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Zef
10-18-2012, 07:27 AM
I'd been alternating it with Time since 1994. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/newsweek-ending-print-digital_n_1978265.html) Now to see how long Time lasts...

Nodal
10-18-2012, 07:34 AM
You're next!

The Raider Dr. Jones
10-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Given what a truly embarrassing crock of shit the Tina Brown-helmed version of the mag has been, this is a mercy killing if there ever were one.

Excitemike
10-18-2012, 09:06 AM
I'd been alternating it with Time since 1994. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/newsweek-ending-print-digital_n_1978265.html) Now to see how long Time lasts...

Focusing all their attention an a digital edition will probably give them a leg up on Time.

madhair60
10-18-2012, 09:18 AM
This news is weak.

Kirin
10-18-2012, 11:37 AM
Yeah, would've been better if they'd thrown in the towel before it became crappy. By which I mean... uh, about a decade ago or so?

keele864
10-18-2012, 11:55 AM
Given what a truly embarrassing crock of shit the Tina Brown-helmed version of the mag has been, this is a mercy killing if there ever were one.

I kind of feel bad for Tina Brown. She's been working so hard to sell the magazine with increasingly (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/14/media-reaction-to-newsweek-s-obama-the-first-gay-president-cover.html) ridiculous (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/21/niall-ferguson-defends-newsweek-cover-correct-this-bloggers.html) covers, (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2012/09/newsweek-goes-broke-muslim-rage/56923/#) but pretty much everyone in magazine publishing expected it to fail. Well, I guess now our newsstands will have a little less desperation on them.

The Raider Dr. Jones
10-18-2012, 12:00 PM
I kind of feel bad for Tina Brown.

Eh. Someone who funds the continued survival of Megan McArdle can pretty much fall off a bridge as far as I'm concerned.

fugu13
10-18-2012, 03:16 PM
I'm sad to see the Megan McArdle hate. Is it her support for carbon taxes?

Dizzy
10-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Megan McArdle: Portrait of a Taxpayer-Subsidized Libertarian (http://shameproject.com/report/megan-mcardle-portrait-libertarian-taxpayersubsidized-brat/)

Moar here (http://shameproject.com/profile/megan-mcardle/).

fugu13
10-18-2012, 10:25 PM
You'll have to find some critics that make more sense. McArdle's a loosely philosophical libertartarian, not the stereotypical sort. She regularly supports social safety nets, and gives extensive credit to the social safety nets that helped her stay afloat even in situations such as losing her job. The second one is particularly full of out of context and misinterpreted quotations. And their narrative isn't made especially sensible by her endorsing Obama for the last presidential election.

I particularly like when I got to the bottom of the first one and recalled this was a guy who had attacked her for not disclosing her relationship to Peter Suderman. When she did in the very article they called her out for not doing so about.

For an idea of how much the article should be trusted, here's the author of that article's idea of reasonable public discourse:

Right, so even though Megan has about as gigantic a conflict-of-interest as is humanly imaginable-namely, she spoons every night with a guy who was on Freedomworks' payroll... ...Like for example, here is the freakishly-tall Megan McArdle showing the world her "look at me and my life-partner Peter Suderman being a pair of vile consumerists dipshits, I think it's so fun that I'll blog it to the world because that's how vain and shallow I am" . . . Ha-ha! Omigod Megan, seriously! It's like, you go girl! Ha-ha!... ...Sorry Megan, but it looks like you just queefed all over your first big Republican hit-job. Our advice: go back to blogging your petty shopping habits, you've got a serious future in that. . . .

While certainly true ideas are true no matter the phrasing, vitriol on that level isn't known for being based in fact. I've read McArdle for quite some time, and I don't recognize her in the caricatures bandied about. Note: not the facts about her life, which despite the attempts to portray them as hidden secrets, she regularly brings up in blog posts (in part because she keeps getting accused of hiding them -- her Atlantic blog was multi-topic, from kitchen gift recommendations to politics, so discussion ranges pretty widely).