Newsweek's Stone Asks 'Is Gun Violence the Cost of Freedom

January 14th, 2011 2:58 PM
"The Second Amendment that guarantees the right to bear arms is part of America’s founding fabric. So is senseless violence brought about by guns also American?" asked Newsweek's Daniel Stone in a January 13 post at the magazine's website. Stone noted that his question was inspired by a similar query posed recently by a Russian journalist Andrei Sitov to White House press secretary Robert…

Wishful Thinking by Newsweek: Jon Stewart's Mock Rally on 10/30 Will

September 17th, 2010 4:15 PM
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have announced dueling D.C. rallies on October 30 aimed at satirizing the August 28 "Restoring Honor" rally held by rival network Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck.Newsweek's Daniel Stone is apparently stoked about it, predicting that the gimmick will "absolutely" be a success (emphasis mine):You’ve got to hand it to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert,…

Newsweek 'Thought Experiment': Why Not Cut Alaska Loose From the Union

August 19th, 2010 3:42 PM
Back in September 2008, MSNBC's Chris Matthews floated a specious allegation that then-Governor Sarah Palin had ties to an advocate of Alaskan secession named Joe Vogler. Although the charge was roundly discredited, it was one of the many early attempts to smear Palin as a wacky extremist. Two years later, it appears at least one writer for a liberal magazine thinks Alaskan secession would be a…

Downplaying Brown's Win: Newsweek's Stone Says It's Just a Washington

January 20th, 2010 6:28 PM
Move along folks, nothing to see here.Is that the impression you're getting from some in the media regarding the results of yesterday's special election in Massachusetts? That's definitely the one Newsweek's Daniel Stone wants to leave his readers.From his The Gaggle blog post "Does Most of America Even Care About the Mass. Election?":

Newsweek: Lay Off, America -- President Obama Deserves The Nobel Peace

October 9th, 2009 5:13 PM
Newsweek has a blog called “The Gaggle.”  I’ll skip the tired jokes about how I didn’t know either, and just get to the main point: Ben Adler and Daniel Stone, writers for this blog, are defending the Nobel Prize Committee’s choice of President Barack Obama as the 2009 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.As you can see, not much is needed in the way of extra humor.Here are the reasons they give…

Newsweek Highlights Woman Who Claims Industrialization Enslaved West V

April 22nd, 2009 1:05 PM
Oh for the good old days when West Virginia was full of mountaineers who lived off the land. You know, before those evil coal companies came and enslaved the state to its grimey grasp.That's the view of Julia Bonds, an environmental activist from the Mountain State whom Newsweek's Daniel Stone featured in an April 21 Web-exclusive interview.Not once in his story did Stone press Bonds on specifics…

You're Not Cheap, You're Just Being Green; Newsweek Trumpets 'Regiftin

December 18th, 2008 12:20 PM
In what's certain to be an article that can be recycled every Christmas season, Newsweek's Daniel Stone offers Ebenezer Scrooges throughout the land an easy excuse for regifting. You're not being cheap, you're just being green.His story was originally published on December 13, but is being cycled through the top headlines on the magazine's Web site today (see screencap at right), with just seven…

Newsweek: Gun-banning Mayor 'Weighs Options' Post-Heller Ruling

June 27th, 2008 11:05 AM
The ink was hardly dry on the June 26 ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban when Newsweek started the hand-wringing about how the city's political establishment would react.Rather than profiling D.C. resident Dick Heller, the victor in the lawsuit, or officials from gun rights groups on their next move in challenging other gun bans with yesterday's precedent, Newsweek sought to press…

MSM Papal Trip Postmortem: Benedict Did 'Better Than Expected

April 21st, 2008 1:59 PM
With Pope Benedict back in Rome, the media are rendering their verdict of the pontiff's U.S. visit. The pontiff did "better than expected" seems to be the verdict coming from secular journalists, who, of course, found that the pontiff bested the low expectations of unnamed "experts." Take the following from Washington Post staffers Michelle Boorstein and Jacqueline L. Salmon (emphasis mine):NEW…