September 13, 2009
Newsweek Cover: Colluding With the Wingnuts
The phrase is at once politically brilliant and horribly misleading.
— Newsweek’s Jon Meacham in cover article regarding the term “death panels.”
I don’t care how reasoned these articles might be (1, 2), this Newsweek cover is totally irresponsible. Validating and reinforcing both the wingnut “death panel” and “killing granny” mantras, I guarantee you’ll see this cover being waved around all Fall — on top of the hundreds Palin will surely delight in putting her own John Hancock on.