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Good Magazine, But...,
This review is from: Car and Driver (Magazine)
I have been a long time subscriber to this magazine but I have to admit that the quality of the writing has fallen, hard. The quality of the photos and performance data are still top notch. But the quality of the writing has fallen off dramatically since the new editorial staff and the new group of "writers" have taken over. I don't know if these guys actually went to journalism school or ever attended a writing class but they are just horrible. Just because you can drive a car does not imply that you can write about one.
Every issue includes some kind of joke or quip about George Bush, Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin. What do these people have to do with car performance, nothing. The so called writers at C&D think including these jokes makes up for their lack of writing ability. I guess this is what is taught at liberal journalism schools across the US today. Based on the letters to the editors of the magazines, which are included in each issue, I am not alone in my criticism of the writing.
If you can get past the GOP jokes then you might like the magazine, but for me, I will let my subscription run out. You can get all this information for free on the internet. The best part is that the free stuff on the internet won't insult your political views like C&D does.
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Initial post: Sep 6, 2010 12:52:49 PM PDT
Paul Cassel says:
Actually I can't get by the 'jokes' so I let my sub expire for the first time in many years.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011 6:40:47 PM PDT
"Liberal journalism"? This reviewer's perspective is skewed: Car and Driver has an explicit conservative bias. They state it clearly all the time, there is no need to read between the lines. It isn't just in terms of their well-publicized efforts to refute climate change, they also go as far to make claims about their affiliation with broader conservative principles. A few months ago they stated their support of trickle-down economics. I'm sorry that this reviewer doesn't feel that this is conservative enough for him, but unless the magazine is called "Republican Cars and Republican Drivers" I'm not sure what would make him/her happy.
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