Who needs facts, logic and reason when you have political ideology, cultural ethos. social media and endless pages of talking points regardless of their accuracy or merit? In fact, who needs actual news when you can just write your message absent any of it actually taking place?
Newsweek managed to do just that, condemning Trump supporters for taking the low road as President Clinton moved on to victory and condemning Trump’s Deplorables:
“Trump’s deplorable supporters, seeing the wide margin she held among female voters, called for repealing the 19th Amendment.”
A claim so ridiculous it’s been easily debunked, but why let that stop Newsweek from making it news for the week. It’s the message that matters, dammit, not the facts!
Liberals are so used to arguing based on emotion, what “feels” right and what everyone “should” be doing, that their concept of freedom always rides in the trunk behind what the moral majority decides you need to be doing, and passing laws to make you do it. Their version of freedom is the freedom to decide or act only from among the various options that they’ve provided for you. Acting outside their pre-approved scope of acceptable activities will win you a hate label; racist, misogynist, sexist, homophobic, elitist, Zionist, right wing extremist, fundamentalist, white male, Libertarian.
When your interests are emotionally based, and when facts and evidence and reason are anathema to your social engineering mandate, then printing make-believe and passing it off as news including false attacks on others that have been debunked or flat out never happened, we can conclude that a large part of society has decided that the means justify the ends where no amount of lies, deceit and propaganda cross any ethical or moral boundaries and therefore are limitless in scope as long as the final product at the end of the day is complete acceptance of the liberal socialist or fascist ideal.
Is it any wonder why this magazine barely persists on the fringe of existence?
Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. It was published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region. Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek underwent internal and external contractions designed to shift the magazine’s focus and audience while improving its finances. Instead, losses accelerated: revenue dropped 38 percent from 2007 to 2009. The revenue declines prompted an August 2010 sale by owner The Washington Post Company to audio pioneer Sidney Harman—for a purchase price of one dollar and an assumption of the magazine’s liabilities. Newsweek ceased print publication with the December 31, 2012, issue and transitioned to an all-digital format, called Newsweek Global.