The Newsweek cover raised eyebrows simply because it appeared in the mainstream press. How on Earth did Niall Ferguson get away with it?
The response from the liberal blogosphere to the article was so nasty, inarticulate and irrational, he came back with another article that basically told his critics to stuff it. Said he:
My critics have three things in common. First, they wholly fail to respond to the central arguments of the piece. Second, they claim to be engaged in “fact checking,” whereas in nearly all cases they are merely offering alternative (often silly or skewed) interpretations of the facts. Third, they adopt a tone of outrage that would be appropriate only if I had argued that, say, women’s bodies can somehow prevent pregnancies in case of “legitimate rape.”
Welcome to my world, Niall.
Just for the fun of it, here are a selection of Obama covers on Newsweek. You can hardly claim that he didn't get more than his fair share of nice ones,
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