Red journalism: Newsweek

The Washington Post is divesting itself of another Leftmedia financial hemorrhage, Newsweek Magazine. The Post’s magazine division lost $29.3 million in 2009 after a $16.1 million loss in 2008. Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who fancies himself a political moderate, has lorded over the papers decline during the last four years with Leftist cover stories, including many like the 2006 headline proclaiming “We’re losing…” in Iraq, and hit pieces in support of terrorists at Gitmo, which undermine our effort to combat Jihadistan, and embolden our enemies at great peril to our uniformed Patriots in theaters of warfare.

According to Meacham, who is trying to find private investors to keep his magazine afloat, “I believe this is an important American institution. I just do. Maybe that’s quixotic, maybe that’s outdated, but it’s what I believe.” “Quixotic”? Perhaps idiotic.

Under Meacham, who was considered something of a “golden boy” when he took the reigns of Newsweek, the magazine has digressed into a yellow journalism rag, some might even say “red journalism.” Meacham’s sycophantic support for Obama certainly accounts for some of the magazine’s woes. Newsweek has lost employees at the same rate as its advertising decline, and its paid print circulation guarantee is down from 2.6 million to 1.5 million. But there is one employee who hasn’t lost his job, and if the remaining 400 employees want to keep their jobs, he should go.

And then there was this;

At the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last week, Barack Obama may have outdone himself in the tasteless joke department when he warned the Jonas Brothers about coming near his young daughters. “Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don’t get any ideas,” Obama deadpanned. “Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I’m joking?”

Predator drones, which have been very useful is taking down insurgents, have also killed numerous civilians, adding to the anti-American sentiment in Pakistan. Imagine if George W. Bush, who was demonized by the media for eight years, made a joke about such a weapon. At least some liberal journalists owned up to that fact. “Let’s be honest, fellow progressives,” tweeted the Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Brunch, “we’d be all over Bush if he made the same ‘predator drone’ joke Obama told.” Indeed they would.

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3 Responses to “Red journalism: Newsweek”

  1. Elric66 Says:

    Im worried that al-Thuggy will use tax dollars to bail out Newsweak.

  2. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Actually I’m almost hoping that they do. As long as it is done before the November election. The American people are so angry over all these bail outs it would mean even more leftist’s, from both party’s get bounced. What happened in Utah being an excellent example.

  3. mainenowandthen Says:

    Obama has proved that he possesses a tin ear on numerous occasions, but this bit of tastelessness ranks near the top.

    I dropped my subscription to “Newsweek” some years ago as their drift to the left became more and more evident. In find myself unable to stomach any Liberal media disinformation these days, no matter what the source. Unfortunate, since I would like to say that I can keep an open mind.

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