August 30, 2010

"We have the nirvana that people are looking for."

Says Rick Stengel, the managing editor of Time Magazine.

Eh... I think I'll look for the nirvana that you can't look for. That seems more nirvana-y. 

24 comments:

Clyde said...

Nah, Kurt Cobain's been dead for years.

edutcher said...

They have the nirvana they've been looking for, everybody else is stuck between levels 4 and 8 of The Inferno.

AJ Lynch said...

From Howie Kurtz' story:

"And Stengel, a speechwriter for Bill Bradley's presidential campaign, has no prominent conservative to balance liberal columnist Joe Klein."

Too funny Howie - as if Joe Klein is all the liberal they got.

blake said...

Well, since Nirvana is a state of non-existence, I suppose that's apt.

Quayle said...

"After being locked for decades in a Coke-Pepsi race, Time and Newsweek both decided to downsize."

Yes, they just woke up one day and decided to slash their revenue.

They wanted to focus more on the quality of the dollars people gave them, not the quantity.

Paddy O said...

That's not the nirvana we've been looking for.

*waves fingers*

We can go about our business.

Move along.

David said...

"Rick Stengel may have his shoulder in a sling . . . "

Guy can't tell his ass from his shoulder, right?

JayC said...

Let me be the first to say it:

Their appeal is now more ... selective.

EDH said...

Boy, they've got some nirvana.

joewxman said...

thin may be in...but in time's case its so sad to watch someone who is no longer relevant scream loudly to get attention above the crowd. And who but the equally irrelavant washington post to call attention to this. One dead tree talks to another.

AJ Lynch said...

Joe:

That's a good one. Made me think ...If one dead tree business talks about another dead tree business, does anyone hear it?


wv = bries [what Julian Assange uses to pickup chicks]

HDHouse said...

obviously just one of many.....

PatCA said...

"hit the zeitgeist"

That's just sad. It's like your Dad wearing bellbottoms.

traditionalguy said...

Time needs to start its own Swimsuit Edition. The Momma Grizzlies can appear in bikinis to better gauge their 2012 erection, I mean election, power.

Pogo said...

How sad to see a magazine rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Someone please stop TIME before it publishes again.

They shoot horses, don't they?

SteveR said...

If Joe Klein is there. its not Nirvana.

E.M. Davis said...

And Newsweek on the Kindle is still as shitty as the Newsweek on the newsstand.

No wonder it sold for a dollar.

Hagar said...

I finally let my Time subscription lapse in 1993, and I was 5 years late then.

deborah said...

'And Newsweek on the Kindle is still as shitty as the Newsweek on the newsstand.'

In other news, Kindle is down to 139 smackers.

Alan said...

Reminded me of this in more ways than one: http://www.babelgum.com/6000742/the-onion-time-announces-new-version-magazine-aimed-adults.html

Trooper York said...

Casey Stengel would be a better editor.

And he has been dead for forty years.

BJM said...

Obviously, Stengel slept through English grammar.

Uh-oh...he throws in an Althouse bĂȘte noir as well: "since we were in short pants,"

Paul said...

Time adopted what Stengel calls "reported analysis," stories with a clear point of view -- often left of center -- that were rooted in shoe-leather work. Newsweek, which moved more sharply left, bet the ranch last year on more opinionated essays and columns -- and lost.

But evidently "left" is still the way to go, circulation be damned.

Methadras said...

This would be awesome if someone did this ala Obi Wan Kenobi, "These aren't the Nirvana's you are looking for."