Here’s the letter I wrote a few minutes ago to cancel my subscription to what was once a decent weekly news magazine:
To Whom It May Concern:
The new Newsweek is totally unreadable, and I want to cancel my subscription immediately. I also want my money refunded for the remaining years on the subscription.
I NEVER in a lifetime would have signed up for more than an additional year had I known that Newsweek was going to commit editorial and journalistic suicide.
Last week it was pages and pages of bullshit about Oprah. This week we have a television comedian as “guest editor” of what was once a publication worth reading.
I can see why someone who mourns the death of the real Newsweek the way I do, someone still employed (but probably not for long) in the design department covered half the masthead with Cobert’s head because the old Newsweek is indeed gone for good.
I’ve subscribed and/or read Newsweek for the better part of more than 40 years, but not anymore.
I leave it now to the gossip and celebrity “journalists” who wouldn’t know an interesting, insightful, and hard news story if it bit ‘em on the ass.
That’s enough of that, eh? Please email me regarding the refund of my money. Thank you.