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time’s person of the year

  1. Sadly Not The Onion: Glorious Leader Kim Jong Un Wins Time’s Person of the Year Poll

    You would think that, by now, traditional businesses would have learned not to offer online polls. The Internet can quickly become a hive of trolls, wreaking havoc in whatever way they can. Yet Time's reader poll for Person of the Year went up, same as always, and didn't even include rudimentary measures to prevent folks from abusing the voting system. Now that the vote has concluded, it's pretty clear that something went awry. Kim Jong Un, the glorious leader of North Korea, won.

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  2. Time's Person Of The Year May Be A Cop-Out, But Not For The First Time

    Time's Person of the Year this year is officially "The Protester." I can see what they're getting at, but it does seem like something of a cop-out, right? I mean, "The Protester" is more like a Type-of-Person of the Year, or maybe the Class-Loadout of the Year. Besides that, Steve Jobs sure did spend a giant portion of the year dominating headlines. Of course, he might not have been a great person exactly, but that is up for debate. Also, let me remind you that Hitler (yes, that Hitler) was once Time's Person of the Year, and Stalin was twice. They aren't all heroes. On that note, as lame as "The Protester" might feel, there are way, way lamer ones in the past. Let's take a look, shall we?

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