Dear Editor: Time 100 Readers Speak
~Cloud Cover by: Terri, Managing Editor
Well, well. It’s comforting to know that Rain’s Clouds weren’t the only one who noticed the crappy write-up of Rain in the Time 100 Issue of Time Magazine. Sure, the letter to the editor (below) could have been a Cloud, but from the name and location of the writer, I sincerely doubt it.
Rest assured, if Time received a letter from one disgruntled reader about Rain’s write-up, then they likely received thousands. And the fact that the editor allowed the letter to be published tells me that someone over there at time does get it. They really do.
Rain’s write-up wasn’t the only thing Time readers complained about (In both the magazine issue and on Time.com) either. They also complained about the choices on the list (I.e., the fact that only one Hispanic was mentioned in the magazine, despite the fact that people are being persecuted in Latin America for defending human rights and fighting drug/warlords), the writing quality (lousy), the order in which list members were presented (bizarre), and the graphical quality of the magazine as a whole (to include the cover and the wacky font type/sizes).
I wholeheartedly agree, and now I’ll add my own whine to everyone else’s:
Dear Time Magazine,
Please get it together.
Please hire cover photographers who can actually use their cameras. Please hire editors who can actually research and edit. Please hire write writers who can actually write. And please hire a graphic art designer who can actually design graphic art.