At Death By 1000 Papercuts, Mondo Frazier deconstructs the latest Newsweek broadside fired by the troubled magazine at Gov. Palin. Excerpts:
Newsweek has an article on its website on Sarah Palin titled "Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin." The article is extremely informative–only not in the way intended by its author, Ravi Somaiya.Read the full DBKP debunking of the latest Newsweek anti-Palin hit piece here.
Newsweek got the headline mostly right while Somaiya stumbled around what was another tired Palin hit piece from the $1 newsweekly. The headline alluded to “reporting.” But “reporting” is not what we get from the magazine and its bedfellows at Vanity Fair. It’s a mish-mash of whispers, gossip and cluelessness and third-hand anonymous sources.
Somaiya can’t come out and pen an article that argues the merits of his ideology. He’d rather try to be clever about it. The only thing is: after seeing the same trick over and over, even the most dim-witted eventually figure it out.
The answer which Ravi Somaiya couldn’t fathom?
The answer why pieces like his, as well as the two from Vanity Fair, have almost no effect is simple: we don’t believe you any longer.