Skip to comments.How Is It 'News' for Time to Hype 'Extreme Militias' In the Last Weeks of a Campaign?
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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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.
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.
How is it militant and extreme to prefer french kissing a pig to voting for Obama or anybody on the same ticket?
Hey, it worked for Clinton in ‘96.
Why would anyone expect a leftist propaganda outlet to publish news?
Not saying it didn’t hurt, but I’m pretty sure running Bob Dole helped Clinton in ‘96.
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.
TIME...making up sh## as they go along.
Since about 1993 ~ that’s when they started covering up Bill Clinton’s stuff ~ and they just never recovered.
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?
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.
Yeah, somehow Time missed the Clinton rape story... guess their hatred of the right blinded them - forever...
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.
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.
And somewhere in the story they will try to tie in the tea party movement.
Time’s October surprise.
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...
They tried it years ago, and it didnt work, but theyre so desperate theyre 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!”
Time magazine's news judgment is truly puzzling.Wait, since when has Time magazine had anything to do with news?
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
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.
I’d be concerned about this if anyone actually read Time.
Extreme militias were in front of the polling places in the Philly area and go by the name Black Panther.
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.
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. ;^)
Groups according to TIME, that are NOT considered armed,dangerous or violent:
3) MS 13
4) Black Panthers
5) Muslim Brotherhood
6) Earth Liberation Front
7) Students for a Democratic Society
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.
Well it's Tea Party Time in America again.
Having a smart phone means being able to read FR insted of Time while waiting for my doctor and dentist :-)
Dems are sooo ridiculous. ROTFL.
Is Harry toast in LV?
“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.
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.
Good thing it’s not 1980, when people actually read news magazines.
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.
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.
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.
Well the Dems expect a repeat of “1994” in a couple of weeks.
Well Sharon Angles numbers have gone up, so with each new day, Harry is sure starting to look like he is becoming toast.