In an article titled, “The Year of the Blog” in The Weekly Standard, Hugh Hewitt looks at Newsweek’s anti-Christmas/anti-Christian cover story:
Hit pieces like Meacham’s targeting Christianity have become commonplace in recent years as magazine editors and book publishers have come to understand the size of the market for stories on faith, but find themselves staffed almost exclusively with skeptics of one degree or another–usually extreme skeptics. So the offensive article/book/documentary appears, sales skyrocket, and a few weeks later some angry letters to the editor follow which are shrugged off as way too little, way too late.
Hewitt adds, “That was then. The blogosphere is now”, and explains how quickly Newsweek’s story was shown to be one-sided and biased.