The World According to Newsweek

Class, let’s compare Newsweek covers. Let’s start by comparing the photos they chose of Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton …

Which politician does Newsweek like? Which does it hate? When does Newsweek hate women to be forceful? When does the magazine like women to be forceful?

Reminds me of  last election …

And it reminds me of Newsweek’s treatment of certain women who succeed, compared to its treatment of certain other women who succeed …

It even reminds me of Newsweek‘s treatment of politicians’ wives. (Notice the title lines for each in this one.)

But it’s not only women, as I said. There are some politicians who are a joke to Newsweek (the Romney image imitates the Broadway poster for South Park’s “The Book of Mormon” show) and some politicians who are decidedly not a joke to Newsweek.

And while we’re on the subject of vice presidents who aren’t a joke, some of those non-joke veeps have been just plain nuts, according to Newsweek, and some have been, well, really rather wonderful.

What happens to journalistic entities that flaunt their bias so wildly? Last year, Newsweek almost went out of business. But the Daily Beast bought it. Here is how “Daily Beast-Newsweek” was doing as of Aug. 4.

I’m not saying this is because of their bias. I’m just saying their bias probably doesn’t help.

Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where he teaches in the Journalism and Mass Communications department and edits the college’s Catholic identity speech digest, The Gregorian.



  • Anon

    You Bachmann supporters know she was a member of a Lutheran church that holds that the Pope is the antichrist, right? This wasn’t 20 years ago, she just left that church within the last year.

    Ron Paul is the candidate whose values are most in line with the Catholic faith.

  • Doug

    Feel free to do a Google Image search for “National Review cover”. That is all.

  • BettyLiberty

    Michele Bachmann’s voting record is atrocious. She voted Yes on Patriot Act, cutting veterans benefits, Enhanced War Powers Act, and the Internet Censorship bill. She voted No on Relief to beleaguered soldiers, the Small Business Tax Relief Act, Whistleblower Protection, and Medicare Drug Price Negotiation, it goes on and on. Don’t get fooled again.

  • Eiieen

    Boy, Newsweek had to really try hard to find a bad photo of Michelle Bachmann, and this is the best they could do. This is a wonderful piece which explains the mainstream media’s liberal bias quite poignantly. I have taken all my $$ away from the outlets like Newsweek and the NYTimes,

    Too bad you couldn’t similarly depict the blatant liberal bias of NPR with visuals…

    • MoonChild02

      Yes, recently NPR has had more of a liberal bias, but they are fairer than most media. After all, they do research both sides, they allow both sides to speak, and they allow reports from both sides. They recently debunked Planned Parenthood’s 3% myth. That’s more than can be said for most media. Fox has as much of a right-wing bias as mainstream media does a left-wing bias. I’m a moderate, abhor things about both sides, and have found that NPR is much fairer than most media outlets.



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