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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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Time magazine is doing all they can to help Obama avoid his record. But has this gone too far, considering the style of the photo and the age of the child?


1 posted on 05/11/2012 6:37:10 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

What’s Time magazine?


2 posted on 05/11/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Baynative

YES MILK SALES WILL GO WAY DOWN. . . . . . . .


3 posted on 05/11/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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Imagine being that little boy...when he’s in junior high. Thanks Mom, for making me the most picked on kid in the school’s history.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: DeaconRed

lucky kid.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 6:42:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Baynative

Mothers milk leads to everything


6 posted on 05/11/2012 6:42:25 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Baynative
“No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”
H. L. Mencken

7 posted on 05/11/2012 6:43:27 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: Baynative

Depends on how many co[oes they sell ,after. this issue...


8 posted on 05/11/2012 6:44:07 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Darteaus94025
What’s Time magazine?

Used to be the only occasion for me to read Time or Newsweak was in the dentist waiting room.

Fortunately, with my smartphone, I don't have to do that twice a year torture.

If not for the FR, I would not have know about this silly woman and unfortunate child.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 6:46:06 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Kanzan

I suppose this kid has no father? How about grandparents? Or maybe the whole group is non-compos mentis.

I’m NOT going to give them the click to find out.

Maybe child services needs to pay those people a visit.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Kanzan
Imagine being that little boy...when he’s in junior high. Thanks Mom, for making me the most picked on kid in the school’s history.

The mom is hot. He will be the most envied.

11 posted on 05/11/2012 6:48:10 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Baynative
Like in “Gone with the Wind”, “I don't know nothin’ about birthin’ no babies”.


Does it help Mom's to get their weight back to where it was before pregnancy by breast feeding?

That the longer women breast feed, the sooner they get their figures back. 3 is too much, for crying out loud, but when women want to get the baby weight off quickly, maybe the longer they breast feed.

Like I said: "I don't know nothin' about birthin' no babies.". Something about estrogen levels or something, I think.

12 posted on 05/11/2012 6:48:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: DeaconRed
YES MILK SALES WILL GO WAY DOWN. . . . . . . .

thx for adding the perfect comic relief to an otherwise perverse and just plain weird issue.

time is not fit to be toilet paper.

13 posted on 05/11/2012 6:49:59 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Baynative

Arrgh, the more I see this the worse it is.

That kid looks miserable, his mother looks like a maniac.

How on earth do they think this makes what ever it is they are trying to tout look good in any way?

We’re expecting these people to report the news? They can’t even spin their own propaganda correctly.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Baynative

15 posted on 05/11/2012 6:52:41 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Baynative

Years back there was a lady we knew that breast fed each child for many years. One day, while guests were there, one of her sons walked up to her and said, “Tit, ma.” and proceeded to pull off one side of her bra and enjoy his meal while the guests were still in the room.

My favorite line is from Firesign theater:

Mother: “Son, I didn’t breast feed you for 15 years to see you turn out like this! Now, come here son.”

Son: “Aw, mom, I’m not hungry.”


16 posted on 05/11/2012 6:52:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Baynative

It’s a shock cover. Pure and simple.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Baynative

Looking at that cover all I can think about is if the crazy mom let’s junior’s friends join in.

I bet if she continues till he hits puberty they’ll be a lot of volunteers

(Pity this child when he hits Middle School and his buddies find this magazine cover)


18 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:10 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Baynative
The child looks a lot older than he is--I would have said seven years old. Big kid.

This is porn. Sorry. Child Porn. And the editors of Time will get away with putting this on the cover of a major news magazine so the porn-obsessed with buy it.

Larry Flint hires 18-yr-olds to perform in his porn for big bucks if they happen to look younger than their legal ages. It's called "Barely Legal."

Now here's the opposite...and an extension of the "Mommy Wars"--I happen to think that a child should be weened from this before the first birthday, and I usually get a titty-baby fanatic that thinks it should extend into elementary school...

19 posted on 05/11/2012 6:55:03 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: jocon307

And when did you discover your son was gay?


20 posted on 05/11/2012 6:55:12 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: KosmicKitty
The mom once the kid reaches high school


21 posted on 05/11/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Baynative

TIME is a cougar. Trying desperately to be edgy, appealing, or even relevant. Visually screaming “Pick me up!!!”
Next, perhaps, a scratch-and-sniff cover.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 6:58:23 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: trailhkr1

I suppose so, if you find that imagery arousing.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Mamzelle
"This is porn. Sorry. Child Porn. "

That was my take. The pose of the mother is more suggestive than nurturing and the look on the child's face doesn't seem like a baby finding comfort ... more like a kid trying to look cool for his buddies.

I'm not so sure I believe this a mother and son.

24 posted on 05/11/2012 7:01:09 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

I know a boy who is 13 years old. He still sits on mommy’s lap, falls asleep in her arms at the campfire and, on those “scary” nights, crawls into her bed. YIKES! That boy has got some problems and will, like this kid, have future issues.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: cuban leaf
It’s a shock cover. Pure and simple.

Indeed. And when you give it just a moment of thought, you have to believe the photo wasn't just a "one and done," serendipitously catching mom and baby in the middle of a feeding. This was a professional shoot, with the proper lighting and angles to the subject. The young boy was undoubtedly "coached" on how much of the breast to take into his mouth (lest any nipple or areola be shown), and what angle to look at the camera. There were likely multiple photos in order to get, "just the right shot." This was anything but a beautiful moment of intimacy between mother and child, captured on film.

26 posted on 05/11/2012 7:03:50 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Clara Lou
I suppose so, if you find that imagery arousing.

I think the pic is very creepy with her son at that age but I find the Mom very attractive, what can I say? I am hot blooded healthy male. I would trade places with the kid.

27 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Lou L

I am tempted to respond to your post with, “Well, duh”, but I suspect a lot of people have not thought of that and it needs to be said. This is clearly part of a photo shoot. There are probably hundreds of shots. Everything from on the couch to sitting to you name it. Probably even some with her partially nude.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Baynative

1. This will help perpetuate the “War on Women” meme. The more conservatives rail against it, the more the media will claim “oppression”. This was intentionally placed to get public reaction of social conservatives to further the warfare of division.

2. There is a faction of feminists that are militant about breast-feeding “in public”. They are “all-in” with the War on Women strategy. They will come out in droves claiming they were forced to cover-up somewhere at sometime and how humiliated they were by it.

I’m hoping the public “faces” of conservatives just ignore it. Priebus and Romney should STFU, too.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Baynative

The whole sordid thing is right on the periphery of incest. That’s what it’s meant to represent.


30 posted on 05/11/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cuban leaf

Biological mother or not, it’s borderline child pornography, when you consider how everything must’ve been directed and staged.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Baynative
Courtesy of Rush Limbaugh's website....


32 posted on 05/11/2012 7:24:51 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
There is a faction of feminists that are militant about breast-feeding “in public”. They are “all-in” with the War on Women strategy.

Yes, when they're not prematurely killing their babies, they're demanding to flop their breast out anywhere they damn well please, because breast-feeding is sacred, dammit!

33 posted on 05/11/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Baynative
Photobucket
34 posted on 05/11/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT by baddog 219
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—Biological mother or not, it’s borderline child pornography, when you consider how everything must’ve been directed and staged.—

Zactly.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
From the article:

Dionna Ford of Kansas City, Mo., and her children, ages 4 years and 5 months.

"I don't think about when I'll stop—for us, it's a life philosophy."


36 posted on 05/11/2012 7:31:47 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
FReeper Mr Ramsbotham wrote:
"The whole sordid thing is right on the periphery of incest. That’s what it’s meant to represent."

NAILED IT!

37 posted on 05/11/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Kanzan
Thanks Mom, for making me the most picked on kid in the school’s history.

His parents better not send him to the same schools as the Romney grandchildren. Bullying is in the genes, dontcha' know!

38 posted on 05/11/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Baynative

When the kid is old enough to walk in and give his own order at McDonald’s then breast feeding stops having anything to do with the development of the kid or his health and everything to do with the mother.

In the digital age we live in now that picture will haunt this little guy for the rest of his life.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 7:54:23 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JqrMUM8msw


40 posted on 05/11/2012 8:19:16 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Darteaus94025

I have refused to touch or read a Time magazine for 20 years.


41 posted on 05/11/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: Baynative
From the image I saw it may be Child Pornography! Perhaps a Republican DA in a red state could issue a warrant for the Time Mag editors and round them up. Just getting rid of this POS magazine should qualify them for a Pulitzer!
42 posted on 05/11/2012 8:25:37 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Kanzan
Only future Republican Presidential Nominees would be involved In that sort of bullying activity!
43 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DeaconRed
I don't know. I think the Mom is Kinda hot. I am thinking of getting in line behind the kid.

I too enjoy breast feeding!

Breast feeding for all, especially me!

44 posted on 05/11/2012 8:27:42 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JqrMUM8msw


45 posted on 05/11/2012 8:28:49 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Baynative

I wonder if this is real or ‘staged’. I am small (A-B), but when I was nursing, they were huge, C cups. And they got bigger the older the babies got. This woman looks smaller than I am now. Also, once I saw a petite Asian woman in a restroom at the mall nursing a huge (fat) 3 or 4 year old. Her boobs looked grotesquesly large, not at all like an Aisan woman. Just saying that these don’t look like the breasts of a nursing woman.


46 posted on 05/11/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: the invisib1e hand
time is not fit to be toilet paper.

Too slick, low perforation resistance, relatively unabsorbent, and I'd bet the ink smears, too.

The average newspaper would be better (but not much).

47 posted on 05/11/2012 8:51:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The more conservatives rail against it, the more the media will claim “oppression”. This was intentionally placed to get public reaction of social conservatives to further the warfare of division.

All the liberal chicks I know were horrified by it.

They viewed it as an attack on their mothering skills, implying that because they didn't breastfeed until their kid was smoking cigarettes they did an inadequate job.

For Time, it didn't endear them to their dingbat mommy readership. It generated a lot of buzz, but I don't think anybody's running out to buy the issue. Exactly the opposite I think.

If there are any males vapid enough to buy this coloring book on occasion, this cover would dissuade them from that supermarket line purchase. What guy wants to look like he's buying a pedophile magazine?

Death throes for the magazine.

48 posted on 05/11/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
"Breast feeding for all, especially me!"

DITTOS

49 posted on 05/11/2012 9:19:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Baynative

Designed to sell copies to jerk-offs, whether they’re turned on by the mom or the little boy. I’m sure it will be one of their top-selling issues, because there are plenty of both types.


50 posted on 05/11/2012 9:37:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (All the brothers have humongous monsters, and the universe is at peace.)
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