The Great Manipulators at Time
Time magazine has singled out White House strategist Steve Bannon for its Darth Vader cover treatment. Shown is a picture of Bannon looking like a Marvel Comics villain and the title “The Great Manipulator.” Bannon dared to identify the liberal media as “the opposition party.” Time took offense and demonstrably proved him right.
Demonizing the president’s aides is something Time and its liberal ilk have not done to Democrats since the days of President Jimmy Carter, when Time was liberal but not nearly as leftist as it is today. At this point eight years ago, the same magazine was profiling President Obama’s aide Larry Summers as the “brash and brilliant economic adviser,” the “economic wunderkind … moving at flank speed” who speaks with “an almost poetic clarity.”
Obama was always center stage. No evil wizard manipulated him from behind the curtains. That only happens under apparently “manipulated” dolts like President Reagan, President George W. Bush and now, President Trump.
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