Skip to comments.Obama to Pen Cover Story on Haiti and the Earthquake for Newsweek
Posted on 01/14/2010 4:04:49 PM PST by Baladas
Like at a lot of publications, Newsweek was forced to start its week over when the earthquake hit Haiti.
Give the magazine credit for an artful recovery. The Washington Post Co.-owned publication has tapped President Barack Obama to pen a cover story on Haiti for the Jan. 25 issue hitting newsstands on Monday.
Newsweek was readying a story about the Google-China row when the earthquake hit. Editor Jon Meacham scrapped his plans and hit the phones in search of the highest authority he could find to weigh in, according to a person familiar with the matter. He reached David Axelrod, senior adviser to Obama, who asked his boss if he was game.
Getting Obama to write an essay about the Haiti tragedy is a coup for the struggling magazine and aligns squarely with its new strategy. Newsweek lost $25 million in the first half of 2009, and the Post Co. last year reinvented the magazine, cutting its staff and shifting its focus from news reporting to commentary.
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Oh Boy this ought to be something.
Wonder how they will pay him.
I wonder who will write if for him?
I wonder who will write it for him?
“Hey, Bill, how ya doin’?
“Are you busy this weekend?
I guess Zero’s teleprompter can type as well.
What is the title of the story? How the Chinese beat us to Haiti with their rescue team?
Most of their stuff already comes from the “administration.”
just hook up the teleprompter —— Obambi can read his little “essay” over the phone to Meacham
Let’s hope it’s that jejune speech writer of his.
Wonder who’s gonna write it? Ayers?
Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste,
I guess this means this edition of Newsweak will be like his writings from his college and law school days: not available.
>Getting Obama to write an essay about the Haiti tragedy is a coup for the struggling magazine and aligns squarely with its new strategy. Newsweek lost $25 million in the first half of 2009, and the Post Co. last year reinvented the magazine, cutting its staff and shifting its focus from news reporting to commentary.
So Newsweak wants to lose MORE money?
Presumably the editors will have scrubbed it of all the misspellings and grammatical errors...
Bingo! He’s gotta find someone to do it, or Newsweek will be waiting a long time for it.
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Not that I am being overly critical...but...ahh, shouldn’t he be a little too busy to ‘pen’ a magazine article. I mean...I am NOT the leader of the free world (yet!) but I sure wouldn’t have time to meet a quick deadline like that.
I guess thats why Billy Ayers gets the big bucks.
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