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Anyone who walks past a newsstand knows that Time magazine hates Donald Trump. Don't doubt us. You'd lose.
In 2016, it pictured his orange face melting on the cover and then, months later, that same face melted into an orange puddle. Time considered it unthinkable that he would win. Then, once he won, two different covers imagined an endangered President Trump in the middle of a raging storm.
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On the cover of the latest issue, he looks into a mirror and sees himself as a king with a crown. The title is "KING ME. Visions of Absolute Power."
It all depends on which political party you like. Time can joyously assign royal qualities to some presidents. When Barack Obama won the White House, he was a prince, not unlike Jesus Christ. Time wrote: "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."
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Passages like that make one thing clear: Anyone who thinks Time is a "news magazine" hasn't opened one since disco roller-skating was fashionable.
Inside this latest edition, a warning headline reads, "The War on Mueller: Donald Trump's Campaign to Discredit the Russia Investigation May Be Working. It's Also Damaging American Democracy." Compare that to this: On Feb. 9, 1998, just days after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, the Time cover showed a photo of Ken Starr and was titled "Starr At War: As the Clintons Strike Back, the Prosecutor Struggles to Build His Case."
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Then-President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton's bashing of the independent prosecutor as the fanged head of a ridiculous "vast right-wing conspiracy" was not described by the Time crowd as damaging to our democracy. Instead, it proclaimed: "Starr's own methods are not always easy to stomach. Going after the President's sex life, wiring Linda...
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