ^ | 3/15/2010 | Michelle Obama's Mirror
    Have you seen Lady M on the cover of Newsweek? She’s talking about her No Child's Fat Behind program again. But that’s not why I’m bringing this up. I’m just wondering; is it just because I spend my life reflecting things that I immediately thought: WTH is that reflection in the apple? Is it Leo Tolstoy? KSM? Karl Marx? Muhammad? ( I sure hope not, I understand we’re not supposed to reproduce his image, period.) Are those horns spouting from the top of his head? Where did they get this evil apple, from the Tea Partiers? Raj said it really...
  • Newsweek: Learning to Love Lindsey (Graham)

    03/06/2010 5:51:19 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies · 919+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 5, 2010 | Katie Connolly and Weston Kosova
    In a great old episode of The West Wing, the president's chief of staff, Leo McGarry, is schmoozing up a politician the White House wants to win over. After their chat, McGarry puts the ultimate power move on the pol: he casually ushers the dazzled man into the Oval Office, where the president is waiting to greet him like a dear friend. (snip) ... When he sat down with a group of 30 tea partiers at his office in the Russell Building this winter, the conversation was anything but friendly. The activists castigated him for buying into global warming; Graham...
  • MSNBC Crops President Bush Out of Newsweek Cover

    On Wednesday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough pointed out the cover of the latest edition of Newsweek magazine, which proclaimed "Victory At Last; The Emergence of A Democratic Iraq" and featured a picture of President George W. Bush walking the deck of an aircraft carrier. However, the image of Newsweek that appeared on screen cropped out President Bush's face entirely. The magazine cover showed Bush on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in 2003, after making his "Mission Accomplished" speech following the successful invasion of Iraq. While Newsweek cropped the picture to include half of Bush's body...
  • Jon Meacham Newsweek Cover: "Victory at Last" The Emergence of a Democratic Iraq (Video)

    03/02/2010 9:36:41 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 1 replies · 471+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/2/10 | HAP
    The new Newsweek cover: Bush in front of the Mission Accomplished banner, Newsweek's Jon Meecham explains the cover on Morning Joe...And it looks like George W. Bush was right and every single one of these clowns were wrong...
  • Newsweek Cover Declares "Victory at Last" in Iraq

    03/01/2010 8:59:20 AM PST · by fabrizio · 11 replies · 1,543+ views
    For some on the Left, this picture ought to make their heads explode! A Mainstream Media publication is actually using the "V" word for what the United States has accomplished in Iraq! Newsweek has used the word "Victory" on its cover: "Victory at Last" it says, with a shot of President George W. Bush walking out of the picture under the headline. The article on the inside is grudging - they could not resist one more mention of Abu Ghraib - but it does admit that what President George W. Bush talked about in 2003 - a democratic Iraq -...
  • We the Problem (Dem Government is wonderful; the dirty public is the problem)

    02/28/2010 8:39:54 AM PST · by pabianice · 30 replies · 848+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/28/10 | Thomas
    Washington is working just fine. It's us that's broken. Watching your government at work can be an appalling spectacle. Politicians posture and bicker, and not much gets done. It's gotten so bad—or at least seems so bad—that pundits are beginning to wonder if the system is broken in some fundamental way and to cast about for a big fix. Some little fixes might help—reforming the Senate filibuster would be a start. But the nation is not about to have a constitutional convention, and we don't need one. The Founders got it right, more or less, some 220 years ago, when...
  • Newsweek Columnist Disgusted by Patriotism at Olympics

    02/24/2010 9:39:47 AM PST · by melwFN · 26 replies · 1,563+ views
    If you would like a graphic (literal and figurative) demonstration of our nation's greatest failing, sit in front of your television set and watch NBC cover an international sports event, the Winter Olympics, as if only Americans were participating. Every time the Today show's Meredith Vieira stumbles over the name of the Russian figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko (it's pronounced exactly as it's spelled, Meredith, with the accent on the second syllables) and giggles to show that it's OK to be ignorant, I think about all of the announcers from Canada and Europe who pronounce everyone's name correctly. Their employers care...
  • Newsweek poll: Americans support health insurance mandate, oppose enforcing it

    02/23/2010 1:28:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 449+ views
    February 23, 2010 | reaganaut1
    A Newsweek poll got the following results: Do you favor or oppose the following health care proposals: a. Requiring that all Americans have health insurance, with the government providing financial help to those who can’t afford it 59% favor, 36% oppose, 5% don't know b. Requiring most businesses to offer health insurance to their employees, with tax incentives for small business owners to do so 75% favor, 20% oppose, 5% don't know c. If health coverage is required for everyone, imposing fines on individuals who don’t obtain coverage and on larger businesses that don’t offer it 28% favor 62% oppose...
  • Newsweek Gives Heads Up To Terrorist Networks

    02/15/2010 10:41:28 AM PST · by paustin110 · 7 replies · 355+ views
    And So it Goes in Shreveport ^ | 02/15/2010 | Pat Austin
    Once again, the liberal, clueless media goes where they shouldn't. Via Newsweek's aptly named blog, Declassified, we learn for the first time that: "U.S. intelligence officials appear to have obtained access to what could turn out to be a significant trove of phone numbers, photographs and documents detailing the links between Al Qaeda's leaders in northwest Pakistan and the terror group's increasingly menacing affiliate in Yemen, two counter-terrorism sources tell Declassified." The arrest, made in late January, had not been made public until now...until Newsweek spills it:...
  • Farah calls Newsweek on 'lie'

    02/15/2010 7:32:03 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 56 replies · 1,120+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 15, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah today publicly called on Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham for a retraction of a statement in the magazine falsely claiming Farah is a proponent of a "conspiracy theory" that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. "It's just a bald-faced lie and misrepresentation of anything and everything I have written and said about the eligibility issue," Farah said. Farah is issuing the retraction demand,........
  • Can the FBI Secretly Track Your Cell Phone?

    02/11/2010 11:08:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 115 replies · 1,694+ views ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department is poised this week to publicly defend a little-known law-enforcement practice that critics say may be the "sleeper" privacy issue of the 21st century: the collection of cell-phone "tracking" records that identify the physical locations where the phones have been. It may come as a surprise to most of the owners of the country's 277 million cell phones, but their cell-phone company retains records of where their device has been at all times—either because the phones have tiny GPS devices embedded inside or because each phone call is routed through towers that can be used to pinpoint...
  • Newsweek Reporter Urges Obama to 'Bully' Republicans

    02/01/2010 1:14:08 PM PST · by biggien · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Newsweek's Katie Connolly, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, determined that Barack Obama, even in the face of the stunning loss in Massachusetts, needs to become more entrenched in his liberal ways and not bother working with the GOP as she advised the President to “bully Republicans.”
  • Impressive Media Malpractice at March For Life

    01/25/2010 8:23:09 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 769+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    In January 2009 we brought a six-man camera crew to Washington to create a documentary on the subject of the annual March for Life called Thine Eyes. What motivated Steve Sanborn, the organizer of the project and a March veteran, was the media's historic failure to capture the numbers, the demographics or the spirit of the marchers. With the advantage of rooftop cameras, we estimated there were about 350,000 participants, about 75 percent of whom were under 25, with more females than males among the young people. I also assigned our six cameramen to find as many pro-abortion protestors as...
  • Impressive Media Malpractice at March For Life

    01/23/2010 11:16:48 AM PST · by Elvina · 19 replies · 914+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2010 | Jack Cashill
    In January 2009 we brought a six-camera crew to Washington to create a documentary on the subject of the annual March for Life called Thine Eyes. What motivated Steve Sanborn, the organizer of the project and a March veteran, was the media's historic failure to capture the numbers, the demographics or the spirit of the marchers. With the advantage of rooftop cameras, we estimated there were about 350,000 participants, about 75 percent of whom were under 25, with more females than males among the young people. I also assigned our six cameramen to find as many pro-abortion protestors as they...
  • Could green cars keep the Big Three in the red?

    01/18/2010 2:35:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies · 586+ views ^ | January 16, 2010 | Sheena Harrison
    Electric and hybrid cars may be some of the star attractions at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but could they hurt the Big Three's chances of making a turnaround? Newsweek thinks that might be the case. The magazine says government pressure is driving development of Ford, GM and Chrysler's green cars, even though those vehicles might not sell well in the near future. In a story titled "Who Is Really Running Detroit?" analysts told Newsweek that prices for hybrid and electric vehicles may be too high for many consumers, despite the fact that Washington lawmakers are pushing for them in...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • New Research: Why Never Spanking Might Be Worse for Kids Than Spanking Them

    12/31/2009 9:19:58 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 99 replies · 2,274+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 30, 2009 | Po Bronson
    New Research: Why Never Spanking Might Be Worse for Kids Than Spanking Them Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:00 AM By Po Bronson In NurtureShock, we described some extensive cross-ethnic and international research on spanking by Drs. Jennifer Lansford and Ken Dodge. Their data suggested that if a culture views spanking as the normal consequence for bad behavior, kids aren’t damaged by its occasional use. To explain this shocker, the scholars suggested that in cultures or communities where spanking is common, parents are less agitated when administering spankings. Spanking almost never when combined with losing your temper can be worse than...
  • Newsweek Dies (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/29/2009 7:19:47 AM PST · by abb · 84 replies · 2,990+ views ^ | December 12, 2009 | Michael Wolff
    Less than a year ago, during yet another public discussion about the future of traditional media, I said that it seemed extremely unlikely that, for instance, Newsweek would last another five years, provoking guffaws among blogger types and stout denials from the magazine (i.e. a minor kerfuffle). Newsweek and its parent, the Washington Post Co., announced yesterday a significant cut in its rate base, a further round of buyouts and layoffs, and a plan to make an already anorexic magazine even thinner. The Washington Post Co., for good measure, added its own bad news and bleak outlook. My prediction about...