Friday, October 19, 2012

QotD: It's The Economy, Stupid Edition

“Thank God Nina Gonzales had the courage to ask about assault weapons,” said Richard Smith, an unemployed construction worker, speaking from the cot in his mother’s basement. “I can’t think of a single more pressing issue.”
The whole post is worth reading for its positively Onion-like hilarity. More from the same blog, this time on the announcement of Newsweek ceasing its print edition:
Vast swathes of legacy print media are in trouble in the Internet-era, but Newsweek‘s demise is more like an assisted suicide than a graceful decline. It’s like a Type II diabetic who had already lost three toes deciding to immediately go on a diet consisting entirely of ice cream. 
 I know snark when I see it, and boy howdy is that some snark. If I used an RSS reader, I'd be adding this guy's feed right now.

7 comments:

docjim505 said...

WRT gun control...

It's a question of priorities. When the toughest issue you face during your day is mentally composing your (hopefully) Pulitzer-winning article about a shooting two thousand miles away while getting your double soy latte on the way to the newsroom, you tend to focus on... different... things.

Robert said...

I thought the iceberg part was a nice touch.

NAVIGATOR said...

MR LINCOLN YOU MIGHT WANT TO DOUBLE THE
WATCH AT FORT SUMPTER SIR !

Bubblehead Les. said...

When I heard that Tina Brown was taking over Newsweek a couple of years ago, I said to myself "I wonder if they'll last as long as Air America with her in charge?"

Guess not.

OH slinger said...

If you like snark, you should check out "ericsaysfuckyou.blogspot.com"

also, NSFW - definitely NSFW

Anonymous said...

I recall that as a wee lad reading the Newsweeks in the (porcelain)Throneroom ..... pix from Vietnam, Watergate.... polls in the Republican Primary in '76.... that thing was a bay window on the world, and thick as my thumb.....

I saw an issue in a waiting room at an auto service dept. a year ago... looked more like a pamphlet (20 pages?) and read like the daily Kos....

Robert said...

Newsweek chose popularity over credibility, and in the end they had neither.