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"The Week" Magazine, is it Liberal or Conservative?
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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.


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1 posted on 03/16/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by Coleus
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I was gifted a years' subscription to it a year or two ago. Seemed a little left leaning to me, although not overly "in your face" about it.

Still, I did not renew, if that tells you anything!

2 posted on 03/16/2011 5:38:10 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Coleus

Looks lefty libertarian. Bio of the publisher(from wiki):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Dennis


3 posted on 03/16/2011 5:40:09 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Coleus
More liberal than conservative, but in comparison to other newsmagazines, not so very liberal.

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.

4 posted on 03/16/2011 5:42:14 PM PDT by x
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To: Coleus
Have subscribed for 3 years. It aggregates content from other sources and has no original content other than a very brief essay.

I started my subscription to NatRev while Reagan was governor. I will keep my subscription to The Week.

5 posted on 03/16/2011 5:50:34 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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How interesting that you should ask. I ran across it at the hospital today while I was waiting for my husband to finish his daily radiation treatment. I found it quite interesting and not very left -- at least in the first 10 pages. I enjoyed it enough that I hid it under a stack of other magazines in hope that I can find it again tomorrow.

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.

6 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:34 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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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.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:45 PM PDT by laweeks
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As National Review says, if something isn’t explicitly conservative, it’ll be liberal by default, or evolve that way.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 6:08:22 PM PDT by DesScorp
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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.


9 posted on 03/16/2011 6:28:46 PM PDT by OldPossum
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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.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:25:03 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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Ditto!


11 posted on 03/17/2011 12:13:52 AM PDT by gman992
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Good mag...but the centerfolds are all airbrushed...


12 posted on 03/17/2011 12:14:24 AM PDT by gman992
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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.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 7:59:34 PM PDT by IMNoPatzer (The Week is now a worthless rag,)
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