Time Magazine Person of the Year: The Protester!

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Time Magazine revealed the 2011 choice for its iconic and often controversial, Person of the Year cover this morning, and that person is really more of a concept:

The Protester.

Not a protester specifically, but in a year marked by global demonstrations, from the Arab Spring revolutions to Occupy Wall Street, the collective idea of The Protester was an easy decision, Time's managing editor Rick Stengel said.

"There was a lot of consensus among our people," Stengel told Today show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Ann Curry, regarding the magazine's cover. "It felt right."

Protester: Time Person of the Year Cover

As it has for the past 84 years, Time selected the person (or group, or thing) that its editors feel had the greatest impact during the year, for better or for worse.

Charles Lindbergh was the first Man of the Year back in 1927 (the title was amended to Person of the Year in 1999), but the cover is not necessarily an accolade.

Many presidents, political leaders, innovators and captains of industry have been cited, one of the more notorious Persons of the Year was Adolf Hitler in 1938.

Joseph Stalin in 1943 and Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 also "won."

Other conceptual choices included The American Fighting-Man (1950), Middle Americans (1969). Last year's winner was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

What do you think of Time's Person of the Year choice?

 

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Whether you agree with Occupy Wall Street/London is one thing, but you can't say it isn't effective. Protesters managed to topple corrupt regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and by the looks of it Yemen, Syria and Bahrain aren't far behind.
There's more happening in the world than that's at your doorstep, folks!

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I didn't know that Prince was a protester.

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These protesters are the kind of people that enjoy going thru the nude scanners at the airport.

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DEAR KELLIE M. CONCERNING YOUR ABOVE COMMENT: YOUR IGNORANCE IS ONLY
SUPERCEDED BY YOUR STUPIDITY!! IF THE OCCUPIERS WERE OFFERED DECENT JOBS THEY WOULD TAKE THEM IN A SPLIT SECOND. THE O.W.S. IS ALL ABOUT THE GREEDY ONE PERCENT CONTROLLING THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT.
SO, KELLIE -- DO SOME REAL RESEARCH CONCERNING THE REAL TRUTH AND THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN THAT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD. APOLOGY ACCEPTED -- HAPPY HOLIDAZE, DAVID PEELCASS--OWS--NYC 12-12-2011.

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OWS is a waste of time for all the protesters. Get a job and take care of your families for Pete's sake. The government is going to do what the are going to do and no amount of protesting is going to change a damn thing. I'm not saying that I am for or against any of it...it is what it is. But why waste your time doing something that isn't accomplishing anything!!!!

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TIME MAGAZINE JUST TURNED INTO MAD MAGAZINE.

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Video of Time Person of the Year. The Protester. Cool and Funny
http://youtu.be/OZLJK8VfWI8

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