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  • Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENT

    12/03/2016 1:53:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/02/16
    Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBXBJ_TQsI    
  • Recalled Newsweek ‘Madam President’ Clinton Issue Hits eBay

    12/01/2016 12:12:48 PM PST · by rhett october · 50 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-1-2016 | Rhett October
    Hillary Clinton supporters can still live a part of their dream if they so choose. Once they decide to stop protesting, they can hop online and order a commemorative edition of Newsweek that was going to be released if the former secretary of state won the presidential election. Pictures of the recalled issue feature a photo of Clinton with the title “Madam President.” The issue was leaked before the November 8th election which led for some to decry it as evidence of a rigged system. Newsweek quickly explained itself, stating that the issue was published under a Newsweek license by...
  • Recalled ‘Madam President’ Newsweek Magazine Leaked Online

    11/22/2016 1:28:49 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 109 replies
    DC Clothsline ^ | November 20, 2016 | Chris Menahan
    Someone leaked a full copy of Newsweek’s recalled “Madam President” magazine — it’s hilarious. Newsweek licensee Topix Media, who created the magazine, said 125,000 copies with Hillary Clinton on the cover were printed and shipped, though only 17 were actually sold.
  • Before election, Newsweek sent bookstores printed copies declaring Hillary, not Trump, as winner

    11/08/2016 11:44:22 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Before the election, Newsweek sent bookstores advance printed copies of its magazine declaring Hillary the winner, but no such advance printed copies declaring Trump the winner With major sporting events, like the World Series or the Super Bowl, companies that manufacture t-shirts will manufacture separate shirts delcaring both teams as the winner before the event takes place. As soon as the winner is declared, they immediately start selling the shirts with the winner, and put the shirts with the loser into the trash.Before yesterday’s election, Newsweek printed up advance paper copies declaring the winner and sent them to bookstores. But they...
  • Newsweek Calls It: "Madam President Clinton" Hits The Shelves Due To A "Business Decision"

    11/07/2016 8:05:20 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 7, 2016 5:17 PM | Tyler Durden
    With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow's presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting "Madam President" which appeared in print as early as Saturday.
  • It's Rigged Freepers!

    11/05/2016 6:16:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
     
  • ‘Why the Russians Are Backing Trump’: Maddow Previews Blockbuster Newsweek Story

    11/03/2016 11:12:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-3-2016 | Justin Baragona
    Just as has been done previously with huge stories broken by Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got a hold of some excerpts of tomorrow’s article and shared them with her viewers. In this instance, Eichenwald’s report appears to show the real reason why Russia and Vladimir Putin are backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The story also has the subtitle that claims Putin wants to weaken NATO. SNIP-- According to the article, Russian officials who were hacking to influence the election felt that if Trump were replaced by the Republicans, the next candidate wouldn’t be as good for Russia....
  • Hackers take down Newsweek after magazine accuses Donald Trump of violating Cuba embargo: Report

    10/01/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Newsweek said its website was knocked offline by hackers Thursday evening after it published an article accusing one of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s companies of having violated the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Editor-in-chief Jim Impoco told reporters Friday that Newsweek’s website was unavailable for several hours the night before as the result of what the magazine’s IT chief described as a “massive” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack – a rudimentary but potentially ravaging type of cyberattack that aims to render websites unavailable by overloading their servers with illegitimate internet traffic. “We don’t know everything. We’re still investigating. But it was...
  • Newsweek's Trump-Cuba Story Lacks Perspective

    09/30/2016 2:37:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 30 September 2016 | Mauricio Claver-Carone
    This morning, Newsweek published a rather sensationalist (and hypocritical) story on Trump's involvement with a consulting firm that took a scouting trip to Cuba in 1998. Here's the gist. Trump's company apparently hired a consulting firm, Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corporation ("Seven Arrows"), to do a scouting trip to Cuba in 1998. Months after, Seven Arrows billed Trump's company over $68,000 for the trip. In the late 1990s — like today — the Bill Clinton Administration was licensing and encouraging U.S. companies to take scouting trips to Cuba, with the hope they would return and lobby Congress to ease...
  • Obama: The Affirmative Action President

    08/28/2016 5:37:43 PM PDT · by dvan · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2011 | Matt Patterson
    Newsweek Is Now History. The liberal Newsweek Magazine is going out of business, but not before it attacks the President. This is quite an article, even more so when you consider that NEWSWEEK finally had the guts to admit it. WOW! Newsweek COVER!!! It is their last cover before they fold. Also read the article at the end. AMAZING!!! Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama...
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitic Mob Came for Me (Ptomaine Alert!)

    06/21/2016 1:32:28 PM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/21/2016 | Michael Weiss
    An appearance on CNN—which included some pushback against Trump’s reaction to the Orlando massacre—was enough to inspire 72 hours of online abuse. There is a shrinking but still very real possibility that a pumpkin-faced blowhard who lives like a Borgia, talks like a child, and wears a dead Tribble on his head may soon be in possession of our nuclear launch codes. To call this a national embarrassment is to implicitly hold our nation in higher esteem than I’m any longer prepared to do.
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor

    05/28/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/26/16 | Jack Moore
    Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife's delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth. The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor,...
  • Yes, Obama's Our Coolest President--And That's the Problem

    05/16/2016 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 32 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 16, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Has there ever been a president cooler than Obama? That's the question that Newsweek, an ostensible "news" magazine, asked last week via Twitter. The tweet featured a picture of the president slapping hands with his friend and political supporter, the rapper Jay Z. It's hard to argue with Newsweek on this one. Obama is cool -- though that alone doesn't make him a great president. When it comes to leaders, coolness and greatness might actually be mutually exclusive. Cool people aren't usually substantive and frequently lack the moral courage to do the right thing when the right thing isn't cool...
  • Ted Cruz Loves The Senate - The Roman Senate

    01/22/2016 12:58:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/22/2016 | Taylor wofford
    RTX22LO4 Why does Ted Cruz, left, make so many references to Cicero, right? And what does that mean for his hopes in the 2016 presidential election? REUTERS U.S.TED CRUZCICERO Ted Cruz's onstage appearance with Sean Hannity was going well. It was February 2015, and Cruz, like all the other GOP hopefuls, was at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., being lobbed softballs by the Fox News talking head. Hannity was playing a little word game. "I'm going to ask you about three people, first words that come to your mind," Hannity said. "Barack Hussein Obama," Hannity prompted. Cruz...
  • ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: I PREFER ISIS TO IRAN ON OUR BORDERS

    01/20/2016 9:54:40 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 20 Jan 2016 | Jack More
    Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that if he had to choose between the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Iran on the country’s borders, he would “choose ISIS” every time. In comments made at the Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Yaalon said that if the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were to fall ...
  • Newsweek apologizes after writer compared Cruz to Nazis

    01/06/2016 12:37:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 6, 2016 | T. Becket Adams
    Newsweek issued an apology Wednesday after one of its senior writers compared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his supporters to Nazis. "I would like to express on behalf of Newsweek our disappointment that this occurred and reiterate that this does not align with our editorial values," the magazine's editor-in-chief, Jim Impoco, said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner's media desk. The apology came after Newsweek's Alexander Nazaryan tweeted a picture of Nazi soldiers, and included a caption that read, "Ted Cruz has a strong ground game in Iowa." After the image sparked backlash on social media, Nazaryan quickly...
  • Newsweek Writer Deletes Tweet 'Calling Ted Cruz A Nazi'

    01/06/2016 10:14:03 AM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 6, 2016 | Sara Jerde
    A senior writer for Newsweek apologized Wednesday after tweeting that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his supporters were Nazis.The reporter, Alexander Nazaryan, covers a range of topics including the 2016 GOP race, higher education, and technology. He has since deleted the tweet, which showed people marching with flags bearing swastikas in reference to the Cruz campaign's "ground game": And here's what he deleted @TwitchyTeam @Newsweek @alexnazaryan pic.twitter.com/Ula6kHIx4p - Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) January 6, 2016 Nazaryan then apologized for "calling Ted Cruz a Nazi": I deleted my tweet calling Ted Cruz a Nazi. Not fair to his totally...
  • Senior Newsweek Writer Compares Cruz Campaign To Nazis

    01/06/2016 8:31:38 AM PST · by absentee · 34 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/6/16 | Caleb Howe
    Alexander Nazaryan, senior writer for Newsweek, on social media Wednesday compared the Cruz campaign in Iowa to the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch in a gross Tweet featuring the Nazi swastika flag. Eventually, Nazaryan deleted the tweet. He then tweeted an "explanation" for why he deleted it (but not an apology). Do note that the tweet was there for about nine hours before he finally decided he was tired of people replying to it and deleted it to save his mentions column. Not a word of apology in this tweet.
  • Daily Beast Spins History: Second Amendment Linked to 'Right' to Slavery

    12/12/2015 4:31:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    newsbusters ^ | december 7, 2015 | matthew balan
    On Sunday, The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey, a veteran of Newsweek and the Washington Post, furiously tried to connect the Second Amendment to the protection of slavery before the Civil War. Dickey touted how Charles Dickens and "several British visitors to American shores...discerned...[that] people who owned slaves...wanted to carry guns to keep the blacks intimidated and docile." He also wildly claimed that "the Second Amendment...was essentially written to protect the interests of Southerners" to crush slave revolts: "To keep slaves in slavery, you needed militias and they needed to be armed. Such is the fundamental 'right' assured by the Second...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • Syrian Kurds, Arab Rebels and Assyrians Form New Alliance

    10/12/2015 12:41:43 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 7 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Jack Moore
    A U.S.-backed Syrian-Kurdish militia, a number of Arab rebel groups and an Assyrian Christian group in Syria have formed a coalition to build a democratic representation for a number of moderate parties within Syria, according to a statement seen by Reuters on Monday. The new alliance, which is calling itself the Democratic Forces of Syria, includes the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) that beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) with the support of U.S. airstrikes in the Syrian-Kurdish border town of Kobani earlier this year. The YPG continues to battle the radical Islamist group in areas of northeastern Syria and...
  • Newsweek Asks ‘Is Trump a Fascist?’

    08/18/2015 7:59:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/18/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Nazi comparisons remain a dime per dozen in the political discourse, wielded liberally and often outside historical context. Godwin’s law suggests that any online debate which lasts long enough will result in someone evoking the Nazis.That moment has arrived in our consideration of Donald Trump. Newsweek commentator Jeffrey A. Tucker asks, “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?” However, the question stands as more than provocation or insult. Tucker is serious, and offers evidence to bolster the suggestion: What’s distinct about Trumpism, and the tradition of thought it represents, is that it is not leftist in its cultural and political outlook...
  • The Harsh Human Cost of Defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/16/2015 2:21:46 PM PDT · by unlearner · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/16/2015 | RENEE CRAMER
    Responding to shock videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, government officials in Louisiana, New Hampshire and Alabama (and, most recently, Arkansas) have moved to defund Planned Parenthood. Now the White House has entered the fray, warning these states that defunding may break the law. Through a network of affiliated clinics, Planned Parenthood provides health care services to millions of women across the country, especially low-income and young women who have few options for care.
  • Sorry, Still No American Exceptionalism

    08/03/2015 7:29:52 AM PDT · by LS · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/3/2015 | Stanley Kurtrz
    hen Newsweek broke the story last week that the College Board had redone its controversial 2014 AP U.S. history (APUSH) framework, the headline blared: “Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism.” That headline was quickly echoed across the web, with Slate promising an APUSH course “Juiced Up With More ‘American Exceptionalism,’” New York Magazine following suit, and Think Progress decrying the College Board’s supposed “cave” to conservative pressure. A more accurate headline would have been, “College Board Inserts Meaningless Mention of American Exceptionalism to Shut Conservatives Up: Liberals Go Nuts.” Early coverage of the renewed APUSH controversy has...
  • Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    05/31/2015 12:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2015 | Hayley Richardson
    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms - the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it "absolutely necessary" that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January. In response, Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has "no right" to advise Russia...
  • Clinton Embroiled in Scandal Again, Newsweek Frets Over 'Enemies' Discrediting Her

    04/19/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    My colleague Jay Cost flags this Newsweek article, which is ostensibly about the scandalous revelation that one of the largest Clinton Foundation donor has trade ties to Iran. But here's the first paragraph: >>>>Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country.<<<< Why on earth would a story about Clinton cashing large checks from a shady Ukranian oligarch be framed not about the...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 14 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • Ferguson: When Cops Become Cash Cows

    03/13/2015 3:06:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    newsweek ^ | 3/13/15 at 4:44 PM | Brian A. Jackson
    A recent Washington Post investigation examined asset forfeiture—the process law enforcement can use to seize cash or property even before individuals are convicted of a crime—and the fairness of its use. Controversies have arisen in multiple jurisdictions about automated speed cameras installed by private companies for a cut of revenue from fines, and whether their use was being driven by public safety goals or a desire to maximize revenue. As part of the report on the Ferguson Police Department, one problem flagged by the Department of Justice was behavior by the department and court system aimed at advancing revenue collection...
  • Newsweek Twitter account hacked by ‘CyberCaliphate’

    02/10/2015 12:26:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2015 | James Rogers
    Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning by a group describing itself as “CyberCaliphate,” the latest in a series of high-profile hacks by apparent cyber jihadists. During the 14-minute hack, the group praised “cyber jihad” and threatened Michelle Obama and her family. “Bloody #Valentine’s Day Michelle Obama! We’re watching you, your girls, and your husband!” it tweeted, via the @Newsweek account. […] The hackers briefly changed the account’s profile picture and banner to an image of a masked man and the black standard that is the symbol of the terror organization. The profile also bore the message “Je suIS IS.”...
  • Newsweek Hints at 'Attractions' for Bill Clinton on Sex Fiend Island

    01/29/2015 12:52:08 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Is Newsweek contributing editor Catherine Ostler winking at us? One has to ask that question because of the way she speculates as to what Bill Clinton could have possibly been doing at the Sex Fiend Island luxury home of registered pedophiliac sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Among the observations she makes about Jeffrey Epstein who comes off as very creepy in the extreme, Ostler, with what must have a twinkle in her eye as she eye makes this rather narrow list of activities that Clinton could have participated in at Sex Fiend Island, discussing theoretical physics or  getting massages from pretty...
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • A Response to Newsweek on the Bible

    01/15/2015 1:30:54 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    newsweek ^ | 1/15/15 | Michael Brown
    Newsweek’s recent cover story on the Bible, as we expected, proved quite controversial, particularly among the evangelical community... Is it true that prominent Christian leaders in America are misusing the Bible to suit their own purposes?... Has the text of the Bible undergone such dramatic changes over the centuries that it bears little resemblance to the original teachings of Moses, Jesus, and Paul?.. ..does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of conservative evangelicals? Certainly not. More importantly, does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of the reliability of the Scriptures? Emphatically not...
  • The Many Sins Of Newsweek’s Exposé On The Bible

    01/08/2015 5:14:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | January 8, 2015 | Justin Taylor
    (RNS) It is a tradition in American journalism as predictable as Easter and Christmas itself: a cover story purporting to reveal the true story behind the Bible we thought we knew. Newsweek — now in its digital-only form — offers the latest entry in this genre with “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin,” written by Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald. Eichenwald seeks to demonstrate that the Bible is “loaded with contradictions and translation errors and wasn’t written by witnesses and includes words added by unknown scribes to inject Church orthodoxy.” Eichenwald insists his article is not an attack...
  • Hey Pastor, Can I Have a Minute of Your Time? [Newsweek's screed vs. Evangelicals]

    12/29/2014 9:39:29 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    RedState.com ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Newsweek is back and this time it is fully a leftist rag. It’s latest is Christian troll bait written by non-religious scholar Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair who, if you’ve ever paid attention to him, holds Christianity in disdain to begin with. So of course a guy who hates Christianity is going to attack it. His attacks, for knowledgeable Christians, are silly fabrications and half-truths. But then Eichenwald is not really writing for Christians, but against them. He’s writing to the secularists trying to buttress their faith in their gods. Al Mohler has a well written rebuttal as does Michael...
  • Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

    12/29/2014 3:28:28 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Al Mohler
    Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both TIME and Newsweek dedicated cover article after article, following a rather predictable format. In the main, scholars or leaders from very liberal quarters commented side-by-side those committed to historic Christianity on questions ranging from the virgin birth to the resurrection of Christ. When written by journalists...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness [SPEW!]

    10/31/2014 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/21/14 | Holly Bailey
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Four years ago, Joan Wagnon was a 70-year-old grandmother preparing to retire after decades of public service. A centrist Democrat long credited as blazing the way for women in politics in Kansas, she spent 12 years in the state Legislature and four years as mayor of Topeka — the first and only woman to hold the job. After eight years as state secretary of revenue, Wagnon was preparing to hang it up when "the massacre" happened. On Election Day 2010, Sam Brownback, a two-term, hard-line conservative U.S. senator and a 2008 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination,...
  • Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

    10/30/2014 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly, horribly wrong. The book “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968, warned that by the 1980s there would be massive upheaval and starvation because of overpopulation. The 80s came and went, and even though the Earth’s population has nearly doubled, from 4 billion in 1974 to 7 billion...
  • The Missing Right-of-Center Media

    10/24/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    Some years ago now, when the conservative media group Newsmax put in a bid to buy the limping, failing Newsweek, I wrote a post arguing that trying to reinvent one of the newsweeklies as a (moderately) right-of-center publication was as good a bet as any. Here was the nub of my argument: If [Jon Meacham, the previous editor] had wanted to play to what seems like Newsweek’s business strength — its large audience outside the Acela corridor — he would have tried to tilt the magazine toward the center-right rather than the center-left, in the hopes of becoming the go-to...
  • Obama makes women feel unsafe: Former fawning Newsweek editor no longer swoons

    10/22/2014 9:21:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    When Tina Brown was Newsweek’s editor, a magazine cover heralded the “Obama Conquest.” Now he’s just the creep in the corner office who keeps women nervous. ... There’s a word for guys who hide out in their offices; bark at underlings while barking at underlings, then, worst of all, blame everyone around them when those promises aren’t kept. The word is “weak,” and women don’t like it any more than men do.
  • Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too (Daily Beast)

    10/21/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/06/14 | Jillian Keenan
    Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process. They can pay taxes and contribute to social security, but they can’t vote. They can be sentenced to life in prison, but they can’t vote. Every day, their bodies, lives and futures are affected by politicians and policies they did not choose. Who am I talking about? Felons? Guess again. We need to lower the voting age. This is a prime moment to ask ourselves whether our voting system is yet fully equitable. Last month, Scotland made history when, for the first time in British politics, 16- and 17-year...
  • If it quacks like a duck ... it must be a turtle

    08/26/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Robert Felix
    Maunder Minimum and Global Warming“Why We’re Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age.” When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I don’t? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion. It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds. “There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck,...
  • Zionist Spies in the U.S.?

    05/13/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    Last week, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein ran a sensationalist story detailing alleged Israeli spy activities in the United States. Stein, citing dubious sources, claimed that Israeli spies attempted to monitor Al Gore’s bathroom activities (an image too frightening to imagine) while drugs and women are routinely employed by Zionist spies to entice U.S. officials into handing over information of value. The sources for these and other absurd allegations contained in the article were mainly anonymous with one notable exception, an obscure ex-intelligence character and former CIA employee named Paul Pillar. One look at Pillar’s past articles, publications and speeches puts the...
  • Israeli spying on US at 'alarming level'

    05/07/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/7/2014 | AFP
    Israel spies on the United States more than any other ally does and these activities have reached an alarming level, Newsweek magazine reported on Tuesday. The main targets are US industrial and technical secrets, the weekly said, quoting classified briefings on legislation that would make it easier for Israeli citizens to get visas to enter America. Newsweek said a congressional staffer familiar with a briefing last January called the testimony "very sobering ... alarming ... even terrifying", and quoted another as saying the behavior was "damaging." "No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on...
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Counting Obama's wimpiness 6 ways to Sunday (literally!)

    04/05/2014 4:03:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Not a bad title for a Saturday post :-)So, back in 2012 Newsweek tried calling Mitt Romney a wimp...So much so that he shouldn't be president. We knew this was crap, especially compared to the pansy they were peddling to America...
  • Why the Web Won't Be Nirvana (From 1995)

    12/19/2013 2:07:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/26/1995 | By Clifford Stoll
    ~snip~ Consider today's online world. The Usenet, a worldwide bulletin board, allows anyone to post messages across the nation. Your word gets out, leapfrogging editors and publishers. Every voice can be heard cheaply and instantly. The result? Every voice is heard. The cacophany more closely resembles citizens band radio, complete with handles, harrasment, and anonymous threats. When most everyone shouts, few listen. How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the...
  • The Case That Could Topple Obamacare

    12/19/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by maddog55 · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 17 2013 3:05 PM | Pema Levy
    Obamacare may have its problems, including more bugs than you can find in the cornfields of Nebraska, but its legal worries were meant to end after the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, the heart of the Affordable Care Act. Now, as the technologists charged with making healthcare.gov work report progress, lawyers are re-entering the fray. A little-heard of challenge currently making its way through the court system may represent opponents’ last best hope of, as they are fond of saying, driving a stake through the heart of the law. It all started in 2011, when Jonathan H. Adler, a...
  • Will The US Intervene In Syria? (Chris Hayes & Amy Goodman Agree On Need For Congressional Approval

    08/31/2013 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Chris Hayes discusses the United States considering military action in Syria with former Congressman Tom Perriello, Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!" and Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
  • Following NewsBeast Mess,What's Tina Brown's Next Act? [ Daily Beast is losing $12M a year ]

    08/26/2013 5:12:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    adweek.com ^ | August 26 2013 | The Press
    Despite those positive signs, the Beast is believed to be on track to lose as much as $12 million this year, per knowledgeable sources, and IAC chief Barry Diller’s goodwill may be running out. He already publicly showed he’s losing patience for losses, infamously saying it was a “mistake” to buy Newsweek.