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  • To Protect Obama Donor, White House Pressures General to Alter Testimony

    09/16/2011 7:50:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    ricochet ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Diane Ellis
    To Protect Obama Donor, White House Pressures General to Alter Testimony Diane Ellis, Ed. In January, the Federal Communications Commission granted a license to a satellite broadband company in Virginia called LightSquared to build tens of thousands of ground stations for a wireless network. However, the Pentagon has since raised concerns that the proposed wireless service could interfere with the military's GPS capabilities, which have not only replaced maps for millions of drivers, but also serve a crucial role in missile targeting and other defense-related tasks. Gen. William Shelton, a four-star Air Force general who oversees U.S. Space Command was...
  • Newsweek's "crazy" Bachmann "photo" leads Greenfield to offer future cover ideas

    08/14/2011 2:20:00 PM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 12 replies
    By Adam Taxin Sunday, August 14, 2011. 2:57 PM Daniel Greenfield, in a column published today titled “Future Newsweek Covers,” takes a satirical look at the once-relevant magazine’s cover this past week featuring a “crazy eyes” photo of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, one of the frontrunners for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. Solidly conservative, pro-Israel and anti-jihad, Greenfield's daily column has in recent months become, in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere, among the leading must-reads among taxpaying, patriotic and freedom-treasuring Americans, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Greenfield introduces the piece by reminding people of the remarkable decline of Newsweek: “Newsweek Magazine...
  • Newsweek's Smear

    08/11/2011 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Talk about the elite lagging behind a more sophisticated public. Newsweek, trying to overcome its slide into obscurity, thought it could grab attention by smearing Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann. Big mistake. The smear came in the form of this week's cover story, which tried unconvincingly to depict GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as "The Queen of Rage," with a cover shot that made her look maniacal. But if anything, Bachmann comes across as Thatcheresque in her unmovable opposition to more deficit spending. Question her opposition a journalist may do, but don't make it out as...
  • Jon Stewart Defends Rep. Michele Bachmann: ‘Shame On You, Newsweek’

    08/10/2011 12:28:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 10, 2011 | Frances Martel
    <p>It seems that Newsweek’s cover photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann has already proven to be a game-changer: it got Jon Stewart to defend the Republican presidential candidate for an entire segment– not an easy feat. Stewart blasted the magazine for deliberately finding an unflattering photo of the Congresswoman, arguing “you’ve got to go pretty far” to find an unflattering one, listing examples of Bachmann making “yelling into a bullhorn” look attractive, and giving editor Tina Brown a dose of her own medicine.</p>
  • Jon Stewart rips Newsweek's Bachmann cover

    08/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Abathar · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/10/2011 | Tim Molloy
    NEW YORK ( - Jon Stewart says the worst part about conservative complaints of media bias is when they contain "a kernel of truth" -- and that conservatives have a point about Newsweek's unflattering Michele Bachmann cover. The cover describes her as "The Queen of Rage." Stewart called Newsweek out on Tuesday's "The Daily Show" for using cheap attempts to undercut the Minnesota representative and Republican presidential candidate. He mocked the magazine's statement that it ran the photo to capture the way she has galvanized Iowa voters. "I get it, Newsweek," Stewart said. "You put in 'The Queen of Rage'...
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return (from an unexpected source)

    08/09/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by LUV W · 28 replies ^ | August 9,2011 | Fox News
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out of bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man.
  • Tina Brown defends 'crazy eyes' cover as Newsweek accused of sexism

    08/09/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:37 PM on 9th August 2011 | By Mike O'brien
    The buzz about Michele Bachmann's crazy eyes photo on the cover of Newsweek refused to go away on Tuesday, a day after the magazine came out. Editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast Tina Brown defended the photo on Twitter. Her one-line response was simply: 'Michele Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that.'
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return

    08/09/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT · by topher · 41 replies · 2+ views ^ | August 9, 2011 | FoxNews
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out-of-bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man. "Who has ever called a man 'The King...
  • Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)

    08/09/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The president of the National Organization of Women actually rose to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s defense yesterday (didn’t see that coming!), while Newsweek editor Tina Brown tried to justify the “Crazy Eyes” cover that inspired so much conservative commentary yesterday. But one person seem disinclined to talk about the cover one way or another and that was Bachmann herself. As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture and she didn’t seem to care too much to talk about it when she could be talking about her campaign and her ideas for the country: Brown claims the cover is OK...
  • Newsweek: Michele Bachmann is “Queen of Rage” (and a Caption Contest!)

    08/07/2011 6:19:18 PM PDT · by bronxville · 41 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | August 7th, 2011 | Dana Loesch
    I don’t know about you, but when I want articles on women that read like bitter Summer’s Eve scripts, I turn to Newsweek. Under the editorial control of Tina Brown, the rice paper magazine barely struggles against its bias towards conservative women to view them with anything other than contempt. Check out Newsweek’s latest cover, which they happily Tweeted out minutes ago:
  • Tina Brown Says Her Newsweek Cover Conveys Michele Bachmann’s ‘Intensity’

    08/08/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 8/8/11 | The TinaBeast
    Newsweek has been catching a lot of flak today for its latest cover, in which Michele Bachmann is shown with an expression you might see on the face of a serial killer who has just spotted a new victim. Newsweek editor Tina Brown disagreed in a tweet today, contending that "Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that." Really? It looks like it conveys, "This woman needs an exorcist."
  • U.S. Downgraded, SEALs Killed. And Tina Brown’s Newsweek Focuses on...“Crazy Eyes” Bachmann?

    08/08/2011 5:17:14 AM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies ^ | 08-08-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanRealFeminist.comShame on you, Tina Brown. The S&P downgrades the United States of America for the first time in history (after 92 years of rating us AAA). 31 Americans - including 22 Navy SEALs are killed in a Afghanistan - the largest single loss of life in the 10-year war. Monumental news events. And yet Newsweek, edited by Tina Brown, ignores all that, in order to place a deliberately distorted, "crazy eyes" photo of Michelle Bachmann - the "Queen of Rage", in yet another hysterical, misogynistic portrayal of a serious Presidential candidate. Did Newsweek ever portray Barack Obama with...
  • Newsweek Puts Picture of Michele Bachmann on Cover That Makes Her Look Crazy

    08/07/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Aug. 7, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    The August 15 issue of Newsweek has a cover story about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). If Gawker is right, she's not going to like the picture the magazine used:
  • Newsweek Cover features Michele Bachmann

    08/07/2011 4:30:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 74 replies ^ | Sunday August 7, 2011
  • Sexist Reporter Claims Palin’s Outfit “Unpresidential”, Ignores Obama’s “Mom Jeans”

    07/13/2011 5:45:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07-13-2011 | Sheri Urban
    The American Psychological Association needs to create a new ICD-9 code for Palin Derangement Syndrome (maybe 201.2?). The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart ripped into Sarah Palin for the above images: Folks want to be able to envision someone sitting in the Oval Office. They don’t necessarily want to envision them in the pages of Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive 2011” or Maxim. She can’t possibly be taken seriously as a presidential contender dressed like that, especially since this is the second time she has graced Newsweek in a less-than-presidential pose. Are you kidding me? Maxim?! She is wearing a sweatshirt, not thong underwear...
  • Did Sarah Palin Use Newsweek for Product Placement? (Accused of crime for wearing gym clothing)

    07/11/2011 3:30:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Forbes ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jeff Bercovici
    Sarah Palin is no fan of the “lamestream media” — except when she’s using it to serve her ends. Is she using Newsweek to get free personal training? And, if so, is that entirely legal? The former Alaska governor appears on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek wearing a gray sweatshirt with a logo on it reading “Edge Fitness.” That’s the name of a gym in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. Edge Fitness was featured last November in an episode of her TLC show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” and it also received a plug on a Facebook page Palin apparently...
  • Sarah Palin as Newsweek cover girl — again (Sexism, thy name is jourbalist)

    07/11/2011 9:16:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 11, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart
    As celebrity glamour shots go, Sarah Palin’s cover photo on this week’s Newsweek is danged good! The best-selling author and reality-TV star looks young and vibrant. Her devil-may-care countenance aided and abetted by the wind conspicuously blowing hair back. And while her outfit might be laid back, there’s no doubt she’s in total control. But when Palin’s cover shot is viewed through the prism of presidential politics, it’s a dud. Folks want to be able to envision someone sitting in the Oval Office. They don’t necessarily want to envision them in the pages of Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive 2011”...
  • Will Cease to Exist on July 19 (Only the Print Magazine will Remain)

    07/11/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 49 replies
    NYMAg ^ | 7/11/11 | NYMag
    Right now if you go to, you'll see a basic magazine website, updated with content from the print version of the mag and a top navigation bar that directs you to content on its sister site, But starting July 19, we hear, will no longer exist. Instead that URL will redirect users to a channel on the Daily Beast site, like its current "politics," "entertainment," and "fashion" verticals. The Newsweek channel will still have all the archived magazine content from before (unlike Time, Newsweek puts all of its print content online), and it will be edited and...
  • Sarah Palin's Cover Shoot

    07/10/2011 9:01:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 79 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 10, 2011 | Emily Shur
    In this week's Newsweek, Sarah Palin tells Peter J. Boyer why she thinks she can win in 2012. See more images from her cover shoot with photographer Emily Shur.
  • Palin Plots Her Next Move (Newsweek released article early because of high demand)

    07/10/2011 1:13:27 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 10, 2011 | Peter Boyer
    'I believe that I can win a national election,' Sarah Palin declared one recent evening, sitting in the private dining room of a hotel in rural Iowa. The occasion for her visit to quintessential small-town America was a gathering of the faithful that would have instantaneously erupted into a fervent campaign rally had she but given the word. Instead, it had been another day on the non–campaign trail, this one capped by a sweet victory: she had just attended the premiere of a glowingly positive documentary about her titled The Undefeated. “The people of America are desperate for positive change,...
  • 'I can win': Sarah Palin on Cover of Newsweek

    07/10/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 905 replies
    Newsweek via Facebook ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2011, July 18 cover date
  • OBAMA'S 2012 GAME PLAN: How can the president rev up and mobilize his demoralized liberal base?

    07/03/2011 10:31:02 PM PDT · by no dems · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 26, 2011 | Michael Tomasky
    It was a rare confessional moment for Barack Obama. At a Miami fundraiser in mid-June, the president acknowledged that it’s “not as cool” as it was in 2008 to support him. It isn’t just a matter of fewer hip posters and viral videos. It’s a matter of votes. Rekindling the enthusiasm of African-Americans, educated white liberals, Latinos, young people, and union members—the Democratic Party’s most loyal and progressive members—will be a huge challenge. After all, you can only elect the first African-American president once, and the past two and a half years have deeply disappointed many liberals. “I know a...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • Historian Schama Makes Newsweek Debut Bashing Tea Partiers Over Respect for Founding Fathers

    Columbia University professor Simon Schama made his Newsweek debut yesterday with a blog post that indirectly attacked Tea Party activists and conservatives for what Schama considers a historically illiterate ancestor worship of the Founding Fathers. "The Constitution’s framers were flawed like today’s politicians, so it’s high time we stop embalming them in infallibility," snarked the subheading for Schama's June 26 post.
  • The REAL Fourteen Clinton Ways to Save Jobs

    06/20/2011 12:19:21 PM PDT · by goods · 3 replies ^ | 6/20/2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    Newsweek has former President Bill Clinton on its cover with Fourteen Ways how to Save Jobs. I didn’t read it yet, but are they referring to the following fourteen ways? 1) Declare your candidacy for the White House only after the economy is out of recession. 2) Win your election at a time when the economy is gaining monthly approximately 100,000 jobs and when the Unemployment Rate is already decreasing. 3) Walk into the Oval Office when the economy is gaining 200,000 jobs monthly and increasing before you put one of your finger prints on the economy. 4) Raise tax...
  • Mormon Media Observer: Mormons and the mainstream — not a quest for me

    06/14/2011 4:44:16 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 13, 2011 | Lane Williams
    Newsweek’s cover story on Mormonism last week seemed little new — a conglomeration of the standard tropes about Mormonism in the modern media. It was as though it clicked off the standard list: Did the article have the obligatory references to polygamy? Check. There were five. Did the article describe Mormons or our rituals as secretive? Check. It mentioned our temple ceremonies, and described them as secretive. Did the article describe the faith as unusual or weird? Check. It made reference to temple garments and said Mormons believe in “magic spectacles,” calling the faith weird. I was deeply disappointed in...
  • Time, Newsweek 2006, Cover Stories, 15 Pages to Mark Foley; 160 Words on Weinergate

    06/08/2011 9:38:21 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/8/11 | Tim Graham
    Full Title: Time, Newsweek Offered Cover Stories and 15 Pages to Mark Foley in 2006; But About 160 Tiny Words on Weinergate Brent Bozell reminded readers of his column that the networks piled on 152 stories about Rep. Mark Foley in the story's first 12 days in the fall of 2006, but they weren’t the only ones with a vast left-wing disparity. Time and Newsweek each devoted cover stories and multiple pages to the Foley scandal. Time put an elephant’s rear end on the cover with the words “What a Mess...Why a tawdry Washington sex scandal may spell the end...
  • Newsroom Roil Is Tina's Beast of Burden (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/23/2011 5:20:23 PM PDT · by abb · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Adweek ^ | May 23, 2011 | Lucia Moses
    When word spread that the legendary Tina Brown was going to take over as editor of Newsweek, merging it with her news and aggregation site The Daily Beast, it did wonders for morale at the moribund magazine. “Initially, a lot of us were really excited,” says one recently departed editor. “The attitude was, Tina Brown was coming in to save Newsweek.” But now, three months into her reign, current and former staffers describe a newsroom in a constant state of turmoil, uncertainty, and confusion. On the eve of Newsweek’s relaunch in March, Brown sought to distance herself from past extravagances,...
  • Newsweek chairman Sidney Harman dead at 92

    04/13/2011 7:00:10 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/13/2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Newsweek chairman Sidney Harman died Tuesday night of complications from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 92, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday.
  • Newsweek Writer Claims Income Inequality to Blame for Americans Failing Citizenship Test

    03/22/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Newsweek senior writer Andrew Romano touted a survey in the magazine's latest issue showing that 38% of Americans failed the U.S. citizenship test and claimed to know the cause: "One of the big ones is income inequality in the United States. We're one of the most in-equal societies in the developed world." Romano argued to co-host Erica Hill: "When people don't have a lot of money, there's a difficulty getting a good education, there's a lack of opportunity and a lack of knowledge. That's one of the reasons why we don't do as well...
  • How Dumb Are We? [US Citizenship Test]

    03/20/2011 5:25:47 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek Magazine ^ | 03/20/2011 | Andrew Romano
    They’re the sort of scores that drive high-school history teachers to drink. When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar....It doesn’t help that the United States has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the developed world, with the top 400 households raking in more money than the bottom 60 percent combined. As Dalton...
  • “Newsweek” Attempts to Rebrand Gun Control Scheme as “Gun Safety” Cause: Tina Brown Gets Cute,

    03/16/2011 6:05:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 March, 2010 | David Crane
    Tina Brown, the newly-minted British ex-patriot Newsweek editor-in-chief, certainly isn’t waisting any time promoting her agenda. By now it’s pretty old news that the anti-gun/anti-Second Amendment crowd (i.e. the political left) has been trying to use the Tucson active shooter situation to get new gun control laws passed, like a high-capacity magazine (not “clip”) ban and a new federal assault weapons ban (AWB). It’s par for the course, really, and to be expected. However, Newsweek just did something sneaky. In a call-to-arms (excuse the pun)-style pro-gun-control opinion piece, two of its writers, Andrew Romano and Pat Wingert, attempted to rebrand...
  • Newsweek Profile of David Brooks Reveals His Snooty Disdain For Conservatives, Washington

    03/05/2011 3:01:15 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | March 5, 2011 | Tim Graham
    The March 7 Newsweek (NewsBeast) features an article titled "David Brooks Wants to Be Friends," but there's more bridge-burning than friend-making in this interview with James Atlas. Of course, he came up in Washington through conservative opinion journalism from the National Review, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and The Weekly Standard, but "something has changed." Conservatives are now more uncivil. Well, either that -- or his paychecks are now signed by PBS, NPR, and The New York Times: But Brooks insists that something has changed in the past decade. Political discourse had grown coarse, he laments. Gone is the...
  • 'Sex, drugs and why I'll never run for office,' by George Clooney

    02/23/2011 4:15:18 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:15 PM on 23rd February 2011 | Paul Thompson
    George Clooney has revealed the reason he will never become a politician - he has a bad boy past. The Hollywood star, who has campaigned tirelessly for the people of Sudan, said he wasn't squeaky clean and his past could come back to haunt him if he ever held office. 'I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you knowI f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth,' he said.
  • At Newsweek, a Humble and Frugal Tina Brown (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/21/2011 2:32:30 AM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 20, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    There will be no celebrity-studded gala with fireworks over New York Harbor this time. No brash predictions of upending the magazine business. The debut of Tina Brown’s Newsweek will, in fact, look nothing like the opening of her last magazine, Talk in 1999, an extravagant exercise in self-promotion and impossibly high expectations that came back to haunt her when that magazine closed after barely two years. snip Newsweek has been starved for advertising revenue in the last year as it has languished like a ghost ship — first without a buyer after The Washington Post Company put it up for...
  • NO Happy Clappy Democracies (video)

    02/16/2011 11:31:23 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/14/2011 | The Blaze
    MSNBC‘S Mika Shocked Because Pictures From Egypt Seem So Nice While Harvard’s Niall Ferguson Schools Her on Muslim Brotherhood & Caliphate
  • Newsweek's Idea of an Assassin

    01/24/2011 7:05:20 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Get it? America's assassins drape themselves in the American flag and are motivated by some misguided sense of patriotism. Maybe that's not how they actually view it. Maybe I should read the articles...but right now I'm judging this book by its cover, and I'm not sure how else this illustration is supposed to be interpreted. The message this cover conveys is, of course, in total contradistinction to the REAL patriots in America. They don't wave the flag, much less wear it like a super-villian costume. They don't want to carry the burden of arrogance to ask for God's blessing...
  • Sarah Palin called 'borderline lunatic' by Newsweek reporter

    01/03/2011 6:11:39 AM PST · by FredJake · 51 replies ^ | 1/2/2011 | Joe Newby
    Liberal pundits agree: Sarah Palin is horrible. Some might even say deranged. Newsbusters reported that on New Year's Eve, Newsweek's Julia Reed called her a "borderline lunatic" on CNN's All the Best, All the Worst of 2010. Newsweek recently released a cover naming President Obama "God of All Things." Tim Graham posted a transcript of the relevant portion: TOM FOREMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Best pounding of the pundits. SARAH PALIN: Whoo, Nevada. FOREMAN: Sarah Palin. JULIA REED, NEWSWEEK: A borderline lunatic. JULIE CHEN, CBS: Love her or hate her, she's definitely entertaining. FOREMAN: The hockey mom gone rogue proved all the...
  • Muslim cleric from Russia held at Guantanamo reports Qur'an desecration

    06/28/2005 10:22:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies · 386+ views
    MOSCOW (AP) - A Muslim cleric formerly held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Tuesday U.S. guards there regularly desecrated the Qur'an by putting it into a toilet, although he added he never witnessed it himself. Airat Vakhitov, who described himself as a former imam of a mosque in Tatarstan, a majority Muslim republic in southern Russia, is one of seven men released from Guantanamo in 2004 and returned to Russia. He and the six others were held in Russia for three months, then released a year ago. Vakhitov said at a news conference organized by the state RIA-Novosti...
  • Dignified Newsweek? They Print [expletive] John McCain,' Scalia a [expletive]

    12/29/2010 7:04:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 4+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 12/29/10 | Tim Graham
    Newsweek's year-end Interview issue is "graced" on the cover by lesbian "Glee" actress Jane Lynch. We'll put "grace" in quotes since the interview inside with Lynch and well-named sex columnist Dan Savage is rude and hateful. Apparently, gay activists are encouraged to put on a bullying tone and spray hate at conservatives. Savage would say something vulgar, and then Lynch would chime in with "yeah, what he said" remarks. The interview was dated enough that the restrictions on gays in the military hadn't been lifted yet: Savage: F--k John McCain—put that in NEWSWEEK. Lynch: Yeah, I say it too, to...
  • The Presidency is Too Much for Anyone? Or Just The One?

    11/22/2010 6:28:39 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-22-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
         Newsweek's depiction of President Obama on its latest cover has irked some Indian Americans who, fresh off Obama's visit to the world's largest democracy, are not happy with the image of the U.S. president as the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva.      The Newsweek cover shows Obama with several arms carrying policy issues while balancing on one leg. The headline reads: "God of All Things" with a subtitle, "Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle."        Shiva, who is one of three pre-eminent gods in the Hindu religion along...
  • Newsweek cover depicts Obama as "god of all things"

    11/22/2010 5:43:35 AM PST · by FredJake · 60 replies ^ | 11/21/2010 | Joe Newby
    Newsweek magazine is well known for its' support of President Obama. But a recent cover headline declares "God of All Things", superimposed on an image of the President with seven arms balancing on one leg. In each hand, he carries a different policy issue. The magazine is subtitled, "Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle." The image is reminiscent of depictions of the Hindu deity, Shiva. Shiva is known as the destroyer of the world in the Hindu religion. But the depiction has upset some in the Hindu community. Fox News reports: Rajan Zed,...
  • Caption This; Newsweak has Obama on cover as Hindu God Shiva (newsweek)

    11/19/2010 4:01:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 44 replies · 1+ views
  • NEWSWEEK cover portrays Obama as Hindu god Shiva...

    11/18/2010 1:47:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 72 replies
  • Newsweek: "Obama God of All Things"

    11/18/2010 1:53:43 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 138 replies
    snardfarker ^ | 11/18/10
    I bring you the cover of Newsweek for next week...beyond over the top and beyond INSANE.
  • Obama As Hindu God Lord Shiva?

    11/18/2010 3:06:09 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 30 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | November 18, 2010 | Neoavatara
    This is Newsweek cover for this up coming week. It is a play on the Hindu God Shiva...
  • nervously awaits news of its fate (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/18/2010 1:48:39 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 18, 2010 | Joe Pompeo
    Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose — namely, their jobs. As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one, each party to the merger is eying possible redundant operations to cut. And Newsweek Daily Beast Co. seemed early on to have its sights set on, which trumps the Web-only Daily Beast in traffic but not in buzz. Indeed, less than 24 hours after the merger was announced last Friday, Nov. 12, Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin had already suggested...
  • Newsweek Uses Same Excuse for Obama as Carter: Presidency Too Big for One Man

    11/17/2010 8:17:45 PM PST · by FTJM · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/17/10 | Kyle Drennen
    In the November 22 issue of Newsweek magazine, Daniel Stone defended the Obama administration by blaming the institution of the presidency for failures rather than the chief executive himself: "The issue is not Obama, it’s the office....Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency?" The same argument was used to excuse an overwhelmed Jimmy Carter 30 years earlier. The sub-headline for the piece read: "The presidency has grown, and grown and grown, into the most powerful, most impossible job in the world." At one point, Stone explained: "Among a handful of presidential historians Newsweek contacted for...
  • The Tina Brown Turnaround (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/17/2010 6:30:53 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    New York Observer ^ | November 16, 2010 | Nick Summers
    Tina Brown was in a state. It was Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, and the Daily Beast editor was in Barry Diller's office at IAC headquarters on the West Side. Talks with Sidney Harman about merging the site with his recently acquired Newsweek were back on--big time--and to Ms. Brown, they teetered on the brink of inevitability. "Oh my God," she thought. "This is really going to happen." "We don't want to do this!" Ms. Brown and Beast president Stephen Colvin told Mr. Diller. The IAC chairman, who wanted a deal, asked them to reconsider. Go off and sit in a...
  • Four Reasons to Worry About the Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal

    11/13/2010 9:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/13/10 | Shira Ovide
    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: Barry Diller, Tina Brown and Sidney Harman walk into a (coffee) bar… …And walk out with a Frankenstein merger of their unprofitable media ventures. News-and-culture website Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine, which the 92-year-old Harman took off the Washington Post Co.’s hands this summer, are merging into a joint venture called Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that the three of them — the media-and-Internet mogul, the diva editor and the nonagenarian stereo magnate, respectively – agreed over a mug of coffee to mash together their...