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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, up for Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ with Obama, Palin and more

Chad Brady (admin)
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Could the man on Interpol’s most wanted list also be Time’s Person of the Year?

If it were up to the magazine’s readers, Julian Assange, founder of the controversial whistleblower website WikiLeaks, would certainly have a shot.

More than 90,000 readers have voted for the 39-year-old Australian, placing him in third place, alongside comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Strangely, leading the pack is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the  prime minister of Turkey. And in second place is pop singer Lady Gaga.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Carney/600744266 Mark Carney

    TIME is passing in to oblivion just like LIFE did in the 90′s. They will be non relevant in a while

  • zig zag

    Obviously, some folks at Time are themselves ‘impacted’….
    What exactly is a Recep Tayyip Erdogan? A crimean sheep dog?
    Can’t say I know of the Turk PM. IMHO, Obama should be a lock.
    His ‘impact’ is the thud heard round the world.

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  • PolyIndependent

    Time has made it clear over and over – it has nothing to do with moral judgments, Person of the Year is simply someone who was globally impacting.

    • letsbehonest

      Thanks for posting what I was about to say. Still some nimrod will accuse Time Magazine of being the liberal media that loves communist..blah blah blah.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Carney/600744266 Mark Carney

      If you have to explain the reasons why you did something then you have lost and TIME has lost the debate on Wikileaks… PLus I think that TIME is getting money from George Soros indirectly so putting Asange in the running keeps them getting the money…