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TIME Person of the Year : Pope Francis

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Pope_Francis_in_March_2013Why? Is He Changing the Church?

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — This morning TIME magazine named Pope Francis its person of the year, hailing the head of the Catholic Church as a new voice of global conscience since taking office in March. He is the first non-European pope in nearly 1,300 years, the first Latin American head of the Church and a leading voice for the dispossessed. TIME says he took on a Church beset by scandal and signs of deep internal dysfunction, but there are signs that his popularity is revitalizing it. TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs said they chose Francis “for pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy.”

But is this really new? Did Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict the XVI not care for the poor? Has Pope Francis changed any teachings of the Church? Al Kresta, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, host of a daily 2-hour talk show heard on over 250 stations nationwide, and author of the newly-released “Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st Century Opponents,” is available for interviews and comments on Pope Francis and the future of the Church.

Time Magazine Gets Into The Child Pornography Business?

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I’m not sure how the Left would act, if an image like this was on the cover of National Review or some other Right Wing publication, but since it’s on the cover of a progressive magazine nobody bats an eye. Still…. You’ve got to wonder how well this magazine cover plays at grocery checkout stands across the nation. I wouldn’t want to have to explain this little freak show to my children.

What do you think? Inappropriate or no big deal?

This post is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of CDN, Anomalous Media or any of its staff or contributors.

The Protester – Times 2011 Person Of The Year

Today on the NBC “Today” show, Time magazine announced the “Protester” as their “Person of the Year”.

The magazine said the dissent that started in the middle east, and eventually made it’s way to Europe and the United States, has changed the face of global politics. Time said the award recognized the protesters for “redefining people power” around the world.

Time editor Rick Stengel said “They dissented, they demanded, they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets”.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was last years winner. Some may find the vast difference between the winner of last year compared to this interesting. Zuckerberg would seem to represent capitalism at its best. The protesters, particularly in the United States, have generally seemed to represent a strong anti-capitalist message.

Runner-ups included Admiral William McRaven, commander of the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, and US Republican congressman Paul Ryan.

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Bin Laden Gets X’d By Time Magazine

Maybe not as well-known, but certainly as symbolic as Time’s “Man of the Year” covers, Time Magazine’s X covers have marked the historic end of American enemies. Osama Bin Laden is about to join the ranks of the famously X’d out.

Hitler Gets X on Time Magazine CoverIn May of 1945, the first of the X’s was Adolf Hitler shortly after the discovery of his body.

Then in August of that same year, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan triggered Time to illustrate the fall of the rising sun. It is assumed that the red in the rising sun symbol was the reason for using black in the X instead of the red that was used in the other covers. It is also the only cover that uses that style of X – more of a charcoal-drawn feel where the other X’s appear as red paint sloppily painted.

Saddam X'd Out by Time magazineApril, 2003 – Time gave us the Saddam Hussein X-out. The cover was released as U.S. forces occupied Baghdad and sent Saddam on the run. Saddam Hussein was actually not killed until 2006 when after an Iraqi trial, he was hanged.
Zarqawi gets X'd out by TimeThe most recent x-out by Time’s artists and journalists was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June of 2006 after being killed by a U.S. bomb.
And the piece de resistance, the grande finale, the best of the best – May, 2011, the cover of a Time special issue will be adorned with Osama bin Laden’s ugly mug covered by a bright red X. This cover brought to you courtesy of U.S. Navy SEALS – Team Six – “DevGru” *Salute*
Bin Laden gets X'd out by Time Magazine

CBS and Time Already on Hope N Change Redux 2012 Obama Campaign

       The 2012 Presidential elections are  20 months away,and while we see our Congress locked in a massive budget brawl that looks like it will end up in a government shutdown later on this week, CBS followed Obama’s early campaign announcement lead by starting their own version of Barack’s get out the vote campaign immediately, with the following false headline posed as an honest question:

    ”  How Good are Obama’s re-election chances ? “   I suppose working on Obama’s re-election campaign is the utmost priority over at CBS and Time, considering the fact that they both spent the bulk of their airtime/ print space promoting him in 2008.  In reading this campaign ad, er.. I mean article, I was hoping to find signs that CBS might actually see the danger Obama and the democrats pose today to everything American, and come to their senses. As you can see here from the above linked article, CBS and Time are already trying to make Americans believe that no matter who runs against him in 2012, Barack will win a second term:

 ” So it’s a good time to ask: how good are his chances – at the moment, at least – to win a second term? The short answer is: Pretty decent.”  And as Time’s Michael Scherer notes, even those who disagree with Mr. Obama tend to like him – a crucial factor in winning the independents who broke from the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. The fact that 84 percent of Americans (according to an Associated Press poll last month) call Mr. Obama a likeable person speaks to his advantage among the casual voters who may not go to the polls in a midterm year but will cast ballots in 2012.” (emphasis mine)

    This is why I personally, do not take anything Time, CBS, and the AP say/print/report today seriously.  America is approaching $15 trillion dollars in debt, gasoline prices are now at $3.65 a gallon (as opposed to $1.84  when Obama took office), food prices are skyrocketing, federal revenue is shrinking ,with the fact that they are lying to themselves about the Unemployment numbers today and that will expose this very soon, we are now engaged in a 3rd war in Libya that has already cost us $600 million dollars, and CBS and Time want us to think that Obama will be re-elected because he is likeable ?  That is not news reporting there, that is campaign propaganda, period.

   That CBS/Time Obama campaign ad masquerading as a news piece also goes on to try to make it look like the Teaparty/GOP split will make the primaries such a difficult battle that it will alienate the swing voters, thus enabling Barack to win a second term. They are trying to suggest that swing voters will ignore the $15 trillion dollars in debt that Obama’s Liberal Democrats are refusing to take action on in passing the GOP proposed serious budget cuts, and re-elect the man who directs those actions?  These people are in for a rude awakening in 2012 that will make the 2010 election beatdown of the Democrat’s Liberal Socialist agenda pale in comparison.