Friday, September 18, 2009

Time magazine does it again

First, Time does a fluff cover story on Ann Coulter, white-washing her long history of lies and hate-mongering.

Now, Time has done it again. For Glenn Beck.

Maybe, just maybe, after President Obama gets assassinated or some federal building (or, per Coulter's suggestion, the New York Times building) gets blown up, magazines like Time and the New Yorker might rethink their efforts to rebrand lunatic hatred as anything other than what it is.

Once upon a time, Time was willing to call such individuals what they are: extremists. Please note the contrast in tone. While the current Beck/Coulter articles are "fair and balanced," they are not objective - they are instead relativistic. The previous article (from 1961) is objective, i.e. it accurately describes its subjects.

Update: Time's decline is even worse than I thought.

Four years ago, I dropped what had been nearly a lifelong subscription to your publication, because on the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, you devoted not a single word to that event -- but instead devoted your cover to Ann Coulter, a woman who only a year before that had uttered the infamous line, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building."
Blogger's Note - When first posted, "... President Obama gets assassinated ..." provided a link to an article about JFK being assassinated. I removed the link for this reason.

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