Not too long ago, Newsweek Magazine announced they would stop publishing a printed magazine, and henceforth only appear in an electronic version. No surprise there; like newspapers and printed pornography, Newsweek has fallen on hard times. Part of it is due to today’s technology. Part of it is also because of their blatant liberal bias. For me, the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back came in 2005, when they spread a rumor about a Koran getting flushed down a toilet at Guantanamo; at least 18 people were killed in the riots that followed in Afghanistan. Then it turned out the flushing story was false; who can seriously believe that a government-spec, low-flush toilet can get rid of a hardcover book? Still the damage was done – Newsweek lied, people died.
I never again read a Newsweek article after that, and apparently many others did likewise. Last May, for example, there was the Newsweek issue showing Barack Obama with a rainbow halo, calling him “the first gay president.” I only saw that issue at one or two newsstands; most simply sold the previous issue for an extra week. Perhaps gays bought up all copies of the halo issue, but I suspect that most newsstands here in Kentucky refused to carry it.
Now here is the cover for the last printed issue of Newsweek, casting Obama in the role of a conqueror. If you had any doubts about the mainstream media being in the tank for him, this should settle the matter. All that’s missing is a Napoleonic-style hat.