For, like, the millionth time. But very impressively:
Von Drehle identified the boycott as â€œa boonâ€ to Beckâ€™s ratings; but he didnâ€™t say that it now includes more than sixty corporations, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Procter & Gamble.
FCP asked Von Dehele if sixty wasnâ€™t a rather large numberâ€“one perhaps worth mentioning in his piece. â€œWell,â€ he replied. â€œThere are millions of companies.â€
Von Drehle also seems to think that the progressive hosts on MSNBC are really just like the right-wing crazies on Fox. But when FCP pressed him about that, he admitted that had no basis whatsoever for making any comparison:
â€œI havenâ€™t seen Keith Olbermann for at least a year and a half,” the Time writer said. “And Iâ€™ve never seen Rachel Maddow. I have four children and a wife. I donâ€™t sit around watching cable TV. I donâ€™t understand why anybody watches any of these shows. I know what these opinions are based on: theyâ€™re based on nothing.â€
I don’t expect a lot from Time magazine, but even I am astonished at this.