This morning, Today shared Time Magazine’s list of nominees for Person of the Year. Here is that list taken directly from today.com:
- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who the United States declared was behind a chemical attack on Syrian residents;
- Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas and member of the Tea Party movement;
- Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran who recently agreed to an interim deal that would curb his nation’s nuclear program;
- Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who fled to Russia after leaking top-secret U.S. documents that revealed widespread government surveillance programs;
- Pope Francis, who became pontiff after Pope Benedict abdicated in March;
- Edie Windsor, the marriage equality advocate whose Supreme Court victory struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act;
- Miley Cyrus, whose twerk-filled performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards set off a chain of memorable entertainment moments;
- Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, who this year bought The Washington Post and recently announced that Amazon was exploring drone delivery;
- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the individual tasked with overseeing the launch of the Affordable Care Act and under fire for its botched rollout.
To read the full article, click HERE.
I’m just going to put this out there so you don’t waste any breath on the subject: Miley is not an actual consideration. She was added to this list so people would pay attention to it. Normally, no one cares or pays attention because it’s all boring activists or public servants who make the short list. But now people can say, “Oh my gawd, Miley Cyrus might be Time’s Person of the Year. That would be totes cray cray.” Don’t worry though. I’m confident that one of the boring people will win.
If I’m wrong though, and after this year of actual newsworthy events Miley Cyrus wins for humping Robin Thicke’s leg, I think we can officially give up on mainstream media.
I’ll be over here rooting for Pope Francis.