Wednesday, April 24, 2024

TIME Magazine’s #MeToo Cover Promotes Taylor Swift, Megyn Kelly But Ignores Kesha, Gretchen Carlson Who Risked Their Careers and “Reputations”


Time Magazine has named its Persons of the Year the women from the #MeToo movement, which is very nice and politically correct.

But among the women featured on the cover and insider representing pop music is none other than Taylor Swift, who won a case against a photographer who she said grabbed her butt.

In doing so, Time ignored Kesha, the singer who claimed rape against her music producer, risked her career and her own reputation to speak up, and then made a great album that addressed the subject head on. Kesha caused her own movement among other singers and her fans.

Swift, meanwhile, put out a whole album about ex boyfriends and covered “I’m Too Sexy.”

Was it just that Swift is higher profile than Kesha and would sell more magazines? Uh, yes. Somehow, in the end, Kesha’s ordeal became all about Taylor Swift.

Also, somehow Gretchen Carlson, who started everything at Fox News, is MIA. Instead, we get a picture of Megyn Kelly, who has nothing to do with anything. Carlson was the warrior who overturned Fox News, got Roger Ailes fired, Bill O’Reilly fired, and revealed the gory insides of Fair and Balanced. Yet for some reason Kelly got the attention.

Strange stuff. And oh yeah, Donald Trump is runner up.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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