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Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

TIME Magazine editor Richard Stengel exits for a role in Obama administration

Critics will point to another example of the liberal media bias and corruption in the press as Richard Stengel, Managing Editor for TIME Magazine, announced he’s leaving for a role in government.

Richard Stengel will leave TIME Magazine for a role in the US State Department photo David Shankbone via wikimedia commons

Richard Stengel will leave TIME Magazine for a role in the US State Department photo David Shankbone via wikimedia commons

Stengel will succeed Tara Sonenshine as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department. Sonenshine held the post with Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry before leaving in July.

This position was occupied by Judith A. McHale, a former chief executive of Discovery Communications, who worked under Clinton and left the position in 2011.

Stengel has said that his deputy editor, Nancy Gibbs, would succeed him. Daniel Kile, a spokesman for Time, declined to comment about either job move.

Stengel became Time’s 16th managing editor in 2006, after serving as a writer who covered the 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns.

He traveled with Secretary Clinton to the Middle East in 2012.

There are members of the Obama administration with ties to the mainstream press. A few examples: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is married to ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, according to her official biography on the ABC News website, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Tom Nides, who turned in his resignation in February 2013 is married to CNN executive Virginia Moseley, according to a November 18, 2012 article by MSNBC and ABC president Ben Sherwood and Special Assistant to Barack Obama, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall are brother and sister.

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