- Jan 18, 2018 at 4:16 am #3513022
So exciting, much better than Disneyland. Seinfeld brought the whole family last month. Haaretz has written extensively on this place located in the West Bank, but you need a subscription to read those.Jan 18, 2018 at 4:32 am #3513026
Newsweek used to be a real news outfit.
Then Newsweek went bankrupt and someone else bought the name. They run sensational stories and headlines to get readers to click on ads.
For example there was this tree next to the White House that’s been dying for decades. The arborists finally gave up and decided to chop it down. Years ago they took cuttings that are now fairly big and will put one of those to replace it. For some reason, the White House reported that Melania made the final decision. They must want to make her respectable or something.
Newsweek reported that Melania has decided to chop down the tree, implying she just didn’t like it or something. Fox News complained about the Newsweek article, blaming Melania for chopping down the tree.
There was another story about a number of employees at tech companies that paid for prostitutes. Newsweek ran a story that implied those tech companies were buying sex slaves.
I am now skeptical of any Newsweek story. I don’t know about yours, but I suspect Newsweek has exaggerated the story just to get readers.
“Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek underwent internal and external contractions designed to shift the magazine’s focus and audience while improving its finances. Instead, losses accelerated: revenue dropped 38 percent from 2007 to 2009. The revenue declines prompted an August 2010 sale by owner The Washington Post Company to audio pioneer Sidney Harman—for a purchase price of one dollar and an assumption of the magazine’s liabilities.
In November 2010, Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast, forming The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, after negotiations between the owners of the two publications. Tina Brown, The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief, served as the editor of both publications. Newsweek was jointly owned by the estate of the late Harman and the diversified American media and Internet company IAC.
Newsweek ceased print publication with the December 31, 2012, issue and transitioned to an all-digital format, called Newsweek Global.
On August 3, 2013, IBT Media announced it had acquired Newsweek from IAC on terms that were not disclosed; the acquisition included the Newsweek brand and its online publication, but did not include The Daily Beast. IBT Media relaunched a print edition of Newsweek on March 7, 2014.”Jan 18, 2018 at 4:39 am #3513027
I am no fan of Newsweek but that article came up when looking up the camp after I read about it on Haaretz. The place is real and business is booming.Jan 18, 2018 at 4:41 am #3513028
That story linked to a Haaretz story. Haaretz is a liberal Israeli publication that’s been around forever so maybe more believable than Newsweek. They report pretty much the same story about war tourism.
It’s so hard to figure out how much to believe any article these days…Jan 18, 2018 at 4:42 am #3513029
It’s a real physical place doing business.Jan 18, 2018 at 5:16 am #3513030
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
A better deal is to join the US Army and get paid for the real thing.Jan 18, 2018 at 5:20 am #3513031
Btw I was being sarcastic when I wrote “so exciting….”Jan 18, 2018 at 5:25 am #3513032
Another way to desensitize the public. Nice society.Jan 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm #3513062
Ahh… you beat me with a post about the haaretz story plus you included the link : )
They also compared it to Auschwitz, ironic that Israelis would glorify war like that
Newsweek comment was sort of off topic. It makes me wonder how we can possibly sort out this mess of media bias and how behind the scenes people can influence our elections. Which is a problem a lot older than “fake news” and the Trump/Clinton electionJan 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm #3513081
Yeah, I had oatmeal for breakfast and it could rain today.Jan 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm #3513084
It’s not a new phenomenon, but sad nonetheless. Chalk it up to human nature I guess – the same kind of thing that has people slowing down to gawk at accidents and such. Morbid titillation for the masses.Jan 19, 2018 at 12:29 am #3513161
Tom KBPL Member
“A better deal is to join the US Army and get paid for the real thing.”
Yeah, until it starts to get real.
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