Ever see a guy with lung cancer light up a cigarette? Yeah, me too. More than once. And it is one of the saddest things I've ever seen, because it's never done as a "f*ck you" response to fate, it's simply the act of a person who knows what they are doing is killing them, and yet absolutely cannot stop themselves. Even when their very existence is at stake.
That's the only analogy I can think of.
Newsweek chose this week to unveil a new line of attack on Mitt Romney. The cover features a picture of Romney with the caption: “Romney: The Wimp Factor.”
Michael Tomasky writes the piece with typical leftist intellectual depth:
He’s kind of lame, and he’s really … annoying...
Newsweek will eventually transition to an online publication, owner IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) said today, marking the beginning of the end for the money-losing magazine’s 79-year run as a print weekly.
IAC Chairman Barry Diller made the announcement during a quarterly conference call, saying the New York-based company aims to curb investments in the business. Newsweek is projected to lose as much as $22 million this year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
More, if you can stomach it:
CNN just played "Stupid Girls" as bumper music going into a story on Sarah Palin at ChicFilA.
Admitting his struggling network “needs new thinking,” CNN President Jim Walton said Friday he will step down at the end of the year.
..the showcase TV franchise in the U.S. has plummeted from domination to a distant third in the cable news race.
CNN’s U.S. ratings fell about 35% in the second quarter. It now trails not only runaway cable news leader Fox News, but MSNBC, whose prime-time shows of late have routinely been doubling the audience for CNN.
"New thinking"? Who are they kidding?
Have another cigarette, boys. Won't be long now....