December 19, 2005

Good Persons

I may be the only one in America who feels this way, but I like the idea of Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono, as Time magazine persons of the year. The biggest news story of the year was unquestionably Hurricane Katrina, and the most positive development of that was the outpouring of charitable support. So why not highlight those who have helped spur America's outstanding charitable response, in Katrina, the Tsunami, and elsewhere?

The American right, of course, is outraged (as they always are) that members of "the elite" took away the award- simultaneously arguing that "we don't care what MSM says!" and "how dare MSM say what they said!" (you'll hear the same talking-out-of-both-sides around Oscar time, by the way). And those who argued for the last few weeks that Time would "almost certainly" name Cindy Sheehan or someone like her, keep in mind- last year, they picked George W. Bush, calling him "An American Revolutionary." The year before, it was "The American Soldier." In 2001, Rudy Giuliani. The year before that, Bush.

But that MSM is just monolithic hard-left, aren't they?

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 19, 2005 04:46 PM
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