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kolby1973
10/15/2012

Newsweek 3

My opinion of Newsweek has always been the same and still is today. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it bores me. I actually prefer reading their online magazine, "The Daily Beast" more.

I do remember some years ago when Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were at the height of their paparazzi attention and Newsweek decided to make a cover story out of it. Ironically, we were staying at a Hilton the night before the magazine came out and at the time, Hilton Hotels gave out free issues of Newsweek. When we went down for breakfast, there were copies of Newsweek everywhere with an intoxicated Paris Hilton and Britney Spears on the cover. It was really funny and sad at the same time. I can just imagine how badly that would have pissed of Conrad Hilton if he were still alive.

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marilynmonroeb ot
09/09/2008

Newsweek 5

...if your feeling informed!

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trebon1038
08/24/2008

Newsweek 4

A good magazine for getting the news but more hard core than Time....I like the latter because it is a little more my style

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Newsweek 2

Do not like the news all that much.

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Loerke
08/10/2007

Newsweek 3

Lance might need to rethink his position now, two years later. To attribute failures in Iraq to a list of magazine articles would now be considered laughable. Even from his position in 2005, he could have seen that other reviewers here had complained that Newsweek magazine is actually too conservative. Newsweek is just fine for what it does: report the talk of the week. That isn't easy when turnaround time is so short, and when much of its focus is avowedly on short-term trends in thinking. That trendiness explains how stories can go wrong, and on a less serious note accounts for why it includes a clever section on "Conventional Wisdom." It doesn't pretend to convey eternal truths, just what people are thinking and saying at a particular moment in history. And there's some value in that.

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texasyankee
05/19/2005

Newsweek 1

I never could understand how people could read this crap.

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LanceRoxas
05/19/2005

Newsweek 1

I always find it amusing how liberals regurgitate hyperbolic half-truths that foment from their thinly veiled anti-war sentiments. It begs the question though as to why they weren't so vehemently anti-war when we were bombing the hell out of the Serbs. Magellan is obviously more worried about the protection of the Koran than winning the War On Terror: we don't want to upset those terrorists you know, they might do something crazy like crash jumbo jets into our skyscrapers. But more importantly he engages in cut and paste jobs that takes the data out of context- normally from Andrew Sullivan's daily dish- but today a consortium of unsubstantiated MoveOn.org style claims. 20 prisoners have been tortured to death? Actually no they haven't. 37 have died while in US custody according to that radical right wing LA Times. That is 37 out of almost 50,000 detainees we have captured. Of those 37 at least 8 have were justifiably killed for attacking those holding them in custody. Another 15 died of natural causes, mostly heart attacks. Considering these guys aren't the epitome of health that percentage seems about right 15/50000 over a 3 year period- you'd probably find that death rate in US prisons. 3 deaths occurred while the prisoners were still be taken in and are still under investigation. 8 others are under investigation as possible wrongful deaths. 2 of which occurred due to blood clots possibly brought on by asphyxiation. 2 other deaths look dubious as well. But out of the thousands of terrorists we have captured only 2 cases have been absolutely documented as wrongful deaths! (One in which a soldier shot a prisoner who threw rocks at him.) As for the FAKE menstrual blood, it wasn't smeared on their faces but was threatened to be smeared on their faces. And so what?? Are we saying if a terrorist has information that could save thousands of innocent lives we'd forego threatening some blood on the terrorists faces? And as this relates to the topic it says a lot that Magellan submitted 8 words to Newsweek's culpability in reporting faulty data to the public in a effort to smear the Bush administration and American soldiers. Yeah, they were wrong BUT... The same liberals who love to call the administration liars when in fact the whole world agreed on the information (in collusion?). The fact is most of the time you do something back handed you don't get caught. But in the past year CBS News and Dan Rather tried to pass off forged documents to smear the President and lose the election for him. They've continually reported on Abu Graib while ignoring the thousands of hospitals that have been built, the schools, the elections, the new government in Iraq. They were fixated on missing conventional weaponry that disappeared for weeks until it was found to have been missing prior to the invasion. They've reported torture stories that amounted to guys wearing panties on their heads and being threatened with execution incessantly but ignore the gentle care with which most detainees are imprisoned. Do you think American prisoners are given 3 squares, bibles and outdoor time? The Boston Globe published doctored rape pictures involving US Soldiers. Easton Jordan blatantly lied that US soldiers were targeting journalists (he was a hit on Al Jazeera). Harpers magazine ran a story with a picture of proud enlisted men suggesting they were deserters- when they weren't. Now Newsweek is accused of reporting a phony story about the Koran being flushed down a toilet (I'm sure this is the first phony story they've run). Yeah Magellan, maybe they should be held accountable.

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magellan
05/17/2005

Newsweek 3

If Newsweek made errors in their reporting, they should be held accountable. What's interesting to me is that the uproar over the Newsweek reporting scandal has been far greater than the uproar over the torture that the GWB administration has enabled around the world. I am shocked that the White House has chosen to go after Newsweek so aggressively when so far we know that: 1) more than 20 prisoners have been tortured to death in US custody. 2) That Muslim prisoners have been forced to drink alcohol, have had fake menstrual blood smeared on their faces, and have had Allah thrown at them in interrogations. I mean, would anyone really be shocked if the Qu'ran had been flushed down the toilet during interrogation? Seems tame compared to the other abuses that we already know about. It's also interesting that nobody has denied the allegations... just the source. By going after Newsweek, The White House has chosen to keep this issue in the headlines. Every journalist, blogger, and their brother is going to be looking for evidence to corraborate this story. If it happened it will come out. We have not seen the last of this story.

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Flick01
05/16/2005

Newsweek 1

(May 2005) Newsweek lied, people died.

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khaileaverde
12/05/2004

Newsweek 5

Newsweek is a great news magazine. It hardly focuses on too much of one topic, always varying its articles and columns. In a newspaper, you will find many sections: World and national news, editorial, business, technology, consumer, and even entertainment. And of course, you'll find all of this in Newsweek. There is something for everyone in this magazine. Some people say it is liberal, and maybe it is, but I haven't seen anything to indicate that, and no one has pointed anything out to me.

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Dirty Harry
07/01/2004

Newsweek 3

Still way too biased for me. Why do they call it news when they insert their opinions into it? Just the facts ma'm, we'll make up our own minds on what to think. Please don't put Michael Jackson, Britney or some other fad on the cover. Leave that to People, etc.

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jgls
12/23/2003

Newsweek 4

anywhere from a 3 to a 5 depending on that particular week's news. slightly better than time.

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Joblolboj
06/14/2003

Newsweek 1

TRASH! Any magazine that purports to be a "News" magazine while at he same time putting the latest pop culture icon or hare brained idea on the cover as "news" is on the same level as the nightly "news" broadcasts on the major American TV networks. Thank goodness for "The Economist", a literate magazine for those that still care about what is going on in the world around them. (This comment also applies to "Time". They should be called "TimeWeek".)

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DrFeelgood03
05/29/2003

Newsweek 1

BIAS

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Lexy H
01/30/2001

Newsweek 5

Newsweek is an awesome magazine. I love the political cartoons and the in depth articles that cover a vast array of topics. I have used many articles to enhance my research in papers and enhance my knowledge in my personal life. The pictures are also well photographed.

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Monkeygirl_177
01/10/2001

Newsweek 5

Newsweek is great. It comes out once a week on Tuesday, giving you all the important facts and news without exaggeration like other magazines. It has something for all ages, genders, and races. From the deal on migraine headaches to what racism has become in todays society.

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Krissy Cat
01/05/2001

Newsweek 5

Newsweek is a good magazine because it keeps people up to date on current issues. I think it's extremely important for people to be aware of things going on in the world around them. Newsweek also adds entertainment to their magazine through jokes and comics.

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johnnee
11/02/2000

Newsweek 5

Good magazine on current issues. Articles are in depth. Issues are clear and understandable.

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SamIAm
10/19/2000

Newsweek 5

Newsweek keeps me up to date on current events, with a taste of Entertainment news, and some humor as well. I enjoy checking out cyberscope for the latest computer information and "My Turn" always offers an interesting opinion. Overall, an excellent collection and balance of world news.

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googoo527
10/14/2000

Newsweek 5

Newsweek is an excellent source of current events as well as cultural change. The language used is clear as well as accurate, and the editors are very knowledgeable. It provides a broad base of different topics, so that you learn about science and technological break-throughs, as well as about the latest movies and books.

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nahm9376om
08/04/2000

Newsweek 5

This magazine is very informative and publishes the latest and most important news. It also includes information that you wouldn't hear anywhere else. I love the cartoons and the subscription price offers a great discount from the regular price.

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agol9366et
08/04/2000

Newsweek 2

Newsweek is a tabloid rag masquerading as news reporting. I lost all respect for them when, week after week, they ignored serious, relevant issues in order to report on Monica Lewinsky. The quotes and political cartoons page is worth reading, but it's not worth a subscription.

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[email protected]
07/31/2000

Newsweek 2

Newsweek used to be a serious publication, but has depreciated a lot in recent years. The current issue has no business or economic news, little about international affairs, and a cover story about a Nazi Atomic bomb, more worthy of a National Enquirer front page. Its only redeeming feature is the presence of an occasional good piece of campaign coverage.

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rmr49084om
07/28/2000

Newsweek 5

I have been reading this magazine for several years. It is very current with all the news and a great magazine for research papers.

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ha878983om
07/24/2000

Newsweek 4

The news coverage is adequate. However, this magazine sometimes becomes a bit of a tabloid. The stories are sometimes too one-sided, so it's hard to get a feel for the price of news.

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shel8953du
07/23/2000

Newsweek 3

Topics are well chosen and the articles are well written. The inclusion of editorial cartoons and comments is a nice edge over otherwise comprable news publications. A somewhat liberal bend, but not an overwhelming partisan.

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Domi8913om
07/21/2000

Newsweek 5

The best informative magazine on any rack, Newsweek provides indepth coverage of all prevalent issues, and its opinion pieces are well written and well thought out. The pictures and graphics are equally impressive.

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psim8850du
07/20/2000

Newsweek 3

Its focus is not always as truly global as I would like. But it does help to inform the reader about many pressing or popular issues on the western world.

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love8812du
07/19/2000

Newsweek 4

Newsweek is good journalism. It is informative, to the point, and in depth. My only problem is it tends to ignore third world issues if they do not directly involve the U.S.

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knig8736om
07/18/2000

Newsweek 4

This is one of my sources for current events. While it can't compete with the New York Times in being current since it's a weekly magazine, it is however sufficient in delivering news. My favorite part of the magazine is the newsbytes and tech articles. The length of the articles are also reasonable compared to other magazines.

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annabanana
01/23/2000

Newsweek 4

I can always count on my Newsweek to arrive on Tuesday, the magazine rarely has typos, and the news is useful. I like quoting something from Newseek because I think it makes me sound intelligent.

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Wiggum
12/01/1999

Newsweek 5

Newsweek does an excellent job of balancing informative, in-depth news with entertaining, "USA Today"-style content. If I'm out of the current events loop for a while, reading a Newsweek gets me right back up to speed. I'd like to see them expand the "Cyberscope" section and increase their coverage of technology issues.

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GS03494DU
10/29/1999

Newsweek 4

Go Newsweek Very helpful. Good rating overall However, some news seems to be obselete when published. Can it be done better?

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HPLU489OM
10/29/1999

Newsweek 5

Newsweek covers various topics and their vocabulary is not too hard for average persons

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