njschultz commented on Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last timeThe only "bungling" within Newsweek and especially that by Niall Ferguson's critique of Obama is that Newsweek fell prey to was that it lost its way with its readership. No longer perceived as a balanced version of either national review/newsmax or nation magazine, Newsweek became one of the too many not so quiet cheerleaders of the Left while pretending to keep its patina of a serious news magazine. Adding Niall Ferguson on staff was not enough (myself included) to counter the number of "hrummphs" I would shout to myself as Newsweek swayed further toward its suicidal dual-personality arc of People magazine and a print version of Salon.com. The problem became is that we no longer NEED Newsweek to make sense of the world; not as your review states because there's no place for macro-interpretations of news. On the contrary, it is precisely because Newsweek WAS no longer a voice for deliberate and considered analysis of the news and more like intellectual lipstick on a grunting pig of an already crowded field of the mainstreet liberal media machine. I am sorry to see Newsweek go not for what it could be but, sadly, rather what it became. Like John Wilkes Booth after he was shot in the neck by Boston Corbett and was unable to raise his gesticulating arms in either protection or thespian blows he cried "useless". Yep. Goodbye Newsweek.
Posted on December 23rd, 2012 9:03pm