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American Media Treat Americans Like Shallow Dolts

Look at the covers of Time Magazine’s current edition:

Time magazine covers

The rest of the planet gets a pointer to a thoughtful series of articles about globalization and mega-cities that have changed with the social and economic times.

Americans get romance. (To be fair, the article is quite good.)

Because, apparently, we are too shallow to buy magazines pitching serious journalism about global issues. Sheesh…

2 Comments on “American Media Treat Americans Like Shallow Dolts”

  1. #1 Seth Finkelstein
    on Jan 21st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Just for reference, if you weren’t a “club member”, this is the point where some A-lister would start flaming you as an elitist who thinks he knows better thanTHE PEOPLE!!!.

  2. #2 JohnofScribbleSheet
    on Jan 22nd, 2008 at 6:21 am

    This reminds me of the harry potter book release where in the US the book was called the socerer’s stone while the rest of the world it was philosopher’s stone. Apparently the term philosopher is too complex for american kids.