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Obama To Pen Newsweek Haiti Story

From the Wall Street Journal:

Obama to Pen Cover Story on Haiti and the Earthquake for Newsweek

By Russell Adams

January 14, 2010

Like at a lot of publications, Newsweek was forced to start its week over when the earthquake hit Haiti.

Give the magazine credit for an artful recovery. The Washington Post Co.-owned publication has tapped President Barack Obama to pen a cover story on Haiti for the Jan. 25 issue hitting newsstands on Monday.

But Mr. Obama is not using the Haiti tragedy for political gain.

That would be unthinkable.

Newsweek was readying a story about the Google-China row when the earthquake hit.

Funny, how it didn’t occur to Newsweek to ask Mr. Obama weigh in on the Google-China “row.”

Editor Jon Meacham scrapped his plans and hit the phones in search of the highest authority he could find to weigh in, according to a person familiar with the matter. He reached David Axelrod, senior adviser to Obama, who asked his boss if he was game.

Getting Obama to write an essay about the Haiti tragedy is a coup for the struggling magazine and aligns squarely with its new strategy. Newsweek lost $25 million in the first half of 2009, and the Post Co. last year reinvented the magazine, cutting its staff and shifting its focus from news reporting to commentary

And we’re supposed to notice the difference?

Newsweek’s Obama-Haiti issue will hit newsstands a few days before the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of Obama, who’s getting mixed reviews in the polls.

"Mixed reviews" meaning the lowest approval ratings for any President at this time of his administration.

But that, of course, explains why Mr. Obama’s is so eager to write this article for Newsweek.

He is so desperate to boost his poll numbers, he is more than happy to share his compassion for poor suffering people with the few dentist offices that still subscribe to Newsweek.

We are only surprised that Newsweek didn’t think to ask Mr. Obama to scribe their “We Are All Socialists Now” story.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Obama To Pen Newsweek Haiti Story”

  1. GL0120 says:

    Perhaps I’m paranoid but to me, this is just more of his personality cult.
    We saw his supposed brilliance on TV, now we’re going to read what he thinks about every little thing.
    Of course, since this is the same man who has no written record to show for his college life, and whose favorite vote as a state senator was “Present,” does anyone honestly believe these will be his thoughts?
    The media has worked tirelessly to prop up his image and prevent anyone from seeing the real Obama, that’s not about to change now. Ghost writers are already in place to pen brilliant thoughts from our Dear Leader.

  2. Zilla says:

    Well, that just tells me that the country must be in pretty good shape if he has time to pen magazine articles.

    /sarc off

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I am certain to take as much time and consideration in reading this upcoming article as I do with each and every media appearance he has made.

  4. Zilla says:

    Wait, now I get it.


    • JohnMG says:

      I’m not sure that would be the proper “Prize” for him, Zilla. But—with a little imagination and some judicious re-arranging of the letters we could come up with……….The ‘Putz-litzer’ Prize.

      Whatcha think?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “The Story of “ME” and how “I” Got Things Rolling and if it wasn’t for “ME” there would be Calimity that “I” am NOT the Blame for”
      By: Barack “I WON” Obama
      (and don’t you losers forget it)

      Kinda snappy and all about his favorite subject………..himself.
      100% with ya JMG!!

  5. proreason says:

    Well, if Obamy is gonna pen something, I’m thinking Billy Ayers must have some free time.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    Wow .. what an honor. Newsweek being the revered journalistic standard it is. NOT!

    Will he be using his red crayon or maybe a green one?

  7. Confucius says:

    If the earthquake hit Haiti on Jan 12, how can Obama know what to write by Jan 14? And to Newsweek’s satisfaction?

    Is this how he wrote his first autobiography at age 34? Will this be fiction too?

    • jobeth says:

      “he wrote his first autobiography at age 34”

      Before anyone knew who he was…

      Think about the conceit that takes to publish an auto bio of yourself before anyone knows who the heck you are…except possibly all your commie backers of course. who also know you are on your way (via corruption) to be president.

    • canary says:

      A reporter from NewsWeek that belongs to that exclusive women’s only club Sotomayor belonged to there.

      Obama had severe writers block with the first book, paid up front, and wanted more money to finish. He was the first black president of some dinky club. He stayed held up in his office (actually the 3rd bedroom he lied about, when he played poor and said their first home was a 2 bedroom condo (according to county assessors description).
      At one point a Republican even gave him an office at the University to aid him in writing, hoping in return he’d teach at the college, where he befriended Bill Ayers.

      The 2006 book he went to Indonesia for 4 months staying with his half-sister. She explained he needed a place that was quiet. Still he gives 2 pages of credits to many who helped him write it, fact checked for him, those whose families suffered while helping him. His wife for putting up with him.

      A few poems Obama wrote were the real easy kind, like Frank Marshall Davis wrote. No rhyming.

    • jobeth says:

      “A few poems Obama wrote were the real easy kind, like Frank Marshall Davis wrote. No rhyming”

      That explains a lot about the crap that went on during the inauguration. Those “poems” had many of us ROFLO(ur)AO.

      His taste in poetry. Her taste in clothes
      THEIR taste in friends….What more could we ask in a first couple.

    • proreason says:

      My view is that the self-indulgent “autobiography” isn’t a result of his galactic ego. That came later.

      I believe it was step 3 of the master plan to create an electable Marxist.

      Steps 1 and 2 were finding the guy and completing his indoctination.

      There is a reason this guy is mixed race, mixed religion, mixed nationality and as cool as a cucumber as he serves as the figurehead to force chaos on the world as a means to sieze power and dominate the world.

      And it isn’t luck.

    • jobeth says:


      “There is a reason this guy is mixed race, mixed religion, mixed nationality and as cool as a cucumber ” …has a silver tongue and will do as he is told….

  8. JohnMG says:

    Let’s see. He’s got time to write a propaganda piece for Newsweek (or is that Weak News) but he and “Mrs. Wipe-Out-Obesity-In-Our-Lifetime” haven’t been able to select a church to attend in over a year of residence? Well, we must have our priorities ordered, mustn’t we?

    • jobeth says:

      Yeah, but it’s really hard to find a “church” for either a closet muslim, atheist or for one who thinks of himself is a god.

      Not many of them around…they need more time.

    • JohnMG says:

      You’re right, of course, jobeth. Wherever he goes, he’s in the presense of himself. So in a sense, in his own mind, he’s always in church. (Major sarc!!!!!!!)

      How silly of me not to notice.

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