I have news for you, Newsweek. You are a business. If you fail to make a profit long enough, you tank and go out of business (and your employees become unemployed). For a long time, you were “unofficially” a liberal propaganda sheet and you were tanking. So you became an “official” liberal propaganda sheet, shedding any pretense of objectivity. And you tanked even further. And now you’ve gone yet again in the tank with your recent fact-free liberal propaganda disguised as an article. And your own commenters are frying you for your puff piece, as some have rightly called it.
Nothing you have done has righted your ship. Everything you have done has caused you to sink even further into the depths of triviality. You have lost so much readership that you cannot survive. And your advertisers, who are also businesses, won’t pay premium prices to advertise in your propaganda sheet.
Your recent article, which you entitled Obama Needs His Own Dick Cheney is full of tankage. You start out with the sub-header “The Obama administration has excelled at policy and pragmatism, and failed utterly at politics,” which is a blatant untruth. SCOTUS killed his anti-second-amendment position in two different rulings and killed his anti-first-amendment position in a different ruling. A federal court ruled him out of order with your 6-month drilling freeze. When it came time for ObamaCare, he voted “present” and let the radical Democrat Congress “write” the legislation. (Radicals within the George Soros sphere of power wrote it.) And that legislation is full of back-loaded expenses to falsify the true cost, not to mention the Medicare “savings” of half a trillion dollars which was quickly “fixed” in a later bill. Even the CBO has said his ObamaCare will do nothing to bend the medical cost curve down, but will add to the deficit.
His policy to ignore Constitutionally protected voting rights is a fail.
His policy to ignore his Constitutional mandate to protect the borders while suing a state that is trying to use federal law to protect the border is a fail.
None of Obama’s policies can get a passing grade; they’re all failures. And Obama has not been pragmatic in anything, unless you consider a partial government takeover of private industry “pragmatic.”
You continue your in-the-tank partisan lies near the very beginning of your tanked article:
Obama and his staff have proven policy chops but are terrible at politics—they cannot, or will not, sell their ideas, especially in a sharp-elbowed partisan climate.
Will not sell their ideas? Obama has never left the campaign trail! He is in constant campaign mode and has been on national television (for free) campaigning on his agenda and demonizing everyone who dares stand in his way. He is in permanent salesman mode. And Joe Biden is right there doing the same thing (when he’s not in the dog house for yet another stupid comment).
You pumped your faux article full of liberal agenda and devoid of facts. You had nothing of any real intellectual value in your faux article. You finished off with this:
Instead, Obama has figures like Joe Biden. Capable, well versed, quietly effective, and kind of cuddly.
I guess if you count plagiarism as being well versed, you may have a point. Quietly effective and cuddly?
How’s that “quietly effective and cuddly?”
I have to admit I got a chuckle out of your intellectually vacuous article. It would’ve been hilarious had it not been so sad. I have some advice for you, Newsweek. Instead of being in the tank for leftists and statists and tanking your business, try a little bit of integrity. Of course, it might be too late for you, the future “former news magazine.”