Monday, April 18, 2005


Well, it's definitely time for me to cancel my subscription to Time Magazine. Ann Coulter is on the cover this week. David Sirota has written a short and succinct article about it entitled, "Ann Coulter, cover girl: Proof of the media's hard right bias". Here's part of it:

There's been a lot of debate over whether the media is "liberal" or "conservative." But as I saw this week's cover of Time Magazine, I realized just how ridiculous it is for there to even be a debate.

The cover trumpets right-wing crazy person Ann Coulter. This is a woman who advocating blowing up the New York Times offices and claimed Vietnam war hero/triple amputee Max Cleland didn't deserve to be honored for his losing his limbs on the battlefield.In a vacuum, you can certainly argue that its fine for a magazine to explore the ramifications of Coulter on America's culture.

But this isn't a vacuum. When was the last time you saw someone of equal (if not more) importance on the left promoted on the cover of America's mainstream magazines?

The rest of the article makes the point that you don't see somebody like Noam Chomsky equally celebrated in the media. No kidding.

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