Like virtually everyone else who once claimed for themselves the solemn responsibility for delivering information about what is going on in the world, Newsweek's bottom line seems to be saying, "Nevermind." They've just announced a turn toward more opinionated, provocative features in place of actual reportage. It's cheaper, edgier, and just plain more fun. Who cares that it should be criminal?
All this comes just as the mag is under heavy fire for its recent foray into biblical exegesis on the subject of gay marriage. The blog GetReligion, which jumped into the attack with full force, is now cheering that the chickens are coming home to roost for the mag's Rachel Maddow-ization. [go!]