“TIME today posted its shortlist of people who are being considered for the publication’s annual ‘Person of the Year’ award, and Tim Cook is once again on the nomination list,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “TIME is recognizing Cook for the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and his recent decision to come out as gay.”
“Alongside Tim Cook, other nominees include the Ferguson protestors, the Ebola caregivers, Russian president Vladimir Putin, pop artist Taylor Swift, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, acting president of the Iraqi Kurdish Region Masoud Barzani, and National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell,” Clover reports. “TIME’s Person of the Year award is given to “a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine” that has ‘for better or for worse done the most to influence the events of the year,’ with the publication’s editorial team ultimately deciding on a winner.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: First of all, TIME’s POTY is not a “winner.” TIME’s own “for better or worse” criterion spells that out clearly enough.
Secondly, the fact that Mark Zuckerberg has been named POTY, but Steve Jobs never was, tells you how far TIME’s POTY has jumped the shark.
And, lastly, when TIME pussied out and named Rudolph Giuliani POTY 2001 instead of Osama Bin Laden, the thinking world knew the designation had become meaningless (and that TIME had flushed whatever integrity they once had down the toilet) because the publication had blatantly ignored its own criteria* and instead cowered in fear to the insidious, cancerous Political Correctness Police that make the USA a lesser country every damn day that they continue to exist, threatening and suppressing American citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of speech.
*see TIME’s Man of the Year in 1938 for an example of when TIME had integrity and actually bothered to follow its own rules instead of kowtowing to the general public, attempting to sidestep a feared reaction from those who do not understand what “POTY” was actually meant to signify.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]