Newsweek magazine asks: ‘Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

If you’re a critic of President Obama, Newsweek apparently doesn’t think you are smart.

The magazine on Sunday posted an image of this week’s cover story that poses the question: ‘Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?’

The magazine’s Twitter account posted this message: “Presenting this week’s cover: President Barack Obama! In which we ask, why are his critics so dumb? Newsstands Monday.”

Liberal commentator Andrew Sullivan is the author of the story.

The cover is hardly surprising; the magazine is especially harsh on conservatives.

Newsweek has come under fire recently for its photo choices for Republicans they put on the cover. Much was made of the magazine using a photo of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a running outfit on its cover.

And during the 2012 Republican presidential primary, the magazine chose an especially unflattering photo of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with a crazed look for its cover.

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