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  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:32 am
    Link: Time Magazine In The USA & Other Countries - Maybe if we bury our heads in the sand, all the bad stuff will go away, right America?
  2. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1626 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:40 am
    Media in the United States is much more controlled by the socio-economic ambitions of large corporations.
  3. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I think littlemissqt`s comment says it all. :(
  4. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Wait...this has gotta be fake...seriously??
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

    So? TIME is not widely read here. It`s a leftover from another era. Old people read it. Tea Party people. So naturally they cover stupid TeaBagger stuff like the Bibbl in school and crap.

    Nothing to see here, move along.
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    roariamadino Male 18-29
    270 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 am
    iab. before you post poo check your scource.
    the covers you show get repeated in europe asia and the south pasific at a later date.

    nice try but no, not true.
  7. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 am
    alright ya know what? frankly I`m tired of getting force-fed war and fighting and death every day on the news. It`s nice to be able to pick up a magazine and NOT see a tank or the Taliban or a soldier on the front cover.

    Thank god for Time, America.
  8. Profile photo of ivran
    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 am
    This was stupid when it was on imgur a week ago, and it`s stupid on here. Nothing is being censored. Time magazine chose to change the cover of the magazine (Probably to make it more appealing to an American audience). The contents of the magazines are exactly the same.
  9. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Is there anywhere I can verify this?
  10. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:51 am
    "Maybe if we bury our heads in the sand, all the bad stuff will go away, right America?"

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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
    277 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 9:08 am
    @skine How about Time Magazine`s own website?
  12. Profile photo of yoda141
    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 9:10 am
    I would LOVE to say: "I call bullpoo on the "why should we teach the bible on public schools" not even the United States is so imbecile."
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 9:19 am
    Please check your sources, and try again.
  14. Profile photo of Nietzscheese
    Nietzscheese Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 9:51 am
    For those looking for conformation about these covers. If you go to the link posted by Monosandalos, they do check out. That being said you can also find covers that do exactly the opposite.

    In Oct 31, the US cover was on "The China Bubble", while the others were "Inside Tintin". For Nov 14, the US cover was "Can you still move up in America?", the others were "Why Mom liked you best".

    Given that whoever made this post would have had to have seen those examples as well, this is really just America-bashing.
  15. Profile photo of ivran
    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 9:58 am
    @Nietzscheese
    No. Whoever made this post saw it on reddit/imgur, assumed it was valid(Because, you know,reddit and imgur are made up of such intelligent individuals and well thought out posts), and posted it on here.
  16. Profile photo of Nietzscheese
    Nietzscheese Male 18-29
    17 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 10:05 am
    @ivran

    Either I`m not understanding you or you`re not understanding me. What I said is that I PERSONALLY WENT TO TIME.COM and checked the covers for their back issues. These covers do actually check out. Maybe it matters to you whether this post originates from here or some other website, but I don`t think were it came from matters as long as it checks out.

    But to reemphasize the point of my original post. If you go through the back catalog you can find examples of a reverse trend in the covers.
  17. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Ah, this explains a few things.
  18. Profile photo of MZsweetpeach
    MZsweetpeach Female 18-29
    34 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 10:20 am
    America. F*ck yea.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 10:26 am
    PsychGeek
    Female, 18-29, Southern US
    1560 Posts Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:48:29 AM
    alright ya know what? frankly I`m tired of getting force-fed war and fighting and death every day on the news. It`s nice to be able to pick up a magazine and NOT see a tank or the Taliban or a soldier on the front cover.

    Thank god for Time, America.
    _____

    It`s good you can take "a break" from it. That`s because it doesn`t directly affect you. I think issues like these should be on the front of every magazine and newspaper. There are REAL world issues out there that not too many of us are familiar with or even care about. Sometimes you need to turn off the Kardashians and step into the REAL world.
  20. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31787 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 10:45 am
    I understand what you`re saying @Nietzscheese: sometimes the covers of the US edition feature the `hardcore` news, and sometimes the forign editions have `soft` covers too.

    That the creator of this (not @littlemissqt, eh?) chose to display only one side = America bashing.
  21. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Anyone besides Americans surprised?

    Didn`t think so!
  22. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 11:05 am
    @ lostinkorea:

    I spend a lot of my time in a hospital as a nursing student. believe me honey, I see REAL WORLD issues all the time, from HIV to a bruised and battered 2-month-old child with her leg in a cast.

    So yes, I do need a break from the real world sometimes. kthanks.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 11:10 am
    Sometimes you need to turn off the Kardashians and step into the REAL world.

    THIS. For everyone- myself included.
  24. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:17 am
    I`m going to assume this is purely marketing.
    You can`t "hide" news from Americans, we have the internet. You can visit any site you like for news and get it any flavor (Conservative spin, Liberal spin, religious, not-religious, or even Live and raw with all the gore).
    Someone in Times marketing dept looked at whatever was going to make the cover, and probably decided sales were going to be low (or people were going to be annoying) if it was published here so they swapped it out for something they thought Americans would be more interested in.
    Consider the way in which we get our panties in a bunch over the slightest things. Could be that they just didn`t want to deal with the hassle of annoyed subscribers rage-quitting their subs over "lack of sensitivity" as well.
  25. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 11:19 am
    Yeah, the whole world is one gigantic bad joke.
    Look at a human, see the potential.
    Now look at where we are.
    I would laugh my ass off if I weren`t part of that joke.
  26. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:21 am
    PsychGeek
    Female, 18-29, Southern US
    1562 Posts Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:05:19 AM
    @ lostinkorea:

    I spend a lot of my time in a hospital as a nursing student. believe me honey, I see REAL WORLD issues all the time, from HIV to a bruised and battered 2-month-old child with her leg in a cast.

    So yes, I do need a break from the real world sometimes. kthanks.
    ____

    When you get done playing student and work as a combat medic in Iraq, let me know....Ever seen a mans leg blown off?

    MKAY THANKS!
  27. Profile photo of bentley22
    bentley22 Male 30-39
    244 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:23 am
    It`s just a matter of selling to your target market... it`s just business. Americans wouldn`t pay for a cover that is a complete downer - but more importantly, it shouldn`t be overlooked that the content inside is very much the same across the globe. Lots of magazines do this.

    Clearly the creator of this propaganda post hates America... and is therefore a douche.
  28. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:24 am
    I just live here. I have no control over what my country does. My vote does not count. This is America.
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

    @ TKD Master - That`s a jaded, negative point of view.
    Yeah, about 100% accurate.

    Keep the American Dream alive because the American Reality sucks.
  30. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:44 am
    They certainly wouldn`t want to print anything here that makes Obama look bad.
  31. Profile photo of ivran
    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:45 am
    @Nietzscheese
    I wasn`t really arguing with you. I was just saying that the person who posted it on I-A-B didn`t actually go to the original source. They just copied and pasted.
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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:46 am
    @TKD_Master
    You probably don`t vote anyways.
  33. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am
    When my address changed I could no longer get the international version and was sent the US version. It`s like two different magazines. US version is like Hello Magazine rather than a serious news organ. I soon cancelled my subscription.
  34. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    @ lostinkorea:

    No, but I`ve seen the aftermath of such an injury.

    MKAY THANKS.

    Seriously dude, lay off. I have a right to my opinion regarding a stupid magazine.
  35. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    ahhh the cosmopolitan for men
  36. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    meh. who reads time magazine anyways.
  37. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    I strongly suspect no one here actually looked at the covers for more than two seconds. In the top left corner of the first American cover you`ll notice it has the same story as the cover of the international version. These magazines have the same content, they are just marketed differently.

    "Oh, yeah well clearly the international audience is more sophisticated and therefore get the serious pieces on the cover"

    No. TIME is an American magazine and therefore deals with issues in America first. For an American audience that means American or neutral stories are the forefront. For obvious reasons the international edition uses the international stories first.

    Some Americans may make the mistake of believing nothing goes on outside of the US, but those outside the US often make the mistake that nothing going in inside it.
  38. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    If this is accurate, it wouldn`t surprise me.
  39. Profile photo of uunxx
    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    @tvremote, if some "neutral stories" are more appealing than most important world shaping events this is just ignorance, nothing more.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    @tvremote: "These magazines have the same content, they are just marketed differently." I assure you they don`t. Having subscribed to one version for seven years and the other version for three years, I`d say there is a big difference. I switched to the Economist, which is closer to the International version of Time.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Bitch fight between PsychGeek & Lostinkorea
    They`re like!


    and I`m like



    MKAY THANKS.
  42. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    @ Gerry:

    hahahaha yeah, I guess it was kinda like that :D

    I won`t respond to her again should she decide to be a troll about it. She is entitled to her opinion, as am I. I just think it`s mighty arrogant of her to assume that because I`m a student I`m merely at "play" while she`s off in the "real world." Nursing students see a lot of bad stuff, as well.

    Oh well, I hope she has a good day :)
  43. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    I`ve never heard of a major magazine issuing completely different issues for different countries outside of translations.
  44. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    And we wonder why Americans know almost nothing about the world around them.
    Also, what`s the Canadian cover?
  45. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    Yeah, the media here is self-centered. We all know that.

    I go to international sites to get news, usually BBC.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    I would imagine the same stories are contained inside. They`re just using different covers based on what will sell more.

    Which still says something awful about our country, but at the very least the magazine is presenting the same information if we read the whole thing through.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Why this doesnt surprise me
  48. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    That insults me actually. Fk time magazine. I don`t know why I care but it really feels like that magazine just slapped me in the face or something. Maybe because I live in the US. Still our version is the only one that is different and that leads me to believe they just don`t care about this country`s readers as much as they do others. As if to say our readers are of a lower intelligence and should read worthless articles written by the interns.
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    carmium, seems time canada ended in 2008. We get the US subscription now.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    We`re ignorant. TIME wouldn`t sell in the U.S. if we reported what was really going on in the world. Besides, no one in America gives a crap about the rest of the world. People here consider Hawaii as foreign and exotic.
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    caowens189 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    What the picture doesn`t show you are all the covers that are exactly the same. The ones above that change outside America are different because nobody in, say, Asia, would know or care about Glenn Beck, the American education system, or American politics. They cater their main stories to each audience.
  52. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Hey everybody! America found it`s voice right here on IAB!!!!1!!!! Why else would lukeforv123 make sweeping statements about what Americans believe? It couldn`t possibly be because he is arrogant enough to think everyone thinks exactly like him, could it? Could it? COULD IT?
  53. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 12:17 am
    pretty much the way I see it . . . it`s the `mercan way!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2011 at 1:00 am
    Meh, I don`t read it anyway.
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    MonkHarvest Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2011 at 3:24 am
    America is so insular.
  56. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    November 30, 2011 at 10:42 am
    I AM NOT A TROLL! And stop hogging all the damn popcorn!

    MMMKAAAY!
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Oh and I apologize PsychGeek, I was a bit bi*chy, that TOM.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2011 at 11:02 am
    That`s why I read the Christian Science Monitor.
  59. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 11:55 am
    @ lostinkorea:

    no problem at all :) we all have our b*tchy moments :)
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    And that`s why you read Newsweek.
  61. Profile photo of chet913
    chet913 Male 13-17
    48 posts
    December 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    And that`s why you don`t read
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    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
    321 posts
    January 4, 2012 at 1:40 am
    Is this really legitimate? Having a hard time believing it.

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