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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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The New New Republic Gets Something – Finally! – Right

As up to several people know, the hardworking staff has been on The New Republic like Brown on Williamson since boy publisher Chris Hughes bought the vulnerable opinion journal several years ago. And the worst part is, the lamer the magazine has become, … Continue reading

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Ad Nauseum: Why the New Republic Is – No Surprise – for Sale

As the hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions, Chris Hughes, boy publisher of The Nude – sorry, New – Republic, hasn’t seen an inside-page ad in maybe 18 months. from all appearances, the Richie Rich of opinion journalism was floating … Continue reading

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TNR = The Nude Republic (No Ads)

As the hardworking staff has noted previously (see here and here), the new New Republic is pretty much a reverse Potemkin magazine: all town and no facade. Exhibit Umpteen: The current issue of The Nude Republic, which features three – count … Continue reading

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The New ‘New Republic’ Has No Advertising

In the wake of the revolution/evolution at The New Republic last year, the hardworking staff has noted the Potemkin quality of the magazine, which is to say no advertising. But in its current issue, the new New Republic has hit rock bottom. It … 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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