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Time Doesn’t Run Putin’s Victory Cover In The US

From the Daily Caller:

Time mag hides Putin’s success from U.S. voters

By Neil Munro | September 16, 2013

Time Magazine’s cover for its September 16 issue features a picture of contented-looking Russian president Vladimir Putin, complete with a black background and a damning caption that declares “America’s weak and waffling, Russia’s rich and resurgent.”

But Time’s editors are shielding Americans from the demoralizing picture, putting a cheerful, sky-blue photo on the covers of magazines distributed in the United States.

“It’s time to pay college athletes,” says the chirpy, non-political U.S. cover, which shows a ball-carrying football player with arm outstretched.

The cover most Americans saw at the checkout counter safely overlooked a widely perceived fumble by President Barack Obama that left Russia to carry the ball in the Syrian war…

Be fair. The reporters at Time have to protect Obama if they ever hope to get a paycheck from him.

The foreign covers acknowledge Putin’s triumph over Obama, telling foreigners that  Putin “doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.”

The protective covers arrive as Time’s managing editor departs for a job working for one of the architects of the Syrian debacle, Secretary of State John Kerry.

In “early summer,” editor Rick Stengel was asked by Kerry, and immediately accepted, the job of running the department’s public diplomacy mission, according to Politico. Months later, the appointment was leaked to two media outlets.

Throughout the summer, Stengel remained editor of Time while it covered U.S. politics…

This is not the first time the magazine has downplayed stories that might not put Stengel’s new boss — Obama — in a good light.

On July 2, 2012, the overseas covers featured China’s fast-growing manufacturing sector, while the U.S. cover was about “The History of the American Dream.”

The Dec. 5, 2011 cover featured an alarming picture of Egyptian street protests, while the U.S. cover told increasingly worried U.S. readers that “Anxiety is Good for You.”

What media bias?

Still, this does seem to be Time’s tacit admission of ‘American exceptionalism.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, September 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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