If you can believe it, magazines are still a thing. And TIME Magazine (which was once an influential source of news) still picks its “Person of the Year.”
In recent memory, there haven’t been too many stellar choices. But this year, they had quite the challenge.
Who should they pick for a year full of controversy, uncertainty, and fear? Who stood out in the face of the pandemic, riots, and economic challenges?
Some might have said frontline workers who saved lives from COVID. Nope!
The left-wing rag couldn’t pick just one—they had to pick two of the last two people deserving of attention. And now, they’re getting some well-deserved criticism.
From Daily Wire:
TIME Magazine faced widespread backlash online after the left-leaning publication selected Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as their “person of the year,” which prompted calls even from the political left for the recognition to go to doctors and scientists…
Journalist Jenan Moussa: “Odd. Feels like it should have been the healthcare workers and the scientists behind the vaccine.”
Commentator Pat Condell: “Ha ha. On the credibility scale, this is right up there with Obama’s phoney peace prize. Time magazine is a laughing stock.”
After TIME magazine their “Person of the Year” would be two Democrats who did nothing this year, people from across the political spectrum criticized the increasingly irrelevant magazine.
Many were shocked they didn’t bother to recognize hospital workers and doctors who treated COVID patients. Or scientists who rapidly developed a vaccine that will soon be available.
Although liberals would not agree, Donald Trump is certainly someone that should have been considered. He, after all, pushed the effort to develop these vaccines.
He also cut through red tape to mobilize the private sector and the government to deal with the pandemic. And secured historic peace deals. And helped see the economy recover after the lockdowns.
But no. Two establishment swamp dwellers who haven’t done anything yet, and many think only made things worse, should be on the cover.
That tells you everything about what TIME and its editors think is important.
Who do you think should have been on the cover?
- TIME magazine named Biden and Harris the “Person of the Year.”
- Many criticized the magazine, saying COVID workers deserved more recognition.
- Democrats did little to help in 2020, besides make things worse.
Source: Daily Wire