Time got its say on the man of the hour, but whom the world is actually talking about is quite a bit different.
Time is taking flak today for choosing Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, as its “Person of the Year.” The critics don’t dispute Zuckerberg’s accomplishments, of course, but to many it seems as if Time intentionally overlooked the achievements of Julian Assange, the embroiled head of whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, in order to escape controversy. The Slate Group’s editor-in-chief, Jacob Weisberg, called the Zuckerberg nod “gutless,” and Forbes suggests that Assange is too “bad” to earn the Person of the Year distinction.
But while the media hashes out its favorites, what do the hoi polloi think?
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