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Old 11-14-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Bono- Time Magazine Person Of The Year?

Katrina May Be 'Person of the Year'

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press Write

Time magazine's 2005 Person of the Year may not be a person after all. A panel of notables made a strong case on Monday for awarding the distinction this year to Hurricane Katrina.

"Katrina gets you to Iraq. It gets you to petroleum. It gets you to presidential politics," NBC anchor Brian Williams said Monday. "It has laid bare so many cracks and fissures in our system."

Williams was part of a six-member panel invited to make suggestions to the magazine about who or what it should choose as its Person of the Year.

He was joined by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who with Williams traveled to the Gulf Coast to cover Katrina, which hit on Aug. 29. Other members included Time reporter Matthew Cooper, Democratic political consultant Donna Brazile, conservative activist Grover Norquist and Cynthia Cooper, named a Person of the Year by the magazine in 2002 for her role as a WorldCom whistleblower.

Monday's panel also suggested Bono , U2's lead singer and activist; the Iraqi people, or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, as possibilities.

Jim Kelly, Time's managing editor, said the magazine's staff was considering four or five possibilities. The magazine's Person of the Year issue will come out sometime next month.
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I was hoping it would be Dr Phil

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Hmmm, terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as person of the year?

"We commend you on such a great job of killing innocent people."

That one I don't get.
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Hmmm, terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as person of the year?

"We commend you on such a great job of killing innocent people."

That one I don't get.
They've picked President Bush as well I think the only qualification you need is to be influencing others, it could be good or bad.
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A natural disaster might get Person of the Year?

Why wasn't it the tsunami then.

Oh well, I'm really stupid with this kinda stuff. -backs away slowly from the topic-
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A natural disaster might get Person of the Year?

Why wasn't it the tsunami then.

Oh well, I'm really stupid with this kinda stuff. -backs away slowly from the topic-
Ahh, because we Americans don't really care about when bad stuff happens to other countries, just our own. And no, it doesn't make sense for a natural disaster to win PERSON of the year.
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Wasn't it Bin Laden once? I believe the criteria involves affecting the world for good or for evil.. I think that's how Time explained choosing him.
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I think you're right Mrs. Springsteen, but I still don't think that a natural disaster should be person of the year...
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They've picked President Bush as well I think the only qualification you need is to be influencing others, it could be good or bad.
I believe that's correct; didn't they pick Hitler way back when?
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I believe that's correct; didn't they pick Hitler way back when?
Yes. The person of the year award has nothing to do with how 'good' a person is, as 'good' is a subjective opinion. It's based on their influence and media presence.
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Ahh, because we Americans don't really care about when bad stuff happens to other countries, just our own. And no, it doesn't make sense for a natural disaster to win PERSON of the year.
Also, because the tsunami occurred Dec. 26 the "person" of the year story had most likely been already decided for last year...and of course it happened last year, so it would be out for this year.

I actually think the hurricane could be a good pick, but I do think they should consider changing the name of the issue. It's not so much that the storm itself was so much more horrid than any other natural disaster in the world...but it's astonishing how fucking incompetent everyone -- local, state, federal -- was (and in many cases, still is) in dealing with the aftermath. It could make for a very interesting story.
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Picking a disaster as "person of the year" seems like a cop-out to me, like they don't have time or the brains to acutally research what person it should be. If they're going to use a natural disaster, I could go backwards and pick one for each year that should've been "person of the year" instead of the human being chosen.
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Mother Nature?
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There ya go. Mother Nature's been kind of a bitch lately. Tsunami, hurricane (well numerous hurricanes actually), earthquake, tornado... if they're going to completely change the meaning of Person of the Year then I think they should give it to Mother Nature, not just Hurricane Katrina. But I think Person of the Year should be just that: a person.
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i'd love to see bono get it, and i think in the world of arts/pop culture, he does not currently have an equal, in terms of cultural, political, and artistic influence. what's been so nice is that it seems that, finally, they are getting the props from their peers and their children (the killers, the bravery, etc.) that they have so long deserved. 2005 will be, i think, the year that U2 finally cemented themselves as the only band that could compete with the beatles and the stones in their heyday -- they've surpassed the who, zepplin, floyd, and even springsteen in virtually every measurable category ... and much of that has to do with bono's awe-inspiring ambition, his ability to keep writing great songs, to keep his voice among the most distinct in rock, and his growing ability to ignite every arena, every stadium they play.

but, hurricane katrina exposed two massive, paradigm-shifting problems: the grotesque divide between the haves and the have-nots, and just how incompetent government at all levels has become over the past 5 years (or perhaps even longer).

so, give it to the literal force of nature, not the metaphoric force of nature.
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