People give digital publishers like the Huffington Post a hard time for its headlines and peekaboo pictures, but who knew staid old Time magazine has been such a fear-mongering hype-rag thoughout its history?
Reason magazine compiled the “The 10 most absurd Time magazine covers from the last 40 years” and the coverlines feel downright clickbait-y if you ask us. We like it. Read:
April 5, 1976: The Porno Plague
August 6, 1984: The Population Curse
September 15, 1986: Drugs: The Enemy Within
May 7, 1990: Dirty Words: America’s Foul-mouthed Pop Culture
May 13, 1991: Crack Kids: Their mothers used drugs, and now it’s the children who suffer
July 3, 1995: Cyberporn: On a Screen Near You
Nov 22, 1999: Pokemon!
March 19, 2001: The Columbine Effect
June 7, 2004: Overcoming Obesity in America