Monday, May 23, 2005

The Day America Died: Newsweek tops itself

Just when you thought Newsweek couldn't possibly get any worse...they do. As if the Koran flushing story wasn't bad enough, now Newsweek has this cover on their Japanese edition...did they think it was going to slip by unnoticed?

According to a Little Green Footballs reader the text says: “The Day America Died — The ideal of ‘freedom’ falls to the ground due to Bush continuing in office.”

I believe in the freedom of the press, however, when you are trying to repair your credibility as an agendless/objective magazine, this perhaps wouldn't be the best course of action.

3 Comments:

Blogger Toni said...

CVG - I have been thinking this for the last 3 years. But the MSM keeps it up and will continue their assault. If one news item doesn't bring the desired effect they will hunt for another or as in the Newsweek situation just make something up. I especially love how they will use quotes from Al Queda prisoners like they have no agenda or "talking points". Or when the International Red Cross is treated like an unbiased organization, the list goes on. It's all a matter of degree. My opinion of the MSM was low before the war started but it has sunk to a level which probably will never arise again.

2:13 PM  
Blogger flydad said...

Your writing may not cause a riot but is does cause one to stop and think. I like the way you express your self. Hookers girl put me on to your site and I like what you have to say.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You know, I saw this the other day and had to do some checking on it.

So I phoned a friend that is on the editorial staff at Newsweek. He said the article inside the magazine (which I haven't read yet) is about how the term "America" doesn't mean what it used to. And why most of that is caused by Bush.

I've heard that same thing before from other non-American's who say that America used to mean hope and so many other things to them, now it means war and bombs and hypocrisy.

Even with all that, and even if the article is about something more accurate, the cover of the Newsweek is a total disgrace. There are so many different ways they could have done a cover for that article.

They chose the one they printed, and they did so intentionally; mainly because it would sell more.

I'm all about making a buck, but not like that.

Newsweek messing up a story about a toilet or whatever doesn't bother me, because it was an honest mistake. This here was intentional, and tacky, and in so many ways wrong. It serves no purpose other than to fuel myths and discontent about America. And judging from that cover, that would had to have been their goal.

Total disgrace.

7:57 PM  

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