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liberalsoldier5 Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:10 AM
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Is Time Magazine liberal or conservative?
Edited on Sun Jul-08-07 12:12 AM by liberalsoldier5
Lately I've been trying to decide whether Time Magazine slants left, right, or no way at all. I've seen quite convincing evidence for both presumptions. However, considering their burial of Scooter Libby's pardon (one measly ho-hum atricle) and lack of any coverage on Cheney's power grap, here are some "interesting" recent columns/articles from our friends at Time Magazine.

SOME GOOD NEWS, FINALLY, FROM IRAQ
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1639815,0...

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"Recent days have brought other signs of progress for the country, even amid persisting scenes of violence and desperation that make up daily life here.

Civilian deaths in Iraq dropped 36% in June, according to statistics made public by the Ministry of Interior. Violence across Iraq last month left at least 1,227 civilians dead, the ministry said. In May, the figure was 1,949. The trend seems to suggest that the influx of U.S. troops to Iraq has put militants on the run to some degree. U.S. forces say they control roughly half of Baghdad's neighborhoods, whereas earlier they acknowledged that up to three-fourths of the capital was beyond their reach.

And Tuesday Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said his cabinet had finally approved a draft of a new revenue-sharing oil law the White House sees as a key to reconciliation. The announcement came as a surprise after the measure had languished for months amid intense fighting among factions representing Iraq's Kurds, Shi'ites and Sunnis."

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EVERYBODY HATES CONGRESS
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,164026...

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"Democrats won the house on a platform of change, but after six months voters across the political spectrum have lost patience waiting for specific evidence of it. Lefties are unhappy the war isn't over. Environmentalists are angry at the delayed energy bill. Unions hated the now-dead immigration bill. Seniors want their drug prices lowered. Every voterregardless of partywants the House ethics rules changed."

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WHY AMERICANS SHOULD FEEL HAPPY (Commentary by William Kristol)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,164041...

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"Think of it this way: Have events in general gone better or worse than most people would have predicted on Sept. 12, 2001? There's been no successful second attack here in the U.S.--and very limited terrorist successes in Europe or even in the Middle East. We've had 5 1/2 years of robust economic growth, low unemployment and a stock-market recovery. Social indicators in the U.S. are mostly stable or improving--abortions, teenage births and teenage drug use are down and education scores are up a bit. It may well be that no other country has ever been stronger than the U.S. today--and it may well be that no other people in human history have ever had it quite so good."

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See if you all can help me to decide.
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Josh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:12 AM
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1. I find them to be mostly liberal
They often like to put forward their 'solutions' to issues, and these solutions are for problems the Administration has created, thereby implicitly implying they've screwed something up (which they have).

Chances are also that they're planning something on Cheney for the next issue. They often like to take a week and do some in-depth reporting on that stuff.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:13 AM
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2. It shouldn't be either n/t
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:14 AM
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3. Time magazine is simply pro-conventional wisdom and pro-status quo. (nt)
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:15 AM
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4. Does it have to be black or white?
I think it leans to the middle. :)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:15 AM
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5. It's just dumb. Joke Line is the epitome.
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liberalsoldier5 Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:27 AM
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6. I too agree that it shouldn't have to be black and white
but at the same time it's generally accepted that the New York Times is decidedly left while the New York Post is decidedly right. And if it's true that Time is truly the middle magazine, how much do you rely on it as a print source or record? A lot of people consider Time to be the present-day history textbook in magazine form. I'm just wondering, if thats true, if it really does justice to today's happenings in the US and the world. Not very important, I know, but just some things I'm trying to decide.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 02:43 AM
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7. Corporatist. n/t
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twenty4blackbirds Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 04:25 AM
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8. I found them too narrow/USA-minded; I stopped my subscription.
If you want to read a periodical which supports the status quo in an intelligent manner, I recommend The Economist http://www.economist.com The print version also has better advertisements :-) imo of course.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 08:08 AM
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9. neoliberal. n/t
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