Skip to comments.Time Magazine's Buffoonery Exposed
Posted on 06/28/2011 1:10:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
Let's face the ugly truth: there is a movement in this country to diminish the weight of the United States Constitution, the very basis of our liberties and the most successful framework of governance int he history of mankind. It stands in the way of the dreams of statists, and for that reason, is under attack.
The latest journalistic assault on the Constitution came from Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time Magazine, in a cover story (!) last week, that was nothing less than disgraceful and laughable. Mark J, Fitzgibbons wrote a quick blog for AT debunking the story, but now on Patterico's Pontifications comes a more thorough and absolutely devastating essay by Richard Worthing, "Thirteen Clear Factual Errors in Richard Stengel's Essay on the Constitution"
The logic and evidence are impeccable. read, enjoy, and pass along the essay. Time Magazine has descended to the level of intellectual buffoonery. An already fading jorunalistic institution can be said to be in its moral death throes, publishing tripe like this. Stengel deserves all the scorn that thinking people can dish out.
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Richard Stengel should live under a regime where they get a knock on the door because of what he prints.
Watching Stengel defend his piece last week on Morning Joe was truly hilarious.
At the rate things are going, he soon will.
Thanks, those three covers speak volumes.
I wonder what Stenchel will say then.
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Just to be clear, when I say President Palin can shut it down, I’m referring to TIME Magazine. If it’s still around.
TGO slaughtered this lightweight....
"So, there you have it, thirteen glaring factual errors, listed with the most egregious errors first. I consider it no less than a scandal that so many clear, egregious errors was allowed in a cover story. It is all the more shocking because very often the falsity of the claims could have been verified by simply reading the Constitution. This is inexcusable for a publication of Times stature."
Time magazine had NO "stature" PRIOR TO the hit piece on the Constitution. Their hit piece came as no surprise to most of us.
Correct. As well as the three covers posted previously there's the Time hit piece by Tim McJerk (McGirk) on the Haditha Marines, of course there's many many others as well
They hit the ice age story for several years.
My disaffection with Time and Newsweek (already too far Left for me), leading to my “cutting them off” from my reading habits, happened in 1970. Never went back to them - never.
In the mid-70s, I started to give some years to reading The Economist, when it was a strictly British publication. After many years, sometime in the 90s, I found them sounding more and more like Time and Newsweek. Then they moved to the United States and by then they sounded just like Time and Newsweek. Nuff said.
As it is now, there are no weekly general news magazines in this country worth reading.