STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/25/1039957/-STUNNING-Comparing-U-S-World-Covers-for-TIME-Magazine



    These Time Magazine Covers Explain Why Americans Know Nothing About The World


    http://www.businessinsider.com/these-time-magazine-covers-explain-why-americans-know-nothing-about-the-world-2011-11?op=1



    TIME Magazine's U.S. & World Covers This Week Offer Stunning Contrast

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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/02/1259682/-TIME-Magazine-s-U-S-World-Covers-This-Week-Offer-Stunning-Contrast
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    & why is it different with America?
    What do you think is the underlying reason?
  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    Harry7785 said& why is it different with America?
    What do you think is the underlying reason?


    We are probably more focused on ourselves and not what is going on in the World. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    somersault said
    Harry7785 said& why is it different with America?
    What do you think is the underlying reason?


    magazine sales and/or web site visits



    Yes, but I think the point is....why do Americans favor the fluff over World issues?
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    I witnessed this when I lived in Berlin, Germany 1978-80. I could get TV news from the US, France, UK, West Germany, East Germany, and the Soviet Union. I could understand adequate German & French, and my wife knew Russian.

    News from the States was US-centric and trite. Only the others actually devoted a good portion to international events. I also saw how our allies & adversaries slanted the news one way or the other. Both views would sound plausible, if you hadn't heard the other version (much like listening to the Right Wing propaganda of Fox News in the US today).

    Point is, US news has long been superficial and lacking in substance, with little world interest. Is it getting worse? Possibly, as mirrored by our idiotic reality TV, that creates shows out of repossessing people's cars, seizing private storage units, bounty hunting, going to pawn shops, and so forth.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Aug 20, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    We've become desensitized to world issues, we just want to worry about our little self-absorbed corner of the world.....
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Ha, ha . Seriously who looks at Time magazine anymore?
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 20, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    That's interesting. I feel that I'm informed on all of the topics Time didn't do cover stories on in America, so I wouldn't say that all Americans are uniformed, or that the information isn't available. I think they just do cover stories based on what sells in grocery store checkout lines.
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    Aug 29, 2013 11:44 AM GMT
    It's interesting, because for a start you call your country America instead of USA, when America is in fact a whole continent with 35 countries in it icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 29, 2013 12:19 PM GMT
    "We are probably more focused on ourselves and not what is going on in the World. icon_redface.gif"

    next act:

    "Well, no, that would be "North" America. America is understood to be our little section of it."

    icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif *facepalm*

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    Aug 29, 2013 12:24 PM GMT
    I'd say that the US is isolated from the rest of the world enough that the US citizens just don't have to care or worry about the rest of the world.

    Every war that the US was in was their own decision to step in, they didn't have to; their land wasn't in danger. That gives the US the freedom to worry about their shit and I think it has a lot of positives for the economy and the quality of life in the USA.

    To sum it all in one word: 'Murica!!!
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    Aug 29, 2013 12:31 PM GMT
    TIME IS IRRELEVANT.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 29, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    Pretty interesting, it makes one think the rest of the world has their eye on the "big stuff" and we are focused on little stuff.

    I'd try and evaluate it in that US readers would rather have US issues at the forefront. I'm sure the cover stories on
    Islam, etc are in the US Editions, but just didn't appear on the covers. Probably had to do with sales and appealing to US
    citizens to buy the magazine.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    CDAVIS saidTIME IS IRRELEVANT.

    So is space.
  • Apparition

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:55 AM GMT
    because american audiences are not mature enough to handle a typical story from say, the bbc.

    John Mccain gets on tv and sings Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
    When the news should be showing this: (note: at 1:50min it gets rough.)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-23892594


    or you can watch some vma twerking and call it "a calamity"


    this is what 1% meddling in the middle east causes on the ground.
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    Sep 01, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    Let me some up the world covers: religious wars, religious wars, religious wars...still going on.
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    Sep 01, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    Sports Illustrated does different regional covers in the US all the time. Publishers are selling a product and tailoring the lead to their markets.
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    Sep 02, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidLet me some up the world covers: religious wars, religious wars, religious wars...still going on.


    I see that you prefer the American spelling.
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    Sep 02, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    Well, I think it is generally acknowledged that America is quite isolated from the rest of the world (Canada is too, to a lesser extent). One interesting suggestion I've heard to explain this is that, because the US is so big, Americans don't have to leave the country when they want to travel. European countries, on the other hand, are so small (and less geographically varied) that if you want to travel you almost have to leave the country. Thus Americans have considerably less awareness of other parts of the world than their European counterparts. And now all inclusive resorts mean that Americans can leave the country without ever having to experience a different culture.
  • metta

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    Jan 06, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    TIME Magazine Does It Again: First 2014 Cover in U.S. Compared to the Rest of the World


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/04/1267162/-TIME-Magazine-Does-It-Again-First-2014-Cover-in-U-S-Compared-to-the-Rest-of-the-World
  • Sam_mas

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    Aug 24, 2015 3:43 PM GMT
    Nice torso, metta8, but where are you heading with David Gandy? I thought we're discussing how US differs from the rest of the world? umm. nice torso tho..
  • Sam_mas

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    Aug 24, 2015 3:47 PM GMT
    Found it on tumblr;

    If countries were students
    Australia: The class clown who makes everyone laugh
    Canada: The nice person who offers to show you around on your first day
    England: The hot boy everybody wants to bang because he's a gentlemen
    New Zealand: Australia's little brother who is the only one who thinks Australia sucks
    The Netherlands: That high kid in the back that everyone just ignores
    America: The jock who loves themselves and everyone secretly hates
    France: The romantic playboy who hangs around England too much
    China: The overly smart kid who puts his hand up for every question
    Russia: The scary large kid that nobody talks to because they'll probably get stabbed
    Ireland: England's short drunk friend who nobody understands but likes
  • metta

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    Aug 24, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    Sam_mas saidNice torso, metta8, but where are you heading with David Gandy? I thought we're discussing how US differs from the rest of the world? umm. nice torso tho..


    oops. icon_smile.gif
  • Sam_mas

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    Aug 24, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
    Omg hahaa I just caught metta8 being naughty! once in thousands years.. Im a part of a history! icon_biggrin.gif