2012 TIME mag Person of the Year


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2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby bijanc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:59 am

Same question posed about SI, who will it be?

Malala Yousafzai?
David Petraeus?
Aung San Suu Kyi?
Stephen Spielberg?
E.L. James?
The 99%?
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby jeremyp » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:20 pm

bijanc wrote:Same question posed about SI, who will it be?

Malala Yousafzai?
David Petraeus?
Aung San Suu Kyi?
Stephen Spielberg?
E.L. James?
The 99%?

My guess is: Morsi.
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby Per Andersen » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:17 pm

jeremyp wrote:
bijanc wrote:Same question posed about SI, who will it be?

Malala Yousafzai?
David Petraeus?
Aung San Suu Kyi?
Stephen Spielberg?
E.L. James?
The 99%?

My guess is: Morsi.

Too late for Morsi. His latest stunt is still ongoing as we speak.

They will go with Malala Yousufzai.
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby mcgato » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:43 pm

Last year it was given to "Protesters." This was mostly for the Arab spring, but also the Occupy movement. I doubt that they will go back to the Arab protests for another Person of the Year.

I'm guessing they will go with someone or something that nobody expects. They will try to make a weak political statement by being non-political and very centrist. That way they will try to not alienate either the US right or left, but try to make a feel good story that the average USian will be OK with.
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby aaronk » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:18 pm

Not because this is the T&FN Message Board, but might I suggest Time go with a Sports figure this year??

I choose....Seb Coe!!

He pulled off a highly successful, peaceful, positive feeling, and challenging-in-the-face-of-enormous-odds....Olympic Games!!

Sometimes, you just gotta go with the Good Guys!!
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby dj » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:56 am

Rarely is the Time POY not an American. More often than not it's someone from government, or with a political edge (The Protester in 2011). And the person/group has usually been a major news maker or someone behind the scenes of the major news of the year.

So, here are two possibilities:

The Changing Face of America (or of the American Electorate)
Nate Silver
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby tandfman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Here's the nominee least likely to win (IMHO):

http://themoscownews.com/russia/20121127/190921286.html
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby mcgato » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Since the Time poll has been referenced, here are the latest results of the fan voting:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packa ... 12,00.html

I still stand by what I said up above.
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:42 am

If Mohamed Bouazizi didn't win last year, I doubt that Malala Yousafzai will win this year.
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Re: 2012 TIME mag Person of the Year

Postby gh » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:18 am

glad to see from the reader poll that JRM and his buddies have a groundswell of support going for the Higgs Boson Particle!

Must have been for its stirring work in Tron: The Legacy
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