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Time Magazine kisses a$$!

"O"man....person of the year.


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Should have been John Q. Public, he's the one getting screwed!
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Seems like the obvious pick, IMHO.


Just wondering if Time sat on that picture during the campaign?
edit: I may have wrongly assumed that pic came from Time, FWIW.
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Contrary to popular opinion, TIME person of the year is not a prize, or an endorsement, but more of a statement of noteworthiness. A lot of bad dudes have been person of the year in the past.

Love him or hate him, there aren't a lot of more noteworthy people from 2008.
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Like Jimmy Carter in 1976.
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And did you see that Time's Wash. bureau chief is going to be Biden's press sec.? Full disclosure - I knew Jay in high school. He was a year or two ahead of me.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16600.html

I don't get how these "journalists" expect to ever be taken seriously again as "journalists" after having worked for an administration. At least Geoge Steponallofus had never worked as a "journalist" until after he'd left the WH. But Linda Douglass left ABC to go work for Obama's campaign. She's a lot older than Jay, but I bet they both plan to get back into "journalism" after their years in the admin. Who can take them seriously again?
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That picture is on the front page of Drudge. Probably his (Matt Drudge) best yet.
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WTF else would it be? Joe ass-crack the plumber??

If that picture is really our next president, you've made my day. SHAFT!!
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WTF else would it be? Joe ass-crack the plumber??

If that picture is really our next president, you've made my day. SHAFT!!
If McCain would have won, I bet it would have been Joe "AC" the Plumber and not McCain or Palin.
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Their man of the year in 2000? GWB! Their man of the year in 2004? GWB! I guess they were kissing a$$ then too huh?
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Holy crap!! Look at how much a$$ kissing they've been doing.


1927 Charles Augustus Lindbergh
1928 Walter P. Chrysler
1929 Owen D. Young
1930 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
1931 Pierre Laval
1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1933 Hugh Samuel Johnson
1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1935 Haile Selassie
1936 Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson
1937 Generalissimo & Mme Chiang Kai-Shek
1938 Adolf Hitler
1939 Joseph Stalin
1940 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1942 Joseph Stalin
1943 George Catlett Marshall
1944 Dwight David Eisenhower
1945 Harry Truman
1946 James F. Byrnes
1947 George Catlett Marshall
1948 Harry Truman
1949 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
1950 American Fighting-Man
1951 Mohammed Mossadegh
1952 Elizabeth II
1953 Konrad Adenauer
1954 John Foster Dulles
1955 Harlow Herbert Curtice
1956 Hungarian Freedom Fighter
1957 Nikita Krushchev
1958 Charles De Gaulle
1959 Dwight David Eisenhower
1960 U.S. Scientists
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1962 Pope John XXIII
1963 Martin Luther King Jr.
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
1965 General William Childs Westmoreland
1966 Twenty-Five and Under
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1968 Astronauts Anders, Borman and Lovell
1969 The Middle Americans
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1974 King Faisal
1975 American Women
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1977 Anwar Sadat
1978 Teng Hsiao-P'ing
1979 Ayatullah Khomeini
1980 Ronald Reagan
1981 Lech Walesa
1982 The Computer
1983 Ronald Reagan & Yuri Andropov
1984 Peter Ueberroth
1985 Deng Xiaoping
1986 Corazon Aquino
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I basically ignore those azzholes at Time (and Newsweek), but what was their justification for picking Putin last year?
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Is someone under the impression that Time's "person of the year" is somehow supposed to be seen as praise of that person?
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Is someone under the impression that Time's "person of the year" is somehow supposed to be seen as praise of that person?
DING DING. I think you've hit the nail on the head. Some people look for anything to bash Obama because they have hatred in their hearts.
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Bottom line is that Time is in the business of selling as many magazines as they can. Their Person of the Year issue is their equivalent of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Given all the nuts buying up all the Nov. 5th newspapers in the hopes of selling them for big money many years later, I'm sure Time also wanted to ensure they get a piece of that action. Obviously, Time will have no problem getting access to the Obama White House. Their Wash. bureau chief is about to become Biden's top press aide. Lots of Time's bigshots are Dem operatives. I view this POTY selection not so much as kissing a$s, but rather selling as many magazines as they can, since their circulation ain't what it used to be.
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I think the 2001 pick should have been OBL - I think the impact he made on the US and the world was greater than that of Giuliani.

So, Time did bow, IMO, to the overwhelming flood of criticism it would have received, whether that criticism would have been founded or not.
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Bottom line is that Time is in the business of selling as many magazines as they can. Their Person of the Year issue is their equivalent of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Given all the nuts buying up all the Nov. 5th newspapers in the hopes of selling them for big money many years later, I'm sure Time also wanted to ensure they get a piece of that action. Obviously, Time will have no problem getting access to the Obama White House. Their Wash. bureau chief is about to become Biden's top press aide. Lots of Time's bigshots are Dem operatives. I view this POTY selection not so much as kissing a$s, but rather selling as many magazines as they can, since their circulation ain't what it used to be.
Rick:

I agree, but even if you ignore all of that, I honestly cannot think of a more "newsworthy" -and already historically significant- person of 2008.

Can you?

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