Jonah finds Time’s selection of “The Protester” to be an astonishingly boring selection.
Last year, in response to the selection of Mark Zuckerberg, I wrote, “many are noting this morning, this continues a trend of odd picks, perhaps driven by a desire for newsstand sales, perhaps driven by political correctness, perhaps by a reluctance to acknowledge picks that are perceived as conservative.” I offered the ones it should have been in the past decade, including Osama bin Laden, Dick Cheney, Saddam Hussein, the Danish Cartoonists, Nancy Pelosi, David Petraeus, Neda, the Slain Iranian Protester, and The Tea Partier.
The trend continues. I’d argue that the persons with the biggest influence on world events and the news in 2011 was, indisputably, the U.S. Navy Seals.
UPDATE: Okay, perhaps not quite indisputably; @CTIronman offers the idea of Steve Jobs.