The Journalism of Hate? Joel Stein and TIME magazine

Anytime we see people dividing people based on otherness,
it’s time to worry.

Joel Stein‘s My Own Private India is not the kind of journalism you expect from TIME magazine. But it does show you how immigration in the US has become an irrational issue – charged with racism and tones of hatred.

Never mind that Stein and TIME have apologized. How could either one have assumed that this could pass as journalism, or commentary, or even satire?

Sandip Roy‘s commentary in response: Joel Stein and the Curry Problem – provides some insight into just how irrational we have become.  His point, that some “good” Indians have sided with Arizona’s nuttiness, should not be lost on us. 

Maybe we should all go watch Fiddler on the Roof – including Joel Stein. Either that, or everyone needs to “go home” – and leave the U.S.A to the Native Americans.

Happy July 4th, everybody!

2 Replies to “The Journalism of Hate? Joel Stein and TIME magazine”

  1. It’s unfortunate to see that TIME magazine printed such an article. (Is this journalism???)
    People like Stein should be stopped and shown the way and not create a bad image about the rest of the respectful residents who believe in not supporting racism.

  2. This is ridiculous and sheer non sense by Joel Stein. If Indians are so BRILLIANT, please dare to make them leave US and just see the result. Moreover the comment by Joel who is a BAD BOY, a drunkard, who used to steal pizzas and cash even though he was richer (?) than the poor(?) Indians ( The Pizza Hut where my busboy friends stole pies for our drunken parties), (The Italian restaurant that my friends stole cash from as waiters) are just like shouting by a monkey. I strongly condemn the views of Joel. I appeal Joel to visit India once and I will be the first person to show him THE REAL INDIA.

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