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Time Criticized for Choosing Pope Francis Over Edward Snowden as Person of The Year (HuffPost)
Time chose the widely popular Pope Francis as its Person of the Year for 2013, sparking criticism from many who thought that the magazine’s choice for runner-up, Edward Snowden, deserved the top prize. Snowden was undeniably a figure of major consequence during the year, as Time itself acknowledged in its piece on him. In the months since The Guardian published the first round of revelations from the documents Snowden leaked, newspapers and websites in countries around the world have run article after article detailing the stunning breadth and depth of the global surveillance networks tracking the movements of seemingly everyone on Earth. Time / Person of The Year For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year. Capital New York Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs made the announcement Wednesday morning on the Today show in a well-hyped segment hosted by Matt Lauer. “He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions,” the Roman Catholic Church, “in an extraordinary way,” Gibbs told Lauer. TPM / LiveWire In an email to TPM, Glenn Greenwald, who has reported extensively on the National Security Agency’s top secret surveillance programs revealed by Snowden, said that the selection was motivated by Time‘s desire to be “relevant” — if only for a moment. Mashable Of the 86 “Person of the Year” issues Time has published since 1927, only five featured a woman. It’s not about naming a female for the sake of the gender equality. It’s about recognizing people beyond the status quo, such as Mother Teresa, Golda Meir, Helen Keller, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton — all of whom the publication has overlooked. FishbowlDC In November, we ran a poll asking readers to pick Time’s Person of the Year and you chose (The Cool) Pope Francis. Well Time officially announced the selection of “The People’s Pope” Wednesday. This is great, as it indicates that the FishbowlDC readership is a very savvy and “in-the-know” demographic — which means we can charge advertisers more money! Hooray Pope Francis!

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Pope Francis Named Time Person of The Year

Well, this isn’t that surprising. Pope Francis has been chosen (no pun intended religious bros!) as Time’s Person of The Year. The runner-up — Edward Snowden — was our choice. But hey, that’s life. Snowden was followed by Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and Ted Cruz. Let’s all be thankful that although Miley Cyrus was in the top 10, she didn’t crack the top five.

In the latest issue of TimeNancy Gibbs, managing editor of the magazine, writes:

Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power…. He is embracing complexity and acknowledging the risk that a church obsessed with its own rights and righteousness could inflict more wounds than it heals…. For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs, and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.

Maybe next year Time will pick someone who thinks women can make decisions about their own bodies and doesn’t think gay marriage is wrong. But until then, congrats Pope Francis.

Time Unveils 10 ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time’s Person of The Year has been narrowed down to 10 people; only three of which are women. So, sorry women. You should probably do more good things to have a shot at winning the award next year. Or at least just stick your tongue out a lot and make shitty music. That seemed to work for Miley Cyrus.

Below are the 10 finalists. Nancy GibbsTime’s managing editor, will announce the winner Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.

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Time Partners with Twitter for ‘Person of The Year’

Time has struck a deal to partner with Twitter for the magazine’s annual “Person of The Year” award. The ultimate winner is always picked by Time’s editors, so it doesn’t really matter what you think, but if you want to vote anyway, you can. All you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #TimePOY or tweet Time with your thoughts on the matter.

We should note that the person who accumulates the most reader votes is awarded the “Reader’s Choice” Person of The Year, so it’s not completely worthless.

The real winner, the person who gets their mug on a Time cover, will be announced by Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.

Barack Obama Named Time Person of The Year

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of The Year. Here at FishbowlNY we were hoping that Malala Yousafzai was going to win, not just because she deserves to be honored as much as possible, but because there hasn’t been a woman POY for 26 years. Yousafzai was the runner-up, followed by Tim Cook.

Rick Stengal, Time’s managing editor, writes that Obama was chosen because he is making his mark on history:

Obama is the first Democratic President since FDR to win more than 50 percent of the vote in consecutive elections and the first President since 1940 to win re-election with an unemployment rate north of 7.5 percent. He has stitched together a winning coalition and perhaps a governing one as well. His presidency spells the end of the Reagan realignment that had defined American politics for 30 years. We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America.

Feel free to be upset about Obama winning or to not care at all.

Marissa Mayer, The Clintons Among Time ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time readers/4Chan voted rocket-blastin’ Kim Jong-Un as 2012′s Person of The Year, but we still await the official Time Person of The Year announcement, which will come tomorrow morning.

In the meantime — in our continued effort to get you all ramped up about something that doesn’t really matter at all — below are the finalists for the award:

  • Marissa Mayer
  • Tim Cook
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Undocumented Americans
  • President Barack Obama
  • Mohammed Morsi
  • Fabiola Giannati

Are you going crazy with anticipation now??? We know some of you are, and that’s okay. Hell, we’re the ones covering the award, right?

Time’s Readers Choose Kim Jong-Un as Person of The Year [Update]

Kim Jon-Un is the winner of Time’s Person of The Year readers poll. Jon Stewart was the runner-up, followed by “undocumented immigrants,” Gabby Douglas, and Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein.

As Time notes, it’s quite an achievement for a guy who likes to keep public appearances few and far between:

Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he’s solidified his control over the country, appeared on Time’s cover and he was even named ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’  (OK, that honor was actually bestowed as a spoof in the satirical newspaper, The Onion, but a Chinese news service mistook the Onion piece for real news and the story went global.)

We’re sure Kim is off somewhere popping bottles and/or shooting rockets over the news, but remember he didn’t win the official Time Person of The Year award. That’ll be announced December 19 on the Today show.

[UPDATE]
Apparently Kim only won because 4Chan hacked Time’s website.

Vote for Time’s Person of The Year

Time’s editors pick its annual “Person of The Year,” but the magazine does allow the masses to chime in on which person they’d pick, if given the chance. Voting for the readers’ 2012 POY has just opened, so now is your opportunity to do just that.

As of now, Malala Yousafzai, the amazingly brave Pakistani girl who has become a symbol of female empowerment, is in the lead. A few others included in the list are Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton, Sandra Fluke and Jon Stewart. None of your FishbowlNY editors made the cut this year, but we feel confident that we will dominate 2013.

Voting closes December 12 and the winner of the poll will be named December 14.