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In October 1976, just prior to Jimmy Carter’s election as president, Newsweek had christened 1976 the “Year of the Evangelical.” Carter’s candidacy had introduced many Americans to the term evangelical, and his articulation of the themes of progressive evangelicalism—
care for the poor, concern for human rights, and an aversion to military conflict—brought many evangelicals into the arena of politics, some of them for the first time.
Video “I don’t know that hiding something from Congress is illegal” (GyG: Re Eleanor Clift… And What Folks Say About… )
Video “I don’t know that hiding something from Congress is illegal”
Hot Air ^ | 5/19/13 | Jazz Shaw
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 1:18:56 PM by Nachum
For regular viewers of TV talking heads, Eleanor Clift is no stranger. She’s been making the rounds for years, currently working for Newsweek / Daily Beast, and is a regular feature on The McLaughlin Group. It was on the latter program where today’s feature video unfolded, with the venerable Ms. Clift once again tangling with Rich Lowry.
Newsbusters.org ^ | May 9, 2013 | Tim Graham
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:13:24 AM by Kaslin
Predictions of the demise of Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio are a dime a dozen. That liberal wish has been a repeated incantation. But it’s more amusing when the demise talk comes from …. “Newsweek.”
(GyG: ReBlog…) ~ Update: The First Time I Heard of Barack…By: Tom Fife…. | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL
The cover of Newsweek proclaims: “We Are All Socialists Now.” In the Feb. 16, 2009, issue, Newsweek editors Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas write: “Whether we want to admit it or not the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state.” They blame President George W. Bush for laying the groundwork with his $700 billion bailout – which opened the door to Obama’s trillions more.
Bloomberg reported yesterday, “The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion … enough to send a $1,430 check to every man, woman and child alive in the world. It’s 13 times what the U.S. has spent so far on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Congressional Budget Office data, and is almost enough to pay off every home mortgage loan in the U.S., calculated at $10.5 trillion by the Federal Reserve.”
Last week I wrote about the Socialist spending bill filled with partisan political paybacks not so cleverly disguised as “stimulus.” And now those in the Senate who represent you are negotiating not the concept of spending our way out of debt, but rather, how much and who – besides ACORN, leading the nation in voter fraud – will be the beneficiary of billions of your hard-earned tax dollars.
I called this bill Socialist. Newsweek says we’re now Socialists. Turns out we were both wrong. Sam Webb, the leader of the Communist Party USA is doing Communist cartwheels because he believes that it’s his Communist agenda that’s being embraced. Speaking in Ohio for People’s Weekly World Communist newspaper, Webb said: “We now have not simply a friend, but a people’s advocate in the White House.”
Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama’s upcoming inauguration with a “cover” that calls the event “the second coming,” an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday.
A post at Twitchy called the cover “creepy,” while The Blaze described it as “controversial” and “questionable.”
(Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying Bout “Going Galt”! …) ~ Evan Thomas: ‘White Men Dropping Out of Workforce’ -‘Going Hunting, Fishing’
“Unexplored story of the year: white men dropping out – dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game” (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):
I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities.
I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.
The brain is an astonishingly sophisticated but extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen it receives by the smallest amount and it will react. It was no big surprise that people who had undergone severe trauma would return from their experiences with strange stories. But that didn’t mean they had journeyed anywhere real.
I told my apolitical daughter I’d interviewed Michele Bachman the day before and asked if she knew who Bachmann is. My daughter thought for a second and said, “Yeah, that crazy lady.”
For several years now it seems to me that voters throughout the country in a perfectly peaceable way have demonstrated their revulsion at the ruling class’s political , academic and media elites, and the media’s disparagement or utter refusal to cover this civil revolution has not succeeded in killing it.
Instead, as more people join in and see how the media distorts or refuses to report what they see with their own eyes, the sooner all of the major media will be joining Newsweek and CNN and the NYT and the Washington Post in their death throes. (This week it was so bad the far left Ford Foundation was granting media like the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times substantial funds to keep these half dead publications afloat.)
Let us suppose for a moment that Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage was a courageous step, rather than an admission of an opinion that everyone but a few dupes knew he already held. Now let’s allow that moment to pass, because if, as liberals say, it was the right thing to do, then why did he wait so long to do it?
It was likely the most stunning magazine cover in American history. Newsweek, with new ownership and editorship, trying desperately to regain former readership and relevance, portrayed President Barack Obama looking upward with a determined, purposeful expression … with a shining, ethereal, rainbow-hued halo hovering over his head.
Boorda died May 16, 1996 a suicide, having apparently shot himself in the chest. The autopsy results were not released to the public. He reportedly also left two suicide notes; neither was released publicly, but they were said to have been addressed to his wife and to his Public Information Officer.
He was reported to have been distraught over a news media investigation, led by David Hackworth of Newsweek, into Valor device enhancements he wore on his Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal (small bronze “V” devices, signifying valor in combat), which the media report claimed he was not entitled to wear. He was said to be worried this issue would cause more trouble for the Navy’s reputation.
The magazine business isn’t what it used to be. In the last ten years, Newsweek lost 2.5 million readers, and its newsstand sales are hardly worth mentioning. A full-page ad in it costs less than the price of a luxury car. Sold for a buck to the husband of an influential Congresswoman, merged with an internet site, it survives only by building issues around provocative essays and covers.
If you want to understand why Newsweek put a badly photoshopped picture of Obama with a gay halo on its cover or features Romney doing a number from The Book of Mormon, you need only look at those numbers. Fifteen years ago desperate tactics like that were for alt weeklies like The Village Voice, but Time and Newsweek are the new Village Voice. Or the new Salon.
Jeremy Michael Boorda (November 26, 1939 May 16, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy and the 25th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) who ‘suicided himself”/was assassinated with 2 shotgun shots to his chest because he did not approve of the current chemtrail program, Project Cloverleaf, according to A. C. Griffin.
I had a great YouTube Video on Admiral Boorda but YouTube keeps deleting it.
Boorda supposedly went home for lunch and decided to shoot himself in the chest (by one report, twice) rather than be interviewed by Newsweek magazine that afternoon.
Explanations for Boorda’s suicide focused on a claim that he was embarrassed over two “Valor” pins he was not authorized to wear.
Rejected Draft Of Newsweek “First Gay President” Cover Discovered
The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:44:39 PM by The Looking Spoon
This picture was originally created last year when Obama vacationed in Brazil, see the original post here.
By Cliff Kincaid Monday, May 14, 2012
Barack Obama is being presented as America’s first gay president by Newsweek, which glorifies his decision to recognize same-sex marriage. The Newsweek cover story will serve a purpose other than generating interest in a magazine that has been losing circulation and advertising revenue if it is viewed as an opportunity to finally discuss the taboo subject of Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. This controversial figure, who drank heavily and smoked dope, wrote a pornographic novel in which the author declared, “under certain circumstances I am bisexual,” and discussed having sex with a young girl named “Anne.”
Despite Obama’s ABC News interview, where he claimed coming around on the issue in part because of conversations about homosexuals with his young daughters, Davis is the key to understanding Obama. Davis influenced Obama from ages 10 to 18, his critical growing-up years in Hawaii. Obama admits getting “hard-earned knowledge” from Davis.
The opportunity to finally discuss Davis is also at hand because Washington Post columnist and ombudsman Patrick Pexton, in an effort to justify the paper’s story about Mitt Romney allegedly bullying a kid in high school, notes that the paper’s associate editor and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Maraniss, wrote “a lengthy piece on Obama’s formative years in Hawaii, including his high school years at the prestigious Punahou School.”
Comrade Obama has done something he has wanted to do for a long time now–endorse sodomite marriage. After his silver-tongued vice-president beat him to the punch on this issue he figured he’d better get on the stick and slide his endorsement in there.
Needless to say what passes for the news media is ecstatic because this is probably where many of them are at. Newsweek Magazine for May 21st came out with a picture of Obama on the front page, looking angelic, with a halo over his head, which they hastened to add, had been dubbed a “gaylo.” Obama has tried to explain to incredulous Christians that all he is doing is fulfilling the Golden Rule by trying to legitimize sodomy. His argument will not hold water, not that he cares. You can practice the Golden Rule without endorsing perversion, but Obama doesn’t or won’t realize that.
Here is an arrogant tinpot politician that thinks he can shake his fist in God’s face and get away with it. God is not mocked and what a man sows is what he will reap. Obama has yet to find that out, but give him time. He will. Andrew Sullivan wrote an article about this for Newsweek called “The First Gay President.”…………
“‘Let the games begin,” Tina Brown said last week after Time Magazine released its controversial breastfeeding cover.
Brown, whose tenure as editor at Newsweek has seen an array of controversial covers, will respond with the above, pegged to Andrew Sullivan’s piece on Obama’s support for same-sex marriage: “The First Gay President.”
Billionaire investor George Soros has a new prediction for America. While it might be as dire as it gets for the financial wiz, this bet concerns more than just the value of the buck. According to Soros, there’s about to be an all-out class war.Soros, 81, previously bet against the British pound in the early 90s and made $1 billion off its collapse. In the years since, he’s remained active in investing, but also in advocacy.
He’s helped keep Wikipedia afloat thanks to impressive contributions and through donations to the Tides Center, has indirectly funded Adbusters, the Canadian anti-capitalist magazine that put Occupy Wall Street on the map. Speaking to Newsweek recently, Soros neglected to acknowledge his past successes, but instead offered a word of warning: a period of “evil” is coming to the western world.“I am not here to cheer you up.
The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse.
The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”Soros goes on to compare the current state of the western world with what the Soviet Union was facing as communism crumbled. Although he would think that history would have taught the globe a thing or two about noticing trends, Soros says that, despite past events providing a perfect example of what is to come, the end of an empire seems imminent.“The collapse of the Soviet system was a pretty extraordinary event, and we are currently experiencing something similar in the developed world, without fully realizing what’s happening,” adds Soros.Soros goes on to say that as the crisis in the Eurozone only worsens, the American financial system will continue to be hit hard. On the way to a full-blown collapse, he cautions, Americans should expect society to alter accordingly. Riots will hit the streets, says Soros, and as a result, “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”
Prison Planet.com » Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?
The Economic CollapseJanuary 25, 2012Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse.
Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America. Unfortunately, way too often top global leaders say something in public because they want to “push” events in a certain direction. Do George Soros and officials at the IMF and World Bank hope to prevent a worldwide financial collapse by making these statements, or are other agendas at work? We may never know. But one thing is for sure – many of the top financial officials in the world are using language that is downright “apocalyptic”, and that is not a good sign for the rest of 2012.Right now, George Soros is saying things that he has never said before. Just check out what George Soros recently told Newsweek…. “I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression.
Prison Planet.com » Soros Warns of Violent Riots In America, Financial Collapse, Government Clampdown
From time to time we get a peek inside the mind of a true insider. George Soros knows a thing or two about destabilization and far from equilibrium situations. He’s been on the giving and receiving ends of both. From surviving the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War II, to single handily crashing the currencies of entire nations, the experience he brings to the table should not be ignored.
With his deep connections in economic and political circles, if there’s anyone who knows what’s coming next, it’s Soros.
WASHINGTON — Our so-called mainstream media have launched a new anti-military feeding frenzy. The furor is over a crude 39-second video showing four Marines apparently urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban combatants. In hysteric rhetoric akin to “news reports” on the 2004 Abu Ghraib photos, hordes of print and broadcast “correspondents” rushed to describe the viral video, which surfaced Jan. 11, as evidence of an “atrocity” and “desecration” that reflects the “depravity” of our military in general and the U.S. Marines in particular. As usual, the effort to denigrate our armed forces means that the potentates of the press ignored far more important stories.
On Wednesday, before Marine Corps or U.S. officials in Afghanistan could even verify the origin or authenticity of the video, it was up on more than a dozen websites and produced an instant firestorm. Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos described what appears on the video as “not consistent with our Corps values” and ordered an immediate investigation of “every aspect of the filmed event to determine the facts.” He pledged, “Once the investigation and preliminary inquiry are complete and the facts have been determined, then the Marine Corps will take the appropriate next steps.”
That’s what should happen. But that wasn’t enough for the masters of the media. Within hours of the video’s appearing on the Internet, “reporters” launched a global race to interview any and all who were willing to express righteous outrage over “the actions of our servicemen” and thereby disparage the reputations of the millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines who have served honorably and courageously in more than a decade of war.
Meacham: Obama ‘In The Wrong Business, Doesn’t Particularly Like People’
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:28:10 AM by governsleastgovernsbest
So when someone of Meacham’s genteelly liberal ilk unloads on Barack Obama in such stark terms, it’s newsworthy.
Niall Ferguson is my favorite Establishment analyst, because he is an historian who understands a lot about free markets. He writes for the literati. He starred in a PBS series that was worth viewing, and another is scheduled in 2012. He teaches at Harvard University and the Harvard Business School.
He thinks America is running an empire, and he thinks it will not survive much longer. As with all empires, it is going to run out of wealth to support it. So, when he wrote a piece for the Daily Beast, Newsweek, I read it.
Michele Bachmann is the winner of record, and will always be listed that way in the history books. But in terms of the dynamism and impact of the race, she has been hurt by the Iowa Straw Poll results. Behind closed doors, she and her campaign managers cannot be happy tonight.
She had the home turf advantage and she had the media for and against her in just the right ways. She supposedly had momentum on her side. Given all that, the fact that she beat Ron Paul by a mere 152 votes (1% of the total votes cast) is an embarrassment and a sign of long-term weakness.
The mainstream/liberal media detests Michele Bachmann, no doubt about it. She’s not the kind of person they invite to their cocktail parties. But the important point is, they treat her as a serious candidate. When they acknowledge that she can win in Iowa, and perhaps win the Republican nomination, they legitimize her. And when they are nasty to her, as with the Newsweek cover, that helps her too. Nothing earns you votes in a Republican primary or other grassroots event like a nasty attack by the liberal media.
The media attacks on Ron Paul are of an entirely different nature. They seek to de-legitimize him as a serious candidate. And the intention is to depress the vote for Ron Paul. Outside of his hard core supporters – who are ostracized as crazed political groupies, mostly college students high on ideology – who wants to “throw away” their vote for someone who “cannot win”?
The Iowa straw poll raised a couple of problems for the media. They couldn’t complain that he brought in supporters from all over the nation, because only registered Iowa voters can vote in the straw poll. And they couldn’t complain that he was buying votes because all the candidates do that. That’s the idea, in fact – the Iowa Straw Poll is a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican Party.
The August 15 issue of Newsweek has a cover story about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
If Gawker is right, she’s not going to like the picture the magazine used:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org …
In a new book—Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, by Newsweek reporter Kenneth Walsh—President Barack Obama is said to have characterized the so-called Tea Party movement as “racist.”At a White House dinner party for political supporters the President pointed out that “the preceding 43 white presidents never had to face the kind of opposition I’ve had to face with these tea baggers.
I find it very telling that such a movement only came to life after the first Black man took control of the government.”“I mean, there have been some inept white men running the show,” the President continued. “I wouldn’t expect these right-wingers to go after guys like Reagan or Bush. But what about Jimmy Carter? Stagflation, gas lines, hostages—they were all on his watch. But he got a pass because he’s white. I think if we look closely at the facts the only coherent explanation we can come up with is racism.”In related news, US Attorney General Eric Holder in testimony before a House Committee defended his decision to drop voter intimidation charges against two Black Panthers who accosted voters at a Philadelphia polling place in the 2008 election. “There’s still a long way to go before the scales of justice are balanced for my people,” Holder argued. “Call me when whites are getting hanged by Black lynch mobs.
That’s serious intimidation.
But two guys with clubs outside a voting booth—give me a break, that’s nothing.”
Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail News/ActivismTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.How President Obama plays media like a fiddle BARFPolitico ^ | 2-7-2011 | JOHN F. HARRIS & JIM VANDEHEIPosted on Monday, February 07, 2011 8:32:41 AM by Third Personn early November,
Barack Obama was one sad sack of a president—his agenda repudiated by midterm voters, his political judgment scorned by commentators, his future darkened by a growing belief he might be a one-time president.In early February, Obama is master of the moment—his polls on the upswing, his political dexterity applauded by pundits, his status as Washington’s dominant figure unchallenged even by Republicans.This three-month metamorphosis says something about Obama’s survival skills, but the turnabout says even more about the mainstream media: Obama is playing the press like a fiddle.He is doing it by exploiting some of the most longstanding traits among reporters who cover politics and government—their favoritism for politicians perceived as ideologically centrist and willing to profess devotion to Washington’s oft-honored, rarely practiced civic religion of bipartisanship.
Time’s Mark Halperin has hailed Obama as “magnetic,” “distinguished,” and “inspiring” – in one story. ABC’s Christiane Amanpour saw “Reaganesque” optimism and “Kennedyesque” encouragement – all in one speech. Howard Fineman, the former Newsweek columnist who now writes for the Huffington Post, said conductor Obama was now leading a “love train” through D.C.Excerpt Read more at politico.com …
In his show last week Rush Limbaugh commented about the eerie similarity between the close election in Bridgeport Connecticut CLICK LINK HERE and the close election in Sampson County, North Carolina.CLICK LINK HEREIn both cases a stockpile of uncounted ballots appeared at a crucial moment in the audit process, in both cases the ballots radically altered the predicted outcome,in both cases the race now leans in favor of the Democrat Candidate.
These similarities prompted Rush to postulate three rules of Election Fraud:Read More…
Excerpt Read more at johnjacobh.wordpress.com …
Did anyone get a load of Time’s cover for this week? They have an ugly closeup shot of John Boehner where you can see the pores on his face. It looks similar to that infamous Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin.
To top it off, all the letters to the editor they printed were ones that expressed displeasure with Tuesday’s election results.Seriously, do these guys even have a clue why their circulation is down to 92,000 copies a week?
Crazy? I’ll give you crazy . . .
They invited Terry Jones—the potentially Koran-burning pastor—on the show via live feed, gave former Newsweek editor Jon Meachem the chance to lecture him about Christianity and implore him not to proceed with his plan . . . then summarily cut the feed without giving Jones the chance to say word one in response.
“We don’t really need to hear anything else” declared Mika, as she shut down the pastor’s microphone.A number of bloggers, including NB’s own Matt Hadro and me, noted and criticized Mika’s bizarre move.
But there was Joe Scarborough on the show today, mockingly writing off Mika’s critics as “crazy people.”