Newsweek has been on its deathbed in recent months, first shutting down its print magazine and eventually showing signs of barely clinging to life via its online publication. In part, it's due to the overwhelming anti-Trump, anti-American rhetoric that the people of the United States of America aren't interested in hearing.
The war between Americans and Newsweek isn't new either, <i>Trump and Newsweek</i> have gone back and forth for the better part of a decade due to their biased propaganda efforts.
<strong><span style="color:red;">As it turns out, and you'll later read in the article, Newsweek has been given numerous taxpayer-funded contracts which were arranged by the Obama Administration as well as the Democratic Party. </span></strong>
<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/5162-20-Years-Ago-Newsweek-was-Credible-Join-the-Live-Discussion-Here">The Goldwater </a>has consistently pointed out that two decades ago the publication was considered as "credible news", which is a far cry from their current state as a literal mouthpiece for the Democratic Party as well as being under investigation for criminal wrongdoing.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just took a look at Time Magazine-looks really flimsy like a free handout at a parking lot! The sad end is coming-just like Newsweek!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/329759872163909632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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For those unaware,<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/16499-Newsweek-s-Offices-Raided-by-Manhattan-DA-Servers-Taken"> <i>Newsweek is facing legal trouble for potential financial crimes</i> </a>which has sent shockwaves through the media due to Newsweek's sheer power and size.
The crimes are so serious that in January the Manhattan District Attorney's Office raided Newsweek Media Group's headquarters in New York and witnesses say investigators removed at least 18 computer servers from Newsweek's offices.
<strong><span style="color:red;">Why is a "news" company being investigated by federal law enforcement for money laundering?</span></strong>
It's alleged that the failed publication has been under investigation involving white-collar financial crimes for nearly 17 months now, although little has been released as per the details of what exact crimes Newsweek has committed.
It's been such a catastrophic year for the company that they've recently fired Editor-in-Chief Bob Roe, Executive Editor Ken Li, and journalist Celeste Katz.
Katz reported that authorities were investigating a potential "money trail" between former Newsweek Media Group executives and Olivet University, a California Christian College.
Celeste Katz, <i>even while working for the company,</i> was<a href="http://www.newsweek.com/christian-group-ties-newsweek-denies-role-financial-probe-791391"> writing the facts surrounding the District Attorney's investigation </a>into the company's alleged crimes.
<blockquote>A search of Olivet's publicly available tax records shows that in 2014, IBT Media Inc. later renamed Newsweek Media Group, paid the school $1.63 million for an R&D agreement. The company is listed as a "former trustee." In 2013, Olivet's tax filing listed another similar payment from the media organization to the school: $1.26 million for a licensing agreement.</blockquote>
<blockquote>Agents seized 18 computer servers as part of a criminal probe into the company's finances, which sources said had been underway for at least 17 months at the time authorities executed a search warrant.</blockquote>
<strong><span style="color:red;">Katz was terminated for reporting the "news" at a "news organization". Let that sink in. </span></strong>
"Recent media reports which link Olivet University to government probes, and or Newsweek/IBT Media are inaccurate," said Ronn Torossian, a spokesman for Olivet.
The Chairman and co-owner for Newsweek Media Group, Etienne Uzac, was also the Treasurer of Olivet from 2006 to 2010. He's also married to Newsweek's Director of Finance, Marion Kim.
It appears that whatever sort of potentially illicit money laundering operation the company may have been involved in, is tied heavily to a small group of Executives within the top-ranks of Newsweek Media Group.
Katz was merely doing her job, as both a reporter and an employee, speaking the truth.
Shortly after her termination for simply reporting in the truth, Katz tweeted the following, with both dignity and class.
<blockquote>"My warmest thanks to the brave Newsweek editors and colleagues who supported and shared in my work — especially our recent, difficult stories about the magazine itself — before my dismissal today. I'll sleep well tonight… and I'm looking for a job!"</blockquote>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My warmest thanks to the brave Newsweek editors and colleagues who supported and shared in my work — especially our recent, difficult stories about the magazine itself — before my dismissal today. I'll sleep well tonight… and I'm looking for a job! ✌️ <a href="https://t.co/FL8UwztImI">https://t.co/FL8UwztImI</a></p>— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) <a href="https://twitter.com/CelesteKatzNYC/status/960611216459788288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Newsweek also placed their Chief Content Officer Dayan Chandappa on leave following allegations that he sexually harassed women while he was a top Reuters official, which fired journalist Celeste Katz had also written about.
In an internal email which was sent to staffers on Friday, the company said that after a "thorough investigation," an independent law firm which was hired to investigate claims "did not find evidence to substantiate the reported allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure with his previous employer."
<strong><span style="color:red;">Newsweek is embroiled in endless scandals.</span></strong>
Some suggest that potential payoffs were made to keep this matter under wraps and that Katz blew the whistle or tried to, which resulted in her termination, but this cannot be confirmed.
Katz was no doubt targeted for reporting the truth, and several others were as well.
Of those within the company who were terminated, they also seemed to be caught off guard by the company's maneuvering against them in an effort to silence the truth.
Ken Li confirmed his termination to<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/05/media/newsweek-editors-out/index.html"> CNN </a>saying, "Can confirm I was fired. I know nothing else. Can say nothing else yet."
It's a shame because these individuals were passionate about their work and went against a titan in the industry which continued to spew propaganda against the nation and the President. Regardless if you agree or disagree with someone's perspective, you must admire and respect their passion about their work.
Newsweek even went as far as sending home the entire staff for the day after those terminations, which set forth an eerie climate inside of the company, that has caused rage and frustration to build.
The endless turmoil is making an impression on all outlets, with a "conspiracy-theory" environment surrounding the facts about the company since there has been no legitimate information to explain exactly why federal law enforcement agencies are investigating, to begin with.
<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/the-publisher-of-newsweek-and-the-international-business?utm_term=.ve4Zvy04X#.svll196zw"> Buzzfeed </a>has reported that the investigation is based upon "fraudulent online traffic practices that helped it secure a major ad buy from a US government agency," the outlet reported.
<b>An investigative report into the actions of the company can be seen below.</b>
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The IBTimes website, which is the connection to Newsweek as their business site, somehow has managed to gain the majority of a bidding for a video and advertising campaign against all of its competitors from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency.
<strong><span style="color:red;">I guarantee the majority of the public has no idea that these companies are receiving government contracts paid for by the taxpayers.</span></strong>
This is essential to internet traffic and gives Newsweek an advantage over many companies.
Republicans have strongly opposed this bidding, in part due to a brilliant exposé by<a href="http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/exclusive-obamas-top-campaign-ad-firm-got-nearly-60m-in-federal-contracts/"> The Daily Caller </a>in which they were able to expose that the firm responsible was directly connected to the Democratic Party and Barack Hussein Obama.
In short, an Obama connected ad firm "won" $60 million worth of federal contracts, which essentially means that they're able to silence opposing views.
Obama's own Presidential campaign, known as "Obama for America" spent nearly $700 million dollars with the company in both<a href="https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?two_year_transaction_period=2008&data_type=processed&committee_id=C00431445&recipient_name=GMMB&min_date=01%2F01%2F2007&max_date=12%2F31%2F2008"> 2008 </a>and in<a href="https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?two_year_transaction_period=2012&data_type=processed&committee_id=C00431445&recipient_name=GMMB&min_date=01%2F01%2F2011&max_date=12%2F31%2F2012"> 2012 </a>, showing you the extent of the bias we're discussing.
For example, the total revenue of Newsweek tied GMMB incorporated is only $32.6 million annually, and<a href="http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/exclusive-obamas-top-campaign-ad-firm-got-nearly-60m-in-federal-contracts/"> The Daily Caller </a>found that GMMB received a total of $58.4 million in federal contracts from 2009 to 2017.
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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">Credit: <a href="https://www.usaspending.gov/Pages/AdvancedSearch.aspx?k=GMMB"> USA Spending </a> </span>
<a href="https://www.usaspending.gov/Pages/AdvancedSearch.aspx?k=GMMB"> USA Spending </a>reports a total of 295 transactions within that nearly $59 million dollars worth of federal contracts.
DCNF goes on to report that GMMB is connected to Bill Clinton as well. This part I found to be explosive, and until doing research for this story I had no idea.
<i>Credit to the Daily Caller for this bit of info as well:</i>
<blockquote>The second-most lucrative government account for GMMB is a community service agency founded by Bill Clinton, the Corporation for National and Community Service, which awarded GMMB $13.1 million worth of contracts. Other agencies that awarded contracts to GMMB include the Department of Homeland Security ($1.6 million) and the Department of the Interior ($24,000)."</blockquote>
<strong><span style="color:red;">The left even controls the "fact checkers" which are supposed to be impartial.</span></strong>
Just this week, we published<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/17908-2018-Midterms-An-Expose-of-Where-Each-Party-Currently-Stands"> another exposé on The Goldwater </a>which explained the connections between the Democratic Party and true "fact checkers," the sites the left try to use to discredit Conservative journalists such as myself and a multitude of others.
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<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/8908-Fact-Checking-the-Fact-Checkers-Part-I">The Goldwater </a>itself has been a victim of the Democratic leaning "Fact Checkers", and many outlets such as<a href="http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/02/phony-baloney-the-9-fakest-fake-news-checkers/"> WND.com </a>have completely annihilated these groups for their overwhelming bias.
It doesn't matter which Conservative media outlet you search, the "Fact Checkers" will report against them. Pick one and try it.
Snopes has been caught in<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4730092/Snopes-brink-founder-accused-fraud-lying.html"> major scandals </a>involving prostitution, fraud, and cheating with one of the founders.
Politifact is tied directly to the Clinton Foundation through a mega-donor, as reported by<a href="http://www.weeklystandard.com/conflict-of-interest-politifact-and-the-clinton-foundation-share-megadonor/article/2004689"> The Weekly Standard</a>.
<strong><span style="color:red;"><b>The Democratic Party has literally bought the media.</b></span></strong>
That being said, <b>It should come as no surprise that Newsweek is so opposed to President Trump</b> and the Republican Party as a result of these findings.
To boot, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which offers these deals was created by a Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren, back in 2011, as reported by DCNF.
These are federal contracts, and they're being disproportionately given to left-leaning outlets. A huge advantage for the Democratic Party.
When people tell you that the mainstream media is biased against the Republican Party, this is factual evidence to support the claim.
The majority of what we're hearing about the investigations into Newsweek is speculation mixed with factual totals, but the legitimate criminal case is ongoing.
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Such speculation, however, is terrible for morale inside of the company. There are reports of ongoing fights within the office, angry disputes between Executives and Editors, as well as journalists.
As a journalist, I can tell you <i>it's common for Editors and Journalists to clash in terms of ideas</i>, this is just common ground in the media. You may have one passionate idea, which the Editor doesn't see in the same sense as you'd perceived it, or vice-versa. Ask a writer, this is typical.
The bias is real at the company for the logistical reasons mentioned above, but all it takes is one look at the style of reporting Newsweek is endlessly publishing and you can see their anti-American rhetoric, or desire to run stories which counter President Trump's agenda.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just look at these Anti-American pieces of trash at Newsweek<br>"Stop politicizing the death of Border Patrol Agent Martinez"<br>HE HAD HIS SKULL CRUSHED BY ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH A ROCK<br>You people <a href="https://twitter.com/Newsweek?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Newsweek</a> make me sick. Illegal Aliens are FOREIGN COMBATANTS.<br>We are AT WAR.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuildTheWall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuildTheWall</a> <a href="https://t.co/4t33G2rIep">https://t.co/4t33G2rIep</a></p>— 🍎Red Pill 🚨 (@IWillRedPillYou) <a href="https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillYou/status/962424364447797249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 10, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Yet, what we're hearing is occurring inside of Newsweek is far from the typical clash of ideological stances, and is seemingly outright chaos with a lack of leadership entirely.
Outside of terminations of employees who sought to report the truth, there is somewhat of a war inside of Newsweek.
Now, news has come out of the failed publication that a top executive within the company has attempted to blame journalists for the failures the company has endured in recent months.
The explosive arguments between Newsweek Media Group interim Chief Content Officer Johnathan Davis occurred when he allowed Q&A session which lasted around 90 minutes, in audio obtained by<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek-editors-blast-executive-to-his-face-what-youre-doing-is-bullshit-you-dont-understand-journalism/"> The Daily Beast </a>.
All credit to the questions below goes directly to The Daily Beast, which is explosive and further prove what's occurring inside of Newsweek let alone much of the left wing media in America.
In those questions, editors asked about the firings and investigations that have since overshadowed all legitimate operations within the company.
"[The raid by law enforcement on Newsweek's offices] led to the BuzzFeed article about the fake clicks, which you orchestrated," Newsweek Editor Gersh Kuntzman said. "So you should be honest with everybody in this room. Are we running a money laundering operation? Are we evading taxes? You need to tell us that because we can't work here if you're a liar."
This is damning to say the least because it shows the sentiment that's within the company. <i>Even some of Newsweek's own Editors believe that the Executives are laundering cash in a criminal conspiracy.</i>
What we now have is a company which has been proven to have received contracts from the taxpayer's wallets, by the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration, and is now being accused of laundering cash.
<b>This is monumental because it underscores the criminal wrongdoings of those who oppose Trump inside the "fake news" media.</b>.
When asked about the money laundering operation, the Chief Content Officer Jonathan Davis tiptoed around the answer.
"There's an investigation going on right now that's active," Davis said. "And they're going to come up with their own conclusions. And when that comes out, you're going to know the answer."
Imagine working inside of a company which is under federal investigation for crimes of money laundering, and not being told as to whether or not the company will cease to exist?
Imagine doing so while being told to print nonstop Anti-Trump propaganda. Put yourself in that position. Talk about a harsh work environment.
<h3>"Are we running a money laundering operation? Are we evading taxes? You need to tell us that because we can't work here if you're a liar."- Newsweek Editor Gersh Kuntzman</h3>
Those words echo throughout the halls of Newsweek right now. You cannot begin to fathom the frustration and even anger boiling inside of the employees of the company.
Again, all while still running attacks against the President of the United States of America <i>on behalf of contracts given by the Democratic Party and Barack Obama.</i>
It doesn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat, there should be no contracts granted by the taxpayers to a "news" organization, especially when in return they're running propaganda against one candidate or party.
<b>This means taxpayers are funding the propaganda efforts of the media against President Trump. It's outrageous, pure and simple.</b>
Chief Content Officer of Newsweek, Jonathan Davis, is also one of the co-founders of three company which purchased Newsweek back in 2013. <i>About the same time as President Trump was tweeting against the company as a civilian.</i>
Clearly, Donald Trump <i>knew something the rest of us didn't</i> about the corruption swirling around Newsweek, and once again he seems to have predicted their demise.
"The recent string of articles has done real damage to our business relationships, to our partners," Davis said regarding the explosive reports about Newsweek's bias and potential crimes. "So there's a larger business context."
Did it hurt your business, Mr. Davis? I would think so. I would also think that the general public finding out that the Democratic Party organized specific contracts for Newsweek and it's parent company to receive would also be phenomenal, especially when you compile this with the fact that the company runs Anti-Trump propaganda twenty-four hours a day.
<i>Not to mention the fact that the company is now being investigated for criminal money laundering schemes.</i>
One of the Editors even asked, "Do you think that the articles we published did more damage than the fact that we were raided and accused of ad fraud and there was a sexual harassment story that came out and there were questions about the ownership?"
"Yes," Davis responded.
Think about this folks, the Executive is blaming the writers who spoke the truth over the actual crimes that may have been committed by the company. It's preposterous.
Davis went on to suggest that Newsweek's own journalists had written "hit pieces" against them, which he says "attacked" the company, and then said that "if we had integrity we should be defending the company."
"Why do we need to do this necessarily to ourselves?" Davis asked. "In the name of integrity?"
Continuing, Davis attempted to blame now-terminated employees Roe and Li for their problems. Frustrated, the Editors fired back.
"What you're doing is bullshit," said Editor Jason Silverstein. "You don't understand journalism, and so you're trying to pick apart these things that you think we should've done, and you're trying to convince us that it's somehow our fault."
The Daily Beast also reports that this past Thursday, Silverstein resigned from Newsweek. Who could blame him?
"What we know now is the people we're working for right now are not credible and do not understand journalism at all, and apparently have no plan for going forward," Silverstein said. "And you've given us not a single reason why anyone should continue working for you."
As much as I hate the remarkably disgusting views of the Democratic operatives in the media such as the leadership at Newsweek, it's absolutely pertinent that the American people understand what's occurring.
<b>Much of the mainstream media is propaganda. Paid for, as we've shown, by the Democratic Party.</i> Or, I should say orchestrated by the Democratic Party, and paid for by the taxpayers unknowingly.</i>
Newsweek won't be the lady to collapse I'm sure. Since they've chosen to attack Trump, they'll likely get little sympathy from the right wing of America, which is the party that tends to represent the people.
No longer must you ask why the mainstream media is propaganda, but you must ask yourself why you would support it.
Support independent journalism, media outlets, and citizen journalists. With those, you know what you're getting every time.
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Jesus. Our media is all propaganda it seems.
If you actually read all that and got to the comments…..☺
NEWS WEEKS —- USE TO BE a great informational mag. I was reading it in Grade School back in the 70's .
But it became Liberal Propaganda Week in the Mid 90's and I canceled my Subscription in 1997 or 98.
I use to pick one up in Doctors Offices during appointments could see the steady move to the Left …
Then I started seeing fewer and fewer on the Mag even in doctor office waiting rooms. It completely disappeared some years ago and did not give it a 2nd thought until now.
Printed Media has long been headed out the door with the Internet.
Even the Liberals dislike the amount of paper used for such publications.
With Cable, Internet, Bloggers combing 100's of News Sources and presenting news from Tumble Weed Tx to the Swamps of Ga. , to the big Liberal run Ghettos called cites. Such Mag.'s have little appeal to a population with a Smart Phone and Internet access.
With …. The GoldWater, 100percentfedup, Truthfeed, ihatethemedia, Hotair, Facebook, and 1000's of other sources that comb the Web…. who pays for a Mag delivered to their door with news 3 to 5 days old?