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Newsweek Cover Story: 'Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?'
Newsbusters ^ | 15 Jan 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/16/2012 6:20:17 AM PST by Rummyfan

The Weekly Standard's Mark Hemingway wrote a few hours ago, "If in recent years it seems as if Newsweek has been descending into self-parody, it's still hard to imagine that this is real."

Indeed.

Is there anything the mainstream media won't do to get Obama reelected?

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


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This is not satire - it's for real!

1 posted on 01/16/2012 6:20:20 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Why is Tina Brown so stupid?...............


2 posted on 01/16/2012 6:24:24 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Rummyfan

I’m reminded of that comic that had all these people on the rope line yelling “We love you Obama” and swooning, and Obama says, “Where’s the press?”. His aide says, “That IS the press, sir.”


3 posted on 01/16/2012 6:24:44 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: Rummyfan
Haven't read this article, but I do have to agree with the premise the question poses. All one has to do is look at the pathetic way the Republicans in the House and Senate handled the "payroll tax cut" extension. One would have thought that the issue had never before been broached. No plan, and no forethought whatsoever.

Listening to the misguided attacks from each Presidential candidate's campaign is also painful. Using Democrat language to attack fellow Republicans rather than focusing on Obama's miserable record is just plain stupid.
4 posted on 01/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Rummyfan
Leading from behind.

Zer0 lets the Mormon controlled Senate do the heavy lifting.

5 posted on 01/16/2012 6:27:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Rummyfan

You have got to be kidding.

Unreal.


6 posted on 01/16/2012 6:29:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

All I have to say in answer is...

let’s give 0bama the benefit of the doubt, that he’s not a radical Marxist.
Now, tell me how he’d be acting differently if he were.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 6:31:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan

Because they’re definition of ‘smart’ equals ‘brain washed’.. and that, we are not.


8 posted on 01/16/2012 6:34:19 AM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: Rummyfan

We are seeing the very core belief of liberalism being proclaimed. Liberals have ALWAYS maintained that the vast majority of Americans are too dumb to make the “right” decisions in their lives and that liberal elites and the government nanny state must do it for them. Obama’s famed comment about those bitter people clinging to their guns and religion was another manifestation of this core belief. Of course anyone who does not espouse the liberal core belief is instantly labeled dumb, ignorant, racist, homophobic, redneck, a religious nut, etc.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 6:34:22 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Sudetenland

Your right! Romney’s attack on Newt was despicable and showed us all the dangers of trusting a Rino in Sheep’s
clothing!


10 posted on 01/16/2012 6:35:33 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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11 posted on 01/16/2012 6:36:29 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Paladin2
Zer0 lets the Mormon controlled Senate do the heavy lifting.

Please explain.

12 posted on 01/16/2012 6:38:00 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: Rummyfan

Posted to contrast the iconography ...

Also note side story (middle right) "Mrs. Santorum's suprising past"

13 posted on 01/16/2012 6:40:06 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Rummyfan
I like this one better ...


14 posted on 01/16/2012 6:40:54 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Rummyfan
It should be noted that Andrew Sullivan, who apparently wrote Newsweek's cover story, is a notorious Trig Truther in league with the Alaska anklebiters, and wrote that he was proud to have helped stop Sarah Palin. Sullivan is also part of the "gay mafia" that is demonizing all things Conservative.

And, oh yeah, he pretends to be a Conservative.

15 posted on 01/16/2012 6:40:58 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Rummyfan

At a glance I thought this was satire. It’s really getting hard to tell the difference these days.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 6:41:04 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Rummyfan

Why is Harry Belafonte so dumb? Where should I start?


19 posted on 01/16/2012 6:41:46 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Track9

—Because they’re definition of ‘smart’ equals ‘brain washed’..—

Related: What most people call a college education I call a college indoctrination.


20 posted on 01/16/2012 6:42:24 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Rummyfan

You’ll notice they don’t refer to him as “the President”.

As in “Why are the President’s critics so dumb?”


21 posted on 01/16/2012 6:43:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: FrankR

Good thing you posted that twice...
the PC admin will be here shortly to remove it, maybe he’ll miss the second one.


22 posted on 01/16/2012 6:46:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan

The more pertinent question is “Why was News Weak sold lock stock and barrel for the less than paltry sum of $1.00”

Because it is a worthless rag with no readers and totally irrelevant to life in America.

The post amounts to site pollution


23 posted on 01/16/2012 6:47:23 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: cuban leaf

Well, they convinced me!
I don’t want to be called “dumb” by the “in crowd”,
so I just became an uncritical 0bama supporter!

/sarc


24 posted on 01/16/2012 6:47:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bert

My libinlaw considers herself “well informed” because she reads Newsweak every week.


25 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Well, I've posted that several times over the past couple of years and it's never been removed yet. And, if it is, so be it...I promise I won't cry.

As for the double post, I have a new "cordless" mouse and it'm not used to it yet, so I double-clicked by mistake...sue me.
26 posted on 01/16/2012 6:50:21 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: FrankR

My comment along the lines of your pic is

“I made an image of Muhamed this morning, then I flushed.”


27 posted on 01/16/2012 6:53:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan

look at the author. Mr. homosexual marriage.


28 posted on 01/16/2012 6:54:37 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: FrankR

29 posted on 01/16/2012 6:54:45 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Rummyfan

I have the answer to the question: Because we’re not working together to get rid of him.


30 posted on 01/16/2012 6:55:50 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Palin could break the logjam with a strong public endorsement.

She should, if for no other reason than help solve this mess which she helped create.

Step up to the plate Governor Palin.

Cast your bet.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 6:59:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Rummyfan

Why is “Newsweek” still around?


32 posted on 01/16/2012 6:59:47 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Rummyfan

Interesting headline from a magazine whose content has shunk to the point where it could be published on the back of a postcard.


33 posted on 01/16/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Biggirl

Lots of billionaire communists?


34 posted on 01/16/2012 7:00:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan
I actually read Sullivan's article. The headline is sensational. The article is just more evidence that Andrew is still in love with Obama. He tries to argue that Obama is a moderate who has brilliantly lead the economy back from the brink of collapse. He also slams Obama’s left wing critics too. This is clearly a case of Sullivan lovingly standing by his man — ridiculing both the Left and Right who misunderstand the “man with a plan.”

Btw, there is an even more digusting story in this rag alleging that Rick Santorum’s wife dated an abortion doctor when she was in her 20s. This magazine is disgusting.

35 posted on 01/16/2012 7:02:07 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MrB

Yep, like so many of Obama’s supporters, I decided to sell my car and send him the money for his re-election: $150.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 7:02:36 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: al baby
Ohhhhh, did I step on al baby's widdle obamatoes?

I realize you think you invented "cool", "al baby", but my name isn't "Francis"...you're confusing me with Sinatra.

Hasn't your account been suspended?

DYNAMITE NOSE
37 posted on 01/16/2012 7:03:31 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Don’t hold your breath...palin never commits to anything...at least not since she quit as governor...


38 posted on 01/16/2012 7:05:02 AM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: citizen

Haven’t you figured out what the unwritten role of FreeRepublic is?


39 posted on 01/16/2012 7:07:12 AM PST by Loud Mime (When conceit and anger are part of your religion, find another.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

We had a subscription to Newsweek in our house growing up in the 70’s. So I read it quite a bit as a kid. And then kept the subscription into adulthood.

It was a pretty good magazine in the pre-internet era. Sure, you had the usual MSM bias, but back in 1989 you couldn’t just google “Missile Defense” and learn all about what the progress was on the latest satellite laser.

I canceled out my subscription about five years ago when the liberal bias became too much to take. I think the real death started much, much earlier when they let Jonathan Alter take over so much of the editorial and content.


40 posted on 01/16/2012 7:07:17 AM PST by SteveAustin
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To: Red Badger
Makes one yearn for the Clinton Administration.

Back then, the editors of Newsweek had to dress down Eleanor Clift for such [never ending] fawning and sycophantic propaganda.

41 posted on 01/16/2012 7:11:26 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Rummyfan

Wasn’t Newsweek sold for 2 dollars?


42 posted on 01/16/2012 7:14:21 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ynotjjr

As are Newt’s attacks on Romney, Paul’s attacks on Newt, Perry’s attacks on Romney, etc.


43 posted on 01/16/2012 7:14:44 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Rummyfan

NEWSWHAT?

Once they lost Eleanor Clift, it has all been downhill :)


44 posted on 01/16/2012 7:19:09 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Rummyfan

Hilarious.


45 posted on 01/16/2012 7:24:22 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: The Great RJ
We are seeing the very core belief of liberalism being proclaimed. Liberals have ALWAYS maintained that the vast majority of Americans are too dumb to make the “right” decisions in their lives and that liberal elites and the government nanny state must do it for them. Obama’s famed comment about those bitter people clinging to their guns and religion was another manifestation of this core belief. Of course anyone who does not espouse the liberal core belief is instantly labeled dumb, ignorant, racist, homophobic, redneck, a religious nut, etc.

Your post is spot on!

This is why they don't want to run against Newt.

Newt Gingrich has a lot of baggage. A lot. But dumb will be very difficult for the left, even with the mainstream media's assistance, to put into his suitcase.

Newt is the one who questions the premises of silly debate questions. Newt is a historian, and the left's ideological foundation is built on revisionist history that he can readily refute.

Another plus----Newt has already been painted as angry and mean-and angry and mean is what this country, given the foul mood it's in, senses that it needs now.

46 posted on 01/16/2012 7:29:08 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Rummyfan
I have a dental appointment this week. Those visits are the only opportunities of proof that Newsweek exists.
47 posted on 01/16/2012 7:29:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

If they’re like my dentist, proof that Newsweek existed in 1993.


48 posted on 01/16/2012 7:33:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Rummyfan

Obama’s servile, complaisant, undistinguished media (SCUM)


49 posted on 01/16/2012 7:34:18 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Rummyfan, and thanks Cletus.D.Yokel for the link.


50 posted on 01/16/2012 7:39:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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