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originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: Kalixi
a reply to: reldra
Reldra read up on the Times OJ Simpson cover
These tactics have been going on for decades.
I thought he was innocent and I never saw the Times cover, I will look at it though.
“Pretty crazy, huh?” the African American man working at the newsstand says. “They made him blacker.” Did they really? Yeah, they did. Welcome to the third edition of O.J. Fact Check.
Yes! And it was super obvious. This was a huge deal in June 1994, because magazine covers mattered more than they do now. When both Time and Newsweek put the same person on their covers in the same week, it meant that person was a big deal.
The Internet was in its infancy — so in its infancy that the New York Times didn’t call it the Internet — it called it American Online, and the Time cover was one of the first things to spark Internet outrage — or at least, American Online outrage. The Times explained: