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[Sep. 27th, 2006|05:08 am]
Nate Bunnyfield
I've had two ljfriends post about this:


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14975282/site/newsweek/site/newsweek/

But I fail to see what the problem is.

Newsweek isn't going to sell magazines that highlight America's ongoing mistakes. And more importantly, the fourth estate is found in actual content, not covers.

What am I missing here?

I'm all for conspiracy theories, but this one seems weak. Or maybe it's supposed to be a sad commentary on what Americans care to buy.

We buy crap. Often particularly.
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[User Picture]From: eyeboogies
2006-09-27 12:47 pm (UTC)
This is awesome, and it makes me proud to be an Amurrican!
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2006-09-27 04:32 pm (UTC)
At the very least, using fluff stories to divert our attention from our ongoing troubles abroad helps blow the "Liberal Media" myth out of the water.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2006-09-27 04:49 pm (UTC)
> a sad commentary on what Americans care to buy

This is what I intended, not any conspiracy theory. The image series just happens to show our priorities in sharp relief. Moreover, because we don't want to buy/hear/read about reality, we blithely ignore bad policies and poor judgments.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2006-09-30 10:32 am (UTC)
Apparently the reason is more crass than I expected.

It's related to the commercial cross-promotion with a book: "the magazine had negotiated an exclusive for Leibovitz's new book"
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From: natebunnyfield
2006-09-30 09:24 pm (UTC)
Makes sense.
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