The Collapse Of 'Real' Media Credibility (In 3 Simple Images)

Tyler Durden's picture

Two words - "nailed it"

What a difference 4 months makes... From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year...

h/t @insidegame

As FoxNews notes however, while President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine's Person of the Year on Wednesday, the honor basically ended there.

While describing Trump as the real change-maker of 2016, the magazine also ragged on the Republican president-elect as a “huckster” and “demagogue” while reserving its most glowing praise for runner-up Hillary Clinton -- whom the edition breathlessly described as “an American Moses.”


In describing Trump, Time's article almost exclusively used backhanded compliments. For instance, while the piece said he “did what no American politician had attempted in a generation,” it added that he “magnified the divisions of the present, inspiring new levels of anger and fear within his country.”




The article on Hillary Clinton is much different. Subtitled “The winner of the popular vote leaves a complicated legacy,” the tone is worlds away from the fulminating darkness that permeates the Trump piece.


The opening paragraph reads more like the prologue of St. John’s Gospel than an essay on a presidential runner-up, saying of Clinton: “she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism."


"She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be."


“Like an American Moses, she was an imperfect prophet, leading women to the edge of the Promised Land. Now it’s up to another woman to enter it.”

The big question is, will TIME name Putin 'Man of the Year' in 2017? 

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ParkAveFlasher's picture that some kind of alt-news site?

FatTony7915726's picture

Can you say TIME is full of shit?  Sure you can!!!

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Only place you see it any more is in a dentists office.  I'd rather read HiLites Mag and see what Goofus and Galant are up to.

TeamDepends's picture

Well done, Time. We will give you an extra glance in the check-out line.

Head_Shots_Work's picture

Still doesn't mean we'll pick you up. I was at the dealership the other day waiting on an oil change, the decision was read Time magazine or nothing. I chose nothing. It's not even worth thumbing through, God forbid I actually READ an article by accident!

nuubee's picture

I am going to buy copies of all three covers there, and encase them in an oxygen free display case for eternity.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) nuubee Dec 7, 2016 3:49 PM


REVEALED: Michigan Recount Uncovers Serious Voter Fraud in Detroit- VOTES COUNTED UP TO 6 TIMES


More bad news for Democrats—
Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s Michigan recount unintentionally exposed this major voting fraud scandal.


And, it’s much worse than that.
In one Detroit Precinct, a recount team was given a box of ballots with an unbroken seal where everything appeared proper and in place. The tag on the box said there were 306 ballots. The book said 306, and the ticket said 306, so that means there should be 306 paper ballots on the box. When they pulled out the ballots, there were exactly FIFTY paper ballots in a locked sealed box that again was supposed to have 306. The official canvasser approved count for this precinct was 306. For FIFTY ballots.

It looks like Detroit counts each vote more than SIX TIMES! No wonder they get such high turnout rates!

Ken Crider, who helped with the recount in Cobo Hall in Detroit, posted this on Facebook last night. Ken said a ballot box in Detroit had been tampered with — and that each vote was counted SIX TIMES!

AVmaster's picture

If it was me, I would've told time to take their "person of the year" bullshit and shove it up their ass...


All up their ass...

letsit's picture
letsit (not verified) AVmaster Dec 7, 2016 4:21 PM

How to interpret the news.

stizazz's picture

Not just mainstream media. AltM peddle bullsh*t too.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) stizazz Dec 7, 2016 4:24 PM

Certain Alternative media websites love to peddle Fake Terrorism and Fake sexual assaults by certain groups.

philipat's picture

So why do you waste your valuable time in continuing to grace us with your presence?

bamawatson's picture


harry welch jr

mermaid treasure

father of pizzagate "shooter"  (((eerie similar to hinckley family scenario))

odd how "shooter" makes REAL story of MUSLIM ANIMAL actually KILLING PEOPLE at osu Disappear fuggin story is GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harry welch jr movie co Forever Young --- mermaid treasure is treasure chest

harry managed pedo operation in Haiti """protect-a-child"

jeff montanye's picture

the analysis of shootings, false flags, etc. at the biblicism institute, allowing for a little ornamentation from corinthians, etc. is roughly analogous to your analysis and others here.  it's worth reading, imo.

what isn't worth it and undercuts the site is the stupid faked "support".  

Byte Me's picture


Maybe we should just stop feeding the troll.

After all, this one has bipolar sock-puppets...

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) letsit Dec 7, 2016 4:32 PM
“Trump TV” Will Be In The White House Press Briefings

Right Side Broadcasting Network Announces They Will Get A Seat In White House Press Briefings

  December 6, 2016   

Right Side Broadcasting Network’s (RSBN) announcement that they will be participating in White House press briefings is raising new questions about whether President-elect Donald Trump intends to bypass traditional media as President and create a press corps more favorable to his administration.

During their live coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You” rally in North Carolina on December 6, the show’s host Joe Seales announced that the network is “going to become a 24-hour network very soon.” Seales also said the network will “be in the White House” and “be at the press briefings” during the Trump administration:

jeff montanye's picture

i hope to hell trump puts rt and some others on the wapo "black list" in the press conferences and, more, he and his aides talk to them, maybe even just a little more candidly than to the wapo and the nyt.  let them fester like a boil.

philipat's picture

SPAM ALERT: Do not open the fake links. tazs has now joined letsit as co Spammer-in- Chief after Yippee Kiyay and lonnng were banned. This serial spammer amongst others known as: mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano, techies-r-us, beauticelli, stizazz, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, espirit, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch, lock-stock and tazs (some banned others still active for the purposes of talking to and congratulating himself). He seems to have more accounts than all other ZH members combined.

Chuck Walla's picture

Soros may not hire the best sock puppets, but they are productive. Don't get much done, but to Liberals, any motion is a win.

BigJim's picture

We already know, thanks

JRobby's picture


ESPN is for sale.

This is just the beginning of the collapse. It will be EPIC


Slurm's picture

6*50 = 300 votes/ballots


So maybe they don't do math well, thought there were 51?



bobbbny's picture

"She is what might have been and will yet be".

Giant meteor please.

bobbbny's picture

"I have been psychodelazized........... TIME".

Chambers Brothers.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Choose your fake news:

According to the Freep, Theys just be funnin'


Trump should thank Stein: MI GOP senators seek probe of Wayne County election issues

DirtyWilly's picture

It's called bending the knee.  Get used to it, plent more to come.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Nuubee, you should put it right next to a copy of the 'madam president' Newsweek. They will look great next to each other.

I used to read Time while waiting at a dentist office or to get a haircut. Now I have a smartphone and read my 'fake news' while I wait. I hope time, NYT, Newsweek et al keep it up though, truly. They are relegating themselves to irrelevancy faster than any outside force ever could.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

So reading Time is like Pulling Teeth?

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

...along with my old typewriter, and VHS tapes. And cassettes. And 'Perot for President' sticker,,,and....

TwelveOhOne's picture

Re: "Perot for President" sticker -- I watched the 1992 debates and clearly recall Perot giving a bunch of charts and graphs and speech, and ending it with, "These are my ideas.  If you have any better ideas, I'm all ears."

Reminded me of Reagan's quip about age.  Better times...

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

Did anyone ever suggest to Perot to look under the hood?

East Indian's picture

Please add "Madam President" Newsweek also

Koba the Dread's picture

What gibberish, HeadSnot! You say it still doesn't mean we'll pick you [Time] up. Bit you did pick it up. You say the decision was read Time magazine or nothing and you chose nothing. But you didn't choose nothing; you chose to read Time magazine. You say it's not even worth thumbing through, yet you did thumb though it.

Sport, if your idle hands are such a perfect workshop for the devil, why don't you change your own oil in the future. It might keep you away from your irresistible impulse to pick up, thumb through and actually read (wretch!) Time magazine. Please don't tell us you own a shelf full of Time-Life books.

BigJim's picture

Just realised your "lifetime subscription" deal was a waste of... time?

Syrin's picture

Goofus votes for Hillary


Gallant votes for Trump

Vatican_cameo's picture



Short for "Time to fold up the tents and move on".

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Vatican_cameo Dec 7, 2016 3:13 PM

Fake news.

ebear's picture

Vogue and Cosmo are way more edgy.

Hell, Home and Garden is more

feeb's picture

I can confirm this. I just got back from my dentist this morning and the waiting room coffee table had several issues of Time and the New Yorker prominently displayed. Granted I live in a hippie little New England town.

edotabin's picture

       --"Can you say TIME is full of shit?  Sure you can!!!" --

Yes, they are full of shit and they have people getting paid a pretty penny to write all that crap while good, honest folks struggle. Not only should Trump bring jobs back but at some point it may be good to reassess what's important in this world. It is unfair, unnecessary and downright harmful to have scumbags like them earn the money they do to put out such garbage. I bet you 4-5 families can live on the money each one of these garbage-spewing, "omniscient" idiots.

TruthHunter's picture

Don't leave out Newsweek's Hillary Wins recalled addition.  


Ex-Oligarch's picture

less rock 'n roll, more suicide