Skip to comments."The Week" Magazine, is it Liberal or Conservative?
Posted on 03/16/2011 5:31:42 PM PDT by Coleus
Does any FReeper subscribe to this magazine? What do you think of it?
Someone gave me a one of their weekly magazines they get. It seems pretty interesting with a little bit of everything. Does it have a liberal or conservative slant? or is it a little bit of both as they say?
I was thinking about getting a subscription and was wondering if it was a waste of money or not.
Still, I did not renew, if that tells you anything!
Looks lefty libertarian. Bio of the publisher(from wiki):
You can check it out yourself. They refer to what other people have written in other magazines and newspapers. They give a pretty good sampling.
More than half the time a liberal gets the last word, but it's not all the time as it is in some other publications.
The magazine was started in Britain and has its US office in NYC. Given the way Britain and New York and the media in general are there are limits to how conservative it could be.
I started my subscription to NatRev while Reagan was governor. I will keep my subscription to The Week.
The articles are very short and all over the map. I learned something today in an article about something else. My alma mater (U.C. Berkeley) has discontinued the 100 year old baseball team to save money. That tid-bit was sandwiched into an article about somebody's daughter taking up LaCrosse.
It's an odd little magazine. If I can find it again tomorrow, I'll make a further assessment.
No question . . . I dumped it, then NewsWeek, then World News and Report (or whateverthehell it is called) because of their anti-family and anti-American articles.
As National Review says, if something isn’t explicitly conservative, it’ll be liberal by default, or evolve that way.
I got a mailing from them a few weeks ago, enclosing a copy. I noticed that they twisted themselves into a pretsel trying to present both sides of the gun issue. But I kept thinking that their heart was not on the side of pro-guns.
I didn’t subscribe.
The Week is excellent, but not conservative - though lefties would think so. It’s right down the middle IMHO. The best news weekly there is right now.
Good mag...but the centerfolds are all airbrushed...
I read The Week from 2003 to early 2007. I cancelled my subscription because The Week changed. When I read it, it was easily center-right and presented a balance in every article. Even my wife- who hates politics - read it with a relish and really enjoyed it. In the months leading up to the 2006 Congressional elections, I noticed that any story that was in any way pro-conservative became non-existent. By the time the elections were over, the magazine became almost impossible for me to read. So I wrote a formal complaint to the editor, citing articles from years past and demonstrating the complete shift towards a pro-liberal bias. I received back a response telling me that The Week was under the control a completely new editorial staff, and their job was to make sure The Week properly reflected the current political climate and the issues at hand. I hit the roof and cancelled immediately. In years past, Robert Shrum would never have been allowed to write for The Week because his liberal bias was so intense and unchecked, yet he is now one of their principle contributors. If you in any way believe in individual liberty and intellectual honesty - you’re not going to find it there.
Making too much out of one issue?
No you’re getting the gist right. The Week is now a leftist rag.
As a past subscriber to Newsweek and Time, I did not renew my subscriptions because of them blatantly going hard left after years of objective writing. I don’t remember where I discovered The Week, but the timing was right because I missed reading about the world and not be subjected to an adgenda There were times when an article would lean a little left, but over all there seemed to be balance. In the last two months the narrative coming from The Week has changed to a point where I found myself uncomfortable with much that had been written. The final blow has been the October, 20 cover. The suggestion that President Trump and Bill O’Reilly are every bit sexual predators as much as Harvey Weinstein is unacceptable. I stopped my subscription today.