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Today we bid farewell — or prepare to bid farewell, if “a source with direct knowledge” has given the straight dope to Buzzfeed — to Tina Brown as editor of The Daily Beast, and maybe, who knows, to the Beast itself: According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, The Daily Beast parent […]

We hope you damn hipsters with your Kindlepads and iNookies are happy. Newsweek, a bastion of middle-brow media culture since its 1933 inception, will convert to an all-digital format in 2013, according to an announcement today on Tina Brown’s Internet Tendency.

“Congratulations” or whatever you say these days to shameless political tabloids when they use a horrorporn photo of Michele Bachmann’s vacant stare to terrorize America’s grocery store checkout lines. Here is the strange part: this is a photo of Michele Bachmann totally asleep! Haha, just kidding, we do not know what she is doing here, […]

We applaud Newsweek on the┬áheadline “I Can Win” for their cover story about Sarah Palin, a person who is not actually in competition for anything and does not care to change out of her jogging outfit for a cover story photo shoot. If only there were something for Sarah Palin to compete at, to win? […]

Here is California Republican Mattie Fein and a person playing Rep. Jane Harman, her opponent in this year’s midterm / contest to see who can make dumber cultural allusions. So this is what the Newsweek offices look like these days? [YouTube]

Ever since you first learned that Newsweek was being sold, you have wondered: who will buy this money-losing magazine? Will it be someone hilarious, like the Politico or NewsMax? Today, at long last, the answer was revealed, and it is … Sidney Harman, 91-year-old speaker impresario and husband of Congresslady Jane Harman? Sure, why not, […]

Is your dad an angry old wingnut? Is he also still alive? Well here is a gift for the upcoming “thing after Mother’s Day” occasion, “Father’s Day.” It’s from NewsMax, the great online Internet webzine/old-people newsletter that will soon own Newsweek if the Kaplan School Testing Company is run by people with a sense of […]

Are you interested in being “part of the national conversation” and owning a still living relic of a bygone publishing ecosystem? Well, you still have a few hours left to put in a bid on Newsweek, if you have a few million dollars lying around. Don’t worry, Kaplan Test Prep’s unprofitable publishing arm will probably […]

Your Wonkette was impressed with Newsweek editor Jon Meacham’s eloquence on an episode of The Daily Show last week, where he was discussing the need for society to decide whether it wants to keep paying fine journalists the good salaries they deserve, or let the whole enterprise crater. And Newsweek does employ some of the […]

Famous college-testing company Kaplan is now racing to get rid of all its loser “print journalism” properties, with forgotten newsweekly Newsweek now officially being handed to some broker who will put it out of its misery. (Kaplan also owns the Washington Post, the struggling youth-blogging consortium and holding pen for insane old neo-cons.) But Newsweek […]

Texas has arrived! Just look at the Newsweek cover, which blasts the state’s new marketing slogan, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” and features a picture of America’s oldest teenaged runaway, Rick Perry, showing off his indigenous footwear. (Free snake farm tickets for anyone who can decipher the boot hieroglyphics.) Inside there’s a bunch of articles about […]

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]

IRONY ENDED ON 9/11 YOU IDIOT  11:24 am February 26, 2010

by Jim Newell

YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN FOR A JUICY FOLLOW-UP ARTICLE WHEN IT BEGINS: “Regular readers of Newsweek.com are probably aware that sometimes we deploy sarcasm or irony to make points.” Oh god. [Newsweek]

OUR FLOURISHING MAGAZINE INDUSTRY  6:11 pm January 14, 2010

by Jim Newell

BARACK OBAMA NOW JUST ANOTHER CRAPPY NEWSWEEK WRITER: In his latest wacky P.R. move, insane Newsweek editor Jon Meacham has hired an impoverished freelancer named Barack Obama, the president of America, to write his next cover story. It will be about Haiti, and we’re guessing that Barack Obama will not have enough time in his […]

Newsweek has plenty of talented reporters trying to write about real stuff, so it’s a shame that their editor has decided yet again to poop all over his magazine: “But I think we should be taking the possibility of a Dick Cheney bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 more seriously, for a run […]