Politico's Hirsh Out; Proposed Attacking Alt-Right Leader With 'Bats'

November 23rd, 2016 8:21 PM
There are few if any signs that the left's unhinged behavior in the wake of Donald Trump's electoral victory is subsiding, even among those in positions of significant authority and responsibility. In addition to CEOs and university professors, we can now add the category of "high-ranking journalist" to the list of those who, since Trump's victory, have been unable to…

Former Newsweek Reporter: Obama's Panned West Point Speech a Reasonabl

June 1st, 2014 8:22 AM
President Obama's West Point speech was panned by consensus as hard to follow, which was even acknowledged in media-elite salons like Washington Week on PBS. But on Wednesday's edition of The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, some journalists were trashing Bush instead. After Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation credited Obama for "always looking out for a younger generation" that'…

Politico Mag Natl. Editor Frets Benghazi 'Pseudo-Scandal' May Keep Hil

May 5th, 2014 1:12 PM
Michael Hirsh is the recently named National Editor at Politico Magazine, an effort which turning is out to be to the left of the crumbling Time Magazine and the for-now defunct Newsweek. One of Hirsh's career lowlights — he probably thinks it's a highlight — is his December 2008 contention that President George W. Bush having a shoe thrown at him in Iraq "was somehow…

War on Terror Over? AP's Dozier Says 'No,' With Evidence

April 30th, 2012 1:12 AM
A week ago, National Journal's Michael Hirsh quoted an unnamed State Department official who claimed that "The war on terror is over. Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism." If it's so over, then why were government…

Newsweek Ranks U.S. the 11th 'Best Country' – Bush’s Fault, But Ob

August 19th, 2010 12:36 AM
Newsweek, recently sold for one dollar by the Washington Post Company but still in its hands, ranked the United States 11th, just behind Denmark, in this week’s “The Best Countries in the World” cover story which put Finland at #1, followed by Switzerland and Sweden. There’s hope for improvement, however, thanks to George W. Bush’s departure from the White House and Barack Obama’s arrival.…

Newsweek Tries to Sell Hillary and Obama as...Starsky and Hutch

May 1st, 2010 8:14 AM
Newsweek will go to some pretty silly lengths to paint Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as no liberal hippies on foreign policy. Their cover story promoted Hillary as "Obama's Bad Cop" and a "steely messenger." The cover story by Michael Hirsh went further, comparing Hillary and Obama to the 1970s TV buddy cops "Starsky and Hutch."Hirsh began at the Copenhagen global…

Newsweek Rolls Eyes at 'ObamaCare' Label But Loved Dismissive 'Reagano

March 25th, 2010 4:00 PM
Newsweek's Liz White took to her magazine's The Gaggle blog today to decry how conservatives critical of the Democratic health care bill have slapped it with "the ominous-sounding term ‘Obamacare.'"You see, most mainstream media sources only use the term when quoting opponents of the bill or when "carefully placed in quotations or alongside an explanation that Obamacare is how…

CBS Hits Unpresidential Palin’s ‘Revisionist History,’ Newsweek

November 14th, 2009 8:01 PM

Newsweek's Disrespectul Treatment of 'Amateur Econo-Cultist' Jack Kemp

May 7th, 2009 11:44 AM
Two days after the death of G.O.P. icon Jack Kemp, Newsweek Senior Editor Michael Hirsh posted a classless obituary on Monday, "The Dangers of Amateurism," calling the football player, politician, and self-taught economist Kemp an "amateur econo-cultist."One does not want to be disrespectful of the dead, and Jack Kemp was an admirable man in many ways. If the Republican Party…

Newsweek: Obama Economic Guru Is 'Lucid' and 'Dazzling,' Unless He Mov

February 23rd, 2009 10:36 PM

Newsweek's Hirsh on Stimulus: Don't Worry About Pork, This is an 'Emer

February 5th, 2009 2:05 PM
It's time to wave the white flag and surrender to "post-partisan" unity. Yes, it's time for conservatives to abandon core principles and just allow the Pelosi/Reid/Obama pork-a-palooza, also known as the stimulus or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009, to pass into law. At least that's what one Newsweek columnist would have conservatives do. Now is not the time for…

Bush-Hating Newsweek Reporter Says Shoe Toss Was 'One Small Measure of

December 18th, 2008 9:20 AM

Newsweek's Hirsh Pleads for Al Gore in

December 15th, 2007 6:28 AM

Newsweek's Hirsh Ignores 'Killing Fields' as He Mocks 'Harsh' Vietnam

August 26th, 2007 3:12 PM
In a “Web-exclusive” commentary posted Thursday, Newsweek Senior Editor Michael Hirsh ridiculed President George W. Bush's warning that a precipitous pull-out from Iraq could lead to the humanitarian horrors that followed the American pull-out from Vietnam. Recalling a trip he made to Vietnam in 1991, Hirsh reported that he found a nation looking to the West and capitalism, adding that “today…