Ed Driscoll

Chicken Little Newsweek, Then and Now

At Newsweek, the sky is always falling, but it does so in different ways:

— Headline at Newsweek, April 28, 1975.

— Headline at the Daily Beast, Newsweek’s successor, today.

However, give Tina’s magazine its due. While it has called for the deaths of Wall Street bankers, Dick Cheney, and George Zimmerman, and cheered the death of Andrew Breitbart, (and that was all just in the last four months), to the best of my knowledge, it has yet to suggest that the houses of religious non-believers be allowed to burn down. That dubious distinction goes to ordinarily calm and reserved Forbes.

Related: “Next They’ll Say We Have Too Many Polar Bears.”