Tony Pierce Says Time Magazine Got the Wrong Person of the Year
Saying "fuck you" to Time Magazine, blogger Tony Pierce disagrees with the magazine's choice of the American soldier as person of the year. While he respects the American soldier, he also wonders what is was they did that was so deserving of a Time cover writing, "they did their fucking jobs. just like school teachers and firemen and cops and bloggers."
Tony claims terrorist Osama Bin Laden should have been named Person of the Year stating:
the terrorists have won. and you told us he was terrorist number one, and the president told us, and the vice president told us, as did colin and donald and candy and everyone.
and im sorry if i look at the scoreboard and on one side i see the fucking terror alert at nearly the top of the scale, airports not allowing me to kiss a cheerleader goodbye at the gate any more, and her not allowed to pack a fucking nail file in her coach bag.
and on the other side i don't see osama getting found for the second full year in a row, but i do see george bush's approval rating creeping up only six points after he "got" saddam.
osama is the phantom menace and he is the golden ticket and whoever finds him wins and im sorry aol time warner but your person of the year did not find the real person of the year and you know it and they know it and its fucked up but that's what time it really is.
While he does have a point, I'm not sure I completely agree with Tony. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that my neighbor's son is over there in the Marines and has been there off and on since 9/11. While he may have "just been doing his job," watching the faces of his parents, always wondering where and how he is, made me wonder if there wasn't just a little something special about what he was doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. And perhaps we might want to show a little appreciation of that effort.