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Glenn was excited to see someone in Newsweek stand up and point out that Barack Obama has done a horrible job leading the country, but on radio he wondered how much heat the magazine and it’s publisher must be getting. Well, it doesn’t seem to matter as writer Niall Ferguson has hit back at many of his critics for their ridiculous comments in response to his article.

In a blog post, Ferguson wrote:

First prize goes to Berkeley professor Brad DeLong, whose blog opened with the headline “Fire-His-Ass-Now.” “He lied,” rants DeLong. “Convene a committee at Harvard to examine whether he has the moral character to teach at a university.” My own counter-suggestion would be to convene a committee at Berkeley to examine whether or not Professor DeLong is spending too much of his time blogging when he really should be conducting serious research or teaching his students. For example, why hasn’t Professor DeLong published that economic history of the 20th century he’s been promising for the past six years? It can’t be writer’s block, that’s for sure.

Runner up is James Fallows of The Atlantic for his hilariously pompous post “As a Harvard Alum, I Apologize.” Well, as an Oxford alum, I laugh.

In third place comes Krugman with his charge of “unethical commentary … a plain misrepresentation of the facts” requiring “an abject correction.” The idea of getting a lesson from Paul Krugman about the ethics of commentary is almost as funny as Fallows’s apologizing on behalf of Harvard. Both these paragons of the commentariat, by the way, shamelessly accused me of racism three years ago when I drew an innocent parallel between President Obama and “Felix the Cat.” I don’t know of many more unethical tricks than to brand someone who criticizes the president a racist.

And, finally, a consolation prize for righteous indignation goes to Dylan Byers of Politico (“ridiculous, misleading, ethically questionable”).

Pretty good, right?

Well, all of this led to the guys wondering how the publisher, Tina Brown, was reacting to all of the heat. And then they admitted they had no idea who Tina Brown even was – just that she really hates Glenn!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Those of history and the current times who bear witness to the truth are hounded and hated by the ones who embrace the lies and the corruption willingly. They dread the truth being presented to them, so as to maintain the lies and illusion that haunt them in the echoes of their own barren souls.

    – Snowleopard.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Those of history and the current times who bear witness to the truth are hounded and hated by the ones who embrace the lies and the corruption willingly. They dread the truth being presented to them, so as to maintain the lies and illusion that haunt them in the echoes of their own barren souls.

    – Snowleopard.

    People will be hated by someone almost all the time; the left fails to understand, that in their quest to make all things equal, they only achieve in destroying it all.

    • Huss Family

      Yup.  Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.  And noone hates the truth more than the left.  Kinda like Gollum exposed to the light of day.  Preciousssssss (sound familiar???)

      • Anonymous

        I just have to say that you so pegged it — Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.  I had to come back and look for this, because I wanted to share it with my husband.  Thank you, Huss Family!

    • Anonymous
  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    Sorry I would rather trust Niall Ferguson than idiots with the heads up Obama’s rear. The left worship him as a God and here is the proof.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      I wonder what the leftists would have said back in the time of King Herod when, given the biblical account in Acts, he was declared a living god on earth, and prompltly got devoured by worms.

      Could you imagine them trying to spin that story to the Romans?

      • http://twitter.com/ConniePetty8 Connie Petty

        The best part was when Newsweek contacted me to ask why I had not renewed my subscription. I gave ’em more than they bargained for! http://Millionaire4Project.blogspot.com

      • Ralph Spraker

        How about these:
        They were Republic Worms!  They were Idumean Worms!  They were Zealot Worms!

        In the Lamb!

    • Anonymous

       Boy, you got that right Rahm, and I agree with you about the proof.  I loved what Niall Ferguson wrote, especially about that brain-dead idiot Krugman.  These people like Krugman and Eliz. Warren are pure and simple liberal idiots
       who don’t care about the American people.   Everything they do is against US.

      Thank God for common sense with most on the capitalist/conservative side.  Hate to have to take sides, but the older I get the smarter I get and see what they are doing.

      ps,  Just saw on the news that Colorado University (really liberal) said they’ve picked the presidents for the last 34? years and they’ve picked Romney-Ryan ticket.
      (CU is where the other pretend Indian, Ward Churchill, got fired……….contested it and lost again)   You people in Mass. don’t make same mistake voting for HER. yuk!.

      • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

        I hope once Romney-Ryan do get elected that the Tea Party doubles their efforts to ensure he does as told. Because the last thing the conservative movement needs is a repeat of the W years with debt/govt expanding, giving liberals ammunition.

        Frankly, I hate how everyone focuses so much on the national races. Conservatives need to focus on LOCAL races. I’d rather have 30 tea party governors with Obama in the White House, than the current 30 RINO governors with Romney in the White House.

        Heck, even just a handful of Tea Party governors banding together could stop federal plans dead in their tracks (think nullification).

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/3CIYAPOQGYLOGCFKBLFSQCJTC4 Susan

           The problem is that Obama just sues every state that doesn’t march to his orders.  I don’t like Jamie Dimon, but when he asked if this is Russia recently, I realized my fears were not in fact inflated because even a progressive like Dimon is seeing the light. 

          • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

            The irony is Russia has a flat 10% tax rate, and even China has lower personal, and vastly lower corporate tax rates.

            The USA just has decades of PREVIOUS capitalism keeping it surging forward, and technological advancements in agriculture which allow 1 farmer to feed hundreds which helps prevent a repeat of the Great Depression.

            As far as the unemployment rate though, we’re already at Great Depression levels if you count all the people who’ve fallen off the rolls. Technological efficiencies have allowed us to miraculously survive higher levels of unemployment intact.

            But all that will come to an end when the government debt crisis starts at which point there’ll be a push for world government to then allow them to force the banks to accept debt reduction.

            What’s scary is that if ONE government in Europe collapses the US goes with it because of the way the banking system works. Only export heavy, investor nations like Germany, Russia, and China would survive basically.

            The UK and USA are especially doomed because of the extremely large service sector.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/54KKNJSF3TRPOGWYDWYPQQ7J5E lindsay

            He not only sues states, but goes after Romney donors and even Gallup Poll with his DOJ arm.  It’s a tad like Putin’s Russia.

          • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

            Now, now, don’t insult Putin by comparing him to Obama!

            Putin held meetings with the top people in business to reassure them he was not going after their money, then dramatically cut and then flattened taxes and basically implemented the FAIR tax we all dream about.

            I find it odd that any of us would dislike Putin for his foreign policy either, he’s basically unapologetic for his country which is what we constantly say we want in a President…

            As far as human rights goes, Obama has kill lists, black sites for torturing dissidents, etc. Putin may be KGB but not even he’s that cold hearted.

            If you actually look at what Putin is doing you can tell he actually wants Russia to be #1 in the world and is doing ALL the right things to get it there, whereas America is being led into the ground.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Gray/100000045168502 Martin Gray

            A tad?  He and his Pravda – aka The New York Times – are like rabid dogs.

          • D. Lynne Syring

            Obama and DOJ go after all except Corzine, Goldman Sachs, Fort Hood shooter, Black panthers and illegals.

        • John Morrison

          Debt and government expanded under Bush when the Dems took the house and Senate.

        • Anonymous

           Be careful what you wish for… Obama in the White House nullifies whatever percentage of Conservatives we have in governorships or for that matter Senate or House – Obama fancies himself a dictator and will  use “Executive Order” whenever he pleases.  He thumbs his nose at our Constitution and our entire process

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Smith/100000454083900 Jerry Smith

    When a co-worker told me about the article I thought it had to be a joke. I canceled my subscription years ago when I came to the conclusion that my money would be better spent lighting cigars with ten-dollar bills. The article that pushed me over the edge was a piece on Jon Stewart describing him as someone with no political bias. The best part was when Newsweek contacted me to ask why I had not renewed my subscription. I gave ’em more than they bargained for!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JakeKreations Jake Karabel

    I agree with Rahm Kota, Why would anyone believe people that worship Barack Obama? The only reason why he one the vote is because at the time this country was at a stand still with the economy, and he “PROMISED” Change. Did we ever get that? NO! 

    Anyways I alaways thought from day ONE he’d be a major problem.

    • http://twitter.com/moogoo3544 borninamerica

      I did too because as you I listened to some of the things he said.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Krugman… professional “dutch-bag”…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

    The left invented the art of information manipulation – spin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

      After the Newsweek article, the left experienced “an underwear changing event”.

  • Anonymous

    Wow Jerry you sound like a big tough guy who has no Idea what Obama is  really doing to the country.. Do have  kids? so you want them to be communist instead of having freedom like you did.. did you know that 20,000  muslims will be at the Democratic convention.. why Jerry when Obama says hes not a muslim… please check more out on Obama before you commment nect time… have a nice day… and think of your kids and freedom  why arent  20,000 muslims going to the Rebubs convention?

    • http://www.facebook.com/randy.jefferis Randy Jefferis

      ease up bsfurg.  read Jerry’s post again.  I think he is on our side.  Don’t eat your own.

      • Anonymous

        eXACTLY!  BSFURG reread Jerry’s post again..where do you get he’s a lefty?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rocky-Melton/1214264609 Rocky Melton

      bsfurg….I don’t see anywhere in Jerrys comment that would you rant like this….

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.huber.9615 Christian Huber

    20,000 muslims at the convention? Please provide proof of this claim. If you have any. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayne-Nielsen/100000024501720 Jayne Nielsen

    “You know you’re doing something right when you’ve reduced hordes of liberals to blind, sputtering rage.” – Ann Coulter. I LOVE what Niall Ferguson wrote. 

    Paul Krugman must be another one of Obama’s Pavlov’s dogs…one who salivates at the sound of Obama’s name much like “thrill up his leg” Chris Matthews.  Get a visual of those three together. Kind of reminds me of the gay parties Barney Frank and his husband (or is it his wife) throw.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RMG72BPBCU2QBJDFJ5XQ6XVWCU Inspectorrick

      Well said Jayne, well said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.rainone.3 Sara Rainone

    i give tina a lot of credit for publishing the article even though she is sooo liberal.

  • ricoliv

    Tina Brown? Isn’t she also known as Anna Wintour? No? Well. they’re equally dispensible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001325363936 Alex Scarborough

    Glenn, how about getting Niall Ferguson on the show.  Sounds like someone I want to know better.

  • Anonymous

     I actually liked Ferguson’s article.  It is good to read different points of view.  This is something glenn never does with an objective goal.  glenn only reads or watches the real media when he wants to cry and bitch to his cult in order to sell more coffee mugs and rally tickets.
    Also, Ferguson deserves to be criticized or disagreed with like any other journalist.
    On the question of Tina Brown…
    It doesn’t surprise me that glenn beck has never heard of her.
    1.  Unlike glenn, she is a well respected editor and journalist.
    2.  Tina Brown is a woman.  We all know how sexist glenn is!!!
    3.  Tina Brown was born in England and became an American citizen a few years ago.
    4.  Yes, she is standing behind her journalist’s (Ferguson) story because she respects his reporting and point of view which probably explains why she hates glenn beck.  She respects honesty and integrity which are foreign attributes to mr beck!

    • Anonymous

       The reason no one knows who Tina Brown is…is because no one (usually) reads Newsweek!  Bet this issue sold more copies than the whole last year combined!

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.frost.338 John Frost

      Glenn is the different point of view, Nimrod.

    • SoThere

      Strtlk is an Obama cultist so he should know all about cults.

      His constant hate-mongering is a trait of the Liberal Progressives, many of them are in our government.

      Save America, vote Conservative.

    • greywolfrs

      Hey. it’s sticky chin the coward. Did you get tired of using the vicki tiffany account? No matter, you are coward either way. Another stupid rant from a complete moron. What would you know about honest and integrity, nothing you ever say has either of those attributes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QTXG3EL4XVCV26VANOTJUZWJY smiley

    “20,000 muslims at demo convention” ???  yeah right.  they will offer up prayers between the “we like homos” speech and the “war on women”.  btw, the “war on women” theme they like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.frost.338 John Frost

    The truth shall make you free

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QTXG3EL4XVCV26VANOTJUZWJY smiley

    the demo convention will be the first total “hate” convention.  they love nothing.

  • Anonymous

     Please, strtlk – you really should avoid using “honesty” and “journalism” in the same rant. Time was when one could reasonably connect the two. Not so today.

  • Anonymous

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!    I think these guys can feel their time of talking b.s. is almost up!! What a bunch of hypocrites… Why don’t they just admit sheepishly (at least, no?) that they finally are waking up after a long deep sleep or that they had an epiphany and realize they have finally grown up!!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.young.169 Kim Young

    The world is officially upside down.  Cats chasing dogs, and all that jazz…  Love Ferguson’s blog!!  excellent!

  • Anonymous

    Yes Paulina!!!  I agree with you 1 Million percent!!  I am sick and tired of both parties forgetting that they are CIVIL SERVANTS!!!  hired by us to represent us.  No one tells the truth anymore….. everything has to be lies, lies, lies and manipulations. 

  • Anonymous

    @ rahm ! by quoting ephesians 6:12 you hit the nail on the head!!!  so trying to understand what is truly going on on this planet is simple and concise !!! , but all of humanity are fools and trying to explain is useless !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    We are trapped in a world taken over by post-modernist driven academics. There is not objective truth in their world. So they can lie about anything and feel no moral revulsion. This is the world our neo-Marxist President inhabits.

    The first thing we need to do is rid our institutions of this point of view. We need to restore the truth as one of the keystones of ‘knowledge.’

    Then when a leftist disagrees with something, one could ask that person for evidence of their claim and if it is not forthcoming, simply point out the lie and move on to more fertile ground.

    Until we demolish the bankrupt and ridiculous philosophy or rather sophistry of post-modernism our world and our freedoms are eventually doomed.



    • http://www.facebook.com/williekmcd Bill Mcdonald

      With the O shutting down the charter school programs in D.C. and now going after home-schoolers, ya think there might be a connection?

      • http://twitter.com/moogoo3544 borninamerica

        Yes – apparently there is a treaty being proposed at United Nations to ban home-schooling which will take away parental rights in schooling!  Now, why would governments want to ban homeschooling in favor of Government schools?  In Sweden, a child was taken from parents for homeschooling!

      • http://twitter.com/moogoo3544 borninamerica

        We need to tell our congress that we don’t need treaties from the United Nations.  We have a Constitution!

    • http://twitter.com/moogoo3544 borninamerica

      You’re right – truth does need to be restored!  I remember years back that a fellow was suspended on racial reasons from the University of Pennsylvania by a panel deemed “the thought police” because he said to a group making noise outside his window while trying to study that they sounded like “a herd of elephants”!  The thought police said it was a racial remark because “elephants” are from Africa!  True story.  Another one was the fellow at  Swarthmore college who was a republican and said he finally was able to speak when normally you had to fear and repress your republican conservative political belief at the college!  It is all very scary!

  • Anonymous

     @ max !!! no it started in the “garden” with adam and eve and has been going downhil ever since !!!  , with out the “CREATOR” in charge we and just fumbling in the dark !!!  all of us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • caved1ver

    glenn only reads or watches the real media when he wants to cry and bitch to his cult in order to sell more coffee mugs and rally tickets.
    +Please define the term “real media” given the fact that “Journalism Majors” have nearly as low, on average, SAT scores as “Education Majors”…

    It doesn’t surprise me that glenn beck has never heard of her.1.  Unlike glenn, she is a well respected editor and journalist.

    +Respected by whom- her fellow travelers in the progressive MSM?
    2.  Tina Brown is a woman.  We all know how sexist glenn is!!!

    + I’ve found that women in general and progressive feminists in particular are the biggest sexists on the planet. Does being a self-loathing male pay well? If you in fact a man, I think that you should turn in your MAN card to the local authorities, buy yourself a tube of vagisil & a VW convertible- then have your boyfriend drive you home.
    3.  Tina Brown was born in England and became an American citizen a few years ago.

    +Please explain how this is gemane to the discussion.
    4.  Yes, she is standing behind her journalist’s (Ferguson) story because she respects his reporting and point of view which probably explains why she hates glenn beck.  She respects honesty and integrity which are foreign attributes to mr beck!

    +How unlike her fellow progressives!!! Perhaps she realizes that continuing to be the perceived water carriers of the BHO administration is degrading Newsweek’s magazine subscriptions/circulation amongst intelligent/educated readers.
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    • Anonymous

      Regarding low SAT scores and “Education Majors”, back in the ’60’s and ’70’s, I worked at the Testing Bureau at the University of Southern California, and education majors were the laughing stock of the Testing Bureau.  At test sessions they did not pay attention, could not follow directions, asked stupid questions, and were mostly not very bright.  (As an aside, we found that those most likely to cheat during test sessions were business majors, followed closely by those taking the LSAT.)

  • Anonymous

    I would say that Newsweek’s sales went UP with this, and if Tina Brown as a brain cell left in her head after so many years with her head in the liberal toilet she will see that controversy sells and she is after all in business to sell.  The very fact that it was published is a sign they are starting to realize it and cover story even more so.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S77SSGF2GQPX2AOM5D6QQIO5PI Barry B

    Finally, a ethical voice from Newsweek. Kuddos Newsweek.

  • Anonymous

    Not that one should take these ratings too seriously, but if you go to “ratemyprofessor.com” you will see that Brad DeLong receives rather poor ratings from his students.  The term arrogant is repeated frequently

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCH5T3BGTWS6RLSEP6IGCQ2HKQ Matt

    the magazine (except for this article) is NEWSWEAK and always will be

  • http://www.facebook.com/beryl.wright.50 Beryl Wright

    Way to go Niall Ferguson. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1563343273 Dennis Scheminske

    You guys just have too much fun… Keep it up…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dryates1 David R. Yates

    Well, this will be the first time in many years that I will be buying a copy of Newsweek. So, I suppose their ruse worked on me at least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Hughes/1136176558 Steve Hughes

    God, but it feels good to see the Peanut Gallery get some of the lumps it’s due.  Most o’ them peanuts is such ethically stunted ASSWIPES anyway!

  • Anonymous

    So now I know who Tina Brown is.  Hopefully will retain the info for more than a day.  Not sure it is every going to be of use in normal conversation.  So Newsweak got one right.  One time. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.franklin.3910 Jane Franklin

    Our children are being taught by these ultra-liberal elites in their ivory towers just as most of the present Media types have been schooled.  Common sense is not among their attributes.  I’ve
    alway heard that fools and their money are soon parted.  Is this what has happened to our country?

  • Anonymous

    Have you noticed that freedom of the press is one-sided, i.e. liberal? All conservative thought & opinion is discriminated against & visciously attacked in the mainstream liberal media. Since when did liberal opinion become the Bible? I guess when Krugman said so? 

    • Anonymous

      Rosanadana,  Fox News has demonstrated several times through their research that

      the media is very definitely liberal.  That’s why they give B.O. all the good press and the

      Reps/Tea Party/ R & R get all the bad or controversial press.

      P.S. Your first name isn’t Rosanne, is it?  : )   (Sure miss, Gilda—a very funny lady.)

  • Robert Starkand

    I guess I’m showing my New York colors by revealing this, but I know who Tina Brown is.  The day she became editor of the New Yorker, was the day I let my subscription run out.  That was about 20 years ago.  The heyday of the New Yorker was in the time of the first two editors, Harold Ross and William Shawn.  Under Ross, the New Yorker was as loud and brassy as 1920’s New York.  Ross was part of the Algonquin Round Table.  People like Alexander Wolcott, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchly, and James Thurber contributed.  Shawn was just the opposite in style and personality, but he also attracted talent like J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote and Charles Addams of “The Addams Family” fame.  Both men were men of vision with a metropolitan sensibility that was reflected in the magazine.  Ms.Brown was a successful editor of Vanity Fair, which lets face it, in its modern incarnation is a glossy upscale celebrity driven magazine.  As much as she would try, I didn’t think think she could breathe new life into the New Yorker.  But maybe no one can.  The New Yorker was a product of a more literary time.  With the recent passing of Gore Vidal, as much as I abhor the man, I’m reminded that he was the last of the big time celebrity authors.  The New Yorker just doesn’t seem to have the relevance it once had.  As for Ms. Brown, she went on to start the Daily Beast and now edits Newsweek.  Although they were both started as newspaper men, I can’t imagine Harold Ross or William Shawn doing that.

  • Anonymous

    When I look to the left I see my garbage can, nothing in it but trash

  • Anonymous

    How in the world did we, as a nation, drift this far off course? Disgusting. No one respects anyone anymore and it’s every man for himself. What a country.  

  • Anonymous

    This trash talking an individual by the “greatest liberal minds” is only going to get better. If the election in Nov goes as I suspect it will cause these wacks will go completely off the cliff.  Most interesting will be how it was someone else that was at fault not their’s.  I hope they will still maintain that not being lying liberal/progressives that they are caused the problem; which will mean they are in for more lost elections! The liberals & progressives can only play the chicken little card so manny times.

  • new2la

    I am having so much fun with this story. It shows that well known platitude, what goes around, comes around. Hilarious to watch them all having their childish rants.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I wouldn’t take most Berkeley or Harvard profs or gradsor any liberal media very seriously.  Most are ultra liberal and consider themselves part of the elite.  They are part of the BHO zombies. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2NAPSXIXUJPOPPGU6CXVFQFLA Snorri Sturluson

    Ah! Liberals the first to be locked-up, reeducated and / or simply shot when Islamic and other radicals take control of government. Personally, letting such academic delusional believers learn the very hard way has a definite appeal;  ie: as in France in the 1940’s under the Nazi’s. God only knows what happened to such folks under Mao. So to quote the proverbial Russians: “Toughski Shitski useful idiots”.

  • alumin

    AWESOME! I love Niall Ferguson…and, ‘nerd throwdown’…Hilarious! I have not been so inspired to buy Newsweek in..oh, let’s see…..EVER!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWSWZ3SXYYHSLKMQKB3ZHG7OBU Bill

    Thank G-d we can always count on Niall Ferguson to speak his mind,back it up with detailed facts,and articulate his position well.Surprised Newsweek and Harvard haven’t let him go…..

  • Anonymous


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