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#1 Posted on 22.12.03 1319.49
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Sorry, "person of the year." (rolling eyes)

http://www.time.com/time/ personoftheyear/2003/


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It's "The American Soldier." Kind of a cop out pick if you ask me...
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#2 Posted on 22.12.03 1324.40
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CRZ, I agree. The soldiers are great and all but really the man of the year as much as I hate to say it is Saddam Hussein. Remember in the past they selected people like Hitler. This is supposed to reflect who had massive impact, etc, not give people the warm fuzzies. Although it's a safe choice, it's another example of how utterly nebulous big media is becoming.
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#3 Posted on 22.12.03 1419.20
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Guiliani was a cop-out pick too because it was a feel good pick and not about the biggest newsmaker of the year.

Frankly, I don't think Saddam Hussein was a good choice either. He hid for eight months. Hardly something that could make him a great newsmaker.

You want a controversial pick: how about Howard Dean?
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#4 Posted on 22.12.03 1443.35
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    You want a controversial pick: how about Howard Dean?


Or just go with W. Or did he win already?
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#5 Posted on 22.12.03 1527.08
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I'd go with Tommy Franks or Bush or Bush/Blair.

Bush and Blair certainly were the ones that really influenced world news for most of the year, starting with the prep and then invasion of Iraq, and the followup to it. Then to grab the headlines again at the end with catching Saddam and putting Gaddafi on the sidelines.
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#6 Posted on 22.12.03 1536.19
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I think Bush won twice - I know he won in 2000, who won last year?

As for Dean, maybe next year. Fact of the matter is - most of the year, no one except people like us even knew who he was. Next year, he's gonna be the President-elect.

EDIT: Oh, that's right - the corporate whistleblowers.

(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 22.12.03 1638)
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#7 Posted on 22.12.03 1545.46
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Next year, he's gonna be the President-elect.
When does "optimism" cross over to "delusion" :)
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#8 Posted on 22.12.03 1552.56
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If he runs again, they should give it to Jerry Brown next year. He'll be as responsible for Bush's two terms as anyone.
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#9 Posted on 22.12.03 1636.22
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Here in Canada, Time's Newsmakers of the Year are Michael Stark and Michael Leshner, the first gay couple to legally marry.

A bit different than the soldier, eh?
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#10 Posted on 22.12.03 1736.51
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A safe yet respectable pick, sure more commendable thzn a bunch of soccermom whistleblowers.
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#11 Posted on 22.12.03 1921.19
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Well I think this is a GREAT pick. But then again I wore the uniform till May of this year so Im biased. ;-)

And I dont think they ever chose Hitler, there was a controversy in 1999 because some thought he should be picked as person of the century. Not because he was great but because he influenced almost all world events post 1939. the WWII itself, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the Nuclear age. etc, etc. And then there were some who said the American Soldier should be the person of the century then too.


And why shouldnt they choose the American Soldier? Its not Bush or Blair that is really fighting the war on terror or bringing freedom to Iraq, its soldiers on the ground, in the ai and in those ships.
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#12 Posted on 22.12.03 2039.53
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    Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0
    And I dont think they ever chose Hitler...


Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Hitler Time's first Person of the Year? I know he was selected.
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#13 Posted on 22.12.03 2142.50
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Hitler was Time's Man of the Year of 1938. He was not the first, as this dates back to 1927.

Let's see, corporate whistleblowers, now American soldiers, they are moving away from individuals and toward groups and entities. I figure before the end of the decade, the award will go to "All the people of the world", in an effort to be as non-controversial as possible.
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#14 Posted on 22.12.03 2235.30
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Well, they gave it to the planet Earth in 1988. Does that count?
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#15 Posted on 22.12.03 2329.49
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Wasn't TIME engulfed in controversy when they named Bin Laden a nominee in 2001?

I guess the same people who vote for this vote for the Baseball Hall.
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#16 Posted on 22.12.03 2332.24
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"G.I. Joe" won the award in 1950, so this isn't unprecidented by any means.

I think it was a good pick. I was actually expecting Brazilian president Lula Da Silva as a sleeper.

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#17 Posted on 23.12.10 0033.56
    Originally posted by ges7184
    Hitler was Time's Man of the Year of 1938. He was not the first, as this dates back to 1927.

    Let's see, corporate whistleblowers, now American soldiers, they are moving away from individuals and toward groups and entities. I figure before the end of the decade, the award will go to "All the people of the world", in an effort to be as non-controversial as possible.


PROPHESY!!!

In 2006 they picked "You", which is pretty darn close to what ges was suggesting here.
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#18 Posted on 23.12.03 0107.53
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    A safe yet respectable pick, sure more commendable thzn a bunch of soccermom whistleblowers.


What was wrong with this pick? Was speaking up against your company's massive, massive, MASSIVE fraud a bad thing?

Person of the century, if you're going by overall influence, should've been Gavrilo Princip.
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#19 Posted on 23.12.10 0145.55
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Originally posted by ges7184
      Hitler was Time's Man of the Year of 1938. He was not the first, as this dates back to 1927.

      Let's see, corporate whistleblowers, now American soldiers, they are moving away from individuals and toward groups and entities. I figure before the end of the decade, the award will go to "All the people of the world", in an effort to be as non-controversial as possible.


    PROPHESY!!!

    In 2006 they picked "You", which is pretty darn close to what ges was suggesting here.
Damn, you beat me to it. :)
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#20 Posted on 23.12.03 0828.32
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Person of the century, if you're going by overall influence, should've been Gavrilo Princip.


Princip was a punk, like all other assasins. Do you think he was really more influential than, say, Oswald. WW Uno would have eventually kicked off anyway. The Kaiser was anxious for a visit to France, the Balkens, as always, were just wishing for a war and there was mucho tension.

The person with the most influence in the 20th century (THIS is the 21st, BTW) is probably Ford for the assembly line or the Wright Bros for Flight or maybe Lenin/Trotsky/Stalin for Communism.

(edited by AWArulz on 23.12.03 0929)
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