Newsweek Cover: “The First Gay President”

Newsweek Strikes Back With ‘Gay President’ Cover
Tina Brown tries to one-up Time’s breastfeeding cover

‘Brown, whose tenure as editor at Newsweek has seen an array of controversial covers, will respond with the above, pegged to Andrew Sullivan’s piece on Obama’s support for same-sex marriage: “The First Gay President.”

‘The magazine is currently available on iTunes.

‘UPDATE: Newsweek forwards the following preview for Sullivan’s piece:

It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes…’

60% Don’t Care About Obama’s Gay Marriage Stand
‘A majority of Americans, 60%, say President Barack Obama’s newly announced support for same-sex marriage will make no difference to their vote. Twice as many say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama as say more likely, though roughly half of the “less likely” group are Republicans who probably would not support Obama anyway.

‘Does President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage make you more likely to vote for him, less likely to vote for him, or doesn’t it make any difference?…’ May 2012 results:

Geraldo Rivera Claims Rape by TSA
Toddler flagged on TSA ?no-fly? list by JetBlue, parents claim
18-month-old child pulled from flight at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida

In this news clip, they were talking about an 18-month old girl who was removed from an airplane when her name came up on the TSA’s ‘no-fly’ list as a potential terrorist. Well, so fed-up with the absurdity that is the TSA, Geraldo Rivera blurted out yet another tirade about his experiences with the TSA.

Apparently, since Rivera had previously spoken out about the offensive nature of TSA pat-downs, he now finds himself singled out
for pat-downs. Pat-downs are random? I have my doubts.

Wait til you hear how he describes it…

Doctor Accused of Killing Patients
‘THE Crime and Misconduct Commission has heard chilling evidence from a Gold Coast doctor who said a colleague with a “psychopathic personality” deliberately killed several patients.

‘He said the doctor had to be physically restrained by other doctors from harming people – yet complaints about his conduct were ignored.

“‘It was really horrifying,” the doctor said in a recording.

“‘He was prepared to kill people if it saved his authority from being questioned.”

‘Incredibly, the doctor is still registered despite three doctors and two nurses lining up to give damning evidence against him…’

More People With PhDs Going on Food Stamps
Another proof that diligence and perseverance do not always pay. I’ll bet that these Phds are now pessimists

An Overlooked Subgroup
‘A record number of people are depending on federally financed food assistance. Food-stamp use increased from an average monthly caseload of 17 million in 2000 to 44 million people in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Web site. Last year, one in six people—almost 50 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population—received food stamps.

‘Ms. Bruninga-Matteau is part of an often overlooked, and growing, subgroup of Ph.D. recipients, adjunct professors, and other Americans with advanced degrees who have had to apply for food stamps or some other form of government aid since late 2007…’


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2 Responses to Newsweek Cover: “The First Gay President”

  1. souldipper says:

    Psychopathic doctor still able to practice? What is the matter with Medical Associations even allowing that to happen regardless of legal lethargy.


    • pochp says:

      Don’t forget there are worse and weirder things medical authorities allow Amy,
      just like in the law circles.

      ‘Legal lethargy’. I like your phrase Amy. Unique and sarcastic.


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