Newsweek Resorts to Trolling
It’s no secret that the (arguably) once great news magazine Newsweek has come on to some hard times lately. In fact, not too long ago they were sold for… one dollar. So it’s no surprise that they would start trying the “lets make controversial covers for attention” route for a temporary bump in sales. They did it before with the Sarah Palin in running shorts cover as well.
They’re trying that angle again:
“Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?” written by Andrew Sullivan actually isn’t all that surprising to me, though. Although enough people will give it the attention they want (kind of like I am here). Usually I don’t feed the trolls, but Newsweek has obviously now joined their ranks.
However, it should be said that this isn’t surprising at all. It actually seems most liberals believe that Obama’s critics are just plain dumb. It’s not that there are disagreements between two informed sides to them. No, in the liberal mind nowadays they are the only informed ones and we are to be looked down upon for our backwardness and reluctance to just agree with their supposedly informed ways.
I realized this for certain during my recent Macroeconomics class in college. When the professor (probably Newsweek’s target audience here) was teaching the Keynesian or liberal view, it was presented scholarly and, well, professorially. On the other hand, any time the classical view or modern conservative point of view had to be discussed, there was obvious derision in his voice. He once even called one tenet of the classical view “fairy dust.”
So this kind of thing isn’t new for the left, but it is awful frank of them to finally put it on the cover of one of their magazines, front and center, trolling conservatives for attention.