probably heard of TIME Magazine's outrageous, pro-Afghanistan-War
propaganda cover art. As supporters of women's rights, we were outraged
by TIME's gross distortion of this critical issue. But Couric compounded
the distortion by giving TIME Magazine's managing editor Rick Stengel
an even bigger megaphone for his outrageous pro-war spin campaign in a
recent online interview. Stengel made easily disprovable claims,
including that the rights of women have been "modernized" and that
women's "lives have changed."
Women's rights in Afghanistan are
under constant assault right now, often from within the U.S.-backed
Kabul government. But Couric never once challenged TIME's editor as he made his claims. She even called TIME "brave" for such a cheap caricature of the choice before the American people.