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#1 Maybe they were tired of being worthless. Or worth less than a buck o five. Who knows?
Posted by newc 2012-08-20 02:40||
#2 In other news: Hell, completely frozen over.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-20 04:21||
#3 The question is, "If they're running that what is it about Obama that they've discovered & documented that they are trying to suppress?" The only reason I can imagine for an MSM rag to turn on Obama is if they've documented beyond a reasonable doubt something about him that we don't already know but which will destroy the progressive cause in America (more so than Obama is doing already that is).
Posted by AzCat 2012-08-20 06:50||
#4 Handwriting. Wall. Seen. They've concluded that Champ is toast, and are trying to salvage as much of their tattered credibility as they can.
First a trickle, then a flood. Preference cascade, engaged.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-08-20 06:56||
#5 Still hard to imagine someone on the right didn't buy Newsweek when it was for sale for $1 and still had some name recognition. Could have turned it into the magazine version of Fox News. Then things like this wouldn't be a shocker.
As it is this is probably a last ditch effort to save the magazine from loss after loss.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-08-20 08:02||
#6 Once is coincidence. Twice is magic. Thrice is a pattern.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-20 08:18||
#7 It's the once-in-a-century event known as the 'Nazis in Skokie' Move, pioneered by the ACLU.
The move, although repulsive to the initiator and potentially causing a loss to its support base, can be used as a "get out of jail free" card whenever accused of bias and slavishly favoring a particular end of the political spectrum.
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-20 08:32||
#8 Mess with a crusty old Arizona sheriff and a brave Governor and you might get a saguaro up your bum.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-20 08:58||
#9 Bah. I think its a guest editorial to cover their hypcritical a$$e$.
Posted by Ptah 2012-08-20 09:29||
#10 I think Pappy nailed it.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-08-20 09:32||
#11 Yup. Pappy nailed it.
When you see this in a magazine with more than five subscribers (excluding Doctor offices and Dentists) then it might mean something.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-08-20 09:40||
#12 I saw this on the news. The impression that was put forth is that Newsweek had to make ammends for the Romney cover the other week. The writer of this piece (Niall Ferguson) is a conservative. Maybe since Nweek has taken such a financial pounding they are trying something different...
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-20 10:24||
#13 I saw this and thought OMG, the stars have realigned; maybe the Mayans were wrong. Finally, there is real hope.
Then I realized it was Niall Ferguson-- a voice of sanity out there in academia. Harvard must be a difficult environment for a guy like Ferguson.
I suppose Obama has gathered enough moss with his record that finally people are starting to realize what this guy is all about about his monumental fraud and failure during the last nearly four years. RBurgers must be a particularly insightful crowd as they sounded the clarion warning bells a long time ago.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-20 10:45||
#14 about about and
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-20 10:46||
#15 1. Newsweek is getting a lot of free advertising
2. It should sell more magazines
3. It's the truth
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-08-20 11:18||
#16 "I think its a guest editorial to cover their hypcritical a$$e$."
-That's the way it appears to me as well. At any rate, it's better than another puff-piece on the clown-in-chief.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-20 11:20||
#17 Considering my Mother still gets this liberal rag and can quote most liberal talking points verbatim... this might blow her mind.
We can only hope it brings some doubt to Newsweek's 25 readers.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-08-20 13:12||
#18 Niall Ferguson is also married to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Can't wait to hear the leftards' cries of racism.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-08-20 13:31||
#19 Now that the circulation of Newsweek is around zero they have nothing more to lose by writing this story
Posted by airandee 2012-08-20 14:45||
#20 In one of those quirky bits of synchronicity our universe is famous for, I was watching a TED talk by Niall Ferguson just the other day. The TEDsters tend to be either hipster douches or People Who Know Stuff. Ferguson is one of the latter.
Ferguson's talk, called The Six Killer Apps of Prosperity, was about the divergence between the West and The Rest and why it happened. Hint: it wasn't evil white guys, colonialism or any of the usual reasons. It is actually just a half-dozen things, that when done together, pretty much guarantee success and prosperity. More hints: none of them are socialism. Personally, I've been fascinated by this topic ever since reading Guns, Germs, and Steel. (hat tip to lotp who wrote a Sunday article on the subject a few weeks back)
As for Newsweek, I can't imagine them doing this as a get out of jail card because the ideas therein are so dangerous - assuming their readers actually read stuff. Maybe it's just a photoshop job?
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-20 15:00||
#21 Although I think Pappy hit it on the head, the Newsweak article might make some liberals wake up to what The One is doing to this country.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-20 16:53||
#22 The fact that it's a cover is important. All the casual consumers will be brought up short just seeing it on the news stand.
Probably won't buy it and read it but the shock value will stick.
Posted by AlanC 2012-08-20 17:08||
#23 My first thought was a way to scare the energy back into the liberal base, but seeing how 90% don't make it past the cover and another 8% don't make it past the pre-article funnies what pops on the front would not make good sense, not that it could have been their intention poorly executed. Pappy's make good sense.
I wouldn't trust newspeak with an article of clothing until they start having Ramirez and DBS in the funnies and commentary. It is a sad joke children do weekly news reports for grades based upon that future box of tissue paper.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-20 18:01||
#24 I got this from a 2-year old today.
What does the dog say? Woof, woof.
What does the sheep say? Baa, baa, baa.
What does the cat say? Meow, meow.
What does the Republican say? NoBama, NoBama, NoBama!
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-20 18:02||
#25 Sure. Let's see what the cover is next week.
If someone goes to the dentist and finds one, let us all know, okay?
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-20 21:14||