Paul Georgeson (paulg@ANUBIS.NETWORK.COM)
Fri, 2 Dec 1994 12:50:46 "CST
David Weintraub <dhw@TELERATE.COM> says:
> I don't take any story Insight Magazine says too seriously. They are a
> very right wing magazine that has no qualms of either distorting or even
> making up facts if it fits their official point of view.
Insight Magazine is by no means a "very right wing magazine". It is mild
compared to National Review or American Spectator. I read all three
magazines (in addition to many others), and I strongly disagree with your
characterization of Insight.
As for suggesting it distorts or fabricates facts, I'd agree that it often
presents information that you generally won't get elsewhere. But this
isn't necessarily Insight's distortion or fabrication, rather, it's the
rest of (most of) the other media's decision to not present other
perspective's on major issues.
In general, Insight magazine offers a perspective that most other magazines
don't. Apparently, in your mind, any perspective that's different from
what you get on the radio or TV is distorted or false. Isn't it possible
that _ALL_ news sources put their own 'spin' on their material? Insight's
'spin' is usually to bring out information that isn't found in most other
media. If this is 'right wing', then I suppose most other media must be
'left wing'. BTW, the most recent issue of Insight has some dirt on Newt
Gingrich. Now why would a right wing magazine start dishing the dirt on
> I believe (but I am not 100% certain) that Insight Magazine is owned by
> the Unification Church.
And therefore everything in the magazine is distorted or fabricated? Your
criticism of Insight has no basis (other than your opinion), and this ad
hominem argument that Insight lies because it's owned by a religious
organization is pretty weak. Unfortunately, for Insight, many advertisers
also don't like the affiliation between Insight and the "moonies".
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