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I would advise anyone who currently subscribes to this rag to end your subscription promptly. This week, Newsweek Magazine is featuring it's cover story titled "Hit The Road, Barack. Why we Need a New President" This is nothing more than a smear attempt by a washed-up, has-been Harvard Professor, Niall Ferguson, a self-admitted Romney/Ryan supporter, who was an advisor to John McCain in 2008.

Of course, Newsweek wants people to know that Ferguson first and foremost is a "writer" and "historian" who just happens to think that Romney/Ryan would make a better President. But his propaganda piece is barf-worthy and bordering on fringe musings.

Even Paul Krugman, who at times has been highly critical of President Obama's economic policy, eviscerates Ferguson and tears down every single one of his anti-Obama lies with facts. Krugman ends his column with this

We’re not talking about ideology or even economic analysis here — just a plain misrepresentation of the facts, with an august publication letting itself be used to misinform readers. The Times would require an abject correction if something like that slipped through. Will Newsweek?

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What is worse, Newsweek shamelessly promotes this right-wing smear effort as a substantive analysis, while urging Twitter followers to use a disrespectful hashtag when discussing this piece.

Want to discuss this week's cover story? Use the hashtag #HitTheRoadBarack--just as it appears on the cover.

Then they further tweet additional anti-Obama attacks supposedly coming from Ferguson, but presenting it as if this were also Newsweek's official position:

COVER STORY: Obama has broken his promises, and it's clear that the GOP ticket's path to prosperity is our only hope http://bit.ly/...

Thankfully, it appears that people just aren't in the mood for that kind of nonsense from our media outlets. Some examples of responses to that tweet are:

@Newsweek Why would anyone want to use that ridiculous hashtag. No thanks. Stupid cover story by a stupid writer.
@Newsweek I'll discuss by unfollowing & not picking up any future copy of your magazine. Last week's cover was bad, this put over the edge
@Newsweek unfollowed and blocked. #dropnewsweek

I guess Newsweek has been paid a nice sum by the Kochs, SuperPACs, Roves, RMoney, etc., so that they feel that losing a few hundred thousand of you people as subscribers won't hurt them. Regardless, this magazine is just extremely disgraceful and disrespectful. Newsweek does not not deserve to be patronized by anyone who is supportive of or plans to vote for this President in November.

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