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    Obama is Time Magazine man of the year

    A look back at some of the other Man of the Year awards. While some were honorable men others were some of the worst men that ever walked the earth. Which category will their current pick fall into?


    Charles Lindbergh - 1927 Walter P. Chrysler - 1928 Owen D. Young - 1929 Mahatma Gandhi - 1930 Pierre Laval - 1931 Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1932 Hugh Samuel Johnson - 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1934 Haile Selassie - 1935 Woman of the Year - Wallis Warfield Simpson- 1936 Man and Wife of the Year - Generalissimo and Mme Chiang Kai-Shek- 1937 Adolf Hitler - 1938 Josef Stalin - 1939 Winston Churchill -1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1941 Joseph Stalin - 1942 George C. Marshall - 1943 Dwight D. Eisenhower - 1944 Harry Truman -1945 James F. Byrnes - 1946 George C. Marshall - 1947 Harry Truman -1948 Winston Churchill -1949 American Fighting-Man - 1950 Mohammed Mossadegh -1951 Woman of the Year - Queen Elizabeth II -1952 Konrad Adenauer - 1953 John Foster Dulles - 1954 Harlow Herbert Curtice - 1955 Hungarian Freedom Fighter - 1956 Nikita Khrushchev - 1957 Charles De Gaulle -1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower - 1959 Men of the Year - U.S. Scientists - 1960 John F. Kennedy -1961 Pope John XXIII - 1962 Martin Luther King Jr. - 1963 Lyndon Johnson - 1964 General William Westmoreland - 1965 Twenty-Five and Under - 1966 Lyndon Johnson - 1967 Men of the Year - Astronauts Anders, Borman and Lovell - 1968 Man and Woman of the Year - The Middle Americans - 1969 Willy Brandt - 1970 Richard M. Nixon -1971 Men of the Year - Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger - 1972 John J. Sirica - 1973 King Faisal - 1974 Women of the Year - American Women - 1975 Jimmy Carter - 1976 Anwar Sadat - 1977 Teng Hsiao-P'ing - 1978 Ayatullah Khomeini - 1979 Ronald Reagan - 1980 Lech Walesa - 1981 Machine of the Year: The Computer -1982 Men of the Year - Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov -1983 Peter Ueberroth -1984 Deng Xiaoping - 1985 Woman of the Year - Corazon Aquino - 1986 Mikhail Gorbachev - 1987 Planet of the Year - Endangered Earth - 1988 Man of the Decade - Mikhail Gorbachev - 1989 Men of the Year - The Two George Bushes -1990 Ted Turner - 1991 Bill Clinton - 1992 Men of the Year - The Peacemakers: Itzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk and Yasser Arafat - 1993 Pope John Paul II - 1994 Newt Gingrich - 1995 Dr. David Ho - 1996 Andy Grove - 1997 Men of the Year - Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr - 1998 George W. Bush - 2000 Rudy Giuliani - 2001
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    Don't know what category I'd put this year's "man of the year" into, but all I'll say is that this is one more reason why I don't read or have anything to do with "Time magazine".




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    It's truly amazing. Would they make me M.O.Y. if I could prove I never held a "real" job, wouldn't tell where I was born, get myself into a Govt. job, then abandon it after 114 days to run for another office, and finally move into public housing? Who knew it could be so easy!
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    Its a bit pathetic that this is the best we can do

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    You forgot to include the Man of the Year for 2007, Vladimir Putin. And then there was 2001, the year Osama bin Laden's name was thrown around before Rudy Giuliani was ultimately chosen.
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    what in the hell are people thinking when they choose these guys?
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    The MOY choice is basically the person that made the most news and helped the sell the most magazines for the year. It has nothing to do with their approval or disapproval of what that person did. When Bin Laden's name was thrown around it actually was a good choice as there was no other person talked about more that year than he was. This is not an honor like the Nobel Peach Prize ( but that is another subject) rather just recognition for magazine sales. A few years ago O J Simpson, David Koresh or Michael Jackson could easily have filled those roles. Whether you like them or not they made headlines and helped threir bottom line. That is all that matters and what they are saying.

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    It's redeeming to know Time's readership has gone down dramatically in the last 10 years, can't wait for them to fold up myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    The MOY choice is basically the person that made the most news and helped the sell the most magazines for the year. It has nothing to do with their approval or disapproval of what that person did. When Bin Laden's name was thrown around it actually was a good choice as there was no other person talked about more that year than he was. This is not an honor like the Nobel Peach Prize ( but that is another subject) rather just recognition for magazine sales. A few years ago O J Simpson, David Koresh or Michael Jackson could easily have filled those roles. Whether you like them or not they made headlines and helped threir bottom line. That is all that matters and what they are saying.
    Technically, you're right. However, Man of the Year should be a title of honor, not something that scumbags such as Putin and bin Laden deserve.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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