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Newsweek Killed Itself

Back in the Stone Age of 2010, we wrote of Newsweek and the canary in the coal mine. In short, we said Newsweek magazine was “gasping for financial breath.”

And now?

Our friends at Newsmax have now officially reported the inevitable: Newsweek — the print version — is dead. Dead as the proverbial doornail.


Multiples of reasons, some of which we discussed back in the Stone Age of 2010. But in sum?

Liberalism is dying. This is Bob Tyrrell’s point in The Death of Liberalism.

Make no mistake: Newsweek was struggling for two reasons: the Internet — and the self-inflicted wounds of American liberalism. In part — Newsweek killed itself.

Just to note?

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Fox News are doing just fine.

But Newsweek? The print version? The magazine that thought there was a huge audience in mocking Sarah Palin by picturing her on the cover in hot pants with the American flag with the headline, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?”

That Newsweek is now officially dead.

And Sarah Palin — not to mention the conservative movement — is alive and thriving.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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