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  • The Missing Right-of-Center Media

    10/24/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 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 · 17 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.
  • Newsweek has been sold to IBT Media, publishers of Int'l Business Times; will remain '100% digital'

    08/03/2013 10:14:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Capital New York ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tom McGeveran and Joe Pompeo
    Earlier today, IAC/InterActive reached a deal to sell Newsweek, which has been publishing since January as a digital-only version of the old magazine, to the owners of the International Business Times. The announcement ends weeks of speculation about who might purchase what remains of the 80-year-old journalism brand, which was on the block for the second time in just three years. Newsweek, the once-venerated weekly newsmagazine that at its height in the early '90s rivaled Time for readers and exercised tremendous influence on Washington politics, fell on hard times under the ownership of The Washington Post Company, and was sold...
  • Barry Diller: I Wish I Hadn’t Bought Newsweek

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

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

    01/21/2013 11:03:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The Propaganda Ministry, through the Obama Press Chamber, has jumped the shark. In the new issue of Newsweek online (the print is understandably defunct), President Obama's inauguration is deemed "The Second Coming." Clearly the editor of the magazine, the goosestepping Obama shill Tina Brown, has taken the Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to the Obamessiah. The writer of the article, Evan Thomas, has imbued Obama with the divinity of Christ before (but Muhammad is better suited to Obama, IMO). Back in June of 2009, naturally on MSNBC, Thomas asserted: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "sort of God" - Literally

    01/21/2013 7:29:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | newsbusters
    June 6, 2009: "Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama's had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he he has a very different job from Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it. Obama is 'we are above that now.' We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something - I mean, in a way Obama's standing above the country, above above the world, he's sort of God." "Yeah,"...
  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

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

    12/27/2012 3:50:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jerry Newcombe
    Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable---but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn't that make you at least a little suspicious about the article's contents? So it is with Newsweek's cover story on Jesus (Dec. 17), entitled, "The Myths of Jesus." They show a Nativity scene with bubble quotes asking these questions: "Who Was Jesus?" "How Many Wise Men Were There?" "Did He Have a Wife?" "In a Manger or a Cave?" "Why Bethlehem?"...
  • What does Newsweek Know About Jesus?

    12/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | R.B. Parrish
    For its Dec. 10, 2012 edition, Newsweek featured a story, "What Do We Really Know About Jesus?" A better title might have been, "What does Newsweek know about Jesus?" The gist of the article is that the gospels are full of historical errors; yet nevertheless, "for those with a broader vision, a more generous appreciation of literature, and a fuller sense of theological meaning, the story of the Christ-child and his appearance in the world can be founded not on what really did happen, but on what really does happen, in the lives of those who believe that stories such...
  • YES, THIS IS THE OBAMA COVER FOR NEWSWEEK’S POST-ELECTION ISSUE

    11/08/2012 7:17:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    Newsweek/The Blaze ^ | 11/8/12 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • Newsweek Ceasing Publication - Over 200 Readers Affected

    10/18/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 29 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | October 18, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Newsweek magazine announced today that it will cease publication at the end of the year. The magazine, published since 1933, has experienced a sharp decline in readership - roughly proportionate to its increasingly hard left editorial bent. There is no word how this move will affect Newsweek's roughly 225 subscribers. One positive aspect of the move is that President Obama and first lady Michelle will now have more free time, thanks to not having to pose for monthly Newsweek cover story photos.
  • AP Story on Demise of Newsweek Print Edition Skips Crucial Role Played by Jon Meacham

    10/19/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Associated Press published an article on the reasons for the demise of the print of edition of Newsweek but skipped any mention of the former editor of that magazine, Jon Meacham, who was instumental in ensuring its failure. It's the equivalent of publishing an article on the reasons why the Titanic sunk in which the word "iceberg" does not appear. What Meacham did to destroy Newsweek was so absurd that he really deserves a plaque in the Bad Business Decisions Hall of Fame. Am I exaggerating? Here is Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post explaining the business "genius" of...
  • Newsweek, Like The President, Is Finished At The End Of The Year

    10/18/2012 3:39:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Newsweek has announced it is ceasing publication at year's end, and the New York Times' David Carr writes an obit. Like the president it has --mostly-- fawned over, Newsweek no longer interests the majority of Americans. Even those who might pick it up in the doctor's office won't buy it. It has tried all sorts of stunts, and all sorts of absurd drama, but it cannot do its basic job against rising competition. It failed. It will go away. Like the president. The post-debate euphoria of the left will fade today as it begins to notice, as it did after...
  • Newsweek Ceasing Print Publication, Switches To Digital-only

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

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

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

    09/26/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-26-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Newsweek strikes again! See the original cover here.
  • Anyone try to buy a Newsweek?

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

    08/21/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2012 | Niall Ferguson
    First, duck the argument. Second, nitpick. Third, vilify. That’s what Niall Ferguson says liberal bloggers did after reading his Newsweek story on Obama’s record. Here, he offers a point-by-point defense of his argument.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-20-12 (DUmmies & Kommies Go Berserk Over Obama Newsweek Cover)

    08/20/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 20, 2012 | DUmmies, KOmmies, & PJ-Comix
    Remember when Frodo Baggins tossed the ring of power into the flames of Mt. Doom? That is what Niall Ferguson did when he wrote the Newsweek cover story, "Hit The Road, Barack." The hysterical reaction of the DUmmies and KOmmies to that Newsweek cover reminds me of the Eye of Sauron as it began tumpling down. The Armies of Sauron still haven't been destroyed. For that we have to wait until November but in the meantime it is FUn to observe the disorientation of the tumbling DUmmies and KOmmies. So upset were the DUmmies by that Newsweek cover that...
  • Shocking Newsweek Cover: 'Hit the Road, Barack - Why We Need a New President'

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

    08/19/2012 12:58:37 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08-19-2012 | Niall Ferguson
    I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.” Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization. Yet the...
  • Hit the road Barak (Newsweek) Chick-Fil-A moment

    08/19/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 44 replies
    Let's reward good behavior. Newsweek is apparently desperate to survive. We plan on buying this issue off the shelf. Might they get the message????
  • Niall Ferguson Has Been Wrong On Economics ("Hit The Road, Barack" - Newsweek))

    08/19/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-19-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Niall Ferguson Has Been Wrong On Economics Joe Weisenthal Aug. 19, 2012, 6:44 PM Niall Ferguson has a huge piece in The Daily Beast saying Obama needs to get fired titled: "Hit The Road, Barack."It's basically an ell-encompassing takedown of Obama's record on the economy (it still sucks), the deficit (it's getting bigger) and America's standing in the world (The Mideast has not gotten safer). It even hits Obama for stuff like this, which seems totally inevitable at some point, regardless of who is President.Newsweek Anyway, as you read Niall Ferguson, it's worth noting that he has been wrong on...
  • Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go

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

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

    08/14/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Wimp Factory: Dems mass-produce wussy nominees by Daniel Clark For the second time in its mercifully soon-to-end existence, Newsweek has published a cover story suggesting that a presidential nominee should be concerned about “The Wimp Factor.” The first of these was a 1987 piece on George H.W. Bush. Perhaps in an effort to bring back its glory days, the publication has recently done a similar story on Bush’s fellow Republican, Mitt Romney. It’s not that these men have never said or done anything wimpy. Bush the First had his “kinder, gentler” drivel, for example, and Romney pronounces “entrepreneur” too...
  • Romney: Newsweek cover first for 'wimp' critique

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

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

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

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

    07/24/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Brietbart Big Journalism ^ | July 24, 2012 | Warner Todd Huston
    A big publishing story of 2010 was when stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman bought financially troubled Newsweek Magazine for $1 in the hopes of revitalizing the venerable old publication into the "thought leader" it once was. Now, since Mr. Harman's death, his family seems poised to bail on the old man's publishing charity case along with the left-leaning Daily Beast website. Since Sydney Harman bought Newsweek and took controlling interests in the Daily Beast, neither has become a profitable venture. This has caused the Harman family to re-think their position. [Snip] Things are changing, says the Harmans. "However, given the...
  • The Last Days of the Media

    05/24/2012 4:17:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 5-23-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The magazine business isn't what it used to be. In the last ten years, Newsweek lost 2.5 million readers, and its newsstand sales are hardly worth mentioning. A full-page ad in it costs less than the price of a luxury car. Sold for a buck to the husband of an influential Congresswoman, merged with an internet site, it survives only by building issues around provocative essays and covers. If you want to understand why Newsweek put a badly photoshopped picture of Obama with a gay halo on its cover or features Romney doing a number from The Book of Mormon,...
  • Rejected Draft Of Newsweek "First Gay President" Cover Discovered

    05/17/2012 9:44:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This picture was originally created last year when Obama vacationed in Brazil, see the original post here.
  • Lawrence O'Donnell Denounces Newsweek Cover...as MSNBC's 'First Gay President' Appears on Screen

    05/16/2012 4:53:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Lawrence O'Donnell yesterday on The Last Word vehemently denounced Newsweek's "The First Gay President" cover because he thought it could mislead many people into believing that message. Ironically (and hilariously) "FIRST GAY PRESIDENT" in bold capital letters along with Obama's picture kept appearing on the MSNBC screen throughout O'Donnell's denunciation. His own screen graphics amusingly worked in contradiction to his arguments as if to mock O'Donnell.
  • Taiwanese Animators Analyze Dueling Controversial Magazine Covers

    05/16/2012 4:28:00 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The hard copy periodical industry is dying and about the only way they can boost sales is with incredibly controversial magazine covers. We saw a good example of this during the past week with Time featuring a mother breast feeding her son on the cover versus Newsweek declaring Obama, wearing a rainbow halo, as "The First Gay President." Have these magazines gone too far in their desperation for sales? This situation is analyzed in an incredibly humorous manner by the notorious Taiwanese animators who have developed quite a cult following with their funny take on the news. They have produced...
  • VIDEO: Time vs Newsweek: provocative covers stir controversy (Taiwanese Animation)

    05/15/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 15, 2012 | NMAWorldEdition
    Last week Time magazine's cover brought the breastfeeding and attachment parenting debate into the national spotlight. This week it was Newsweek's turn to stir up controversy, with its cover on the First Gay President. Time magazine not only brought attention to the attachment parenting movement, it also inspired conversation on using provocative images and copy to revive the ailing print industry. Many critics are calling this issue a "stroke of genius" and "an example of print well done," including magazine expert Samir Husni. Newsweek came out with its controversial copy and image combo just a few days later, with similar...
  • Newsweek Cover is a Gift to Romney (Calls Obama the First Gay President)

    05/14/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mitt and Ann Romney are exceptionally gracious people. Even though they are on the road they constantly have taken time to put pen to paper to write to Andrew Sullivan and Tina Brown expressing their gratitude for their efforts on behalf of the Romney campaign. Right Turn has come into possession of the letter. Well, actually we made it up, but this what they should be writing in recognition of the Newsweek cover that will go down as the single most helpful in-kind donation to the Romney camp this cycle. Dear Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Brown: Ann and I...