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President Obama is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:05 a.m. HST, Dec 19, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.

The selection was announced Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show.

The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education.

It also included Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Obama also received the honor in 2008, when he was President-elect.

Last year, “The Protester” got the honor.

Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill. In 2010, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg received the honor.

Other previous winners have included Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Bono and President George W. Bush.

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Kawipoo wrote:
Time is a total joke. Chavez will be their person of the year once he dies.
on December 19,2012 | 03:27AM
Mana07 wrote:
What a joke
on December 19,2012 | 03:56AM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
Let's hear it for America's number one poster boy!! This guy is solely responsible for the countries division. And it is not because he is black...it is because of his "secret agenda", the ongoing "investigations" that never seem to materialize, and his sudden "executive decisions".
on December 19,2012 | 04:36AM
RichardCory wrote:
That's rubbish. Our Glorious Leader Kim Jong-un was the winner of Time's online poll for Person of the Year. Time has turned their backs on the people who gave Time their trust.
on December 19,2012 | 05:12AM
BigBoyChan wrote:
He deserves that about as much as he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.
on December 19,2012 | 05:28AM
soundofreason wrote:
"Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill.>>> So, at some point in "Time", Hitler would have qualified for this same honor. Just want to make sure we all have this "praise" in perspective.
on December 19,2012 | 05:53AM
Bdpapa wrote:
How much did this cost his supporters? This award must be "For Sale."
on December 19,2012 | 06:11AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
They had no one else to pick. Slow year. Should have picked Big Bird instead.
on December 19,2012 | 06:35AM
nyewarrior wrote:
What a waste of time;)
on December 19,2012 | 07:30AM
Pookie_Baby wrote:
Who reads "TIme"?
on December 19,2012 | 07:40AM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Time has passed, right? Another Noble nonsense. Who are these people, do they live on earth?
on December 19,2012 | 07:58AM
pcman wrote:
First President to have an embassador killed while on duty since President Jimmie Carter. Lost 2500 weapons in Mexico in his Fast and Furious project with the Homeland Defense. First President to reveal the operations of the Special Forces. Ordered in Laden killed after we had captured him, when we should have drained him of any knowledge of his support base, followers, plans, finances, etc. Gave tacit support to Islamic forces which gave way to the takeover of Egypt . Led from behind to watch the Middle East go into a tailspin. Doubled the price of gas in America in one year. Many more.
on December 19,2012 | 09:48AM
NITRO08 wrote:
on December 19,2012 | 10:02AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Hey. All by himself he increased the sales of semi-automatic weapons more in one day than anybody else in years and years. That should count for something. It's economic stimulus.
on December 19,2012 | 02:20PM
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