TODAY IN JOURNALISM  12:46 pm April 15, 2010

Newsweek Forgets To Put Image Of Captain America Fighting Commies On Patriotic Cover

by Jim Newell

Don’t worry about your taxes, America! The Newsweek claims we are “back,” as in “who got lotsa money, we the Americas do, fap fap.” Attend the most exquisite restaurants and order only the choicest hares, tonight! Bathe in condor blood filtered through gold doubloons! BOOM! [Barry Ritholz]

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Snarko Marx April 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Is that magazine cover going to fight Rocky Balboa?

ManchuCandidate April 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Canada City scoffs at your arrogance US America. Being smug about not getting sucked into the fizkal vortex you created IS OUR JOB (in the case of many Canada City folks who lost their actual paying jobs in this mess, the only one they have.)

OzoneTom April 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Sarah’s got America’s back!

SayItWithWookies April 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Newsweek, however, remains obscure, unread and dying.

Katydid April 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Colbert likes the cover, says it’s like a close-up of Uncle Sam’s crotch.

chaste everywhere April 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

America’s back is wide and boldly stry-ped, like a Huckaboy.

Oblios Cap April 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

That cover got Colbert all excited.

On to the next bubble!

magic titty April 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Fine. Now work on the Knicks.

thesheriffisnear April 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Needz moar Lee Iacocca

V572625694 April 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

[re=557134]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Newsweek‘s a WaPo spinoff, what do you expect–journalistic excellence?

NJB April 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

But what about America’s FRONT?? Hmmm???

Suds McKenzie April 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

My Sir-mix-Alot Stock is going to go through the roof.

V572625694 April 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm

It’s the damndest thing how many US Americans are still attached to these awful magazines with their shitty “trend” stories used to stitch together three-of-anything in a vain attempt to make old news new. Plus editors in New York just rewrite field stuff (or stuff they crib from real sources) shamelessly. At least the local newspapers have coupons for discounts at the grocery store. And “Mary Worth.”

Serolf Divad April 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Thank God Republicans managed to kill TARP, the Stimulus, and Health Care Reform! Otherwise that Newsweek cover would be all: “America is Finished!”

Hooray For Anything April 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Great, now I feel like an even bigger loser for being unemployed

An Outhouse April 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

YOU – ESS – AYE!!!!
YOU – ESS – AYE!!!!
YOU – ESS – AYE!!!!
YOU – ESS – AYE!!!!

chaste everywhere April 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

[re=557146]V572625694[/re]: But, but . . . isn’t Wonkette a WaPo spinoff, and doesn’t it soothe us daily with journalistic excresence? Or a WaPo pissoff, maybe?

freakishlystrong April 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Well, finally! Dubya’s brilliant economic policies finally paid off.

JoeMac April 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

[re=557156]Serolf Divad[/re]: Yeah really you would think the liberal media would have said that the Obama stimulus plan was working and helping to put people back to work and fix the mess. Oh wait a minute the liberal media is on a halucination brought about in Rush Limbaugh’s head by too many drugs. Nevermind.

Mr Blifil April 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm


comicbookguy April 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Boner was right, this is Armageddon.

America is back? HELL NO YOU CAN’T!

thesheriffisnear April 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

[re=557154]V572625694[/re]: I’m still trying figure out why they publish weekly newsmags in a breaking news, internet era but, then again, they still market TAB.

eclecticbrotha April 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Newsweak with the typo fail. that should say “America’s BLACK!” Now that its settled, where’s my white women at?

GoinGreen April 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

[re=557157]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Yer not America – yer a socialism, uh – a communism, uh – a fascism!! Real America IS BACK, BABY!!! (Rich white guys are getting RICHER!)

Lascauxcaveman April 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

[re=557141]magic titty[/re]: Fine. Now work on the Knicks.

At this point, I think on G_d can help the Knicks. And it’s pretty clear he doesn’t want to.

x111e7thst April 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Like it or not America is Back.

V572625694 April 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

[re=557162]chaste everywhere[/re]: I expect teh funnie, and am often rewarded. Plus actionably scandalous lies about Peggy Noonnanny. Those are sweeet.

coolcatdaddy April 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I’m sorry – I can’t read this story unless Newsweek puts it in a trendy iPad app with spinning 3d avatars that I can touch and spin around as I have a drink celebrating the death of print media.

Or they could at least come up with a cover that wouldn’t hurt my eyes when I glance at it.

Mr Blifil April 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

YES Newsweek Americans LIKE turning around and rolling over to receive the economys. EXCEPTIONALISM is exceptionally REMARKABLE.

nappyduggs April 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm


‘Tis a Fupa. Prosperity!!!1!1

thesheriffisnear April 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

[re=557200]coolcatdaddy[/re]: That cover is the newsprint equivalent of the Denver Broncos throwback unis. Now I’ve got a migraine.

Lascauxcaveman April 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

[re=557182]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: “on” is the new streetwise, hip term for “only”, BTW. (You heard it here first.)

taylormattd April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

[re=557127]Snarko Marx[/re]: Um no. It’s going to fight Ivan Drago. Shuh.

Hooray For Anything April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

[re=557181]GoinGreen[/re]: It’s always easier to declare a recession over when you make six figures and haven’t been laid off. I’d like for them to get a counter point from someone in Ohio or Detroit (or me) about their opinion on how America is doing

Tim April 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I thought the skittles car brought us back … I don’t see any mention of it.

Extemporanus April 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

That cover is very slimming — one look at it, and I want to throw up.

TGY April 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the bankers.

SayItWithWookies April 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

[re=557146]V572625694[/re]: Maybe the Post can send some of that Kathleen Parker magic their way. There’s nothing like a conservative with the occasional dose of moderation to spell great thinking. Or better yet, just get Marc Thiessen to write for them, and it’ll make every other Newsweek piece look brilliant by comparison.

proudgrampa April 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

When a mag like Newsweek has a cover like that, it usually signals the END of a trend. With the Foreclosure Holocaust just around the corner (foreclosures up 19% in March), it’s gonna start looking really ugly in the streets.

I would be vewwy vewwy caweful about believing in this recovery.

Just saying.

Snarko Marx April 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

[re=557226]taylormattd[/re]: I think Newsweek fought Ivan Drago in IV but helped Apollo Creed fight Rocky in I.

Anonymous Office Zombie April 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

YES!!! Like a manic coke-addict roaring out of the gutter, America’s BACK!… with absolutely no memory, remorse, or intention of mending it’s ways as it speeds full-throttle toward it’s next doomsday.


Hooray For Anything April 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

[re=557262]proudgrampa[/re]: Unemployment claims went up again too. Yet Bernake just testified to Congress about how awesome things are and how awesome it’ll be to start worrying about that deficit.

mustardman April 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Good to see the Bush recovery plan kickin in!

mustardman April 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm

[re=557291]Hooray For Anything[/re]: I get it, you don’t like Bernake. Release the Kraken!

jus_wonderin April 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hey, are those the bars for the cells that house the criminals who caused the entire meltdown?

Oh no, those guys are free, got government bailouts and are making profits on a market that is rising from the crash they created.

I guess that was actually a good plan. Win. And win. And, yet…another win.

OhBoy April 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

At least they put the Stevens headline on the Left and the Hate from the Right headline on the Right. Clever….or maybe we are looking at America’s back as she slides into the abyss….

JMP April 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Now Jim, the real Captain America primarily fought (and fights) Nazis; the “Commie Smasher” was the racist wignut 50s Cap.

pirate king of the Jews April 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I’m having the kitten burgers and panda fries.

desertwind April 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

What’s the schedule for all these Ameros to trickle down to me?

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