Monday, September 25, 2006

Newsweek - runnin' scared?

Raw Story

The United States edition of the October 2, 2006 issue of Newsweek features a radically different cover story from its International counterparts, RAW STORY has learned.

The cover of International editions, aimed at Europe, Asia, and Latin America, displays in large letters the title "LOSING AFGHANISTAN," along with an arresting photograph of an armed jihadi.

The cover of the United States edition, in contrast, is dedicated to celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and is demurely captioned "My Life in Pictures."

I have nothing against Annie Liebovitz, but this ain't about her. I think a story about how Bush and Rumsfeld are losing Afghanistan by sheer incompetence should take precedence over a celebrity bio, more or less a puff piece.

Click the link to see the International edition cover and cover story.

Whoever got to Newsweek did their job. They made them cave, which isn't unusual for the Bush-fearin' press, dammit.