May 21, 2008
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
LETTER: ON THE EVE OF MEMORIAL DAY, IT IS HIGH TIME FOR
TIME MAGAZINE TO APOLOGIZE
demands TIME finally make right with veterans for “appalling,”
“offensive” Iwo Jima Memorial magazine cover
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Media
Research Center today sent a letter demanding an apology from Time
magazine and its managing editor Richard Stengel for its April 28th
cover art defiling the Iwo Jima Memorial. Signatories include
individuals and organizations representing over 1,000 Iwo Jima
veterans, as well as veterans of every foreign war fought in the
last half century and many other members, retired and serving, of
all branches of the armed forces.
Time debased the Memorial’s iconic image, depicting the Marines atop
Mount Suribachi planting a tree instead of the American flag. When
pressed about the offensive cover last month, Stengel dismissed out
of hand the myriad protests that had arisen as just another “point
That other “point of view” is the one held by the men who fought
there, representing those who died there. They have now stepped
forward and added their voices, demanding an apology.
MRC President L. Brent Bozell remains incensed.
“The Iwo Jima Memorial is a
sacred part of our national story. It is a transcendental image
that represents the love, honor and respect the American people
have for those who gave so much to defend us, those who wrote
vital chapters in blood and sweat to ensure our American tale
could continue being told.
“Our intent with this letter is to elicit what nothing thus far
has succeeded in securing - a full and complete apology from
Richard Stengel and Time magazine to the men who served at Iwo
Jima, and in defense of our nation then and now.”
Click here to read
the letter to Time.
Click here to view the
heroes who signed the letter.
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