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Newsweek: “Bush Might Be The Most Isolated President in Modern History”
NewsBusters ^ | 12/11/05 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/11/2005 10:03:41 PM PST by Only Waxing

The latest issue of Newsweek featured an almost 4,000 word article – written by Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe, with assistance from Holly Bailey, Daniel Klaidman, Eleanor Clift, Michael Hirsh and John Barry – that painted a pretty bleak picture of President Bush as possibly being “the most isolated president in modern history.” The authors referred to Bush as being in a “bubble” that blocks out thoughts, policy suggestions, and ideas that he is either unwilling or intellectually incapable of absorbing. Some of the lowlights:

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americahate; bs; bullshit; newsweak
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1 posted on 12/11/2005 10:03:42 PM PST by Only Waxing
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To: Only Waxing
I think Spewsweak said the same thing about Reagan.
2 posted on 12/11/2005 10:04:56 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Only Waxing
Maybe not more so than Woodrow Wilson.
3 posted on 12/11/2005 10:06:20 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: Only Waxing

I think the authors of the article are the dumbest in modern history, and given the competition, that's scary!


4 posted on 12/11/2005 10:06:43 PM PST by KamperKen
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To: Only Waxing

He's only cutting out the voices of those who are obviously wrong, like Newsweek. To them is like being cut off from the world because they have no doubt they are at the center of it.


5 posted on 12/11/2005 10:07:41 PM PST by Nateman (In the spirit of friendship reach out to a RAT, then slap the scumbag.)
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To: Only Waxing

Is Newsweak still in business? If so why?


6 posted on 12/11/2005 10:08:06 PM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Only Waxing
FReepers: “Newsweek Might Be The Most Useless Rag in Journalism”
7 posted on 12/11/2005 10:08:29 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: Only Waxing

OH My God! Ya mean we gotta live with him another 3 years ?!!!!


8 posted on 12/11/2005 10:08:43 PM PST by woofie (John Wilkes Booth thought he was a patriot too)
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To: Only Waxing

When do they run the next Bat Boy story?????


9 posted on 12/11/2005 10:09:15 PM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Only Waxing
Wasn't it Newsweek that printed a false story about a Koran in the toilet at Club Gitmo?
10 posted on 12/11/2005 10:09:17 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: Agent Smith

same reason F9/11 made 200 million. There are tons of idiot liberals out there who get their news from these manure trucks they try to pass off as legit news sources.


11 posted on 12/11/2005 10:10:43 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Only Waxing

Newsweek: The ignorance of its reporters is exceeded only by the dishonesty of its editors.


12 posted on 12/11/2005 10:10:48 PM PST by cookcounty (Army Vet, Army Dad.)
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To: Only Waxing
No, it doesn't block out anything of the sort... He just doesn't listen to the MSM, and refuses to cow-tow to them. And they hate him for it, the same way they hated Reagan, when he went around the MSM, and directly to the people.

Mark

13 posted on 12/11/2005 10:11:21 PM PST by MarkL (I swear by my pretty floral bonnet that I will end you! (I just saw "Safe" again last night!))
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Elanore Clift is soooooooooooooo annoying.


14 posted on 12/11/2005 10:11:52 PM PST by oolatec
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Don't be so quick to dismiss this. It is true so long as you define modern as post 2000!


15 posted on 12/11/2005 10:12:13 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: Only Waxing

How come Bush never listens to Jimmy Carter's suggestions on how to extricate American hostages? Why doesn't he heed General Murtha's advice to redeploy our troops to Okinawa as weekend warriors? Why doesn't he listen to Sheila Jackson Lee and hide our troops in the desert so the insurgents will think we are not there? WHY, I ask, is Bush carrying a 10 foot pole?


16 posted on 12/11/2005 10:12:22 PM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: Only Waxing

At least he meets with his CIA director.


17 posted on 12/11/2005 10:13:20 PM PST by Hugin
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To: msnimje
"Wasn't it Newsweek that printed a false story about a Koran in the toilet at Club Gitmo?"

Makes you wonder if their editors would have batted an eyelash if the story had reported that the guards had flushed a prisoner's bed down the toilet.

...Nothing dumber than the MSM pressies.

18 posted on 12/11/2005 10:14:55 PM PST by cookcounty (Army Vet, Army Dad.)
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To: Only Waxing

Translated: Our media assault on Bush is being reversed and we don't know what to do about it! We need him to try some of our bad ideas so that we can blame him when they go bad.


19 posted on 12/11/2005 10:16:53 PM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: Agent Smith

" Is Newsfreak still in business? If so why? " maybe George Soros is subsidizing it ?


20 posted on 12/11/2005 10:17:09 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Only Waxing

Mr. President sure has my support.
100%


21 posted on 12/11/2005 10:17:09 PM PST by injin
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To: Only Waxing

Most isolated president? Isolated! That distinction belongs to Jiminy Carter! The peanut farmer remained holed up in the White House while American hostages were being paraded around in Iran. I remember the nightly news broadcasts, where they incremented the count of days gone by without action from Carter. Carter wouldn't listen to anyones' advice on what to do. Carter also carries the distinction of being the worst president of all time.


22 posted on 12/11/2005 10:18:03 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Agent Smith
Their circulation has dropped since the late '80s. Most of the MSM is losing circulation. Just a matter of time...
23 posted on 12/11/2005 10:19:10 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: roadcat

Nah, I have disagree with you about Carter. Clinton had 8 tho, I'm sure Carter would have exceeded Slick Willy given the same 2 terms.

Clinton is my vote for worst President ever.


24 posted on 12/11/2005 10:20:26 PM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: cookcounty
Newsweek: The ignorance of its reporters is exceeded only by the dishonesty of its editors.

It is most gratifying to live in a period when these *people* can spend massive amounts of effort whinging to each other, and convincing themselves their analysis bears some resemblance to reality, only to lose with increasing consistency.

25 posted on 12/11/2005 10:21:01 PM PST by papertyger
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To: oolatec

"Eleanor Clift is soooooooooooooo annoying."

If being stupid were a crime, Eleanor would be strapped to a guerney waiting for a lethal injection on death row. What a partisan hack.


26 posted on 12/11/2005 10:21:07 PM PST by FastCoyote
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To: Only Waxing
The last ime I bought an issue of Newsweek was right after 9-11. As I was on a mission to chonicle the events that led up to, and witnessed 9-11, including photogrpahs, so that we NEVER FORGET. The books and magazines are always on our cocktail table in the living room....

Aside from that issue, I never buy Newsweek, or Time.

As for news... it's The Wall Street Journal, Free Republic, Drudge, Boortz, El Rushbo, and my military friends (from an obvious military logistics perspective).

27 posted on 12/11/2005 10:25:00 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Only Waxing

Har! Another one of those dinosaur liberal "news" magazines you only see at the dentist's office.... Who on God's green earth cares a rat's behind what that panel of masturbating scumbags has to opine about President Bush?


28 posted on 12/11/2005 10:25:06 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Cobra64

As for news... it's Free Republic.
Honestly. Does FR miss anything?


29 posted on 12/11/2005 10:26:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Only Waxing

The only ones isolated from reality is Newsweak and the
other former MSM rat pack. Far from being isolated, it looks to me that Bush is being smeared every day, 7 days a week. He's the most talked about President we've ever had!

What seems to be isolated from Newsweak writers is truthful journalism, patriotism, respect for the President, respect for our troops, and respect for the citizens of the nation.


30 posted on 12/11/2005 10:27:33 PM PST by Forte Runningrock
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To: Lancey Howard

I took a free subscription to that lying rag in 1992. I canceled it before it was finished. They didn't even try to hide their lies and prejudices.


31 posted on 12/11/2005 10:27:38 PM PST by Luke21 (Political correctness is the insane religion of our rulers.)
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To: wvobiwan
Nah, I have disagree with you about Carter. Clinton had 8 tho, I'm sure Carter would have exceeded Slick Willy given the same 2 terms.
Clinton is my vote for worst President ever.

Then we disagree. I stand by my statement. Willy had too much sex on his mind and didn't get anything else done in his 8 years. While Carter spent his energy on doing real damage to the country in his 4 years in the White House.

33 posted on 12/11/2005 10:32:26 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Only Waxing
Waaaa! He's not listening to me! Waaaaa! I'm the most important person in the world! Waaaa! No one who doesn't do exactly what I say can be informed or intelligent or rational. Because I say so. Waaaa!

What world-historical whiners these commies are...

34 posted on 12/11/2005 10:34:52 PM PST by JasonC
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To: wvobiwan; roadcat

Worst President of all time: Billary Clinton
Worst EX-President of all time: Jimmah Cahtah

Now, in the case of Carter's place as the WORST EX-PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME, everyone has to understand that this is fully tenured. He has it forever. No one could possibly be worse than Jimmah; this will remain true even if Billary wants to make a run at the title.


35 posted on 12/11/2005 10:37:29 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: Lancey Howard
As for news... it's Free Republic. Honestly. Does FR miss anything?

In large part, I would say no. However, there are occasionally some respondents who are less-than-informed, posing as experts, making dopey statements.

and than their our fr bruthers who cant spel ur puwt toogethr a kohere-ent sentens. an cant figger out the basik inglish languish much less the shiff kee.

Series, LOL.

36 posted on 12/11/2005 10:37:47 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Dallas59

LOL


37 posted on 12/11/2005 10:41:03 PM PST by Sociopathocracy (Real men know the significance of the following numbers: 383, 426 and 440.)
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To: cookcounty
It seems as if the editors of Newsweek hold the combined integrity of about 3,000 sand fleas. Bolstered by the collective IQs (the equivalence of a herd of sheep) of Eleanor Clift and her cohorts, its surprising that they could even spell bubble.

I a;ways think of Newsweek as Weekly Calumny, written by 5th Column enablers
38 posted on 12/11/2005 10:42:13 PM PST by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: Only Waxing

Always the same tired story! We've been hearing this MSM dribble for a good 4 years now. AND YET, we still re-elected him after the first 3 years of it. Hmm go figure!


39 posted on 12/11/2005 10:42:35 PM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: Only Waxing

Rerun. Rerun. Repeating the tired theme, pushed hard by the lamestreamers that Bush is really dumb but ol Al Gore is smart. The anti-Bush, anti-American snobbed surrendercrats cannot even attempt to be creative. Out of ideas, out of conviction, out of power, and out of their minds.

It just must not be easy being sour on American, ticked at Christianity and God, simmering in a hate-filled stew of their own making.

Eat dirt dungheads and Merry Christmas.


40 posted on 12/11/2005 10:46:25 PM PST by tarepeter
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To: Only Waxing

Newsweek.... oh you mean Baby TIME. Anyone who claims to read Newsweek is lying, because no one who has read it would actually admit to it.


41 posted on 12/11/2005 10:47:56 PM PST by Nipplemancer (Abolish the DEA !)
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To: John Valentine

Is there any way that FR can poll this? 'Cause I think Carter was worse.


42 posted on 12/11/2005 10:49:04 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Only Waxing

Under their definition, Winston Churchill was "insulated" as well. Heaven forbid a leader take a principled stand on anything.


43 posted on 12/11/2005 10:50:19 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Only Waxing
Silly writer...reference this ominous statement about Bush: “‘The president would ask the generals, 'Do you have what you need to complete the mission?' as opposed to saying, 'Tell me, General, what do you need to win?' which would have opened up a whole new set of conversations,’ says this official, who did not want to be identified discussing high-level meetings.”

Must've been a newbie to the world of the Military...Completing the Mission is the WIN. Always. No Question about it. A Civilian might not understand what the President was asking but a Private after about 3 days of basic training would know exactly (and most certainly a General)...and he'd either say what he needed (our Army trains them that way) or he'd say he'd get it done. It's not a baseball game....

Seems to me that President Bush doesn't suffer fools gladly and he's all about getting the job done. And he takes his job seriously. No breaks to an alcove or gossip sessions with secretly pulled FBI files on Republican opponents.....how refreshing... and how typical of the swallow appearance driven world that by not playing Tag with the Washington Elites Bush is viewed as in a bubble....well, thank God. Hope he keeps him there!

44 posted on 12/11/2005 10:50:22 PM PST by SergeantsLady (I support my soldier by supporting the mission he believes in...Iraqi Freedom.)
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To: msnimje
Maybe not more so than Woodrow Wilson.

LOL. Don't forget Wilson was not only incompetent, racist, and an elitist intellectual, but also a Democrat!

45 posted on 12/11/2005 10:50:45 PM PST by Maynerd
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To: Only Waxing

Is Newsweek something we should know about?


46 posted on 12/11/2005 10:51:18 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: MikeHu

Do all "professional" journalists have this grossly inflated sense of their own self-importance?

How can they possibly tear themselves away from their mirror each morning?


47 posted on 12/11/2005 10:55:22 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: Only Waxing

These scum! I wish I could scrape them off the sole of my shoe like similar substance matter.


48 posted on 12/11/2005 10:59:28 PM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Only Waxing

And we should care what Snoozeweak thinks because??

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


49 posted on 12/11/2005 11:00:09 PM PST by bray (Merry Christ-x)
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To: Only Waxing
“the most isolated president in modern history.”

The Left is really stuck on bogus superlatives, aren't they? "The worst economy in 50 years" (of G.H.W. Bush), "the fastest job growth in 30 years" (Clinton, of course), "the worst job approval ratings in 25 years" (G.W. Bush). Unless they don't consider Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter part of "modern history", the statement is absurd on its face. Come to think of it, even their Prince (of Darkness) Clinton wasn't exactly the toast of the town during Monica-gate.

50 posted on 12/11/2005 11:04:30 PM PST by pawdoggie
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