Evan Thomas

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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.


  • 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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