What's Wrong With TIME Journalists?

What's Wrong With TIME Journalists?

New York City : NY : USA | Aug 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM PDT
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For decades, TIME Magazine has been regarded as one of the best periodicals in the journalism arena around the world. However, a couple of incidents have dimmed the spotlight on this once great magazine.

Last year, TIME columnist Mark Halperin stated that Pres. Obama should be more of a d*** towards the Republicans in Congress on "Morning Joe" on msNBC. He's supposed to be a journalist; he's supposed to expound without using four-letter words. Well, he thought that he could get away with it since not that many people tune in to "Morning Joe." If Mika wasn't on the show, then nobody would watch it. However, this incident proved that the journalistic standards of TIME Magazine was gradually slipping.

Then earlier this week, TIME columnist Fareed Zakaria was caught plagiarizing from the "New Yorker" magazine. He thought that he could get away with copying word-for-word from an article in the "New Yorker" because the mediocre masses do not read that magazine.

The "New Yorker" goes out of its way to make sure that dumb people do not read their magazine. In every sentence, you can tell that the writer used a thesaurus to make sure that there is one word with ten or more letters. Nevertheless, Zakaria should have known that he would eventually be caught.

Zakaria claims to be this awesome political expert, but he chooses to copy from someone else. Well, that explains why he works at CNN.

To answer the question in the title, the problem with TIME journalists is that they have become too smug and arrogant. They think that they can get away with shoddy journalism since TIME has an impeccable reputation. Well, those times are over. TIME Magazine, step your journalism game up or continue to lose subscribers.

Source: Yahoo! News, msNBC

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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