Since 1927, Time Magazine names a newsmakerÂ—"for good or ill"Â—of the year. The magazine has announced their shortlist for their once-anticipated annual "Person(s) of the Year" award.
The left-wing magazine, whose Managing Editor Richard Stengel once referred to objective journalism as a "fantasy," has narrowed down their list to include illegal immigrants, whom they refer to as "Undocumented Americans," Radical Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, President Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, "for their global humanitarian and political activism." The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), for example, "convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges," according to their website. Sounds like the United Nations.
The list also includes Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls' education.
The winner of the "people's choice" poll went to Kim Jong Un, by a large margin. The poll really doesn't mean much as the "editors have the final say and don't make their selection based on the poll results." Last year, the "award" went to "The protesters," referring to the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring protesters.
Stengel was recently on MSNBC comparing radical Islamic Salafis to the Tea Party movement. In 2008, he said, "I didn't go to journalism school...but this notion that journalism is objective, or must be objective is something that has always bothered me - because the notion about objectivity is in some ways a fantasy. I don't know that there is as such a thing as objectivity." Sadly, it is difficult to take Time Magazine seriously, as they no longer even try to maintain a semblance of objectivity.
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