NBC News’ “Today” revealed the Top 10 finalists for TIME magazine’s Person of The Year 2018 and, yes, President Donald Trump made the cut.
Never mind that he is competing with the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Black Panther” co-writer and director Ryan Coogler and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry — Markle seems to be the liberal pop culture favorite.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018
In sharing the finalists — TIME seems to struggle with the idea that a “person” is not a group of people — co-host Savannah Guthrie said the honor goes to whoever “had the biggest impact on the world, for better or for worse.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 10, 2018
TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year will be announced Tuesday on the Today show. Here are the finalists “in no particular order.”
- President Donald Trump
- Separated Families
- Vladimir Putin
- Robert Mueller
- Ryan Coogler
- Christine Blasey Ford
- Jamal Khashoggi
- March for Our Lives Activists
- Moon Jae-in
- Meghan Markle
If Time is looking to influence pending political events, the decision would likely go with special counsel Robert Mueller or Separated Families.
Or March for Our Lives activists, as gun control is paramount to liberal orthodoxy.
Putin’s inclusion is likely TIME’s way of helping keep the spotlight on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the run-up to Mueller’s final report.
Interestingly, a poll of the magazine’s readers produces a TOP 3 that was nowhere to be found in the list of finalists — it also reflects the liberal mind’s incomprehension of what constitutes a “person.”
The top three choices for Person of the Year from @TIME’s reader’s poll:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 10, 2018
We can only assume that Christine Blasey Ford made the list to cover the “worst” end of the spectrum, given the recent debacle, she played a central role in when she accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault — 40 some years ago — with nothing to back up her claim.
With President Trump being tapped in 2016, don’t expect a repeat as TIME’s “Person of the Year.”
Here’s a sampling of the responses to the list from Twitter:
I don’t think it can be stressed enough how stupid the @TIME Person of the Year award is. Like, I get that it’s supposedly about the most *impactful* person & not necessarily the “best” person, but once you’ve given an award to Hitler & Stalin it’s kinda ruined for all time IMHO.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 10, 2018
Hey guys, I heard that the March for Our Lives Activists were nominated for Time person of the year. I’m currently sitting in my bedroom, the place where the March began, and I’m letting you all know that if MFOL wins, I’m respectfully declining (continued)
— Cam (@cameron_kasky) December 10, 2018
What a pretty much embarrassing list
— Judith Word (@JudithWord) December 10, 2018
How are #FirstResponders NOT on this list!? Hurricanes, fires, mass shootings – the list goes on. these folks RISKED THEIR LIVES for others – the fact they aren’t being considered makes this list suspect at best #ProtectAndServe
— Joe Donzelli ? (@NSU_Joe) December 10, 2018
Stormey Daniels! ?
— Chazbow DePew (@Boalsburg2018) December 10, 2018
I thought this was a joke..damn.
— EmbekayG (@embekay115) December 10, 2018
Why no @BetoORourke ?
— cz (@Mommiesugar) December 10, 2018
TIME is now Off my list…. 2018 Firefighters/First-responders heroism has done more for humanity than anyone listed ???? very disappointed with outcome n will turn to a better News sub ⚡️
— Choice*Compassion/Cruelty ???? (@MTchooseLife) December 10, 2018
Not Ford ?
— Debbie Leaming (@deb4317) December 10, 2018
This is mostly a political list of people and events and there is not really any person here who has made a positive lasting contribution to anyone. This exposes TIME for being their usual thoughtless selves! Keep politics out of this selection and it would improve!
— Ritentune (@Ritentune) December 10, 2018
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