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Newsweek sinks to another low.

Posted by Lissa on November 29, 2010

I was finishing up the weekly grocery shopping when this literally stopped me in my tracks:

Good grief.

Now, do I think the modern president has to deal with a lot of issues? Of course.  And some of them — like police incidents with Cambridge professors, NCAA brackets and threats to kick corporate ass — would be better left to someone else.  ANYONE else.

And yet? I know a lot of people who deal with a lot of issues and solve a lot of crap.  I admire those people hugely, but I’ve never managed to mistake them for deities.

Shall we play Looking Glass News for a moment?  Would you like to think of some alternate titles that might be used for an overworked George Bush?

“He Can’t Handle the Workload.”

“The President’s Not Up To The Job.”

“Bush’s $87 Billion Mess.” (That one’s real. You can find a partial listing of all Newsweek Bush covers here.)

“The Distracted President.”

“This Guy’s Ugly, He Smells and We Don’t Like Him.”

(Was that last one a bit much?  Maybe that was a bit much.)

Note to the editors:

You may want to zip up your fly; your bias is showing.


P.S. I’m disgracefully behind on all things internet, so I’m sure all the cool bloggers have already hit this up.  Meh — you gotta start somewhere 🙂

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

9 Responses to “Newsweek sinks to another low.”

  1. Amy Knoll said

    According to The Book of Revelations:

    The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40’s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal….the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, he will destroy everything.

    And so it comes to pass….

    • Mike said

      Rather than coming off as snarky or mocking of Obama’s treatment by the press, that just seems creepy, especially since the Book of Revelations says no such thing (the text is widely available online, so this would be trivial to look up if you cared). It was written centuries before the founding of Islam as well, so the Muslim part would have been a heck of a prediction.

  2. alan said

    The ultimate in Affirmative Action.

  3. Mike said

    By the way, that depiction may be used for other gods too, but isn’t that pose (particularly the left foot up pointing to his right) normally reserved for Shiva, the destroyer god?

  4. there’s a reason why the whole company sold for $5, and whoever was dumb enugh to shell over the saw-buck inhered thousands in dept.

  5. About two years ago, maybe a bit less, the corporate Newsweak dropped all pretense of being an objective media outlet and became blatantly progressive. As a result circulation dropped and the magazine lost advertisers and revenue. The plan was so successful that back in August Newsweak sold to Sidney Harman (of Harman Kardon) for the princely sum of $1.00. Personally, I think he might have overpaid, but what do I know?

    All things considered, Newsweak has less credibility than the now defunct World Weekly News.

    Someone brings this rag into work, so I see it on occasion. My rating is that it’s just too slick to work in the bathroom.

  6. Ken said

    See – he’s clearly not Muslim – he’s Hindu.

    At least they got the seven “heads” correct.

    Ooh, this is fun

  7. ZerCool said

    They don’t need to zip their fly, they need to wipe their damn chin.

  8. wrm said

    Pretty much all the Hindu gods have plenty arms, but I favour Shiva too. Shiva is the supreme god and… the destroyer 🙂

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