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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

Well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • About a week ago, the Boston Globe ran a story about CBS’s decision to stop broadcasting the … Continue reading

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TNR = Truly No Revenue

When Chris Hughes, the Richie Rich of opinion journalism, bought The New Republic last year, he said he would sink real money into the print edition. He wasn’t kidding, as the most recent edition reveals. The 64-page magazine features exactly … Continue reading

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The New New Republic Is A Potemkin Magazine

The much-ballyhooed New Republic relaunch turns out to be a bit of a dud, at least in terms of the print edition. It started out fat, slick, and full of ads, but now it’s just fat and slick. Current issue (or … Continue reading

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The New ‘New Republic’ (Marty Peretz Hates It Edition)

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, former owner/editor-in-chief of The New Republic Martin Peretz sandblasted the refurbished edition now being published by new owner (and juice-box Facebook co-founder) Chris Hughes. The first edition of The New New Republic was fat – 68 … Continue reading

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