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)