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  •  My bad, I didn't see the earlier diary (4.00)
    "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." -- Coulter to the New York Observer almost a year after 9/11
    •  Its already gone (none)
      What is going on with the pose?
    •  boycott time magazine.... (4.00)
      I think we should all boycott Time magazine and send them a message, you can send your complaints to letters@time.com. It's disgusting that they would give that woman the media attention she never deserves!
      •  Cancelled my subscription (4.00)
        As soon as I saw this cover I cancelled my subscription. Here is what I told them:

        After seeing the current issue with Ann Coulter on the cover I have to cancel my subscription. I subscribed to Time to stay informed of news, but instead this week I got a right wing version of People. Could you find nothing more urgent in the news this week deserving of a cover? She offers nothing to a constructive exchange of ideas, and your own polls show only 11% view her favorably while 79% do not even know who she is. I have not read the article yet, but I hope you include some of her more hateful quotes so that people just being introduced to her get the full picture.

        •  how do I cancel? (none)

          How can I cancel my subscription?  Can I do it by email?

          The right wing religious covers were almost enough to push me over the edge, but this is the last straw.

          I'm done with Time.  Enough pandering.  By supporting this fruit they're making things worse.

          CANCELED.  I'm never subscribing again.

          Bush is to America as cancer is to the body

          by WSmith on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 08:36:20 PM PDT

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          •  To cancel (none)
            Just go to the website <www.time.com> and on the left side click on customer service. There will be a choice of canceling your subscription and the option of leaving a message. I have already gotten a response from them saying my pro-rated refund is being processed. But, I don't think anyone really read the reason.
        •  Here's my letter (none)
          Not a subscriber - but made it clear that I wouldn't be doing any newsstand pickups either:

          Dear Editor - Time Canada:

          Though it has been many years since I have read a copy of Time Magazine, your Canadian edition this week does nothing to encourage me to begin reading it again.

          Based on the television and print examples of Ms. Coulter which I have had the misfortune of seeing, she brings nothing constructive or intelligent to the American political discourse.  At best she is a vapid conversationalist - unable to subscribe to the very questioning of society deemed a duty of American folklore.  At worst she could be described as "Joseph McCarthy in a dress" - eschewing the very freedoms she claims to stand for and creating a witch hunt or Kangaroo Court atmosphere in the American media.

          Had I been a subscriber - this would be the letter stating that I cancel my subscription.  However I cannot cancel something I'm not subscribed to.  Instead it affirms my need to find news myself on the Internet from a variety of global sources and steer away from traditional print.

          Best regards,

          Thor Heyerdahl's nom de la vie

          "now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." W. Churchill

          by Thor Heyerdahl on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 09:21:49 PM PDT

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        •  thanks! (none)

          Canceled my subscription this morning.  My email to letters@time.com bounced back, but I resent it.  

          Here it is:

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          Dear editors of Time-

          It was bad enough with your endless Jesus covers pandering to the fruitcase religious right, but with Ann Coulter I'm officially done with your magaizine's tired attempts to curry favor with the about 11% of America who cares about these fringe issues and reactionary people. The vast silent majority has no patience for fear mongers and hate sellers like Coulter, and by putting her on the cover you only further spread the seed of this form of hatred and anger that's literally tearing America apart. Your magazine has done a disservice not only to the readers who turn to you to provide insightful and eloquent commentary on the events of the day, but to the national discourse, which only suffers when fools like Coulter are legitimized.

          Please cancel my subscription immediately. Let me know if I need to send anything else in. You may keep the remainder of whatever I've paid for this year's subscription, and please put that money towards hiring more intelligent and discerning editors.

          I'm very disappointed. I used to love your magazine. Again, cancel my subscription immediately. I don't want another issue featuring whatever right wing subject du jour you've decided to feature polluting my mailbox.

          Thank you in advance-

          -- XXXXX

          PS. I mean it. Cancel it.

          Bush is to America as cancer is to the body

          by WSmith on Mon Apr 18, 2005 at 08:11:41 AM PDT

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      •  boycott is ON... (4.00)
        I cancelled my subscription this morning.  I really stopped reading the rag after their weekly obsessive reporting on religion and church, but this is just intolerable.
        I think Time is scraping the bottom of the journalistic barrel - that is if they're still in the journalism business ??
        •  Time is doing that too? (none)
          Newsweek has developed just the same problem.  Literally every other issue is about religion.  It's absolutely disgusting.  If I wanted to read about religion there are probably dozens of religious magazines I could subscribe too, and many of them would probably be more liberal than Newsweek.  

          In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

          by Asak on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 07:43:22 PM PDT

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      •  My letter to Time (4.00)
        I am appalled at your choice of Ann Coulter for this week's cover and at the tone of the accompanying article. The woman is a hate monger of the worst sort, Joseph McCarthy in a dress. She is not humorous, she is a plague upon the idea of civil discourse and an advocate of violence against those who disagree with her. As a long time subscriber I am deeply disappointed at this serious lapse in journalistic standards.
      •  Subscribe to Progressive Mags (none)
        How about reading American Spectator, Progressive
        Populist,Washington Monthly, and good journals that are aware of our world....New Yorker, The Nation, New Republic, Atlantic Monthly,and so many more.   Time has lost me.  Coulter cover is not only bad journalistic judgement, it's simply not an important story.  But they are trying to make her/him important [in order to sensationalize and trivialize], which is all they've been doing of late.  This week, they totally opted out of credible journalism. They've become a People type of rag.  Much like the movie magazines of the 40's and 50's.  Everyone should drop subscriptions to this drivel sheet.
    •  I wonder if Time laughed away that line . . . (none)
      in their profile. Anne Coulter joking about terrorist attacks, what a card.

      Somebody should write Time and ask if they interviewed any survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing for their profile of Anne. I bet they think she is a laugh riot as well

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