Time magazine’s cover for its Sept. 16 issue features a picture of contented-looking Russian president Vladimir Putin, complete with a black background and a damning caption that declares “America’s weak and waffling, Russia’s rich and resurgent.”
But Time’s editors are shielding Americans from the demoralizing picture, putting a cheerful, sky-blue photo on the covers of magazines distributed in the United States.
“It’s time to pay college athletes,” says the chirpy, non-political U.S. cover, which shows a ball-carrying football player with arm outstretched.
The cover most Americans saw at the checkout counter safely overlooked a widely perceived fumble by President Barack Obama that left Russia to carry the ball in the Syrian war.
via The Daily Caller.
Apparently it’s common for TIME to have a different cover in the US.
And that makes it no big deal, because it’s apparently self-evident that “Putin’s success” is not of interest to Americans?
I do not personally believe that the newsworthiness (or lack thereof) is what ruled this decision. Do you?
Whatever you think about Manziel, Texas A&M or college football it’s not even close.Putin spent last week doing victory laps around an Obama administration that’s embarrassing itself and its country.
Even before negotiating a “peace” deal with Secretary of State John Kerry over Syria that all but put an umbrella in Kerry’s hand and had him declaring “peace in our time,” Putin managed to place an op-ed column in the New York Times – the country’s newspaper of record – that told the world how important the United Nations Security Council is to keeping in check the avaricious aggression of the United States.
via BizPac Review.