Sep 15, 2013

richard-stengel-john-kerry-state-department-secretary-of-state-TIME-Magazine-managing-editor-nancy-gibbs-obama-savior-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationI guess maybe the elite want to make sure John Kerry doesn’t open his big mouth again and offer countries actual diplomacy. It has been revealed by Politico and Capital New York that TIME Magazine’s managing editor Richard Stengel will be stepping down at TIME to take a job with Secretary of State John Kerry.

According to NewsBusters:

It’s not as powerful a job as held by Time’s Strobe Talbott, who became Bill Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State. It’s the post of Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, “which includes communications with international audiences, cultural programming, academic grants, educational exchanges, international visitor programs, and U.S. Government efforts to confront ideological support for terrorism,” according to the State Department’s website.

Apparently, he’s really into “National Service”, which alludes to the creepy “domestic security force” that Obama has been announcing since he ran for president in 2008:

richard-stengel-john-kerry-state-department-secretary-of-state-TIME-Magazine-managing-editor-nancy-gibbs-obama-savior-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationTim Graham, a writer for Newsbusters, notes that this is “a prime job for the ‘revolving door’ between media and government”. Before him was Tara Sonenshine, a former ABC producer for Ted Koppel. And before that, Judith McHale held the title, who was a former CEO at Discovery Communications (the production company that runs the Discovery Channel).

What was TIME known for, again?

Oh yeah, that’s right: They gave the “Man of The Year” title to none other than Hitler.

“Senior U.S. officials confirmed that Stengel is in line for the position” and “Nancy Gibbs, Time’s deputy managing editor, is expected to succeed him, sources said.”

Apparently, this is the same Nancy Gibbs who compared Obama to Jesus Christ after the 2008 election:

“Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope.”

And….I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. Sorry.