Another formerly major American magazine goes off the tracks *UPDATED*

Yesterday, I got to be snarky about Time Magazine’s aggressive breast feeding cover (and if “aggressive breast feeding” isn’t a post-modern liberal oxymoron, I don’t know what is).  Today, I get to poke fun at Newsweek, for it’s “Obama : The First Gay President” cover:

Newsweak isn’t actually claiming that the President is gay. Although there have been completely unsubstantiated rumors to that effect, it seems that Michelle, who would know him best, fears the presence of attractive women around Obama, not attractive men.

No, what Newsweak is claiming is that Obama has for three years been laying the ground work for a pro-gay Presidency, one that is slowly reaching its culmination with this latest announcement:

It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.

Ah! Something to bring joy to the American heartlands.

What’s really funny about the Newsweak headline is that it runs counter to a continuing narrative on the left that James Buchanan was the first gay president (not to mention Abe Lincoln).  If this keeps up, most American presidents are going to be able to claim that title (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

I can’t wait ’til the silly season ends, and people start focusing on what really matters in this election:  the economy and national security.

UPDATE:  Others who are having fun:  American Power, American Digest, and Gateway Pundit.  I wonder when the Obamites are going to figure out that New Media is not amenable to Old Media bullying, manipulation, lies, and meme spreading.

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  • Zhombre

    Time and Newsweek IMHO ceased being serious news magazines and devolved into the journalistic equivalent of particle board many years ago.  


     Are they all in collusion this merry month of May. Should I begin to worry if Carbella’s catalogue features men in pink camo.
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  • Danny Lemieux

    Oh great, I can see it now:

    Bass Pro’s Outdoor World catalog features the “Brokeback Mountain Wardrobe for the ruggedly indoor male”.

    Sears Catalog offers vibrators in its appliance sections

    Wait for it…evolution! 


  • Gringo

    As you stated, “formerly major.” I don’t know when the last time was that I read Newsweak. Definitely not after the flushed Koran controversy.
    Evan Thomas, who made the comparison of Obama to God, is -or was- a Newsweek editor.
    What I said was: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, a sort of god.” I was not being literal. During a discussion about presidential rhetoric, I was comparing Ronald Reagan‘s patriotic appeals with Obama’s attempt to transcend parochialism.
    Still sounds like a God-like comparison to me. A question for Evan Thomas: if NObama attempts to “transcend parochialism,” then why does he act so non-Presidential in involving himself in so many domestic partisan squabbles? Is it God-like to comment on Rush Limbaugh? Apparently so. Interesting factoid: Evan Thomas is the grandson of Norman Thomas, the  Socialist Party’s  perennial  Presidential candidate. Nice to know that Harvard doesn’t reject Socialist pedigrees.    :)

  • Ymarsakar

    These “newsweak” type publications are going to get it come the Revolution. If they think they can speak truth to the Leftist alliance’s power, they have no idea what they have gotten themselves into. Their souls are owned by the Left. Even if the Left ditches Obama, there’ll be a New Emperor crowned soon enough.

  • Charles Martel

    Looking at the cover, two thoughts occur to my post-Marxist mind; one tragic and one farcical:
    Tragic: That rainbow halo above his head looks like an O ring. I remember what a faulty O ring did for Challenger.
    Farce: The halo looks like a condom just before you don the damned thing.
    Either way, Obama is not looking hip. 

  • cerumendoc

    Well, the MSM has been looking at all of us conservative bloggers as worthless pajama-clad manipulators of the ‘truth’ as seen through the enlightened eyes of the acolytes of the MSM.  

    So, why don’t we just take this latest Newsweek cover and edition at it word?  Maybe he is the first gay president; soon to be confirmed by photographic documentation from National Enquirer.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Now that Newsweek has done it, I guess it is OK to refer to Obama as our “gay” president in polite cocktail-hour conversation. That image certainly could get traction. Especially in a Muslim crowd.

  • Zhombre

    “I remember what a faulty O ring did for Challenger.”  And don’t forget the Columbia went down because its left wing was unstable.