I feel like burning my Time magazine tonight
June 30, 2005
I just read the online New York Times story about Time agreeing to give up notes identifying a confidential source(s) for a story about the CIA. I can't believe they would do that.
I remember when I was a journalism student at Michigan State University in the mid-sixties, I would fantacize about working for Time. They set the bar for both reporting and writing. Their reporters knew how to work a beat, develop sources, report and write. Henry Luce has to be spinning in his grave.
During the Vietnam War, I remember many protesters burned their draft cards. I feel like going outside and lighting up my Time magazine. It's really sad. It doesn't bode well for the media and its historical role of keeping us informed. God help us!