Matt Welch owns the quote of the week:
Let me quickly emphasize that anyone who still takes Time magazine seriously as a journalistic or even functionally adult institution deserves far less than the establishmentarian swill they're already getting. You'd think that a $42 billion company could at least rent a spine, or recognize that standing up to a power-drunk federal prosecutor is an excellent opportunity for self-branding, and for asserting the important principle that reporters value their promises of confidentiality above a runaway grand jury's right to zealously pervert a forgotten law. But instead, Time's agreement to hand over Cooper's notes proves only that the House of Luce will soil its Depends when the federal government says 'Boo!'
But Matt, some of us never took Time magazine seriously, at least not in the last four decades. After all, these are the folks who branded crazed Democrat Lynden LaRouche as a Libertarian and refused to retract. To this day I still hear that crap and back in 1986 I came close to illegally firing an employee for throwing it angrily in my face. We libertarians are nutty enough without carrying around that LaRouche baggage.
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