<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Time Magazine: poor taste, poor timing, poor judgment

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Time Magazine: poor taste, poor timing, poor judgment

Time Magazine put right-wingnut Ann Coulter on the cover of its April 19 edition, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. What's the connection? Most of us wouldn't guess, but Tom Tomorrow did - and Time Magazine apparently didn't. Tom Tomorrow urged readers of his blog (www.thismodernworld.com) to write Time about its abomination, and we did. If you would also like to write, e-mail the editors of Time at letters@time.com.

Dear Time,

It's bad enough that you put such a blanched, bleached, ghastly spectre of a person on your April 19 cover ("Ann Coulter, Ms. Right"), but to feature her so prominently on the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing is reprehensible. Are you unaware that "Ms. Right" was quoted as saying, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building" (New York Observer, 8/20/02)? Or that she tried to downplay the seriousness of that remark by telling the Right Wing News, "RE: McVeigh quote. Of course I regret it. I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters'"?

You ask, "Is she serious or just having fun?" How much fun do you think it is for the families of the 168 people, including 19 children, who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing?

Editor at Large

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