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Newsweek’s Bitcoin Hypocrisy

In exposing the identity of a man persuasively argued to have invented the virtual currency, Newsweek’s deciders also reported that he likely has $400 million stashed away somewhere. Then they told everyone how to find him.

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 READ MORE



Unveiling Bitcoin’s Creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Newsweek journalist Leah McGrath Goodman claims to have revealed the face, name, location and other key details about the founder and original coder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE



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General David Petraeus on How Best to Live

Days before David Petraeus resigned from his post as director of the CIA for having an extramarital affair, The Daily Beast’s Newsreek Newsweek column published the general’s “Rules for Living” as documented by his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE


The End of Newsweek

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Posted on Oct 21, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Debates Old and New, Newsweek and George McGovern

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Bob Scheer reflects on George McGovern’s life on this week’s “Left, Right and Center.” The panelists also consider whether next week’s presidential debate on foreign policy, which comes days after the spirited and contentious second encounter between the candidates, will focus on China, Afghanistan withdrawal and Libya. Or will it center on economics and America’s financial strength around the world?

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 READ MORE



Truthdig / Zuade Kaufman

Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead

In this essay, first published in 2008, the iconic author objected to Newsweek’s obituary of his onetime rival, William F. Buckley, a “knightly man” who stood up to “bullies” like Gore Vidal ... by verbally gay-bashing him on national television.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 READ MORE



Romney’s Gaffe Diplomacy, Democrats’ Gay Marriage Platform, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Democratic National Convention speaker announcement and Newsweek calling Mitt a wimp.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 READ MORE


Bill Maher on ‘Conan’: Obama Not First Gay President

When Newsweek published a cover this week that declared Obama America’s “first gay president” after he came out in favor of same-sex marriage, it raised some eyebrows. On Tuesday, comedian Bill Maher addressed the controversial cover during an interview with Conan O’Brien.

Posted on May 16, 2012 READ MORE



American Media, Stay Away From Me

American news media outlets such as Time and Newsweek are keeping the U.S. in the dark about world issues; a Silicon Valley startup has dreamed up a ship for international techies to avoid immigration problems; and Wi-Fi and cellphones are making us sick—or are they? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / Barack Obama

Obama Delivered Bunker-Buster Bombs to Israel

A report published in Newsweek on Monday reveals that President Obama secretly sold 55 deep-penetrating bombs to Israel in 2009, while publicly pressuring Israeli leaders to pursue concessions with Palestinians. (more)

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Jacquelyn Martin

Bill Clinton’s Legacy of Denial

Endorsing the Republican agenda of financial industry deregulation, reversing New Deal safeguards, President Clinton pursued policies that in the long run created more damage to the American economy than any other president since Herbert Hoover.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Harman Preps for Career Change

Los Angeles’ own Rep. Jane Harman is gearing up to leave Capitol Hill in order to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to reports that surfaced Monday. Her exit isn’t expected to change the composition of the House ... (more)

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Debt Commission; Obama’s Overseas Bust

The commission to study how to get federal debt under control floated a trial balloon when it released recommendations by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles ... and it seems that just about nobody likes or believes what they’re saying.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Jason DeCrow

Journalism’s Big Investigations Sliding Into a Big Pit

Massive projects like The Washington Post’s “Top Secret America” are on the endangered-species list as the large metropolitan dailies go into decline, and that’s bad for the nation.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / Newsweek

Newsweek Is Sold to 91-Year-Old Stereo Magnate

Sidney Harman, husband of Rep. Jane Harman, is probably best known as the founder of audio equipment company Harman/Kardon. He is about to be the owner—a word he says makes him cringe—of troubled Newsweek magazine. According to a press release, Harman has indicated he intends to keep a majority of the staff.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Jonathan Alter: Health Care Puts Obama in FDR’s League

Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter talks about his new book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” and why “Just by getting health care through ... [Barack Obama is] now standing alone with Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson in terms of domestic achievement.”

Posted on May 26, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Jonathan Alter: Health Care Puts Obama in FDR’s League

Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter talks about his new book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” and why “Just by getting health care through ... [Barack Obama is] now standing alone with Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson in terms of domestic achievement.”

Posted on May 26, 2010 READ MORE



Freedom From Porn Edition

What Obama hasn’t learned about offshore oil drilling, why Steve Jobs and Apple want to offer “freedom from porn,” and how GM bamboozled the country into thinking it repaid its bailout money.

Posted on May 18, 2010 READ MORE



Worst Popes Edition

Glenn Beck’s Mormon masterpiece theater, why humans sigh, the 10 worst popes (and no, Benedict isn’t among them) and Aaron Sorkin’s response to the Newsweek gay actor saga.

Posted on May 13, 2010 READ MORE


Glee cast
AP / Mark J. Terrill

‘Glee’ Creator Calls for Newsweek Boycott

Oh, it’s on now: Ryan Murphy, the mind behind Fox’s camp-tastic hit show “Glee,” is lowering the boom on Newsweek, urging readers to boycott the magazine after columnist Ramin Setoodeh questioned a “Glee” character’s credibility ... (continued)

Posted on May 12, 2010 READ MORE


Setoodeh

Newsweek Scribe Setoodeh Defends Gay Actor Critique

Newsweek’s Ramin Setoodeh is careful to point out, in this MSNBC interview clip, that he counts himself among the many members of America’s gay community. That assertion may not do much to placate his critics who took offense ... (continued)

Posted on May 11, 2010 READ MORE


Berlusconi
telegraph.co.uk

Newsweek Tells Italy to ‘Dump Berlusconi’

It’s not clear whether the editors of Newsweek believe they hold any diplomatic power, but they’ve gone ahead and told Italy to “dump” its scandal magnet of a prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, in the magazine’s European edition this week. Let’s see whether Time can top this.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009 READ MORE


Rush Limbaugh
politicsandfunk.com

Limbaugh: His ‘Call for Segregation’ Was Made in Jest

Conservative radio behemoth Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves Friday to refute reports that he had called for racial segregation the previous day while commenting on a school bus brawl between black and white teenagers. Limbaugh argued that he had been joking and that liberals with “no sense of humor” had recast his sarcastic riff in a literal light.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009 READ MORE


U.S.S. Cole
Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Navy

Report: CIA Wielded Gun, Power Drill in Interrogation

Another account describing the CIA’s alleged use of harsh interrogation techniques has come to light, according to a Newsweek magazine report about the intelligence agency’s treatment of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a suspect in the 2000 bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in Yemen.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009 READ MORE


Economist ad
adsoftheworld.com

Newsweeklies on the Brink

So, Time and Newsweek have had to reinvent themselves in the face of flagging circulation numbers and built-in relevance issues (i.e., they were created at a time when there were too many newspapers, crazy as that sounds now), but as The Atlantic’s Michael Hirschorn notes, there’s one weekly news digest that’s going strong while others falter.

Posted on Jul 2, 2009 READ MORE


McCain Insiders Paint a Not-So-Pretty Picture of Palin

On Wednesday, Fox News’ Carl Cameron kicked off a round of Republican in-fighting that had snowballed considerably by Wednesday, thanks to reports from unnamed McCain campaign informants about Sarah Palin’s alleged “diva”-like behavior.

Posted on Nov 6, 2008 READ MORE


Zakaria on Palin

Zakaria Calls Palin ‘Utterly Unqualified’ for VP Post

Calling Sarah Palin’s recent interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric “the last straw,” Newsweek editor and columnist Fareed Zakaria tells Wolf Blitzer on Monday’s episode of “The Situation Room” that it’s not a matter of Palin not giving the right answer when faced with a complex question about the economy or foreign policy, “it’s that she clearly does not understand the question.”

Posted on Sep 29, 2008 READ MORE



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Sam Harris on Sarah Palin and ‘Mediocrity’

The trailblazing atheist and Truthdig contributor takes on Sarah Barracuda in the new Newsweek: “When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. ‘They think they’re better than you!’ is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again.”

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 READ MORE


Cadillac
Flickr / gmeurope

The McCains Have 12 More Cars Than the Obamas

Forget houses, John and Cindy McCain have 13 cars to Barack and Michelle Obama’s one. McCain would point out that most of the vehicles are in his wife’s name, but still, you can’t call the other guy an elitist when you sleep with one.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 READ MORE


Obama
AP photo / Hans Deryk

Obama on the Rise

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is currently enjoying a 15-point lead over Republican rival John McCain, according to a new poll conducted by Newsweek, which found that 51 percent of registered voters around the country favored Obama for president, while 36 percent picked McCain.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008 READ MORE


McCain
Flickr / soggydan

McCain’s Attention Deficit

While the spotlight is starting to singe the Democrats, it’s true that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have gotten heaping doses of attention compared with the supposed media darling, John McCain. Here’s one indication: The covers of Time and Newsweek have featured the face of an Obama or a Clinton eight times since Super Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008 READ MORE


Gore Vidal
Truthdig / Zuade Kaufman

Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead

The iconic author objects to Newsweek’s obituary of his onetime rival, William F. Buckley, a “knightly man” who stood up to “bullies” like Gore Vidal ... by verbally gay-bashing him on national television.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton
newsweek.com

Grand Theft Delegate

Hillary Clinton has returned to the subject of poaching pledged delegates, a topic that was raised and immediately lowered by her campaign earlier in the primary season. In a new interview in Newsweek, Clinton drops the hint: “Even elected and caucus delegates are not required to stay with whomever they are pledged to.”

Posted on Mar 9, 2008 READ MORE


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AP photo / Ron Edmonds, File

Karl Rove’s Newsweek Gig

It’s really only a matter of time, after a member of the current administration steps down, before he or she re-emerges on the political and/or cultural scene.  Take Karl Rove, for example, who, not to be relegated to some contrived yet lucrative “consulting” position (not yet, at any rate), will write about the upcoming elections for Newsweek.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007 READ MORE


Time magazine covers
Left: Think Progress / Right two: Media Matters

The Media’s Centrist Bias

With the battle to frame the meaning of the election ongoing, the media have started to weigh in with a vote for the center.  Time, which referred to the ‘94 Republican takeover of Congress as a “GOP Stampede,” calls the center the “new place to be,” while Newsweek’s cover bizarrely claims the election validates the “centrist” politics of George H.W. Bush. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Military Checking Journos’ ‘Slant’ Before Granting Access

Newsweek’s former Baghdad bureau chief says that U.S. military personnel in Iraq have started reviewing journalists’ previous work and their “slant,” or point of view, before granting the reporters the right to embed with units. He said some reporters have been “blacklisted” for writing pieces unfriendly to the military.

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


Claim: Bush Doesn’t Give a S—t About Gay Marriage

Newsweek anonymously quotes a friend of the president’s as saying, “I think it was purely political. I don’t think he gives a s—t about” gay marriage.

Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


A Single 40-Year-Old Woman Has a Higher Chance Of…

Twenty years ago this week Newsweek speculated that a “40-year-old single woman was ‘more likely to be killed by a terrorist’ than to ever marry.” In this week’s cover story, they retract the hackneyed thesis and reexamine the marriage statistics. (h/t: Broadsheet)

Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


Low morale at the CIA
Luckovich

Morale Bottoms Out at the CIA

Both Newsweek and The New York Times report that morale at the CIA is at an all-time low.

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


Newspaper Punctures Myth of ‘the Boy Crisis’

The Washington Post refutes an earlier Newsweek cover story that claimed boys are falling badly behind girls in public school education.

Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


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