17 April, 2008

The Mask Slips

Amazingly, editor Rick Stengel seems to think that the most controversial part of this issue of the magazine was deciding to take a "stand" on an issue:

I think since I've been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that's needed in journalism, is that you have to have a point of view about things. You can't always just say "on the one hand, on the other" and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We're experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let's just say so.

Wow. Two humongous motivations to pound one utterly clueless target. I hardly know where to start...

[h/t Newsbusters]