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Will Time's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad For Business?
KATUtvnews ^ | Forbes staff

Posted on 05/11/2012 6:37:07 AM PDT by Baynative

It’s safe to say the folks at Time magazine weren’t caught unawares by the controversy already boiling up around their latest cover, which features an attractive 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old son.

It was a taste of that controversy that convinced Rick Stengel, Time’s managing editor, that the story deserved to be on the cover.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breastfeeding; time
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To: jocon307

That’s deliberate. The photographer was “inspired” by paintings of Madonna & Child.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/parenting/time-magazines-breastfeeding-cover-moms-react-185700989.html


51 posted on 05/11/2012 10:46:42 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Baynative

There’s no such thing as bad press. The only folks who won’t buy it weren’t going to anyway.


52 posted on 05/11/2012 10:50:45 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Baynative
Slouching Galloping toward debauchery.
53 posted on 05/11/2012 10:57:56 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Baynative; TigersEye; mojitojoe
This will be very bad for Time Magazine business, her boobs are hardly maternal, and look like the shrunken dugs of a painted necrotic camel.

They could have at least used a model well endowed for the task, instead of this skiny , politically correct weeny girl, whose milk generating equipment has a capacity less than a thimble, symbolizing maternal starvation of children.

I feel sorry for the kid, he is being abused.

Time makes little sense as it obscures election issues.

I stopped buying this liberal rag magazine in 1993 and have not read Time Magazine since.

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54 posted on 05/11/2012 12:54:54 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

I’m not sure what that lady has is 100% organic! ;^)


55 posted on 05/11/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Baynative; All
Mega yucks.

And that's coming from someone who has been a Time Magazine reader since before I was in elementary school, and whose mother was a Time reader prior to World War II.

Luce and the rest of Time's founders would be furious. They certainly weren't ones to place educated discourse and morality above making a buck through sensationalism, but I believe their anti-Communism and radical individualism would have led them to have serious problems with the underlying concept of extreme family bonding that led to this photo.

A FOX News psychiatrist had this to say:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/11/time-magazine-cover-forget-breast-what-about-boy/

The mom herself (who, to her credit, is at least married) said her mother breastfed her until age six and she still remembers it:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/05/jamie_lynne_grumet_time_la_blog.php

I finally let my Time Magazine subscription lapse recently since I was usually reading the magazine online, and I couldn't come up with a good reason why I was paying money to support a liberal publication that I could read for free online. I now wish I'd renewed my subscription when it came due so I could cancel it over this outrage.

56 posted on 05/11/2012 1:26:13 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: TigersEye

Errrrr , well, you get the idea.LOL.


57 posted on 05/11/2012 1:48:33 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

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not some kind of purist health nut! ;^) lol


58 posted on 05/11/2012 2:21:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Well, silicone and dairy products together, WTH? LOL.


59 posted on 05/11/2012 2:54:45 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nickname

Yeah right. Sorry Mr. Photog, your inspiration appears to be more the agit-prop posters of the 1960s with perhaps a touch of Da Da thrown in via the chair.

That was actually a pretty good piece you linked to. Sorry to find out Mayim Balik is one of these, er, enthusiasts. But I think she’s also a vegan so, whatever, she’s nuts.

I understand what someone else said about primitive cultures and how nursing is a natural form of birth control (to some extent) and it may be in some times & places that this was needed nutrition even for older children. (Like maybe if your mom’s a vegan)

And I did say before that I thought Child Services should pay that woman a visit, but I should make clear that’s because of appearing this way on the cover, not because of her breast feeding choices.

Our kid slept in our bed A LOT and I know many people disapprove of that. Not as an wee infant though, I was always afraid about her getting, as Juan Williams would say “smooshed”.


60 posted on 05/11/2012 4:14:59 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: sportutegrl
I've asked my wife and two other women about this. They all agree with you and say they doubt this woman is currently breast feeding.

If they are correct, this just ain't right!

61 posted on 05/11/2012 6:40:59 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative
Here's a pic from her blog without any damn kids in the way:


62 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:56 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: AndrewB

So basically she’s a big attention whore any way she can get it.


63 posted on 05/12/2012 2:03:32 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: snarkytart

Yep. Got Milf?


64 posted on 05/12/2012 4:51:21 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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