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Old 12-17-2001, 04:11 PM   #1
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In a few weeks, Osama bin Laden may be on the cover of Time magazine as "Person of the Year," according to a report on The Washington Times Web site.


A Time spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that the terrorist is "one of a dozen under consideration" for the title, according to the report.

Time's managing editor, James Kelly, has said the moniker designates the one person on Earth who has had the biggest effect on history throughout the year -- for better or worse.

Time started giving out the title in 1927. Hitler was named Man of the Year in 1938. Joseph Stalin made the cover in 1939 and 1942, and Ayatollah Khomeini was on the front in 1979.

OK, I understand-it applies 'for better or worse'-but it still 'rubs me the wrong way'.

Well, considering they gave it to Hitler, et al, he's in the running, for sure.

My vote went to Rudy Giuliani.



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Old 12-17-2001, 04:59 PM   #2
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Time's managing editor, James Kelly, has said the moniker designates the one person on Earth who has had the biggest effect on history throughout the year -- for better or worse.
I don't care what the reasoning is...

Person of the Year should be something positive.

I think that naming him Person of the Year for whatever reason is just glorifying the fucker.

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In a few weeks, Osama bin Laden may be on the cover of Time magazine as "Person of the Year," according to a report on The Washington Times Web site.


A Time spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that the terrorist is "one of a dozen under consideration" for the title, according to the report.

Time's managing editor, James Kelly, has said the moniker designates the one person on Earth who has had the biggest effect on history throughout the year -- for better or worse.

Time started giving out the title in 1927. Hitler was named Man of the Year in 1938. Joseph Stalin made the cover in 1939 and 1942, and Ayatollah Khomeini was on the front in 1979.

OK, I understand-it applies 'for better or worse'-but it still 'rubs me the wrong way'.

Well, considering they gave it to Hitler, et al, he's in the running, for sure.

My vote went to Rudy Giuliani.

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Ah..just another example of how twisted our media is.. My vote.. Sean Connery.

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Osama Bin Laden should get it. Being the person of the year does not make any judgements about what kind of person they are, but of the impact they have had.

I really can't think of anyone in the world who has made a more significant one this year. You can boo-hoo it all you want, but the fact remains that no one comes closer to fitting the criteria for "Person Of The Year" than Osama Bin Laden.

He changed the world dramatically - for the worse, but it was still a significant one.

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hopefully he's dead person of the year.
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Osama Bin Laden should get it. Being the person of the year does not make any judgements about what kind of person they are, but of the impact they have had.

I really can't think of anyone in the world who has made a more significant one this year. You can boo-hoo it all you want, but the fact remains that no one comes closer to fitting the criteria for "Person Of The Year" than Osama Bin Laden.

He changed the world dramatically - for the worse, but it was still a significant one.

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For better or worse.

Ahem.

Come on people i never seen a thread about how disgusted you were with the 37' man of the year. And dare i say that that man was much much worse.

Gulliani is a great choice but really would there be a Gulliani without a Osama?

He is the person that captivated the world. Its sad but true!!!

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For better or worse.

Ahem.

Come on people i never seen a thread about how disgusted you were with the 37' man of the year. And dare i say that that man was much much worse.

Gulliani is a great choice but really would there be a Gulliani without a Osama?

He is the person that captivated the world. Its sad but true!!!

Agreed... Gulliani (sp?) would be a great choice.. but even more so I'd say Bush should get it.. Yes, Osama and his crew created the event of the year, but For an action so strong, Such a response by BUsh.. Such determined action, and such integrous character of a man whose country just underwent thousands of casualties from pure evil, for him to change the whole movement of his term his whole priorities into wiping out terrorism, and doing it in Afghanistan... With many more countries to come.. Indonesia, and the phillipines have asked for help as of late... Such a response shows more impact than an initial action.
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It's Giuliani.

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There's a difference between being objective and being PC.

Osama is undoubtably man of the year if the criteria is 'the one person on Earth who has had the biggest effect on history throughout the year -- for better or worse.'


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I give the title to God - the terrorists acts were committed in the name of religion (despite the pervision of Islam that is Al Queda), the President's faith-based inititative, the reign of the Taliban, the increased spirituality in the wake of the attackes, the Drop the Debt campaign.

I think God the entity had more impact than any other single idea
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It's Giuliani.
While Giuliani did many things worthy of praise in the wake of September 11th, I wouldn't say that he had the greatest impact on the world this year.
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If he is person of the year just might cancel my subscription. If any one should get it it should be Gulliani.
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i think Jon Stewart from the daily show should get it, he's flippin' hilarious!
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