Thursday, December 16, 2010

For TIME readers, Julian Assange is the 2010 Person of the Year

Facebooks' Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010 by the magazine's editorial board.
However, based on an online poll, of the 1,249,425 votes, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, easily won the prestigious title.
The 39-year-old Australian whistle-blower secured 382,020 votes. The man is currently detained in London for sexual assault charges.
It is feared that Assange will be extradited to the United States to face charges of leaking classified information that embarrassed government officials.
The other contenders for the title in descending order were:
2. Turkey PM Recep Tayyip Ergodan-233,638 votes
3. Pop star Lady Gaga-146,378 votes
5. Glenn Beck
8. The Chilean Miners
9. The Unemployed American
10. Mark Zuckerberg-18,353 votes
Author's note: What is the reason why TIME did not name Julian Assange as the Person of the Year? If the editors will select the Person of the Year in the end, what is the purpose for having a poll? Isn't that a waste of time to do? It also is a manifestation of cheating its readers. Clearly, over 380,000 readers are angry towards the editors.
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