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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:51 PM
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Time magazine couldn't bear to give person of the year to a liberal
The corporate cheerleaders just couldn't recognize obvious gains on left by Chavez, Pelosi, Dean, Gore or even Stewart and Colbert.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:54 PM
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1. I dunno, that seems a stretch to me.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:56 PM
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2. Interesting possibility..when WAS the last liberal person of the year? nt
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:08 PM
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7. Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr in 1998
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 11:09 PM by billbuckhead
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:31 PM
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11. That ain't so bad. nt
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Kelly Rupert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:42 PM
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13. Bono got it last year.
As did the Gates family, who seem to split their donations equally between the parties. Not that they're leftists, or anything, but they do have liberal tendencies.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:59 PM
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3. I like what they did
I hope it makes people think. Too many people think they cannot make a difference these days. And why should the person of the year be someone in authority or a celebrity? It might make some reclaim their personal power to help us make change. I say...Power to the people!
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:05 PM
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4. Not everything is all politics.
What would we be without good samaritans.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:07 PM
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5. Yes, it should have been Howard Dean
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 11:09 PM by rocknation
While the digital empowerment of the electorate certainly played a role in this year's election, it was Dean's fifty-state strategy that made the precedent-setting "Blue Tsunami" possible. But heaven forbid that the MSM should give ANY kind of praise to Democrats. That's why Rumsfeld was fired the day after the election, and why Bush is putting off his new Iraq strategy until after Christmas--the alternative is allowing the Dems to command the headlines.

:headbang:
rocknation
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:07 PM
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6. i voted for the youtube guys
but i`m glad to see that you are the person of the year. one person we can say for certain that is not you is bush. i doubt he has ever surfed the net....
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:23 PM
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8. Bush
the people that were talking on CNN, some of who were on the committee were leaning toward bush AGAIN. They said that bush should have been man of the year every year he was president. WHY....CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN. Unless they were teaming him with Hitler.
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:26 PM
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9. You are correct. On the money
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:30 PM
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10. "Person of the Year" isn't necessarily an honor.
Hitler was PotY decades ago.

It's given to whoever "has most influenced events in the preceding year." Lots of people, and not all of them political, can fit that description.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:40 PM
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12. Just in case anyone is wondering, here is the complete list.
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 11:41 PM by William769
The Man of the Year Winners
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
1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy
1962 Pope John XXIII
1963 Martin Luther King Jr.
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
1965 General William Childs Westmoreland
1966 Twenty-Five and Under
1967 Lyndon B. Johnson
1968 Astronauts Anders, Borman and Lovell
1969 The Middle Americans
1970 Willy Brandt
1971 Richard Milhous Nixon
1972 Nixon and Kissinger
1973 John J. Sirica
1974 King Faisal
1975 American Women
1976 Jimmy Carter
1977 Anwar Sadat
1978 Teng Hsiao-P'ing
1979 Ayatullah Khomeini
1980 Ronald Reagan
1981 Lech Walesa
1982 The Computer
1983 Ronald Regan & Yuri Andropov
1984 Peter Ueberroth
1985 Deng Xiaoping
1986 Corazon Aquino
1987 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
1988 Endangered Earth
1989 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
1990 The Two George Bushes
1991 Ted Turner
1992 Bill Clinton
1993 The Peacemakers
1994 Pope John Paul II
1995 Newt Gingrich
1996 Dr. David Ho
1997 Andy Grove
1998 Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr
1999 Jeff Bezos
2000 George W. Bush
2001 Rudolph Giuliani
2002 The Whistleblowers
2003 The American Soldier
2004 George W. Bush
2005 Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, & Bono

On edit: http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa050400a....
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:45 PM
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15. Beat me to it... and a better list! nt
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:44 PM
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14. Let's take a look:
R --- known repubics
D --- Democrats
L ---

I didn't look up political contributions of people. The issue with Clinton/ken starr is a wash for me.

2000s
2005: Bono, Melinda and Bill Gates
For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow

R --- 2004: George W. Bush
For reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon style

2003: The American Soldier
The face of America, its might and good will, in a region unused to democracy

2002: The Whistleblowers
Women who blew the whistle on Worldcom, Enron and the FBI

R --- 2001: Rudolph Giuliani
New York mayor leads with his heart after 9/11 attacks

R --- 2000: George W. Bush
41's son elected President in the most controversial fashion

1990s
1999: Jeff Bezos
Amazon.com founder changed face of business

1998: Bill Clinton/Kenneth Starr
President, independent counselor waged public battle

1997: Andy Grove
Intel CEO helps led digital revolution

1996: David Ho
AIDS researcher pioneered treatment for deadly disease

R --- 1995: Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the House spearheaded G.O.P.'s sweeping congressional victory

1994: John Paul II
Pope traveled the globe to express his conservative views

1993: The Peacemakers
Mandela, De Klerk, Rabin and Arafat found ways to break out from prisons of war

D --- 1992: Bill Clinton
Wonder boy from Hope, Ark., broke 12 years of G.O.P. control of White House

D --- 1991: Ted Turner
His Cable News Network revolutionized news coverage

R --- 1990: George Bush
President acted decisively abroad; waffles at home

1980s
1989: Mikhail Gorbachev
"Man of the Decade" became patron of change

1988: The Endangered Earth
Jumpstarted a new era of environmental activism

1987: Mikhail Gorbachev
Shattered Soviet lethargy

1986: Corazon Aquino
Led peaceful revolution that ended Marcos years in Philippines

1985: Deng Xiaoping
Reshaped China by embracing free-market reforms

1984: Peter Ueberroth
Married Big Business to the Olympics with profitable L.A. Games

R --- 1983: Ronald Reagan/Yuri Andropov
Deadlock failed to de-escalate cold war missile race

1982: The Computer
TIME anticipated a revolution

1981: Lech Walesa
Solidarity leader struck first blows against Kremlin's empire

R --- 1980: Ronald Reagan
Americas leaned right, and The Great Communicator was born

http://www.time.com/time/personoftheyear/archive/storie...
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 01:48 AM
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16. Howard Dean
is who it should have been he turned red into blue.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 02:28 AM
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17. You do understand
that "Person of the Year" is not an award or an honor?

Hitler got it in 1939. It's their estimation of who impacted the world, for good or ill, the most.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 02:30 AM
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18. They gave it to Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
"Person of the year" is a measure of one's impact on current events of the time, not whether you did something good or bad.
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GreenZoneLT Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 03:05 AM
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19. Chavez is no liberal
Chavez is a freakin' commie dictator wannabe. First, he suborns the courts to shore up his personal power, then he introduces a law to basically make him president for life. That's not liberal.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:21 PM
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24. Sounds like FDR to me
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:35 AM
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20. Shoulda Given It To Ismail Haniyeh
the election of HAMAS certainly changed the dynamic of the I/P conflict and has most affected the news. But, no, the cowards at TIME had to do something that is kind, fluffy and will sell magaizines, and no dirty terra-ist A-rab is going to get the job done.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:54 AM
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21. They did. They gave it to me, and I'm a liberal.
:)
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 08:02 AM
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22. My pick would have been Keith Olbermann.
For his telling of the truth...such a rare thing in America these days, the truth. Our country was founded and based on truth and trust. These are things I think Keith Olbermann still values, as does the majority of the American people. Time and Newsweak have become the "tabloids" of the day, because they've abandoned Trust and Truth.

But maybe someday...

You'll come running back (said you would, baby)
You'll come running back (I don't always said you would)
You'll come running back (I won't have to worry no more)
Yes time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Oh, time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
I said, time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Oh, time, time, time is on my side
Yeah, time, time, time is on my side


BELIEVE IT, or, NOOOOOOOOT!
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 09:59 AM
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23. I thought it was a good choice
And it seems like the type Time would pick. They certainly wouldn't have gone in a predictable way (my guess was Pelosi).

When it all comes down to it, I think many of this year's big stories revolve around the new media (namely us). I think the choice makes a lot of sense, and it is a good article. And for the people here poo-poohing it, stop bitching so much. It's not an award! And if it was, would you want your favorite person to be in the same company as Hitler, Stalin and Khomeini? Jeez!
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:41 PM
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25. Actually if you look hard, they gave it to Mac users
:evilgrin:
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:57 PM
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26. I'm still pissed off at People magazine...
for usurping the WILL OF THE PEOPLE when they denied Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf, his rightful
place as "the most beautiful person in the world" for 1998. :mad:




http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/09/10/angry_...
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