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How Is It 'News' for Time to Hype 'Extreme Militias' In the Last Weeks of a Campaign?
newsbusters.org ^ | October 11, 2010 | Tim Graham

Posted on 10/11/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT by matt1234

Time magazine's news judgment is truly puzzling. With just weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, their cover story package is ten pages stuffed with “The Secret World of Extreme Militias.” Voters are poised to sweep a pile of Democrats out of office from coast to coast, and they're camped in Zanesville, Ohio with a right-wing militia that claims 300 members as the nation's number one news story? (Katie Couric tweeted on Wednesday that she was eagerly reading it.)

Time editor Richard Stengel announced they gave new hire Barton Gellman six months in the field chasing the whisper of a possibility that some new Timothy McVeigh might emerge and vindicate this bizarre investment of effort. Just weeks after they asked on the cover if America was Islamophobic, it's clear that once again, Obama's sinking popularity reveals an ugly America that can't accept the gift they elected.

While Gellman opened with the usual hackneyed portrait of a Midwestern militia on wacky military exercises against an undefined enemy, it's clear that their deep anxiety over Obama is the main thread. A militia resurgence “now is widely seen among government and academic experts as a reaction to the tectonic shifts in American politics that allowed a black man with a foreign-sounding name and a Muslim-born father to reach the White House.”

If this all sounds like rehashed talking points from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, you would be correct. “Obama's ascendancy unhinged the radical right, offering a unified target to competing camps of racial, nativist, and religious animus,” Gellman insisted.

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1 posted on 10/11/2010 11:31:12 AM PDT by matt1234
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2 posted on 10/11/2010 11:33:04 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: matt1234
Time magazine hasn't been a news publication for decades.
3 posted on 10/11/2010 11:33:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: matt1234

Time Magazine, the people who downplay the threat of global Militant Islam.

Time Magazine, the people who gave a Man Of The Year award to Adolph Hitler.

Time-Lies. Boycott Time-Warner-CNN.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 11:34:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: matt1234

The real militias in this country, in terms of organization and manpower, are the gangs. The Muzzies are building some rural no-go private training grounds, too. They’ve got devotion and gang mentality, but fortunately, there aren’t all that many of them... yet.

Patriotic militias seem to be few and far between, well monitored, and mostly staffed by the middle aged. But, that’s what the MSM talks about and Napolitanos DHS seems to focus on.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: matt1234

How is it militant and extreme to prefer french kissing a pig to voting for Obama or anybody on the same ticket?


6 posted on 10/11/2010 11:36:18 AM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: matt1234

Hey, it worked for Clinton in ‘96.


7 posted on 10/11/2010 11:36:18 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: matt1234

Why would anyone expect a leftist propaganda outlet to publish news?


8 posted on 10/11/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: dirtboy

Not saying it didn’t hurt, but I’m pretty sure running Bob Dole helped Clinton in ‘96.


9 posted on 10/11/2010 11:39:57 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: matt1234

In the 60s when I was an impressionable teen, a wise uncle told me “don’t even believe the page numbers in Time magazine”.

Of course back then it had quite a wide distribution and some credibility. Nowadays it’s nearly invisible. I bet if you surveyed college & hs students, less than 5% would have ever read Time.


10 posted on 10/11/2010 11:39:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: matt1234

TIME...making up sh## as they go along.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 11:41:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: BenLurkin

Since about 1993 ~ that’s when they started covering up Bill Clinton’s stuff ~ and they just never recovered.


12 posted on 10/11/2010 11:42:05 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: matt1234

Not to worry, Time’s readership is sitting in a dentist office somewhere. Do you think they are worried about extreme terrorists or the dentist?


13 posted on 10/11/2010 11:46:49 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: matt1234

Time staffers probably sit around singing “OHIO” ... each of them waiting for young “sixties-type” hippie chicks to run to them for safety. Sad thing is the left - including the MSM ARE the Establishment. And they’re just as offensive as the one they fought 50 years ago... the one they think still exists.


14 posted on 10/11/2010 11:47:29 AM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: muawiyah

Yeah, somehow Time missed the Clinton rape story... guess their hatred of the right blinded them - forever...


15 posted on 10/11/2010 11:48:43 AM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: Interesting Times


The 'Time' cover we will never see
16 posted on 10/11/2010 11:49:50 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: matt1234

0bama and his surrogates are just going around attacking everyone. This is not a disciplined, focused Leftist attack as advocated by Alinsky and brilliantly executed by the Leftist, socialist heroes-Mao, Stalin and Hitler. These leaders were careful to confine their attacks to specific, vulnerable and easily identified groups while promoting their fanatical supporters as models of virtue.
0bama is showing that he is incompetent at becoming the socialist dictator he so ardently desires. This does not mean that we are out of danger yet. He may be even more dangerous for a time as he increasingly becomes unhinged.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 11:59:33 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: matt1234

They tried it years ago, and it didn’t work, but they’re so desperate they’re trying it again, just like they’re trying to smear the Chamber of Commerce as a nest of foriegn spies. That’s a Stalinist line.


18 posted on 10/11/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: matt1234

And somewhere in the story they will try to tie in the tea party movement.

Time’s October surprise.


19 posted on 10/11/2010 12:13:46 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: matt1234

I have not seen nor heard of any such group since I was living in rural Michigan and a group of locals got together for a Blue Helmet Shoot and Hog Roast one summer day in 1994...


20 posted on 10/11/2010 12:14:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ozzymandus

They tried it years ago, and it didn’t work, but they’re so desperate they’re trying it again

to quote Bob Schieffer on yesterday’s Face the Nation...

“This is the best you’ve got? Three weeks before an election?
This is peanuts!”


21 posted on 10/11/2010 12:15:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks matt1234.
Time magazine's news judgment is truly puzzling.
Wait, since when has Time magazine had anything to do with news?

22 posted on 10/11/2010 12:18:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Barton Gellman — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Gellman says Dick Cheney has had enormous influence on the nation’s course
Airdate - 9/15/2008
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-september-15-2008/barton-gellman


23 posted on 10/11/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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24 posted on 10/11/2010 12:24:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: matt1234; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; ...
Ping to an escalation of the Fascist media Agenda.Obama wants martial law?

TIME IS FRACTIONALLY right in the nation awakening to a breach of trust..

Obama was trusted by America, which voted him in as president. Obama broke that trust.But he seeks to impose his ideology rather than be pesident, and has become a usurper, a destroyer of America.

Obama earned that himself, the militias do not brand him with it. His conduct has done that.

THE MSMS IS A LAUGH.WHAT A JOKE.

TIME LIVES IN AN IMAGINARY WORLD.

CREATING BOOGIE MEN TO EXPLAIN THE RISE OF ONAMA'S LIBERAL FASCISM IN AMERICA.

Now will Janet Napolitano send Homeland Security out to alrrest and detainn every militia in outr country? Time has shown it is securely in the fascist camp.Time Warner is an enemy of the people.

This is what the article truly means.

25 posted on 10/11/2010 12:24:22 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: matt1234

I’d be concerned about this if anyone actually read Time.


26 posted on 10/11/2010 12:25:12 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Extreme militias were in front of the polling places in the Philly area and go by the name Black Panther.


27 posted on 10/11/2010 12:25:22 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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I believe that a few arrogant Elitist publishers & producers believe that they can redefine public interest to match their agenda. The Left in these United States has a distinct advantage that many others has not. Most regimes have had to stop the dissemination of truth by force. The Vast Left Wing political Apparatus [VL-WPA] that is tightening its grip on our freedom has used the concept of a ‘Free Press’ to advance their agenda.


28 posted on 10/11/2010 12:26:35 PM PDT by PBFried (2 conservative parties are 1 too many in the face of this current VL-WPA)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Well, there are those “hostages” in dental and medical office waiting rooms who might be reading that rag out of desperation as they sit interminably waiting for their name to be called. ;^)


29 posted on 10/11/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: matt1234

Groups according to TIME, that are NOT considered armed,dangerous or violent:

1) Crips
2) Bloods
3) MS 13
4) Black Panthers
5) Muslim Brotherhood
6) Earth Liberation Front
7) Students for a Democratic Society
8) SEIU


30 posted on 10/11/2010 12:40:33 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: matt1234
In colonial America, after the Tea Parties of that day failed to change or turn the British from their tyranny and anti-liberty sentiments and actions...what came on it's heals?

That's right...the dreaded militias.

And the efforts by the over grown, over reaching big government of that day to disarm the militias is what led to war.

That's history.

Well it's Tea Party Time in America again.

31 posted on 10/11/2010 12:48:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SZonian

Having a smart phone means being able to read FR insted of Time while waiting for my doctor and dentist :-)


32 posted on 10/11/2010 1:01:26 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Candor7
Demanding a Constittutional Government is now considered extreme:


33 posted on 10/11/2010 1:24:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: matt1234
US CODE AUTHORIZES MILITIA (and it uses that term). As far as I know, it has not been repealed. Google it; you'll be surprised and have debate point.
34 posted on 10/11/2010 1:32:14 PM PDT by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: matt1234
Time Announces New Version of Magazine Aimed at Adults
35 posted on 10/11/2010 1:48:28 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: matt1234
Time mag..jumped the shark...again.

Dems are sooo ridiculous. ROTFL.

36 posted on 10/11/2010 1:48:55 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Is Harry toast in LV?


37 posted on 10/11/2010 2:12:38 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
Is Harry toast in LV?

Fingers crossed!!


38 posted on 10/11/2010 2:36:23 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: matt1234

39 posted on 10/11/2010 5:46:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: matt1234

“Time editor Richard Stengel announced they gave new hire Barton Gellman six months in the field chasing the whisper of a possibility that some new Timothy McVeigh might emerge and vindicate this bizarre investment of effort.”

Time figured that themselves and the rest of the Marxist media would have nearly destroyed the Tea Party by now, and they were preparing this as the coup de grâce to appear just 3 weeks before the election.


40 posted on 10/11/2010 6:23:13 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: matt1234

Still waiting for definitive, conclusive revelation of the supposed motivating influences of so-called right-wing “Christian” militias on Timothy McVeigh.
Who was the man of swarthy skin color and black hair accompanying McVeigh at the Ryder rental office, and walking away from the bomb truck with McV after they parked it under the Murrah Bldg? Apart from telling me that, anything else is speculative crap.


41 posted on 10/11/2010 6:41:33 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Oh wait, hasn't everyone heard? TIME is now going fair and balanced and Next week is running their cover story on Obama's Civilian National Security Force. I know a gal at TIME and she said everything is going to be discussed: hidden stimulus funding of the OCNSF (as she call it), secret training bases including paratrooper and special forces training (Red Dawn anyone?), membership percentages from the panthers, crips, bloods, muslim brotherhood and MS 13. There are other gangs represented too. I've heard it's very competitive to get in and they aren't just taking anybody. She said you'll be surprised how the percentages break down. Also, I got another inside hat tip that they won't let in any SDS, SEIU or Environmentalists, saying they're too wimpy, or some such. The gal at TIME called me yesterday and said this was for real. Can't wait to see it on the newsstands!
42 posted on 10/11/2010 8:06:07 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: matt1234

Good thing it’s not 1980, when people actually read news magazines.


43 posted on 10/11/2010 9:59:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I’m at more risk from the local police than any of those groups.

If you add up their national false arrests and false assaults - I wonder where they would stack up.

1, 2, and 3 on the list - although quite prolific - kill their own, or at least within their own demographic.

Cops would come in at #4 - but #1 risk for regular law abiding people.


44 posted on 10/11/2010 11:22:25 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Eldon Tyrell

Prove it.


45 posted on 10/12/2010 5:30:46 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Back in the early 90's when Clinton was in, I was teaching at the middle school level and in the teacher's lunch room I had a cute albeit obnoxious female math teacher ask me rather loudly (across the room) if I was a member of a militia and the whole room paused for my reply. I looked up from my meal, considered for a moment then said: "Naaaaaaw, I wouldn't hang out with that bunch of sissies. 'Sides, they can't teach me anything new!" She ran screaming from the room and the other teachers made note that if you cross blades with me, expect to get cut. LOL I'm still making libtard heads explode like that in the teacher's lunch room, just at an inner city senior high now.
46 posted on 10/12/2010 8:25:47 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

I’ve had friends assaulted by police officers while standing next to me.

And I don’t have to “prove” anything to you. Your education is your responsibility - not mine.


47 posted on 10/12/2010 9:01:51 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Eldon Tyrell

You made the assertion, so you have the responsibility to prove your assertions. Otherwise, you are just another internet liar.

Moreover, even if your anecdotal account is absolutely true, it still doesn’t prove your other assertions.

So once again, PROVE IT.


48 posted on 10/12/2010 9:10:31 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: mrmeyer

Well the Dems expect a repeat of “1994” in a couple of weeks.


49 posted on 10/12/2010 9:33:42 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well Sharon Angles numbers have gone up, so with each new day, Harry is sure starting to look like he is becoming toast.


50 posted on 10/12/2010 9:37:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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