by Travis Mateer
Has Zooey Zephyr given thanks to the white man who created the publication giving her accolades? How about Ellie Hill/Smith/Boldman? Because if it wasn’t for a guy by the name of Henry Luce, who had powerful white male friends, like Allen Dulles, we wouldn’t have the magazine called TIME giving Zooey a platform for local media to be impressed by after platforming Ellie all those years ago.
First, the accolades, as told by Marty K., a guy who has an interesting history reporting on disruptions of local and state government proceedings:
State Rep. Zooey Zephyr was listed in TIME Magazine’s 2023 TME100 Next List, an annual feature which spotlights rising leaders pushing the future forward. Zephyr is included here alongside artists, scientists, other politicians, and multiple innovators in their respective fields.
In the beginning of this year, Zephyr made history after being sworn in as the first openly transgender person to serve under Montana’s state Legislature. Her time representing Missoula in the 100th district has stood out all the more in a state that has pushed for several anti-LGBTQ+ bills.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, how did Marty report on the disruption that happened in Helena earlier this year?
After expressing her stance, Zephyr was denied a voice on the floor by several House Republicans, including Speaker Matt Regier. A comment she made describing supporters of the bill as having “blood on your hands” caused anger.
Despite being backed by both Democratic Representatives and local protesters for a right to speak, the House voted to prevent Zephyr from being present for the remainder of the session, instead designating her to vote remotely. As protests ensued to back Zephyr and oppose the bill, Zephyr silently held a microphone in the air, an image which has since come to stand as a moment of empowerment.
After being pushed out, Zephyr settled into a public bench outside the House Chambers to create an improvised workspace. Days later, she and her supporters took legal action against Speaker Reiger and the state for a violation against both her freedom of speech and equal protection.
Is there ANY mention of Zephyr supporters storming past security in the upper gallery and someone throwing something during this infamous charade during the absurdly dysfunctional legislative session earlier this year? Nope. Because, when you have an AGENDA-driven movement on your side, which TIME’s acknowledgment of Zephyr only confirms, you don’t have to worry about a propagandist like Marty defaming you.
Years ago another rising STAR from Missoula got the TIME treatment, but I’m not sure how flattering the drawing is. Is that really supposed to be you, Ellie?
Seeing the name Paul Wellstone got me curious, so now I have another book on its way, this one about the strange death of Paul Wellstone. Thanks Ellie!
It’s not just the fact these two persons have a white guy to thanks for giving them national recognition, it’s the fact that white guy is such an obvious part of the CIA’s Mockingbird efforts to control the WHOLE media landscape.
Here’s a little context on Henry Luce’s relationship with Dulles:
Time and Newsweek magazines. According to CIA and Senate sources, Agency files contain written agreements with former foreign correspondents and stringers for both the weekly news magazines. The same sources refused to say whether the CIA has ended all its associations with individuals who work for the two publications. Allen Dulles often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience.
For many years, Luce’s personal emissary to the CIA was C.D. Jackson, a Time Inc., vice‑president who was publisher of Life magazine from 1960 until his death in 1964.While a Time executive, Jackson coauthored a CIA‑sponsored study recommending the reorganization of the American intelligence services in the early 1950s. Jackson, whose Time‑Life service was interrupted by a one‑year White House tour as an assistant to President Dwight Eisenhower, approved specific arrangements for providing CIA employees with Time‑Life cover. Some of these arrangements were made with the knowledge of Luce’s wife, Clare Boothe. Other arrangements for Time cover, according to CIA officials including those who dealt with Luce), were made with the knowledge of Hedley Donovan, now editor‑in‑chief of Time Inc. Donovan, who took over editorial direction of all Time Inc. publications in 1959, denied in a telephone interview that he knew of any such arrangements. “I was never approached and I’d be amazed if Luce approved such arrangements,” Donovan said. “Luce had a very scrupulous regard for the difference between journalism and government.”
In the 1950s and early 1960s, Time magazine’s foreign correspondents attended CIA “briefing” dinners similar to those the CIA held for CBS. And Luce, according to CIA officials, made it a regular practice to brief Dulles or other high Agency officials when he returned from his frequent trips abroad. Luce and the men who ran his magazines in the 1950s and 1960s encouraged their foreign correspondents to provide help to the CIA, particularly information that might be useful to the Agency for intelligence purposes or recruiting foreigners.
Ellie Boldman is in “good” company with her class of influencers, like Huma Abedin and this dashing looking Bush:
Here’s a joke: A Bush, a Dulles, and a Nazi walk into a bar and…they all have a friendly drink together! Isn’t that funny?
No, I don’t think it’s that funny either, but these two “social justice” pretenders getting honored by Henry’s rag? That is fucking HILARIOUS!
Thanks for reading!