June 27, 2006, - 12:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
If we asked Americans with any sort of brains to name the “15 People Who Make America Great,” none of them would pick Brad Pitt or Soledad O’Brien.
But then none of them are Newsweek editors desperate to keep their sinking readership afloat in a world where newsweeklies are as dead as the Model T. The mag picked:
* Brad Pitt, for whining that Americans–who give billions more to poor people than those in ANY other country–are stingy. Strange, he’s not whining about oil-rich, gazillionaire Muslim countries, none of which are even in the top ten (we’re NUMBER ONE).
* Soledad O’Brien–for covering Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. And this makes America great because . . . ?
* Others on the silly, irrelevant list:
Benita Singh and Ruth Degolia, Pierre Omidyar, Randy Rusk, Rick Warren, Aaron Dworkin Organization, Boys & Girls Clubs, Ruby Jones, Soledad O’Brien, Target, Nancy Cox, John Read, Frederick Kaplan, Timothy Hernandez, Margaret Ross, Lance Armstrong, Veronica Atkins, Eli Broad, Jimmy Carter, Michael J. Fox, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Gordon Moore, Paul Newman, Rosie O’Donnell, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods
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