Sunday, April 27, 2008

TIME defends altered Iwo Jima photo


Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 4/25/2008 11:30:00 AM
Conservative media watchdog Media Research Center is outraged that TIME magazine is defending its recent issue, claiming that the fight against alleged "catastrophic" global warming is just as important as World War II.
green TIME cover bigRecently TIME created a stir when its cover featured a doctored version of the famous Iwo Jima photo taken by Joe Rosenthal on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. TIME replaced the flag with a tree and a caption that read: "How to Win the War on Global Warming."

Amy Menefee is managing editor of the Business and Media Institute of the Media Research Center, which has been trying to expose the truth about global warming. "We've talked with several veterans. We talked with some Iwo Jima vets. And they've been outraged, which is very understandable. This issue of TIME magazine called green the new red, white, and blue -- likening fighting global warming to fighting in World War II. This seems to be almost the new liberal analogy because Al Gore's 'We Campaign,' his new ad campaign, has also used this likening the need to fight global warming with storming the beaches of Normandy," Menefee points out.

According to Menefee, TIME managing editor Richard Stengel recently defended the doctoring of the photo and defied the traditional notion that journalists should be unbiased. "He doesn't think journalism should really be objective anyway because he thinks objectivity is a fantasy. That was one of the words he used. So it does show the huge sea change in journalism toward advocacy, especially on this particular issue," Menefee contends.

Menefee says TIME has been banging the global warming drum for some time now. In 2007, the magazine offered 51 ways to "save the planet," which included more taxes and regulation.
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What do you think? Is TIME or Media Research Center right? Is global warming an issue? Is it as important as the World Wars? Is this disrespecting our troops? Is global warming over-rated?
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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for posting this.

"We've talked with several veterans. We talked with some Iwo Jima vets. And they've been outraged, which is very understandable. This issue of TIME magazine called green the new red, white, and blue -- likening fighting global warming to fighting in World War II."

This is outrageous, and I am offended for the vet's. "Fighting global warming" does not even compare to fighting in WWII.

Is global warming an issue?
Not according to many scientists, whose arguments I find much more convincing than the arguments of those who are freaked out about global warming.

Is it as important as the World Wars?
Absolutely not.

Is this disrespecting our troops?
ABSOLUTELY

Is global warming over-rated?
Yes!