TIME today seems to be about where Mother Earth News was when I was a kid.
Back then, my dad was an environmental speech writer for the governor of Maine, among other things, and so he knew a lot of local reporters and editors at the state capitol's hometown newspaper. He introduced me to some of them, along with Bill Cohen, Edwin Muskie, and a few others whose names I've forgotten since. I don't remember the most radical of his associates being as far left as the nominal mainstream news is today. Many of them even... gasp... hunted.
Yep, reporters who covered environmental issues, yet still shot deer and ducks. And US Senators (or Congressmen, at that time, for Cohen IIRC) who would shoot the bull with a small kid, and not seem phony.