Monday, January 08, 2007

Remember When Reporters Used To Just Report?

Time magazine has switched from coming out on Monday to a Friday street date. Why? Richard Stengel, managing editor says:

"I believe that getting the magazine on newsstands on Friday helps us set the news agenda."
Huh?!? WTF is a news magazine SETTING AN AGENDA?!? I thought the purpose of newspapers and news magazines was to tell us the who, what, where, when and occasionally why of stories, NOT to tell everyone else what we should be doing.

The real reason for this switch is to get the Left's talking points out and in the hands of the Sunday talking head interview shows so that Tim Russert et al will be able to ask (most likely) Stupid Partiers, "So, are you still beating your wife?"

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