Monday, July 25, 2011

Third Loathsome 'Newsweek' Cover: Meet The New 'National Enquirer'

Okay, I finally get it. Newsweek, like a bratty little child that keeps tugging at mommy's dress, has become America's new scandal-screaming National Enquirer.

Following two loathsome recent covers—featuring Sarah Palin stating "I Can Win," and gruesome twosome Kate Middleton and a dead Princess Diana—this week the rag is offering a cover "news" story interviewing opportunistic serial liar hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, who has come out of hiding to "reveal" her allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. She also spoke with ABC News Monday morning.

Newsweek all but baits the story by calling her account "vivid and compelling." Much of her description of the events reads like a teen-age-written pulp porn novel.

This is certainly not journalism. Newsweek is peddling sensationalism to sell a mag that has lost all relevance. What a sad state of affairs, devolving from one of the nation's leading objective news weeklies to a scandal sheet. Please, Newsweek, wouldn't you rather die with dignity?