December 28, 2007
Man of the year
Time has a proud history of naming people of questionable qualities man of the year but still it is somewhat disheartening (and laughable) that the magazine has carefully cleaned up the title to "person of the year" - while keeping to the tradition of awarding the title to non-democrats on the eve of their grandest moment of evil.
Posted by Claus at December 28, 2007 12:51 PM
In other news: The Russian saber rattling, bombers violating the air space of Russia's westernized neighbors, has become almost routine in Scandinavia.
On NPR I heard a representative (dunno who) of The Times explaining the editorial process behind the choice of Putin, and in general. They don't elect persons who have done good, or are supposed to be admirable in any way, but who are utmost influential and prime movers of change in our times. Or something to that effect. Putin admittedly is that.
Thanks for stating the obvious - sorry Bjorn, but really...
- The contrast between the cleaned up "person of the year" title and the continued tradition of pointing out hegemons as people of the year remains funny. And the editorial principle makes no sense. Last year the newsmaker was "you" and crowdsourcing. There's just no proportion there whatsoever.