What's the over/under on TIME pulling a NEWSWEEK in the next couple of years?
Apologize not once, but twice for the United States, let Congress run amuck for over a year not reaching a budget agreement and STILL get TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year". Is this a great country or what?
Note: It's not "Man of the Year"
[QUOTE=CajunRaven;8228817]No, it couldn't be that. It's not like the republicans ran their version of John Kerry in the election.
Well, the republicans ran a dumb campaign and chose an incompetent person.
, you got 4 more years to whine The republicans LOL LOL LOL
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Time is a shill for US policy, whether promoting the idolization of Obama, or peddling its 'the government's covertly aided fascist rebels are being oppressed!' mantra:
Not surprisingly, our government shills tend to call me an agent of AIPAC/NRA/[insert anti-fascist lobby of your choice here] for opposing US policy.From the beginning the National Committee for a Free Europe depended upon the voluntary silence of powerful media personalities in the United States to cloak its true operations in secrecy. "Representatives of some of the nation's most influential media giants were involved early on as members of the corporation [NCFE]," Mickelson notes in a relatively frank history of its activities. This board included "magazine publishers Henry Luce [of Time-Life] and DeWitte Wallace," he writes, "but not a word of the government involvement appeared in print or on the air." Luce and Wallace were not the only ones: C.D. Jackson, editor in chief of Fortune magazine, came on board in 1951 as president of the entire Radio Free Europe effort, while Reader's Digest senior editor Eugene Lyons headed the American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia Inc., a corporate parent of Radio Liberation. Still, "sources of financing," Mickelson writes, were "never mentioned" in the press.
The practical effect of this arrangement was the creation of a powerful lobby inside American media that tended to suppress critical news concerning the CIA's propaganda projects. This was not simply a matter of declining to mention the fact that the agency was behind these programs, as Mickelson implies. Actually the media falsified their reports to the public concerning the government's role in Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberation for years, actively promoting the myth -- which most sophisticated editors knew perfectly well was false -- that these projects were financed though nickel-and-dime contributions from concerned citizens.
TIME is lazy.
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