Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Time cover for Obama?

Seventh time this year:
Another week, another magazine cover devoted to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Many bloggers vented their ire at Time magazine this week for publishing its seventh cover story on Obama in 2008 compared to only two for Republican rival John McCain. . . .
Obama and his family were featured on the cover of People magazine this month and he has also been a cover boy for GQ, Vanity Fair, Men's Vogue and Rolling Stone, among others.
Not that there's any bias, right? The actual article inside the magazine is a doozy:
If Barack Obama had not chosen a life in olitics, he might have made a fine psychotherapist. He is a master at taking what you've told him and feeding it right back. What I hear you saying is . . .
He has been called a window into the American psyche. Or you might say he's a mirror -- that you see depends on who you are and where you stand. Obama puts it this way: "I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." But those metaphors all suggest that he is some sort of passive instrument, when in fact his elusive quality is an active part of his personality.
A riddle! An enigma! A conundrum! He's just so damned fascinating, don't you know, as to require seven Time magazine covers in a year.

1 comment:

  1. Let's be fair. You did leave out a glaring fact...Obama and Clinton had a close race. Naturally Time would have to cover that with greater intensity than a Republican race with a wide margin of victory.