Newsweek Is Dead; Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Newsweek, Ipoh

We really learned two things from the New York Times article on the death of the once lauded magazine Newsweek and the leadership of its editor-in-chief, Tina Brown. Newsweek was always going to fail and Brown’s editorial style probably made it certain. But apportioning blame for something that was always doomed to fail is a tricky business, and probably unfair, which is why the legendary editor eviscerated her one-time Editor-Writer Howard Kurtz when he tweeted this:

And with one fail swoop, Brown ripped the knife from out of her back, and stuck it into Kurtz’ heart:

A small but surely cathartic victory for Brown, in what is otherwise a pretty tragic situation.

(photo by Mr. Bao)

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