RUSH: Let me turn the Dittocam off because I gotta zoom in and show you something here. I'm gonna zoom in and let me position it here correctly. Bear with me. Okay. Here we go. That is a series of covers of this week's TIME Magazine, and I'm sorry if you don't have the Dittocam. If you're not watching the program on our website, I'm sorry, but don't worry. You'll find out what we're talking about just a second. Got that picture here, folks? 'Cause I'm gonna have to put it down in order to finish the details.
There's one cover there that is not Vladimir Putin. There are five covers that are identical, and they're all Vladimir Putin, and what do those five TIME Magazine covers have in common? They all ran in foreign countries, in the foreign country version of TIME Magazine. The lone cover that is blue (and you may not be able to see it) with an athlete on the cover, ran in the United States, or is running in the United States. I'm gonna turn the Dittocam off.
What you need to know is, the Vladimir Putin cover -- that ran in the Middle East, in Africa, in Europe, in the South Pacific, and in Asia -- talks about "The World According to Vladimir Putin," and the story that accompanied the cover photo, the cover picture, tells the truth of how Putin carried the day in the whole Syria operation and essentially (these are my words) made mincemeat of Obama and the rest of the world.
"The World According to Vladimir Putin" is the headline on that cover, and again: "The World According to Vladimir Putin" and the story with it are highly praiseworthy and complimentary of Putin and how he is running the world. In the United States, that did not run. The cover that is running here in the United States has a college football player in the traditional running pose. The headline: "It's Time to Pay College Athletes."
So around the world, in TIME Magazine, they get the truth. "The World According to Vladimir Putin," and the subhead is: "America's weak and waffling; Russia, rich and resurgent." That's the TIME Magazine story for around the world. It's Vladimir Putin's world. "America's weak and waffling; Russia's rich and resurgent." In the United States, the cover story is, "It's Time to Pay College Athletes."
Because, you see, the Drive-By Media, the domestic American media cannot tell the American news-consuming public the truth about our president and how he got skinned alive philosophically and policy-wise over in Syria. I mean, he was just made a fool of by Putin. The story talks about Putin's op-ed that ran in the New York Times and praises Putin to the hilt. He's running the world, while America is "weak and waffling" and doesn't appear to have any policy and no objectives, but Putin does, and he's carrying the day. In America, the cover is "It's Time to Pay College Athletes."
That, my friends, is the best illustration you can get of the Drive-By Media and their treatment of Obama.
Not just TIME Magazine, but all of them.