It’s well known that Newsweek (the company, not the magazine) was sold for $1 just a few years back, and it still seems like the buyer was ripped off. After all, the title is pretty deceptive, considering there’s very little room for news now that the magazine has decided to become a left-wing blog.
We were fully prepared for the mainstream media to find something wrong with President Trump’s statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas; most likely his call for thoughts and prayers rather than action on gun control.
What we didn’t expect was a comparison between his emotional reaction and Barack Obama’s tears over the Sandy Hook massacre.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 2, 2017
What the …? Celeste Katz writes:
While quoting Scripture and speaking of the enduring American spirit, Trump didn’t demonstrate visible anguish during his remarks. By comparison, his predecessor, Barack Obama, openly wept when he addressed the nation after the murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
Obama at the time also spoke passionately in favor of stronger gun regulations during his address; Trump made no mention of the issue Monday.
“Trump didn’t demonstrate visible anguish.” There’s nothing to do but impeach, then.
Is this really a news headline? https://t.co/LL8A4V7Upc
— Alex Swoyer, esq. (@ASwoyer) October 2, 2017
This is real. This is "news". No motive in the media. https://t.co/UiSLFdU6Oh
— Sammy Munsey (@smunsey22) October 2, 2017
President Trump is a man not an actor. https://t.co/m0Uyssqo5s
— Willy P (@niceday1947) October 2, 2017
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) October 2, 2017
Just. Stop. https://t.co/tUrwwGe1X2
— SOcean5 ?? (@SOcean5) October 2, 2017
Instead of sympathy and horror for the victims in Vegas you use this to politicize. You're dispicable.
Go take a knee with the NFL.
— Covfefe Mel (@Melski1) October 2, 2017
I don’t give a shit what Obama did. How dare you use the death of 58 Americans to politicize this.
— #WomenForTrump (@LafTrump) October 2, 2017
Let's try to win political points in any way possible from this tragedy, you absolute idiot writer. Newsweek should be ashamed. Again.
— Todd Bailey (@ToddABailey) October 2, 2017
Stop. Just stop. Criticism is not what we need to hear today.
— Cheryl Miller (@cbiggmill) October 2, 2017
Was there a contest of sorrowfulness
— Edgar Enyait Etyang (@EdgarEtyang) October 2, 2017
There was, apparently, and only Newsweek decided to cover it.
Little different story when it comes to kindergarten kids
— Huncy (@Huncy) October 2, 2017
You guys are really stretching it. #whywehatethepress
— JCA (@archerjo) October 2, 2017
Oh really. Those were babies in sandy hook. Did you cry today?
Such irresponsible reporting.
— smallgreatthings (@alexiadaley1) October 2, 2017
Did Hillary Clinton cry, or did she just tweet? Let’s see some reporting!
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RACIST! Spot what's missing from Newsweek's hot-take headline on Trump/Stephen Curry kerfuffle https://t.co/KARUqSuCxx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 23, 2017