Why are Newsweek editors so dumb?
Latest cover smacks of desperation
- Duration 5:12
- Date Jan 16, 2012
Latest cover smacks of desperation
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Welcome back to the five.
So here are some things you can buy for dollar six pack of vegetable seeds white tube socks from the street vendor.
Calendars from 2007.
Nail polish from the discount table at Walgreens at that.
And Newsweek magazine now I don't mean one copy of Newsweek I mean the entire company which was sold -- a tycoon for a buck.
But don't be surprised look at their latest cover which asks why -- Obama's critics so -- It's a funny question coming from the magazine with the depth of -- litter box but it's not the first brilliant move on Newsweek's part remember this.
That was about the economy two years ago and -- And that we've -- one.
And surveillance of a balanced reporting you're better off with Mao's little red book the counting more -- -- the election heats up -- -- will resume work as the propaganda arm of the Obama administration.
But forget the obvious bias what's really going on here is desperation -- we did this to gain temporary relevance which is why Newsweek is thinner than a cat's whisker.
It's not a great business plan to try to increase sales numbers by alienating half the country.
Which leads me to two questions why -- Newsweek editors so dom.
They really worth this much -- a pair of tube socks and you always by tube socks off the street.
-- -- and it's very cold here yet where Tom -- and if you get the -- two -- that come up over your needs it's a really hot -- -- -- market actually is very fashionable now I love I love.
But -- would -- isn't Newsweek Newsweek are members -- was a magazine that everybody got in it was for the general general public but seems to me now -- -- the media New York.
They turn it into this is story these are stories for editors to read.
So when I was in third grade my dad started -- tradition with me that I had to read the rocky mountain news in the Denver Post before -- got home everyday and pick out two articles to discuss by the time he got home.
It was also the kind of guy that subscribe for the -- -- at time magazine Newsweek US news and world report National Geographic and we got -- off and I still love getting Newsweek.
And then I go out.
Brenda and I worked and in government and what I appreciate now about music is that they're not even trying to hide it -- -- let's check the liberal bias is is right there and the thing about this cover is my first heard about.
It doesn't help.
They think that there helping President Obama are not actually doesn't help them than and that -- that they chose are really doesn't help them because it makes it look like he's looking down I know that being condescending to people.
Bob do you think this was a good idea I mean just insulting half of America I don't I don't think it's any difference in the weekly standard.
-- the young right wing conservative newspapers but everything I inherited this is a conservative magazine -- but as I think the I think Beijing has made it pretty clear they're pretty liberal newspaper that's it.
And I do you think frankly that -- Obama's critics are down.
How -- IA MEI all I'm nice I'm well I think he's a dominant nice where I.
-- -- -- -- -- -- We're nice and stupid but it well enough alone if you open up to that that the centerfold it's big big old double page picture of a bottle but here's what he's talking about an insult -- wrote the piece the right calls and socialists the right is done.
The left says he sucks up the wall to Wall Street the left is dumb and guess what the independent.
Independents think he's a web so independents think he's somebody's gonna outsmart the right the left in the independent you know a brilliant and yeah.
And still not -- -- the ultimate hypocrisy here Kimberly is that it sold and is calling these calling critics dominant fact he's the most obsessed critic.
Of Sarah Palin's children and that and that's the over over I think wanna get into it he's got an amazing blind spot.
Yeah and talking about her children and it's just totally inappropriate and he has no credibility because of that.
That's what's so problematic about it in fact how do you expect this said magazine.
To have any kind of credibility either when you have that writers putting forth stuff like this with a background is that that anybody -- this -- And out of -- anybody name me.
15% of the American these magazines and or -- favors and come out and help Barack Obama last three years virtually it's been the worst press of anybody I've ever seen.
I'm David I love you throw that out there aren't like I'll be back lit rag doll we go through the magazines and you don't know.
Let's I wanna know we're Huffington Post.
Daily Beast army goes on I don't think -- -- Matt well it Drudge have a Drudge that's your big gotten.
When things are great and he's not my god I haven't also.
I thought about it all conservative talk radio is all anti bomb you know -- lot -- saying is there's little.
He'll fail there as well that's just current current TV.
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