This week, Newsweek came under an onslaught of criticism for publishing a cover story titled “Hit the road, Barack: Why we need a new president.” (See image.) Written by conservative historian Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor who served as an adviser to the John McCain campaign in 2008, the story is a litany of complaints against Obama, blasting him for his poor economic stewardship, fiscal irresponsibility, broken promises, and foreign policy weakness.
The problem? The article is riddled with so many errors and misrepresentations that it prompted scores of corrections and complaints from other publications, including a full fact-check from rival magazine, The Atlantic.
(Source: theweek.com, via huffingtonpost)