Big prophetic mistake on cover of Time magazine

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  1. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    This is incredible. Can reporters have become so careless and incompetent as to make such a big mistake? I think the mistake is quite prophetic since it puts the Church above the White House.

    And I see that the church portrayed, Saint Basil's, is also called the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. I wonder if there is any link to Vassula's name? Either way, the cover is prophetic!

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    Sorry, Time, but Putin doesn’t work in a cathedral

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    Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist, who is based in Russia
    Published time: 21 May, 2017 16:19
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    Russians have long been dismayed at how foreign media characterizes their homeland. This week’s Time cover gaffe, in which the magazine mistakes a cathedral for the Kremlin, is the latest addition to a collection of confusion.

    One of the primary reasons for the creation of RT almost twelve years ago was Russian exasperation at the dreadful Western press coverage of this country – a problem caused by a reliance on poorly trained correspondents in Moscow and willful ignorance from news desks back home. Not to mention a sort of hive mentality where individual outlets and reporters present stereotype as fact.

    This sad state of affairs has produced many low points, from ‘experts’ helping inspire rumors of Vladimir Putin’s death, to makey-uppy pieces on what he allegedly eats for breakfast. We’ve also had hacks suggest Russia is about to implode or take over the world, often in the same week. That said, I don’t recall anything as dumb as what Time magazine has pulled off on the cover of its latest edition.

    Here are two Time magazine covers. 21 years separate them. 2017 & 1996. Discuss. pic.twitter.com/uykLNTTFHi

    — Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) May 18, 2017
    You’ve probably seen the “artwork” by now. It shows the White House being consumed by Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral, a landmark Church on Red Square – an image which suggests Time is trying to portray how the Russian Orthodox Church has taken over the US presidency.

    Except this, evidently, isn’t the publication’s intention. Because it’s clear they wanted to illustrate the Kremlin, not a house of the holy, dominating the US President’s residence. And this is certainly how the intention has been perceived by American media figures and organizations, such as NBC Senior Editor Bradd Jaffy (with his 2,800 Twitter shares) and USA Today.

    To make things worse, Time author Massimo Calabresi is a former member of the Moscow “hack pack” – a title western journalists in the Russian capital have chosen for themselves. Thus, you’d think he’d know Putin doesn’t work in a church!

    Or a mosque, for that matter. Which is how CNN presented the cover when it described the building’s onion domes as “minarets” – presumably because the Orthodox Christian religion isn’t scary enough for their agenda.

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    Anyway, for the benefit of Massimo and his fellow travelers in the American press, let me explain how you can spot the differences between St. Basil’s and the Kremlin. The landmark is also known as the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, and was commissioned in 1555 by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate territorial expansion.

    St Basil’s is situated to the east of the Kremlin, in between Bolshoy Moskvoretskiy bridge and the famous GUM department store. Since 1928, the cathedral has been managed by the State Historical Museum. Church services there were banned by the Stalin regime in 1929, only resuming in 1990, and are now held about once a week.

    The actual Moscow Kremlin is the official office of Russia’s president, and is on the other side of Red Square. Furthermore, it’s not the only ‘Kremlin,’ which incidentally means ‘fortress inside a city,’ as there are many others throughout Russia. For instance, Kazan, Yaroslavl, and Rostov, among others, also boast Kremlins of their own.

    The capital city version Time refers to is shaped like an irregular triangle and centers on Cathedral Square. In the northern corner, you can find the Arsenal. The President himself works next door at The Kremlin Senate, a highly-secured area which is closed to the public.

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    Time’s faux pas is analogous to using an image of the Washington Monument or the Smithsonian Museum to allude to the White House. Something which would betray laziness and a lack of expertise in any publication.

    But, sadly, incompetence, inertia, and ignorance are all too common in Western coverage of Russia – a beat afflicted with too many inept, unskilled, and amateurish hacks. This ineptitude feeds back to newsrooms at home who treat Russian affairs with a sloth and slackness other nations aren’t subjected to.

    It also causes a sensation common to Russians who speak English well and travel abroad – the inability to recognize their own country from how it is described, illustrated, and covered in the West.

    There are truly two Russias – the one that approx. 145 million people live in, and the inaccurately rendered version Westerners know through their outrageously prejudiced media.
     
  2. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

  3. David

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  4. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that andree.. well spotted...

    Most of the western media are frankly now an utter embarrassment. Time has "time and time" again been discredited as a propaganda machine. The mainstream western media is deservedly
    in danger of becoming irrelevant and not only that RT has been very adept at exposing the "financial terrorists " who run the sham that passes for democracy in the west coupled with the same elites evil, illegal immoral wars.
    Western medias finest News programmes have descended into dreary and subjective newspeak with frankly Orwellian undertones.

    There are constant attempts to discredit RT but to no avail. The truth is out the game is up..."The truth will set you free !"


    Well Russia can call out" time..". As the good Lord himself rattles the keys and says "Time is up it is the End times!"
     

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