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attaturk Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:16 AM
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OUT-effing-RAGEOUS: -- Newsweek Cover in America versus rest of the World
From http://rising-hegemon.blogspot.com /

Newsweek's cover this week by geographical region:

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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:17 AM
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1. That says it ALL
Post of the day...so far!
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primative1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:18 AM
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2. Exactly My thought ...
This needs to be posted everywhere
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 11:29 AM
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109. Newsweek: As close to censorship as it gets...
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:39 PM
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64. MSM help keep Americans in a bubble of ignorance and isolation
This has to be the BEST EXAMPLE of what's wrong with our media, our mass culture, and our disregard for stuff we don't like to hear.

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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 09:57 AM
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106. We're all wrapped up in our own little bubbles--our car, cell phone, and
those all important possessions.

We're so comfortable, we might as well be bubble-wrapped.

Newsprism
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Stevious Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:00 PM
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111. File this Newsweek cover under: "You can't handle the truth!"
:wtf:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:20 AM
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3. Americans are mushrooms...
kept in the dark and fed manure....
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:31 AM
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10. I think the word is......"Pollyanamerica"
Hey Colbert: this could be 'tonight's word'
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:31 PM
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56. we get the soft edition. wouldn't wnat to remind people we are in trouble
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:00 AM
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37. Perfectly put, anna...
manure for the masses.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:20 AM
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4. K. This one deserves to be seen
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:20 PM
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70. To give you an idea of what POWER this ELECTION holds in store...
Gas prices went down another 12 cents in 6 days here
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:20 AM
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5. Republicons lose America's honor by lying, cheating
Invading foriegn countries based on a pack of WMD lies, and raking in massive profits from oil.

Losers, raping America's high reputation -- and lying about it through corporate media propaganda.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:21 AM
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6. If ever there was proof of a media that is in collusion with
this administration, it is this example. They are actually playing down these wars at election time, I feel, to benefit the current government. Can't have the people who only pay attention during the election periods thinking there's like ANYTHING going wrong in the Middle East that isn't THEIR fault, now, can we?

Ugh.

TC
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:05 AM
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97. profit
What's even worse is that they print the truth to the rest of the world, assumably to make a profit.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:23 AM
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7. K & R. Excellent find and one can only hope this kind of MSM B.S.
keeps getting called out! MKJ
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:25 AM
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8. Damn that LIBERAL media anyway
:sarcasm:
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:53 PM
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94. ROFLMAO ! Orwell was right 2+2 = whatever Bush says !
Edited on Mon Sep-25-06 11:54 PM by EVDebs
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:30 AM
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9. holy fucking shit!!! life behind the iron curtain.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:04 AM
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22. Don't you mean Life behind the JESUS Curtain?
One of my friends from Russia says the only difference between today's America and yesterday's USSR is the substitution of one word--Just substitute the "MARX" references in the Old USSR with "Jesus" in today's America and you'll see the same old bullshit just sprinkled with holy water!
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:38 AM
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11. K&R How different the world looks when you live abroad. n/t
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:38 AM
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12. I think some emailing is in order:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:54 AM
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15. thanks. . . . . n/t
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:01 AM
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18. Thanks for the addie, I was thinking the same thing, let's DU it! n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:27 PM
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55. thanks and REC
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:50 PM
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73. Done. Thanks. nt
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 05:14 AM
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101. Letter sent
Thank you.
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:54 PM
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118. Letter written
Thanks for the URL
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Dem Nation Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 09:33 PM
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124. I SENT MINE
Found this site (DU) through a google search, found this
thread by luck, decided to register on DU just to tell you
that I sent my email to Newsweek

===================
Dear Editors

I cannot believe that you would intentionally deprive the
American public of a chance to weigh the facts by downplaying
the crises in Afghanistan. . . as  opposed to telling it like
it is abroad.

If it is true that the covers on foreign Newsweek editions
feature a headline saying: Losing in Afghanistan, while the
American edition features a fluff  piece, than I have to ask
how can you in all conscience betray journalism, fair play,
and ultimately the truth by pandering to American political
interests.

I thought you were better than that.

Shame on you.
=======================

( and thanks for the link!)  :)
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purji Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 07:13 AM
Response to Reply #124
125. welcome to DU!
hope you stay for a while. :)
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 07:38 AM
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127. Hi Dem Nation
Welcome to DU! :hi:
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:46 AM
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13. Amazing. Make certain to drop a note to Newsweek! And Keith O.!
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:50 AM
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14. more proof that the pigmedia is criminal run....
newsweek/time/nytimes/foxnews/washpost/latimes/cnn/fox/cbs/cbc etc ad nazism...all run by punks tony soprano wouldn't trust
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:57 AM
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16. The URLs for the various covers, direct from the Newsweek sites
Edited on Mon Sep-25-06 08:12 AM by Tesha
When I use this as evidence, I'd like to be able to provide proof
in the form of URLs.

Here's the American cover (right-click for the URL):



Here's the international cover page where the images appear:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14975282/site/newsweek /

With help from the DUers below:





Tesha
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:00 AM
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17. Here's the one for Europe:
http://www.newsweekeurope.com /

I googled "newsweek europe"
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:13 AM
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24. So: Lets not tell people in the US?????
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:31 AM
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25. Exactly! It's outrageous!
Keeping the sheeple dumb seems to be priority one at Newsweek. :puke:
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:15 AM
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96. This is a priority for all of corporate owned media
Tough nuts for the fools at corporate levels that were too ignorant or afraid to keep the smart journalists :-)
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:02 AM
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19. It's legit.
msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/Sections/Newsweek/Components/Photos/Mag/061002_Issue/nw_leftnavcov_OV_061002.jpg

I'm sure that if they could, Newsweek would correct this by putting the Annie Leibovitz cover on the international issues.

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JackintheGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:08 AM
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23. It is DEFINITELY Europe's cover
newsweekasia.com has an article about China on the cover (big surprise)

newsweeklatinamerica.com has an article about Baghdad on the cover.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 09:43 PM
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88. I think the Newsweek Asia's China cover was from last week
At least, it was in Japan.



This week's Newsweek Japan's cover is "Ranking the World's Universities"

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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:46 AM
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33. Oh dear. I actually thought it was a spoof.
Perhaps Newsweek now IS the spoof? What am I saying, they've been a self-parody for years, it was only a matter of time.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:54 AM
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36. *THAT* is precisely why I wanted the URLs direct from Newsweek.
It's getting pretty sad when it becomes nearly impossible
to tell real life from The Onion, isn't it?

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28784

Tesha
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:01 AM
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38. It's shameless.
We've known they were corrupt ever since they canned Robert Parry for reporting on Bush sr in the 80s, but this is just so blatant it almost seems like a cry for help.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:04 AM
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20. Go to sleep, go to sleep, la l-la la la la
unbelieveable.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:04 AM
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21. .
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:41 AM
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26. A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Thanks, attaturk,
for posting this.

K&R.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:42 AM
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27. A**hole Newsweek. Keeping Americans Stupid. :( eom
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:56 AM
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28. Great example of media collusion.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 09:14 AM
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29. Why are you ragging on Newsweek?
They are just catering to US interests and priorities... :evilgrin:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 09:19 AM
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30. Damn liberal media!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:21 AM
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31. Newsweek.....who's in a "partnership" with GE/NBC/CNBC/MSNBC/WAPO?
That Newsweek?

I wouldn't expect anything less than this.

One thing you can say about them.....they are consistent!
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:29 AM
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32. American media must rank near the bottom when it comes to integrity.
"NewsWEAK" indeed!
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:46 AM
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34. OH DEAR
Well now, what do you expect when we have a ""LIBERAL"" press in this country. After all we liberals want to support bush in every way we can.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:03 AM
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39. You and I both posted "oh dear" at exactly the same time.
Weird huh? Belated welcome to DU!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:54 AM
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35. The article is in all editions. I guess they want to sell more magazines
in the US.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 08:58 PM
Response to Reply #35
87. That's the good news; from the clamor, I'd have thought the article
was MIA
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #35
122. Which article(s), exactly? Is the piece titled "The rise of Jihadistan"
in the paper edition (on the website, it says "International Edition" at the top of the page)? What about the op-ed piece by Clark saying that we are not winning?

If someone could compare the paper edition to the website and tell us what actually made it into the US newstand edition, it would be very helpful.
(the Newsweek edition in question wasn't at my supermarket yet. Cover story was about a scandal at HP)
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #35
129. More people would buy because of
Liebowitz instead of Afghanistan, our one (supposedly) true 'victory'?

I don't think so. They aren't interested in selling more magazines than incurring the wrath of the right-wingers, and protecting bubble-boy.

Incredibly sad for this country.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:12 AM
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40. What good is freedom of the press anymore if they don't use it?
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:18 AM
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41. I'm intrigued that they chose such a photogenic handsome man for the cover
Nice phallic symbol, too.

Very interesting.

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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:27 AM
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42. Are there ANY decent, professional media outlets with credibility left???
FOX's hatchet job on Clinton and its lies about him are exposed.

ABC runs neo-con fascist propaganda movie and calls it the "official true" story

MSNBC refers to Hugo Chavez as a "dictator"

CBS hires Katie Couric for its evening news anchor

CNN lies about the "yawning boy" story and is exposed on the David Letterman Show

These are only a few; there are tons more. I wonder if anyone is documenting the outrageous lies and distortions of the US media these past 5-10 years. It would make one helluva book!
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:52 AM
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47. Its just so sad
specially because for the majority of people, if it didn't happen on tv, it didn't happen. I know many women in their fifties through some environmental groups I work with. Most of them are obviously liberal (conservative environmentalist= oxymoron nowadays) but they get all their news from CNN and the one local newspaper (which talks more about local news that national).

I was stunned to find that the whole voter fraud stuff didn't even register with them....

Seriously, for most people, even people that consider themselves fairly up on politics, if it didn't happen on CNN it didn't happen...
And at best CNN is inane garbage about Michael Jackson and Paris Hilton and at worst its propaganda bs....

:-/
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 12:58 PM
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52. No.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #42
61. Amen !
It is shocking in scope and transparency.
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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:23 AM
Response to Reply #42
108. Yes, someone tracks this very well.
mediamatters.com and The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy by David Brock
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:28 AM
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43. WTF?!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:35 AM
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44. Cowards
That's all I have to say.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:47 AM
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45. Is this why more people care about American Idol?
Edited on Mon Sep-25-06 11:54 AM by nam78_two
:eyes:

we really live in a matrix
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:48 AM
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46. outrageous is right
continuing the dumification aka dubyifaction of the nation.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 12:12 PM
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48. Send comments to Letters@newsweek.com
Here's mine, and thanks for the heads up:

It is both interesting and puzzling that your U.S. cover story is about photographer Annie Liebovitz headlined "My Life In Pictures" with a photo of a mother and her children, while your international editions show an apparent Afghani Taliban fighter captioned "LOSING AFGHANISTAN".

Pardon me, but I think your bias is showing.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:15 PM
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53. Sent - here's mine
Dear Newsweek,

What a shame on Newsweek, that you are "adjusting" the cover story of your magazine in the American region to a fluff piece on Annie Leibovitz, complete with photo of her and her children, yet for the very same issue, the regions of Europe, Asia, and Latin America get the REAL cover story: "Losing Afghanistan".

Your organization KNOWS what the important news truly is, yet "shields" the American public from it by changing the covers, thus catering to the Republican election campaign this fall.

This move is a great dissappointment. There is no excuse for it.

signed...X
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 12:20 PM
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49. Thanks for posting this. I just fired off
an e-mail to Newsweek letting them know what I think of this latest attempt to hide the truth from the American people. This is just shameful.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 08:23 AM
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102. His son is named Forrest?
Actually that part is more of a concern to me. Particularly if he named his son after a certain civil war general. Nathan Bedford Forrest was both the founder of the KKK and ought to have been a war criminal for his actions during the American Civil War.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 08:36 AM
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104. Yes, his son is named Forrest - after the General, and his
daughters, Tyler and Brooke, are also named for two of his Confederate heroes - Tyler for Gen. Robert Charles Tyler, last Confederate general slain in battle and Brooke for John M. Brooke, who resigned his US Navy commission and joined the Confederate States Navy where he became a Commander of ordinance in Virginia and a designer of munitions.

George Allen has tried to explain away his Confederacy fixation saying he was merely a student of history rather than a person obsessed.

The media hasn't latched onto this yet, but Forrest, especially, could be the nail in his political coffin.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 12:25 PM
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50. Newsweek is usually pretty good - I'm surprised
I get it every week and it usually has a cover slamming Bush or Cheney. I hope some right-wingers haven't taken over.
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 12:25 PM
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51. K & R.....Great find!...and this is funny.....
I was just emailing you from your site, letting you know (if you didn't already) that you had DU buzzing, thanking you for the great find....I'd better note posters' names before getting all excited!
Was going to email you there while you are here....So here you are and ......Thanks!

:yourock:


peace~
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:18 PM
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54. How do we send this to Keith Olberman? email address? Thanks.
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ClickClack Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 06:14 PM
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84. Already sent it to them this morning, but here's the address...
Countdown@msnbc.com

I think that it's on their Web site, too: http://countdown.msnbc.com :)
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:47 PM
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57. Disgusting.... K&R!
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 01:52 PM
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58. Can't get any more obvious can it?
Keep the people of the US drinking the kool aid...everything is just peachy keen and fine and dandy.


Good find attaturk.
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petunia.here Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:03 PM
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59. ...a thousand words
kick. If I could recommend, I would.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:27 PM
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60. The job of the media is to PROTECT CHIMPY at all costs
OUT-effing-RAGEOUS indeed!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:35 PM
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62. Here's the article tied to the cover on the international edition of
Newsweek that Newsweek isn't interested in Americans in America reading.....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:47 PM
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65. So is the Afghanistan story not even IN the American edition?/nt
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 03:29 PM
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66. I can only find Clark's Op-Ed in the International Edition online.
I suspect that they did not run it for their American readers, but I think they do have a story about Afghanistan from what I can tell visiting their web site.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 03:34 PM
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67. Correct!
Replaced by photos of celebrities!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:30 PM
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72. Here it is online in the domestic edition:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3037904/site/newsweek /

And it does say it's on the newsstands.
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:54 PM
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74. Yes, but Clark's Op-Ed, that "we are not winning", isn't included
That is only in the International edition. They cut it out to fit in celebrity photos. The cover is what everyone passing through airports sees. It still is telling that they won't use it.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:33 PM
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78. They do what they can to "ignore" Wes Clark...even Newsweek!
Edited on Mon Sep-25-06 05:47 PM by FrenchieCat
Wouldn't want to provide name Recognition to a Democratic 4 Star General who's been right all along!

It's OK for International audience, those who don't vote to read what he has to say.....

Just not voting Americans!

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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:44 PM
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80. That particular part is there, but it looks like the piece called "The
Rise of Jihadistan" is only in the International Edition(s). It would be a good idea to check a paper copy to see just what is included.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:54 PM
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91. I'm looking for that information, too.
Please let me know if you learn whether either the "Rise of Jihadism" story or Clark commentary are in the US editions.

Thanks..!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 02:38 PM
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63. But Annie Leibovitz took the picture of that Arabic looking guy
on the cover...

And and and she takes such great pictures...

I mean her pics have been on the cover of the rolling stone like a brazzilian times.....

Look at all she has done for the careers of our largest export...

It's all about entertainment and to call someone who photographs the famous, nearly famous and mainly inane, her position of prominence in the world of photography, she is basically a really really good Olin Mills portrait snapper, speaks volumes about our culture...
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:18 PM
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68. 1984, V is for Vendetta and Animal Farm, all rolled into one...
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:18 PM
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69. I've had a Newsweek subscription since 1985. No more.
It was bad enough it had morphed into "Jesus Week" over the last couple of years, but this is truly outrageous.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 04:26 PM
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71. Election cycle image tinkering...no need to make the native nervous before
November
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:58 PM
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92. Yes, reporting the actual results of Bush's criminally neglectful policies
... might be harmful to Republican candidates, so we must suppress the truth until after the elections. (Same as 2004 and "The Program" -- of warrantless wiretapping and NSA spying on American citizens.)
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:04 PM
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75. Wow! That is truly amazing, unf*ckingbelievable. n/t
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:04 PM
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76. Time to replace the "liberal media" TP with "media collusion."
This s so brutally obvious it's ALMOST funny...

...but just doesn't quite make it there.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:25 PM
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77. I hate to sound like a broken record, but this is absolutely in keeping
with the Totalitarian nature of the new Imperial Amerika.

One wonders if they went so far as to remove the story from the issue, instead of just the cover.

But that would be TOO Soviet for this early in Amerika's transition into tyrannical Bush-Totalitarianism.

Does anyone know if the story got purged from Amerikan Newsweek, also, or just taken off the cover?
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kilaana Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:36 PM
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79. Just unbelievable...
How about this for a new slogan for Newsweek...

"We print the bad news over there so you won't have to read it here."





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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:52 PM
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81. But Anthrax Coulter said things were "going swimmingly."
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 05:55 PM
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82. Fuck them....nt
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 06:10 PM
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83. Thanks, Attaturk, Now You Are The Media Too. Nice Work!
pass it around...
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:06 PM
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85. Fascism 101
We may need to take back the media.
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 07:31 PM
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86. This is featured on one of my hubby's favorite right leaning website
It's a nonpolitical site, and the people who frequent it tend to have money and espouse right wing talking points. He was shocked to see it displayed prominently. He says that lately the right wing blowhards have had some of the wind knocked out of their sails.

Thanks for posting this.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 11:02 PM
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93. Maybe some are beginning to realize that ....
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:34 PM
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89. A special edition NewsWEAK just for U.S. ass carrots ???
tell me lies tell me sweet sweet lies ...oh dah do dah day

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-25-06 10:36 PM
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90. More nutfuckery! What! They didn't think this would get out?
OMG :rofl:
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:10 AM
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95. Not that it will matter... email these cowards...
<letters@newsweek.com >

Its time for a good old fasion Jeffersionian revolution Folks.

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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:10 AM
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98. Conceal the facts. Bush and Tommy Franks' Afghanistan "cut and run"
"Mission Accomplished"? Hell no.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:35 AM
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99. Orwell's 2006...
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 05:04 AM
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100. Americans can't be told the truth
It might cause them to vote Democratic. :eyes:
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 08:31 AM
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103. So that is freedom of the press.......
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 09:17 AM
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105. I trust no one will read this rag anymore
Hit 'em where it hurts -- circulation.
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pwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 10:08 AM
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107. lets call the media what it really is [ radical right media]
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 11:31 AM
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110. I love the "mainstream media"
Only in America. Complete and utter bullshit.
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Gap Spanner Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:07 PM
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112. My Response to Newsweek
I created a logon to DU for the first time today. I've been reading DU for more than a year, but felt it was time to say something.

This is the text of an email I have just sent to the editor at Newsweek: Letters@newsweek.com

========

Dear Editor,

I am dismayed and alarmed that a major 'news' magazine would pander to the right wing politicians so close to a national election.

And 'pander' is the best word I could come up with for what you have done with your October 2nd issue.

The cover story for your Latin America, European and Asian editions all feature a turban-topped (assumed) Taliban fighter wielding a rocket launcher. The style of the photo renders him almost an heroic figure, if one did not read the headline, that is.

Yet in the U.S., you chose to soft-peddle the story with an ambiguous "Al Qaeda & 'Jihadistan'" banner on the top and Annie Leibovitz commanding the cover.

At first I gave your magazine the benefit of the doubt: perhaps you chose to push a different top story to each region, choosing one of regional interest. However, your cover is identical in all the world, except in the U.S.

You do disservice to the U.S. on two points:

1) You soften and 'hide' the continuing conflict in Afghanistan from the American world picture by keeping it 'out of sight, out of mind.' Yes, you do have the story inside, but we all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and the simple presence of this cover on the nation's newsstands contributes to the collective consciousness, and

2) You simultaneously inform the world of the conflict, thereby creating, or at least increasing, the gap in world view and opinion between the U.S. and the rest of the world. THEY will know, or have in the forefront of their political psyche, that Afghanistan continues to be a problem and that the REAL terrorist threat that Al Qaeda presents is growing. WE will feel all warm and fuzzy that we have such a talented photographer to claim as our own nation's daughter.

...that is, if we are to simply view the cover of your magazine - which many will do without reading the substance within.

The cover sets the emotional tone and prepares the person for the degree of positive or negative news the issue contains. For those who do not read the content, but simply browse the covers of their local newsstands, your magazine will contribute to the cultural belief that everything is okay and that those Taliban folk are nothing to be concerned with.

No one who reaches your level of responsibility does so without understanding this. Therefore, your obvious attempt to soft-peddle Afghanistan to the U.S. while simultaneously slamming it into the psyche of the rest of the world, is nothing less than pandering to the current political regime.

It is disgraceful, disrespectful and potentially dangerous. After all, if we continue to insulate ourselves from the rest of the world, if we continue to peer through rose tinted glass at only those images which are carefully selected by those who would remain in power, the world will grow more dangerous by the day.

You cannot raise your children on Care Bears and Tellitubbies to age 18 and then throw them into the real world and expect them to thrive, or even survive. Similarly, you cannot insulate and pacify the nation and then expect us to respond appropriately.

The result is that the people will only respond in the fashion YOU and your ilk desire.

But then, that IS the point, isn't it?

======

...for all the good it will do.

Get out and vote this November, your ballot is the ONLY way we can create change in government OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:26 PM
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113. Great Letter and Welcome to DU
:hi: Glad you came our of lurkdome and hope you stick around and continue to post....we need folks like you.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:27 PM
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114. I am sick and tired of the Liberal Media
Fox, Disney, The Path to 9-11, The N.Y. Times, The Washington Post,
Clear Channel, Creative Response Concepts, and so on.

Christ these guys would make Goebbels blush.

Tell that story about the fair elections again.
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dapper Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:31 PM
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115. bookmarked
bookmarked
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 12:51 PM
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116. Wake Up Sleepers
the administration has you.....
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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:27 PM
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117. Do they even mention it inside the magazine??????
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 03:44 PM
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119. wouldn't hold my breathe. Probably a 5 page special on J.Lo
replaced it.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 04:53 PM
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120. I think Keith Olberman would cover this if enough email him
It is pathetic.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:49 PM
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123. I just sent this thread to him....
:bounce: Just use the email link at the top :hi:
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 08:18 AM
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128. good work!!! it would be great if he would cover this.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 05:17 PM
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121. What happened to the African American Editor?


I heard the new guy on IMUS THE CLOWN a few days ago.

Sounds ready to work hard for GW to me.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 07:17 AM
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126. Can't have Americans staring at an armed Taliban at the supermarket
That could like really cut down on those impulse purchases of snack foods and chewing gum.

Americans just want to put their heads in the sand and Newsweek is happy to help them do it.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 03:55 PM
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130. I guess we need to write them and asking why they think we're
Edited on Wed Sep-27-06 03:55 PM by Clark2008
so dumb here in the states...

The author says it's because celeb news sales are more brisk; however, I'm venturing that if you're too stupid to want to pay attention to our losing ANOTHER war in Afghanistan, then you probably don't know (or care) who Annie Lebowitz is, either.

Where have all the newsmen gone - long time ago?
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