Skip to comments.Schulz decries his portrait in Time magazine(Second Amendment)
Posted on 10/16/2010 5:45:38 AM PDT by marktwain
Robert Schulz of Fort Ann, advocate for the Constitution and leader of the We the People Foundation, says a recent Time magazine cover story mischaracterizes him and his organization and mistakenly links him to militias.
The story, "Locked and Loaded, The Secret World of Extreme Militias," ran as the cover story for the magazine's Oct. 11 edition.
The story, written by Barton Gellman, names Schulz as one of the philosophers of the antigovernment movement who "are edging their followers closer to violence."
The story calls Schulz "an influential voice among militia groups" and says he "has reached the brink of calling for war."
Schulz, who advocates nonviolent protest, calls the story "clearly false."
"I don't know any militia organizations. I don't communicate with any that I know of," he said.
Last year, Schulz said, he spoke to groups in 88 cities in all 50 states and not one was a militia.
"They've never called me, never asked me to speak," he said.
The We the People Foundation's e-mail list includes more than 80,000 addresses, he said, and he doesn't know every person on the list. But the characterization of him as a grassroots leader on the verge of advocating violent rebellion is wrong, he said.
The article mentions vigils that Schulz staged in Washington, D.C., in which he and some of his followers dressed in the costume of the character "V" from the movie "V for Vendetta," mentioning that, in the final scene, the British Parliament building erupts in flames.
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Why do conservatives even give mags like Time the opportunity to do this? He should have known what he was walking into and laid out some ground rules.
After a confrontation at a demonstration, I was asked by two female self-desicribed “journalists” if I would answer some questions. I told them plainly, NO, I don’t trust journalists.
An alternative theme might have been “Most Americans unlikely to stand for urban/elite ridiculous policy choices” subtitled - “without them we’ll have nothing to eat - so let’s all smarten up”
I just tell them politely, "No thanks, I have been misquoted before."
So who is surprised? That Communist rag has been duping the public for years. No real Americans read it, anyway.
> I just tell them politely, “No thanks, I have been
> misquoted before.”
I haven’t been misquoted, however, since I’ve never given these low-lifes the chance.
“They’ve never called me, never asked me to speak,” he said.
According to what I read here this was just a hit piece. The man never gave an interview. Time(wasted) was just trying to make a connection between those who love our Constitution and some imaginary militia.
This only plays to the ACORN type. Well those that can read and buy a magazine.
Who still reads Time magazine?
Serious question......would love to see their circulation numbers(outside of doctor’s offices)
There you go. WHEN!!!! are conservatives going to wise up and ignore the MSM. Everything they do is a hit job.
“So who is surprised? That Communist rag has been duping the public for years. No real Americans read it, anyway.”
I remember TIME being a Commie rag from as far back as 40+ years ago.
At that time, the only real news magazine was USNWR.
I no longer see any of them, and have no idea who, if any, is legit.
...”Time, down 34.9 percent to about 90,000...” in late 2009.
I suspect that their influence is a bit disproportionate though, because they are widely used as a source, even if no one reads the actual mag.
(However, these numbers come from the NYT, so, who knows how accurate they are?)
Probably the same reason some gun shop owners let TV news people into their shops. They have "stars" in their eyes over the "celebrity" of it all.
It's best to remember that the mainstream media are a bunch of lying weasels and the propaganda department of the Demoncrats.
If it were not for dentist and doctor offices, time would have been dead long ago.
Best he be sent back home.
The last time I read a Time Magazine was in my dentist's office. It was a 3 year old issue, the most recent one I could find.
I doubt many doctors' or dentists' offices subscribe any more. Time will soon go the way of Newswreak and U.S. Snooze & Word Distort.
It's most peculiar how certain left-wing media outlets remain publishing in the face of dwindling or inadequate readership and advertising revenue. They are obviously getting infusions of capital from somewhere.
I'll wager that increasing numbers of U.S. media outlets have been or are in the process of being acquired wholly or in part by middle east or other foreign interests....more precisely, enemies of the Republic.
How about articles like “Is the Times proIslamic?” or “How antiSemetic is the Time?”.
As barbers and orthodontists across the nation continue to drop Time, the magazine’s value will soon reach .04c, thereby setting a new record.
Did they interview him for the article? I didn’t read the whole article, just the part posted here, but they can certainly write an article about him without interviewing him.
Oops, excuse me.. Newsweak sold for $1.00, so Time only needs to sell for .99c to set a new record.
I was pretty young. Not sure it counts, really, they misspelled my name, too.
That was an eye-opener.
I think you meant to say the price would go there. I can't imagine why declining distribution would make the value go UP, even to 1/25 of a cent! ;-) Besides, if they set the PRICE there, how would people buy the magazine? Is it ploy to get circulation back up -- you have to buy 25 copies at a time? Two year subscription for a penny?
So you read a quote in the paper from a guy with a name spelled differently from yours, quoted as saying something you never said.....Hmmm, do you get these feelings often that people are talking about you? ;-)
> That was an eye-opener.
I’m sure it was.
I actually agreed to an interview once, just a few years back. Fortunately, the “journalsts” from a TV station in Boston had a very small window for the interview, and I was going to be out of town on business those days.
Good thing too!
With selective editing, they eviscerated the Catholic priest in whose favor I was going to give a corroborating interview. He called me the day after the TV station aired the “interview”. He was practically in tears for the way they made him appear to say things he does not believe.
These people are despicable in every respect. I can’t think of a creature with less integrity than a MSM “journalist”.
Deniability is nice, but those who know me knew who was misquoted, and mentioned it to me, including the reporter misspelling my name (phonetically, it was passable).
I understood, I was just kidding you. The combination of a person with a different name quoted as saying something you didn’t say was too tempting to pass up!
Invariably, when I see an article on a subject about which I have personal knowledge, I find the reporting to be grossly in error...
What does it matter if a foreign enemy of the United states can be suckered into dropping billions into a domestic retard maintenance industry..?.
It ain't like the chicoms or Saudi inbreds can buy Fox or CNN and take them home. They can however be fooled into dropping a trillion here, then be told to go home.
It is also unrealistic to expect that reasonable people are manipulated by media bias; If such bias were effective we would all have become communists by the 70’s. In fact, the contrary has become the reality. The only thing more discouraging than a retarded communist who does not understand communism is a newbirth whantabe communist killer that understands neither communism or this republic. I am referring this point in the general, not the specific.
Newsweek was sold for less money than I paid for the Newsweek app on my iPhone.