We've Improved on TIME's New Cover
May 10, 2012
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RUSH: I gotta print this. Sorry, I gotta print this. Print, come on, print. I've gotta show you something here on the Dittocam. I can't describe it. Dittocam is off 'cause I'm zooming in. I got two minutes. I gotta print this thing out. The next cover of TIME Magazine, the headline: "Are You Mom Enough?" Zoom in here.
Hang on, folks. Hang on. I'm zooming in. Okay, are you ready? There it is. The latest TIME Magazine: "Are You Mom Enough?" It is a mother standing up in a jogging outfit tank top, left breast is exposed and her son is eating. Her name is at the bottom here, but I can't read it because this is a small picture. I've blown it up. Her name and the son's name is on this. I just can't read it.
It's a real mother and child, and this story is about a psychiatrist or psychologist that... well, here, you can read the headline: "Why attachment parenting drives some mothers to extremes -- and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru." So this apparently is "attachment motherhood." This to some people would be pornography on the cover of TIME Magazine. To some people, Snerdley, this would be pornography. The woman is 26, looks like a model, you'd have to say, blonde, short hair, smiling, looks happy. The boy is three. The boy is nursing. The breast is fully exposed, chowing down there. That's exactly what's happening.
RUSH: Okay, we know the name of the woman and her child from the cover story on TIME Magazine. I thought her name would be "Julia," but her name is not Julia. Her name is Jamie Lynne Grumet. She 26. Her kid is three. She's described in the TIME Magazine as "a 26-year-old, stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of two in Los Angeles who writes a blog about parenting issues. She is an advocate of [Dr. Bill] Sears’ work [on child rearing] and of breastfeeding, and often posts photos of herself breastfeeding her son on her blog."
That's probably how TIME Magazine came across it.
"The main story is" not about her. She's just the cover photo. "The main story [in TIME] is about Sears, a pediatrician known as 'Dr. Bill,' who has written more than 30 books on parenting..." He promotes "'attachment parenting,' a child rearing philosophy in which parents ... are encouraged to be more 'emotionally available'" to their kids. Attachment parenting "advocates breastfeeding, [says no to] spanking children and other kinds of corporal punishment... Grumet’s son, Aram, the boy in the cover photograph, will be 4 next month. Grumet said in the interview that her mother breast-fed her until she was 6."
Her son's four. Is that a long time? Is it? I wouldn't know. Really, I thought her name would be Julia. I thought that this would be a story on utopia. That's what I thought it was gonna be -- you know, a follow-up for the slideshow Obama had about Julia.
Here's what you could do. If you replace her... Hey, Michaele! I'm talking to the art director at RushLimbaugh.com. I've got it! I've got it. Here's what we're
gonna do. This is gonna be our mock-up of this. Michaele, you go out, and you get this photo, and you put it up. (TIME, I'm sure, won't care.)
And then we're gonna do a mock-up of what it really means, and we're gonna replace 26-year-old Jamie Grumet with the Statue of Liberty, and the kid is going to be suckling the breast of the Statue of Liberty. And it will be called: "Obama's Child Rearing Technique." That's what I thought that it was gonna be. Replace the mother with a Statue of Liberty and the kid sucking on the government's breast. Do that, and you've got the Obama platform. We could offer it as a suggestion to the Obama campaign -- or to the Romney campaign, whatever.
If there's any art director at any website who could do this, it would be Michaele. And now, you know, I have nationally commanded her to do this, so she's no doubt feeling the pressure. So she'll do a great job. You wait! Wait 'til we update the site later. It's gonna be fun. The Statue of Liberty... And, by the way, the breast is fully exposed in this picture. (interruption) Well, from a side view, yeah. The kid's mouth is full! What the heck are you supposed to assume from this?