Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/16/newsweek-fighting-for-survival-drifts-towards-irrelevancy/

I used to subscribe to Newsweek.  From the time I was a teenager into my 30s I was a subscriber. I liked their news coverage. If I wanted in depth detail accounts of world events, Newsweek was fantastic about it.

Then something happened after George W Bush got elected. They started to drift ever further to the left. More and more of their content became editorial (i.e. left wing rants).  The problem was, I can get that sort of thing online for free. Why would I pay to hear some guy spout out the same half-baked liberal talking points that I can read on DailyKos or Huffington Post for free?

So I stopped subscribing.

Well, now it looks like they’re officially making left-wing advocacy journalism their official direction. Good luck to them but I suspect they’re doomed.


Comments (Page 1)
on Nov 18, 2009

The Palin cover leaves little doubt in what you're saying Brad. The far lefts hated of this woman is eating them up inside.

on Nov 19, 2009

The Palin cover leaves little doubt in what you're saying Brad. The far lefts hated of this woman is eating them up inside.

Not to fond of her either, but it's not like the left don't have their share of loonies.

 

on Nov 19, 2009

I know little about the woman herself but I agree with most of her policy positions.

on Nov 19, 2009

I know little about the woman herself but I agree with most of her policy positions.

I find myself agreeing with her less and less the more often she talks.

 

on Nov 19, 2009

I wouldn't call it hatred, I would call it fear. They fear her because she can call peoples attention. I heard Oprah's ratings were higher when Palin was on than when Obama was on her show. Goes to show how much people want to listen to her even if many believe she sucks.

on Nov 19, 2009

People want to hear her, but I doubt she has that much support.

 

on Nov 19, 2009

People want to hear her, but I doubt she has that much support.

22% support her for office, 37% undecided on supporting her, according to a Rasmussen (sp) poll I heard yesterday.

on Nov 19, 2009

There should be a drink alert for that line about "half-baked liberal talking points." 

on Nov 19, 2009

'Drifts toward' irrelevancy is an understatement - 'careens headlong into' irrelevancy is more like it.

on Nov 20, 2009

they REALLY hate sarah palin don't they... she must be doing something right then if the left is so opposed to her...

on Mar 16, 2010

A good article by their one remaining sane columnist.  He & Will were always the best reads (back when I read them in NW, that is).

on May 05, 2010

Shocked.  Shocked, I say.

on May 05, 2010

Just rats deserting the sinking ship.

on May 05, 2010

Shocked.  Shocked, I say.

Love the comments on News Weak's own article you linked Daiwa.

on May 05, 2010

Heh, heh.  True, they were... shall we say... pointed.

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