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December 10, 2009

Newsweek: "Unemployed Familes Need to Man Up"

Yes, really, but it's not quite that bad. Under the headline:

The Recession's Sliver Lining

Ah. Yet another silver lining.

The headline is decidedly insensitive, but the article is slightly less so. I assume.

To be honest I don't know what the hell it's about; it's a typically confused feminist screed about something or other. I don't really know. Ask this guy, maybe he does. I assume the headline was just intended to be a catchy, provocative little "pun" or something, probably about how men can really help working moms in these tough economic times. (What does that have to do with unemployed families then, I wonder?)

But notice how aggressive and insensitive they were willing to be to the unemployed to sell their story.

The headline has since been changed, apparently -- now it's Families Need to Man Up.

Isn't it funny that Newsweek takes this position when the unemployed are not a club to be used against a president they disfavor, but instead a source of problems for a president they do favor.

Notice how quickly their view of such people shifts from sympathetic to hostile.

Again, I have no idea really what this article says. I did in fact attempt to read it and saw a great amount of whining by a woman about balancing job and family.

What is she talking about? Look, you guys pay me a salary, but you don't pay me enough to figure out what this addledpated harpy is going on about.

The key thing for me is the headline -- Man Up, Losers -- and of course that silver-lining subhed.


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