Newsweek Magazine Email Forward Hoax

The Cover of Liberal Newsweek Magazine

I received a email forward with “Newsweek Cover” in the subject line and the above photo in the email with the title “The Cover of Liberal Newsweek Magazine”

Here’s some of the text in the email…

“Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by the liberal media…. ‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”

This article was Obama bashing at it finest which I’m sure delighted all the Obama haters who received it. Problem is, like most of the Republican propaganda out there… it’s false.

This article never appeared in Newsweek. The real name of the article is called ” The Affirmative Action President”. It was written by Matt Patterson and appeared in a conservative opinion web site called American Thinker on August 18, 2011.

Obama: The Affirmative Action President

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.


Another dead give-away… take a close look at the Newsweek cover. The article title is “Hit the road Barack” by Niall Ferguson, not “Matt Patterson”.

The article by Niall Ferguson was a completely different article than the one posted in the email forwards.

So for those of you who care about the facts, if you receive a copy of this email forward, you might want to tell the person who sent it to you that it’s a hoax.

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