November 09, 2005
Gordon's Notes: Going down, coming up: The Economist and Newsweek
Gordon's Notes wonders whether the Economist is still worth reading:
Gordon's Notes: Going down, coming up: The Economist and Newsweek: The Economist describes Libby's perjury as a "technicality". That regurgitation of Bush propaganda wouldn't mean much if it was an isolated incident, but it's part of a four year pattern.... They are in decline now. On the other hand, I happened to read Newsweek's Libby/Cheney coverage on an airplane. I've not read Newsweek since I was a child.... This article... put Libby's behavior into a convincingly romantic context of the 'honorable soldier against the apocalypse, making a kind of sense of a claustrophobic world of fear, loyalty and self-delusion. The Atlantic is another magazine that's come up in the world. It may well be time for me to swap the Economist for Newsweek and the Atlantic...
Posted by DeLong at November 9, 2005 02:45 PM