Time magazine’s continuing descent into irrelevant fluff:
Time magazine’s Man/Person of Year award for 2003: The American Soldier.
... Fine. Can’t argue with it. But that’s the point: They don’t want you to argue with it. They want to play it safe. Can you name last year’s winner? Oh, yeah, it’s Coleen Rowley, Cynthia Cooper and Sherron Watkins. The year before it was Rudolph Giuliani. ... Not a big fan of George Bush, but, I mean, c’mon. He just took this country into a controversial frigging war. He’s either praised by half the world or damned by half the world. He’s Churchill to some, Hitler to others. He is a colossus straddling the world or strangling it. For three picks since 9/11, Time magazine has had a chance to jump into real history as it unfolds during dramatic times. Instead, it’s opted for cuddly fluff. ... FYI: Instapundit notes Tim Blair
scooped the boobs at Time. ...
... Now back to Rick Atkinson’s superb ‘An Army At Dawn.’ Good-bye.