Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cover Controversy

Holy scandal! TIME magazine is in hot water over this issue's cover design. For only the second time in the magazine's history, TIME abandoned its usual red border for a green hue to support the cause of global warming. But the Photoshopped image on the cover may have spawned more negative publicity for the magazine than positive change, as Iwo Jima Vets are up in arms over what they feel was a "sacrilegious" re appropriation of the iconic WWII photo by Joe Rosenthal.

Says one Iwo Jima Vet, Donald Mates,
"It's an absolute disgrace. Whoever did it is going to hell. That's a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor." Harsh words, and a sticky situation!— was TIME disrespectful when it correlated WWII with the fight against global warming? Or is this an overreaction?

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Sarah Martin said...

ew. yikes. Leave it to Time magazine. I feel like that should have been a bad idea shot down in some brain storming session weeks ago.

Robert said...

this is such an interesting post. honestly, i'm sure it was pretty offensive to the veterans, but... i thought it was clever and interesting, and certainly attention-grabbing. nevertheless, obvi, i think they should have been markedly more sensitive to those intimately related to the issue.