Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trashing the Constitution: Fourteen Clear Factual Errors in TIME Magazine's Richard Stengel’s Essay on the Constitution

(That these) egregious errors appeared in Time at all is bad enough. But further, it was a cover story... - Big Journalism
On June 23, 2011, Time magazine published an essay entitled “One Document, Under Siege” (one page version, here) by Richard Stengel. I consider the publication of this article to be nothing less than a scandal. Besides the deep philosophical disagreements I have with Mr. Stengel, the piece simply fails as journalism. As I will demonstrate in this post, there were fourteen objectively verifiable errors in Mr. Stengel’s piece, half of which could have been discovered simply by reading the Constitution itself...