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  •  The oligarchs that own Time awarding awards (6+ / 0-)
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    Russgirl, Theden, LSophia, DuzT, DvCM, peptabysmal

    to the other oligarchs that they admire...what a paaarrtty!

    •  TIME isn't known for its irony awareness (6+ / 0-)

      Most people don't realize that it's always been a RW rag posing as a serious mag. The Luces were doing this way before the Kochs were born.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 11:06:51 AM PDT

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      •  my great-uncle (1+ / 0-)
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        was the national editor at Time during the Kennedy-Nixon election.  At Time known as the "house liberal," he was publicly thanked by Henry Luce following the election for the magazine's even-handed coverage of the race...then was moved over to become foreign editor.  Luce's gratitude did not extend all that far.  Time, Inc. at that time actually had a number of noted journalists on staff.

        Henry and Clare Boothe Luce were certainly conservatives, but much more so in a class-conscious sort of way than today's weirdly greed+religion sort.  They were the type that hated FDR because he was a class "traitor" rather than because somewhere a poor person became slightly better off.

        I like lemurs -6.50, -4.82

        by roadbear on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 12:06:27 AM PDT

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