Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More Bad News For Newsweek

The folks at Newsweek, coming off the Koran flushing story and retraction, have been called on another of their journalistic decisions. This time, it's some pretty anti-American content in their international editions, content that never made it into U.S. magazines.

First, there was this cover on the Japanese edition of Newsweek, February 2, 2005.

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The same week, the international edition of the magazine featured a picture of President Bush on the cover with the headline, "America Leads... But Is Anyone Following?"

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What was on the U.S. cover that week? Here it is...

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Why the change in pictures and headlines for American readers? Is Newsweek afraid of offending mainstream America? The secondary headline on the Japanese edition, "With Bush Remaining In Office, The Ideal of 'Freedom' is Dashed to the Ground," certainly seems more like an editorial commentary that a bit of hard news. It's going to be interesting to see if anything comes of this.