At this point we’re almost as tired of writing about the demise of journalism due to commenters as we are about Barack Obama. And yet, we soldier on. At the moment the one thing both subjects have in common is that we’re betting they’re early favorites for Time‘s ‘Person of the Year’ award. James Poniewozik seems to agree with us, on the commenter front, anyway. He also says that ability to use the caps lock key will not in and of itself sink the Times. Lewis Black, however, says that commenters are worse than ultimate fighting (see video below). Still, Time crowned Vladimir Putin last year, and George W. Bush twice, not to mention, You, so we figure all you commenters at least have a shot at the title.
Posts Tagged ‘Vladimir Putin’
Time has a poll–the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Go on, vote for Nikki Finke. We did. She’s ahead of John McCain, Nicholas Sarkozy, and Vladimir Putin.
Perez Hilton is at # 5, which is a sign of the end times.
On the bright side, Nick Denton, at #204, beats Eliot Spitzer and Rhonda Bryne, both of whom allegedly know about secrets.
And there must be a secret to this as Korean pop star Rain is in first place.
Somehow, we doubt Condi will get derailed like Michael Moore last week:
CNBC MEDIA ALERT: CNBC’S MARIA BARTIROMO INTERVIEWS SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE ON “CLOSING BELL” TODAY AT 4:20 PM
What: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be interviewed on “Closing Bell”
When: Wednesday, July 6th at 4:20 PM ET
Where: CNBC’s “Closing Bell”
In a sit down interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, Rice will discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s U.S. visit, U.S.-China relations, the war in Iraq and the Middle East. Transcript to follow.