The Corner

Person The Year

Time has no credibility. None. I don’t care who they pick. That doesn’t mean they won’t get it right but that hardly means we should care much if they do. The magazine which had the guts to pick dictators and tyrants when they deserved it has, in recent years, gone the rout of People magazine. Even when they go in a controversial direction, it’s invariably controversial in way designed to be not-too-controversial. “Now, Twice the Controversy But Half the Calories!” What was it a few years ago? Whistleblower women? And in 2001 when it deserved to be Osama Bin Laden, they went with Rudy Giulliani. How nice! I don’t bash corporations much, but this seems to be one of those conventions that gets approved by a committee of suits before it goes anywhere.

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