Tag: newsweek

Texas Is Famous This Week

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

Jon Meacham: Linky Linkbait Link-Bait Linkage In 2012

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...

Here Is A Post About Sarah Palin And… What Now… The Newsweek Magazine

It's all Palin material out there, friends, sorry. Thousands of available Caribou Barbie blog items, swirling in the RSS feeds, looking for capture. This one: is the Newsweek cover here super sexist, as Sarah Palin claims it to be?...

Newsweek, Whore Of Babylon

Here is one of the straight-up most unethical things ever, in journalism: Newsweek has been circulating this invitation to a forum on climate change and energy policy. The objective news magazine will co-sponsor and co-host this event with the...

Wonkette Games: Mark Sanford In Newsweek, Or High School Ayn Rand Essay Winner?

Mark Sanford reviewed Ayn Rand (like as a human?) for Newsweek. This is a thing that happened! Anyway, Mark Sanford really did not think this whole thing out, publishing his close reading masterwork in Newsweek, as this essay has...

Have You Seen The Newest Funny Linkbait In Newsweek?

Oh man, Newsweek. We were all prepared to just ignore this, to make it die, because JESUS, but the copy editors closed the deal nicely with this subhed: "Peace Partners: Bush and Obama could play good-cop, bad-cop with Israel."...

Comics Curmudgeon Moonlights As Pharmaceutical Advertising Curmudgeon!

Look, our old friend Josh Fruhlinger has written a thing for "legitimate publication" Newsweek! It is a close reading of a zit ad of some sort, maybe? Click the clicky, comment generously, buy everything advertised everywhere on the site,...

Sarah Palin’s Advice For Lady Politicians: Ignore Mean Old Media

Here's some funny-in-retrospect advice to Hillary Clinton from Sarah Palin! She was at some conference thing in March 2008, five months away from McCain's doomed decision to make her his running mate, when Karen Breslau of Newsweek asked her...

A Children’s Treasury Of Comically Predictable Wacky Joe Biden Campaign Stories From Some New Book

Sprightly silver-painted ex-Newsweek hobbit Richard Wolffe, who is also on the teevee sometimes, talking about politics, has released a new book titled Renegade: The Making of a President. It is supposedly a well-reported account of Life with Obama during...

Because TIME Fired Him, Michael Kinsley’s Pretty Disappointed With This ‘New’ Newsweek

Michael Kinsley, the dignified journalist and dinner companion to David Denby, starts his review of the new Newsweek reboot with this: "Having recently been dumped by Time, I naturally had great hopes for this week's much-anticipated makeover of Newsweek."...

Richard Wolffe Sells Out

Print journalism and punditry are officially dead, because Richard Wolffe killed them. He has quit his job at Newsweek and will go work for Public Strategies, the PR outfit helmed by Dan Bartlett that also employs our beloved sad...

EVERYONE CHUG THIS CUP OF SADNESS: Here's a great and brilliant article from the new Atlantic about how the United States is a banana republic after years of terrible policies and stuff. It is probably too long for "blog...

56% OF AMERICANS ARE SOCIALIST COMMIE MARX-MAOIST STALINFURRIES: Hey looky here, the Newsweek magazine says that 56% of Americans support "nationalizing large banks at risk of failing," while only 29% support the Responsible Centrist option of giving crappy insolvent...