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Killing Us Softly – Part 2



by Kelleigh Nelson

“A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”  Audubon magazine, interview with Ted Turner, 1996

“”This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”” Jacques Cousteau in an interview with the UNESCO Courier for November 1991

In 1982, I lived in Ellettsville, Indiana, a suburb of Bloomington. At that time I was working as a receptionist for a dermatologist. Across the street from the doctor’s office was the hospital where “Baby Doe” was born with Down’s syndrome. The baby also had an obstruction in the esophagus that prevented normal eating. The tracheo-esophageal fistula was easily treated, but both the parents and the physician agreed to allow the baby to die of starvation. The courts granted the parents and physician the “blessing” of doing this to the infant. Public outrage ensued. Health and Human Services under President Reagan drew up guidelines against federally-funded health care facilities allowing handicapped infants to die. Other organizations fought this ruling and the courts struck it down as the government being too invasive into the medical profession. Oh, but they should see the invasiveness today with ObamaCare! Continue reading

Bummer (not), Newsweek going out of print

Bird cage liner…

Newsweek set to end print publication

NY Post: Newsweek, which has published a print edition weekly for 80 years, will abandon the format and go all digital after its Dec. 31 issue. The digital edition, to be called Newsweek Global, will be available via subscription on tablet and online. An undetermined number of staffers will be jettisoned.

Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek Daily Beast, broke the news in a memo posted on The Daily Beast Web site this morning. “We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it,” she said. “Regrettably, we anticipate staff reductions and the streamlining of our editorial and business operations both here in the US and internationally,” Brown added.

The Washington Post Co. — Newsweek’s previous owner — racked up losses of $40 million over the two years ending August 2010, prompting its sale (for a buck) that summer to 92-year old stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman, who owned it solo for several months before merging its with Barry Diller’s Daily Beast in November.

Harman died from a quick-spreading form of leukemia several months after the merger and his family estate, headed by his widow, former Congresswoman Jane Harman, took over. Earlier this year, the family said it was not going to invest any more money in the joint venture with Diller’s InterActiveCorp.

Diller signaled his intent to move to a digital format during an IAC earnings call in late July. Brown immediately tried to spin the news that his comments did not mean the end of print magazine, but three months later, that is exactly what has been unveiled.

Who forgot to pick up this collector’s piece?

While many of the ad-tracking services were reporting ad-page gains for Newsweek recently, knowledgeable industry source noted that much of the increase was due to heavily discounted ad sections that selling for less than half of a regular ad page. Losses on the print side were still said to be in the millions of dollars.

While the size of the loss was not disclosed, Brown, in an interview with The Post, acknowledged “Our business has been increasingly affected by the challenging print environment, while Newsweek’s online and e-reader has built a rapidly growing audience through the Apple, Kindle, Zinio and Nook stores as well as on the Daily Beast.”

Brown did not disclose how many staff cuts will have to be made, but it is expected to be substantial. “We’re evaluating all of it right now,” Brown told The Post. She said that the cost to print and distribute the print edition was $43 million a year. Some industry sources believed Newsweek was still losing at least $10 million or more a year.

Baba Shetty, who joined only weeks ago as the new CEO of Newsweek Daily Beast, said the title currently has 40,000 tablet subscribers. “Now, with this announcement, and the push to Newsweek Global, we expect that to grow very rapidly,” Shetty said. Brown in predicting future growth of Newsweek’s digital edition, said “we’ll be at hundreds of thousands by the end of 2013.”

I may purchase one more issue of Newsweek – the one after the November 6th election – just to see how they spin’s Obama’s loss.


Is Reuters also turning against the POS?

First, it was the über liberal news magazine Newsweek, whose cover story for its latest edition screams “Hit the Road, Barack”:

Now, it’s Reuters.

Look at this photo of the Teleprompter President, taken by Reuters’ Kevin Lamarque on August 21, 2012, at an Obama 2012 campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio:



H/t Wild Bill Alaska


Sunday Night Shocker

No, it is not from the Onion, and April 1st has come and gone for the year.

Noel Sheppard over at NB has the whole story here.

LOL – I wonder if this cover is going to cause Prissy Tingles to go totally numb?

After all, the object of his rabid affection recently turned down an interview.

Just when you thought things could not get any stranger…


(h/t: newsbusters.org)

Newsweek thinks you’re dumb

Newsweek advertised the cover of their next issue on Twitter.  The title of their headline story?  “Why are Obama’s Critics so Dumb?”  Yep, you disagree with the direction Skippy is taking this country then you are dumb.

Can’t play the race card so now they just insult your intelligence.  Back in October 2010 this rag of a magazine and Skippy said us silly voters were “scared” because of the economy.  But Newsweek assured us that in two years “the economy will have recovered”. 

Take this with a grain of salt.  Because Newsweek is a dead, liberal magazine that couldn’t find the truth if it was stamped on their forehead.  No wonder they are in revenue free fall and sold in August 2010 for just a buck.

Maybe if the owner of this rag cared more about making a profit instead of insulting American voters they’d be used for something else besides bird-cage lining.


Time for the Barf Bag

Here’s a reminder of the very unobjective journalist profession:

On Chris “I-feel-a-thrill-up-my-leg” Matthews’ show, Howard Fineman, senior Washington correspondent for Newsweek magazine, gushes that “of course” Obama “is much smarter than us” (0:28 mark):


The Left, Obama, and the First Commandment

“I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have any gods before me.”

In 2008, the Left were giddily infatuated with The Fraud and were not at all coy in portraying him as the Messiah — which is pretty funny because the Left don’t even believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. They had help from Obama himself who famously proclaimed on January 7, 2008, in Lebanon, New Hampshire:

“… a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama.”

Remember these posters?

Now that the bloom has faded from the Obama stinky rose, we no longer see him being compared to Christ.

But the Left are still stuck in blasphemy mode. Look at what the November 22, 2010 issue of Newsweek — that sorry excuse of a “news” weekly that recently was sold for a $1 — put on its cover. It’s Obama as Shiva:

Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction, one of the Hindu Trinity.

Reportedly, Indian Americans are deeply offended by the Newsweek cover. Way to go, Newsweek!

Fellowship of the Minds has a better idea. For Newsweek‘s next cover, how about accuracy in reporting for a change? We suggest Obama as the Dajjal!

H/t beloved fellows May & PatriotAngel.