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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 Newsweek.com)

    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 Newsweek.com, even though its audience is larger than the Beast’s. Newsweek.com, 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 Compete.com. 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
    adage.com ^ | August 2, 2010 | Nat Ives
    NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- 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.