Monday, May 14, 2012

TIME was...

...when news magazines played a big role in setting our national agenda.

But they don't anymore.

I'm guessing that by now you've heard about and seen the latest cover of TIME magazine.  You know, the one with the attractive young woman defiantly standing hand on hip, looking straight into the camera, one breast bared and plunged deeply into the mouth of her toddler son.

The cover is supposed to attract interest to a story about "attachment parenting", whatever that is, but let's be honest, shall we?  It was explicitly designed to shock and to titillate. (No adolescent pun intended.)  Its purpose is to recapture flagging interest in a dieing magazine published in a dieing medium.

And, I suppose, it worked.

But it won't last.

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