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Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas (born 25 April 1951 at Huntington, New York) is an American journalist and author. Since 1991 he has been the assistant managing editor at Newsweek.

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  • On Newsweek's coverage of the Duke rape case :
    • “The narrative was properly about race, sex and class.... We went a beat too fast in assuming that a rape took place.... We just got the facts wrong. The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong.”
      — Quoted in Rachel Smolkin, "Justice Delayed," American Journalism Review, (August/September 2007)
  • On President George W. Bush :
    • “Well, our job is to bash the president, that's what we do almost —.”
      — Feb 6, 2007, in response to Gordon Peterson's question: "What do you think, Evan? Are the mainstream media bashing the president unfairly?" [1]
  • On Barack Obama :
    • “There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all of this. [...] He's a — I think, a deeply manipulative guy.”
      — Interview with Charlie Rose, November 5, 2008.[2] (the day after Obama's election)
    • “I mean, in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world, he's sort of God.”
      — Interview with Chris Matthews, June 5, 2009.[3][4]

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