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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.

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