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In March 2012, baby-faced Facebook billionaire
and Obama social media guru Chris Hughes purchased The New
Republic, the flagship magazine of American progressivism.
After nearly a year of hiring, expanding, and reorganizing, Hughes
unveiled a redesigned New Republic, featuring on the cover
a laughably softball interview that Hughes and TNR Editor Franklin
Foer conducted with President Barack Obama. (Sample question: “You
spoke last summer about your election potentially breaking the
fever of the Republicans. The hope being that, once you were
reelected, they would seek to do more than just block your
presidency. Do you feel that you’ve made headway on that?”) As
Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch observes, The New
Republic has returned to its Progressive era roots as a
cheerleader for state power. View this article.
The Washington Free Beacon has a report, sourced to “Washington Free Beacon Staff,” that Chris Hughes is purging Jews from The New Republic. (Occasionally the Free Beacon publishes stories too embarrassing for any staffers to be associated with by name.) The sensationalism of the article is structured in hilariously descending fashion, with each successive addition to the story draining its plausibility until nothing remains at the end.
The right to unlock cellphones expires. Chris Hughes, publisher of The New Republic, discusses its redesign. An animated look at how technology may change our daily routines. …
The New Republic editor Chris Hughes spoke out on Mark Zuckerberg’s recently-announced fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Hughes, who co-founded Facebook alongside Zuckerberg, told ABC News he had “a lot of questions” about Christie, particularly since the New Jersey governor had opposed same-sex marriage.
Hughes, who tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Sean Eldridge last year, said, “There are tens of thousands of couples in New Jersey that can’t share their love and be recognized under the law because of that decision.”
When mega millionaire Chris Hughes bought The New Republic last March, he asked Frank Foer to take the editorial reigns of the eminent magazine. But Foer didn’t exactly leap at the chance.
Fresh off his second-term inauguration, President Barack Obama is far from blind to the influence that the press holds in shaping political debates.In an interview released Sunday with The New Republic’s Franklin Foer and Chris Hughes, Obama labeled media as one of the “biggest factors” in upcoming conversations, scripting his ideal for how the relationship between the two forces should change. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it,” Obama said. Read More…
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