Discussions on Time magazine’s current cover photo, showing a woman breastfeeding her almost four-year-old son, continued to bounce around television news channels over the weekend, observed Grumpy Editor.
Time magazine selected the photo to illustrate a story on "attachment parenting.” The cover art ran with the headline: “Are You Mom Enough?”
Focusing strictly on the cover art, not the story, many observers --- some pointing out the magazine is displayed on newsstands --- called use of the photo “sensational.”
Even Playboy magazine hasn’t gone that far with its cover art.
Rick Stengel, Time managing editor appearing on MSNBC, was asked by Mika Brzezisnki, co-host of the morning program "Morning Joe," if he winced when he looked at the picture.
“I don't wince when I look at the picture," Stengel replied. "I think its provocative. It’s a little whimsical.”
Going back to last December, some may recall Time magazine’s cover proclaimed “The Protester” as “Person of the Year”
At that time, Stengel declared, “These are the folks who are changing history already and will change the future.”
With these two examples, it looks like Time is changing magazine cover history.