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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:47 PM

"Biden's Benghazi" the cover of a Newsweek issue that I saw in the grocery store

today. Looked like some kind of insert, not a lot of pages.

Funny how it disappeared after I left. . .

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:59 PM

2. Funny how that keeps happening. Same at my library.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 07:20 AM

9. Sorry, but all you are doing is making more work for the librarians

not to mention how childish doing this is.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 12:22 AM

3. My library

Rarely to never expends our tax dollars on trumpy books—unless they are exposes, of course.

They usually have a display of them with front covers facing outward and a sign that says “new!”

Not a damn thing I can do about it.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 01:11 AM

4. Sad. But perhaps one could take a book, wander around the library, and misfile it?

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:18 AM

6. Nah

Because I read so much here, I just leave those titles that disparage trump for all the other liberals in my town to check out. They do a brisk trade.

Yesterday I was reaching for one about why all those Capitol insurrection people are so angry when I dropped my keys. Bent down to pick them up and in that short time, someone took that book right off the shelf.

That one I really wanted because I’m very curious about why they are so angry.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:46 AM

15. Really? Sounds like something a GOPer would do! Nt

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 02:01 AM

5. It's like something straight from marvel's winter soldier. Just bring up key words

To trigger them and all logic goes out the window. No correlation whatsoever but the brainwashing is legit.

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Response to FlyingPiggy (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:44 AM

13. Sadly true. Then I think of the old comment, "in his case, it's a light rinse".

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 06:59 AM

7. So Biden did nothing wrong, eh?

Just a bunch of hot air, just like Benghazi?

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Response to Dirty Socialist (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:41 AM

11. Shhhhh. We are not supposed to notice.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 07:16 AM

8. Newsweek was recently sold to a bunch of Donnie Dipshit ass kissing

fucksticks, bragging about how good their sisters are in bed.

The National Enquirer is more committed to the truth than Newsweek is.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:30 AM

10. I did not know this. I remember when it was at least a tolerable rag.

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Response to niyad (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:45 AM

14. Newsweek has become a right wing rag with a RW agenda and pushing RW tropes and CT

I have been seeing its content posted here at times, including OP's, and its articles quite often inject RW tropes and ideologies on a one-sided basis, which are given cover by its name and due to so many being familiar with it as a major magazine at one point in the past.


Newsweek and the Rise of the Zombie Magazine

How a decaying legacy magazine is being used to launder right-wing ideas and conspiracy theories.

https://newrepublic.com/article/158968/newsweek-rise-zombie-magazine

Writing in The Columbia Journalism Review last year, Daniel Tovrov depicted Newsweek, once one of America’s most distinguished magazines, as a shell of its former self. All that was left was clickbait, op-eds from the likes of Nigel Farage and Newt Gingrich, and a general sense of drift. “Nobody I spoke to for this article had a sense of why Newsweek exists,” Tovrov wrote. “While the name Newsweek still carries a certain authority—remnants of its status as a legacy outlet—and the magazine can still bag an impressive interview now and then, it serves an opaque purpose in the media landscape.”

Last week, Newsweek suggested one possible purpose: The legitimization of narratives straight out of the right-wing fever swamps. An op-ed written by John Eastman, a conservative lawyer and founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, coyly suggested that Kamala Harris, who was born in California, may not be eligible to serve as vice president because her parents were immigrants. It was, as many pointed out, a racist attack with no constitutional merit, on par with the birther conspiracy theory that claimed Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Within a few hours, Eastman’s op-ed was being brandished by President Trump, who told reporters he had “heard” Harris may not be eligible to serve.

Three days after the op-ed was published, Newsweek apologized, sort of. In an editor’s note signed by global Editor-in-Chief Nancy Cooper and opinion editor Josh Hammer, the magazine acknowledged, “We entirely failed to anticipate the ways in which the essay would be interpreted, distorted, and weaponized.... This op-ed is being used by some as a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia. We apologize.” Still, the magazine refused to recognize what was obvious—that the op-ed was intended to spark questions about the eligibility of a Black woman running for high office. Newsweek’s editors merely feigned horror that the op-ed was taken in the only possible way it could have been taken.

The publication of Eastman’s op-ed says a great deal about the state of Newsweek’s opinion section, which has become a clearinghouse for right-wing nonsense. But it also points to a larger crisis in journalism itself: The rise of the zombie publication, whose former legitimacy is used to launder extreme and conspiratorial ideas. Even by the volatile standards of journalism in the twenty-first century, Newsweek’s recent problems are extraordinary. There are the usual issues: a sharp decline in print subscribers, Google and Facebook, the difficulty of running a mass-market general interest news magazine in an age of hyperpartisanship. But Newsweek has also been raided by the Manhattan district attorney’s office (a former owner and chief executive pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in February) and has been accused of deep ties to a shadowy Christian cult, amid many other scandals.

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Newsweek is at the point of being as bad as Fux Snooz in many of its articles:


Georgia's Voting Law Doesn't Go Far Enough (Charlie Kirk, Founder and President, Turning Point USA and an open, blatant white mationalist)

https://www.newsweek.com/georgias-voting-law-doesnt-go-far-enough-opinion-1581740


Russia: A Problem, Not a Threat

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-problem-not-threat-opinion-1584852


Most Voters Don't Want More Judges on the High Court

https://www.newsweek.com/most-voters-dont-want-more-judges-high-court-opinion-1585484


Why Derek Chauvin's Guilty Verdict May Be Overturned

https://www.newsweek.com/why-derek-chauvins-guilty-verdict-may-overturned-supreme-court-opinion-1585401


Countless Lives Have Been Cut Short by Marijuana

https://www.newsweek.com/countless-lives-have-been-cut-short-marijuana-opinion-1584819


Tucker Carlson Says Derek Chauvin Verdict Taught BLM That 'Violence Works'

https://www.newsweek.com/tucker-carlson-says-derek-chauvin-verdict-taught-blm-that-violence-works-1585582


Biden UN Ambassador's Attack on America Won't Win the U.S. Any Friends

https://www.newsweek.com/biden-un-ambassadors-attack-america-wont-win-us-any-friends-opinion-1584773


Joe Manchin's $11 Minimum Wage More Popular Than Biden's $15—Among Democrats and Republicans

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-manchins-11-minimum-wage-more-popular-bidens-15among-democrats-republicans-1573489


Biden's 'Right Verdict' Comments Ripped After Maxine Waters Controversy

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-bidens-right-verdict-comments-about-chauvin-trial-ripped-after-maxine-waters-controversy-1585161


Daunte Wright Protester Bashes Joe Biden for Failing Black Community

https://www.newsweek.com/daunte-wright-protester-bashes-joe-biden-failing-black-community-you-said-you-got-our-back-1584539


On Anti-Asian Hate, Frustration Builds on Biden's Slow Response

https://www.newsweek.com/anti-asian-hate-frustration-builds-bidens-slow-response-1584361

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Response to Celerity (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:58 AM

17. Thank you for this very important information. I remember the bs about VP Harris,

had forgotten where it originated. The same one who wrote the pence memo.

This deserves its own OP for visibility.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:58 AM

18. That is so sad

I remember a time when I preferred Newsweek over Time magazine. It has really gone downhill over the past ten years or so.

I was surprised that there was a hard copy of the magazine at the store. I thought they'd gone all digital a long time ago. That was probably about the time when Jon Meacham left.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:44 AM

12. You stole it?

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:51 AM

16. Of course not. It is still there with the other magazines,

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