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Wise and cutting words, too
In light of Time Inc.’s $3 billion sale, there is surely no American more anxious about the prospects facing the company’s most iconic publication than Donald Trump. And, fortunately, probably nobody as penetrating on its state and future than Rick Stengel.
For starters, as The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold disclosed back in June, Trump has festooned his clubs from South Florida to Scotland with a fake TIME cover with himself on it. The same guy who has badmouthed it as thin and on death’s door associates it with the mainstream legitimacy he craves.
TIME has confronted all the perils of print in the digital age, and it’s partly why Bloomberg’s Joe Nocera, a Time Inc. alum, argues that TIME, Fortune and Money are “goners” under Meredith. Boy, times flies. It really wasn’t too long ago that I can recall anxiously awaiting the arrival of advance copies in