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Red journalism: Newsweek

May 9, 2010

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 Maybe that’s quixotic, maybe that’s outdated, but it’s what I believe.”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.


Retirement in Alaska

October 21, 2007

Retirement in Alaska

Tom had been in the liquor business for 25 years.

Finally sick of the stress he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible.

He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it’s total peace and quiet.

After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door.

He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there.

”Name’s Lars, your neighbor from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night. Thought you might like to come. About 5:00.”

Great”, says Tom, “After six months out here I’m ready to meet some local folks. Thank you.”

As Lars is leaving, he stops. “Gotta warn you, be some drinkin’.”

Not a problem,” says Tom, “After 25 years in the business, I can drink with the best of ’em.”

Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. “More ‘n’ likely gonna be some fightin’ too.”

Well, I get along with people, I’ll be all right. I’ll be there. Thanks again.”

“More’n likely be some wild sex, too”, Lars says.

Now that’s really not a problem,” says Tom, warming to the idea, “I’ve been all alone for six months! I’ll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?”

Lars replies, “Don’t much matter. Just gonna be the two of us.”

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