Magazine cover asserts Latinos will decide next President
In advance of Arizona’s GOP primary this coming Tuesday, Time Magazine features a cover story titled “Yo Decido. Why Latinos Will Pick The Next President,” depicting images of Latino voters.
According to New York Magazine at least one person photographed for the cover does not identify himself as Latino at all. In fact, Michael Schennum is half Chinese and half white. (He is in the top row just behind the letter “M.”) “They never told me what it was for or asked if I was Latino,” said Schennum — who just happens to be employed as a staff photographer for the left-leaning Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic).
According to the magazine, their photographer Marco Grob spent a weekend in February “chronicling Latino voters in Phoenix, Arizona.”
Time Magazine told New York Magazine, “We took steps to ensure that everyone self-identified as Latino, that they are registered voters, and that they would be willing to answer our questions. If there was a misunderstanding with one of our subjects, we apologize.”
The cover story claims that the Latino vote has grown in certain parts of the country giving the group the ability to reelect Barack Obama in 2012. Saying new voters in the Southwest are largely Latino, and that if Obama is able to win “heavily-Latino Western states like Nevada, Colorado and Arizona,” he would be able to afford losing industrial Midwestern states like Ohio and Wisconsin. How racially charged is that?
Carefully omitted in the exceedingly biased report is Hispanic disenchantment with Obama for not carrying through on his 2008 election promise of instituting a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens within 90 days of his election. At the time Obama called “immigration reform” — more accurately known as ‘amnesty’ — a “top priority for the country.”
Spanish language Univision even uses the Time article to issue a threat: “Politicians, you’ve been warned,” it cautions.
The cover story’s author Michael Sherer actually calls it an “awkward coincidence” that the last of the Republican debates is occurring in Arizona– a state known for its “controversial immigration laws.”
He’s no doubt referring to Arizona’s popular and nationally copied SB 1070.