December 19, 2007 3:32 PM
Time's Person of the Year 2007
You really gotta wonder what planet the editors of Time magazine are on.
I stopped my subscription ten years ago. For anyone still depending on Time to keep up with the news, this oughta make you finally cancel for good:
Time person of the year: Vladimir Putin
His final year as Russia's President has been his most successful yet. At home, he secured his political future. Abroad, he expanded his outsizeâ€”if not always benignâ€”influence on global affairs.
Al Gore: "Nobel laureate, minding the environment"
J. K. Rowling: "Harry Potter creator, finally telling secrets"
Hu Jintao: "China's leader depends on both ancient wisdom and communist doctrine as guides to action"
David Patreaus: "The commanding general in Iraq fought America's most difficult foreign war â€” and one at home"
It's almost like they are a parody of themselves.
Although, if TIME goes out of business, what will we read at the doctor's office?
Posted by: Milehimama | December 19, 2007 4:45 PM
Since Time's definition of "Man of the Year" is who's influenced the world the most - whether good or bad - in the preceding year, it's not necessarily going to be anyone worthy of emulating. Hitler was MOTY in 1938, believe it or not. The list is at the link above.
Posted by: Valerie | December 20, 2007 5:59 AM
I'm not one to dwell on end time prophecies, but I recently read "Epicenter" by Joel C. Rosenberg and I find the going ons in Russia very interesting in conjunction with Rosenberg's theories on the war of Gog and Magog as outlined in Ezekiel. He believes that Putin is just the pre-cursor to a stronger more radical leader. Thought provoking stuff.
Posted by: Jennifer K | December 20, 2007 9:17 AM
Yeah, ya gotta love the press' facination with communism...
Posted by: Kristina | December 20, 2007 5:10 PM