Skip to comments.Where’s the Outrage? (Newsweek Hit Piece - Mega Barf/Punch Hole In Wall Alert)
Posted on 12/21/2005 8:07:24 PM PST by TCats
Dec. 21, 2005 - Back in the 1980s, when I was living in Johannesburg and reporting on apartheid South Africa, a white neighbor proffered a tasteless confession. She was "quite relieved," she told me, that new media restrictions prohibited our reporting on government repression. No matter that Pretoria was detaining tens of thousands of people without real evidence of wrongdoing. No matter that many of them, including children, were being torturedsometimes to death. No matter that government hit squads were killing political opponents. No matter that police were shooting into crowds of black civilians protesting against their disenfranchisement. "It's so nice," confided my neighbor, "not to open the papers and read all that bad news."
I thought about that neighbor this week, as reports dribbled out about President George W. Bush's sanctioning of warrantless eavesdropping on American conversations.
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
BTW, does anyone know exactly how many individuals were actually listened in on? I've heard as few as 28. Is this accurate?
Where's the outrage? That's easy. It's in the Stalinist liberal idiot press.
Not exactly, but I'd heard 30. 30 of our most upstanding citizens, I'm sure.
That outrage you hear is the echo from Bin Laden's cave
The number is not relevant. The fact that it was leaked, when the operation required the upmost of security is the travesty here. The President acted within his authority and is being crucified by the liberal media for it.
I'm sure arlene must be happy that her homeland and neighboring countries are relieved of "white" oppression and are happily devolving into slaughter and oblivion under the "black" variety.
The hypocrite Dim's would be all over Bush if he DIDN'T monitor these conversations.
As Rush says, "It's STILL not safe to vote Democrat".
Arlene ranks right up there with Michael Isikoff. What a bleeding idiot.
Of course the leak and subsequent reporting on it is primary. I agree but simply want to know that part of it - The actual number of people involved - Since, to hear the MSM wailing, one would think it was millions.
Arlene could write about next door Zimbabwe and the great dictator Mugabe, but that wouldn't fit into the agenda.
I have read some real left wing liberal pieces in Newsweek before, but this one takes the grand prize.
I would suggest everyone write to complain to Newsweek... this is disgusting.
I warned you! :-) It really got my dander up as well. What a bleeding heart, completely divorced from reality hit piece, eh.
I have hear the number 500 reported by numerous sources including Fox News.
Tell anyone you know who has it to cancel the script. IF you see a subscription form call and say I thought about subscribing but your magazine is run by Al Jezeera
I'm beginning to think that Newsweak deserves a special award as Enemy of the Year.
I guess Getz is suggesting that soon we will be arresting children and torturing them and also firing into crowds of "disenfranchised" --one of the libs favorite words-- black people. This is truly a liberal classic.
And Fur Shur, he failed to mention they were of different major tribes.
Ultimately those people are going to kill each other off anyway.
Once again... Newsweek... reminds me I need to buy more Scotts toilette paper.
Reminds me of Leo Getz, from the Lether Weapon movies.
What's a Newsweek?
There is an unintended irony in this hit piece. The MSM clamored for years against South Africa. Once they achieved their "victory" over Apartheid they ignored the socialist hell that South Africa has become (which they were responsible for in no small way).
You hit it right on the head IMO. That means we're probably both paranoid but right. (AKA as Skeptics or Cynics)
You're not being paranoid. You're being realistic.
Hey! Arlene is looking for an Intern. I think should could use some pointers.
INTERNSHIP, NEWSWEEK.COM. Newsweek.com is seeking a reporter/researcher for a paid editorial internship from Jan. 1 through June 1. Open to graduates as well as those still completing their degrees, the internship involves writing stories for the newsmagazine's daily Web site and assisting others with their research and reporting. In the job, you would also edit stories, write captions and produce a weekly letters column. Strong technical skills are not a requirement for this position, but applicants must have a proven ability to write (at least five substantial clips) and must be comfortable with breaking-news assignments, telephone reporting and Internet research. Editorial management experience at a campus newspaper or magazine is a plus. Work week runs Tuesday through Saturday. To apply, please email Arlene.Getz@Newsweek.com or send a resume to: Arlene Getz, Newsweek.com, 251 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10024. (Updated Nov. 15)
I didn't say it was good prose. It will play well in Lib Land though - They aren't too critical of anything anti-Admin/American. :-)
Lewinski, was OK.
Foster in Fort Marcy was OK.
Bombing a pill factory in Sudan was OK.
Kosovo was OK.
Missle Tech to Chinese was OK.
I am so looking forward to the day when these "journalists" are completely irrelevant.
Doing a google search on her name is an eye opener. She's pretty much a liberal activist masquerading as a journalist. Another Mary Mapes, if you will.
Her choice of sources for her reports is somewhat revealing:
NEWSWEEK's Arlene Getz spoke to Asia expert Radha Kumar, a senior fellow in peace and conflict studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, about the latest developments in the region.
NEWSWEEKs Arlene Getz spoke to Warren Bass, a senior fellow specializing in US foreign policy and Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
NEWSWEEKs Arlene Getz spoke to Rachel Bronson, director of Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
Hey, Newsweek. Aren't your circulation numbers low enough?
Saying that Bush is tapping "American" conversations is something that I keep hearing from the MSM, but it is entirely misleading.
First of all these conversations are NOT being intercepted on American soil. They are being tapped by varios stations OUTSIDE of the United States, hence why it falls under "Gathering of Foreign Intellegence" as outlined in the executive power to employ electronic wiretaps without a warrant.
Secondly, just because a conversation is initiated from or received within the US, that does NOT mean that there is an honest, law-abiding AMERICAN citizen on either end of the phone.
Thirdly, The wiretaps being employed were initiated for a reason. The government believes the people being tapped are enemies of this country, not John Q. Public having an afternoon chat with Mom.
Honestly, if you have monitored 20 calls initiated from somewhere within Syria to various parts of the world, does it make sence to disconnect on the 21st because it happens to be to a number in Newark, NJ?
It just bothers me that the image being portrayed is not reality. I know, I know, and I do know better, but it never ceases to amaze or disgust me.
Thanks for the e-mail address. I sent the following a moment ago:
Savannah TN 12-21
Dear Ms. Getz:
The farther Newsweek descends in readership,
advertising and editorial quality, the weirder the
writers are that show up in its fading offices.
I don't want to hurt your feelings but the piece
comparing Botha's South Africa with Bush's America
came off like something written after a night spent
drinking hard liquor and sucking on a crack pipe.
I generally don't agree with anything in Newsweek.
Jonathan Alter has turned into an hysterical old
woman. Or, more rightly, a male Helen Thomas. Yet it
saddens me to see this once great institution on its
last legs. But you are proving it doesn't have to go
out in a whimper. It can go out with a shrieking,
twisted, delusional scream.
Brad (last name)
Tonight I am here to tell you point blank.
If you call overseas to other countries, we will scan your calls for keys words. If you call certain counties we'll listen to that call and record it.
Its for the protection of the nation, END OF STORY.
If you want us to stop PASS A LAW and stop it.
If you Pass the Law to stop it, and another Airplane hits or another Terrorist act happens on US soil, its on your HEADs.
Wow thanks for doing that, really. That's more work than I would have done on her but I really appreciate the info.
I sent the following to Newsweek on their site;
Just a note to tell you that, after readng the article drawing the comparison between NSA call monitoring and Apartheid South Africa, authored by Arlene Getz, I have solemnly committed myself to never, ever buying or reading your 'News' offerings again. And, contrary to your assumption that I am some Neanderthal Neocon, I am not. I AM a discerning reader and this story was just so much tripe. For shame.
I know it won't make a difference but I feel better for having done it.
That was just one call on a party line. We are doing such a good job of shutting off the money the A-rabs are having to economize. :-)
When Newsweek finally dies do you think they will call it "Transition"?
As people wander into their dentist's offices over the next few months and perhaps carelessly grab this issue of Newsweak off the rack, they will likely glance past this story and skip to the celebrity gossip and entertainment news. Then their names will be called by the dental assistants and the magazines will go back on the rack and be completely forgotten.
I wouldn't worry abouut anything Newsweak prints. Zero impact.
Remember, being paranoid doesn't mean you are wrong and in this case you are right.
.... I believe these waves of media and political negativism are coordinated.
Where's the outrage? Simple: no one reads Newsweak.
Newsweek jumped the shark so long ago, its unmeasurable.
That's pretty much the definition of free debate, you brain dead idiot.
Maybe its because we are not outraged... spy on the terrorists...seek them out and destroy them...by any means necessary.
Be patient, Newsweek is losing circulation at an alarming rate. Ad revenue is way down. At this rate this third rate magazine will be out of business and will take its crew down with it.
If you haven't read Alter's hit piece this week you've gotta check it out - he basically accuses Bush of crimes so vicious against the American people that he essentially is pushing for execution, I think. At first it made my blood boil, but realizing the childishness and vacuity of his arguments made me smile with delight as I foresaw Newsweak's reputation in it's dying throes. They have gone from scurrilous to scandoulous - and they don't care. It is the most poorly managed "news" agency going, I expect them to go insolvent within the next year.
Newsweak is nothing but leftwing garbage! Filthy dirty garbage!
I recall that either Howard Kurtz and/or Howard Fineman at Newsweak high fived people in the office when that first bunko exit poll (60% women, all inner city respondants) showing that Kerry would win. I remember preparing myself for a Kerry presidency when the first reports from places like NRO said those polls were poorly done and inacccurate; ergo Bush went on to win a crushing victory.
More Apartheid atrocities, just like the Israelis are committing with their "genocidal Wall".