ConroePaul commented on Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last timeI don't think the zeitgeist, spirit of the times or any sort of nebulous reason is to blame for Newsweek's decline. They chose to side with a party in the government instead of holding government accountable. War can't be vile under one President and then be ignored under another simply because they are of different political colors. Raising the debt ceiling can't be unpatriotic while one party is in power and then become the salvation of the economy when the other party is holding the reigns. It just doesn't work like that. The public wants those with the power to ask the tough questions of government to do it, and do it without partisan bias. The Press, renamed the Media is supposed to be a watchdog, not a lapdog. That is why Newsweek and other companies are suffering a lack of reader/viewership. These companies have left impartiality, integrity, and any sense of humbleness behind. They believe they know what is best and that they are more intelligent than their potential audience. So they push an agenda rather than report facts, uncover untruths, and expose what the government would keep hidden from us and letting us decide for ourselves what is right and what is wrong. They believe that the zeitgeist is some ever changing entity, and while that may be the case in some instances the spirit of an age has elements it shares with those of ages past, and remains unchanging in some regards. Truth, bravery, sacrifice, honor and even handedness never go out of style. Newsweek would have done well to remember that.
Posted on December 23rd, 2012 6:41pm