Captain’s Log 5,233
I was told that I over-reacted to the whole Time Magazine Person of the Year thing yesterday. I was told they aren’t always in support of the person on the cover.
I don’t need a remedial course in journalism. I GET that. I also GET that it was an opportunity for Time to stand up and change the way they always do things. If the President elect is always the Person of the Year, I don’t see the value in doing that. If something is a given, it loses its importance. That’s like saying, “The second film nominated for Best Picture always wins the Oscar.”
Time had an opportunity to make a huge statement. Make that a yuuuuuggeee statement. But they stayed the course. They let the bastard win by giving him the most coveted cover of the year.
I stand by my belief on this. It was cowardly. Fuck tradition. With Trump blowing tradition to smithereens, why should we stand by and reward the son-of-a-bitch with this kudos just because it’s always been done? Wussies.