The Collapse Of 'Real' Media Credibility (In 3 Simple Images)
Two words – “nailed it”
What a difference 4 months makes… From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year…
As FoxNews notes however, while President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year on Wednesday, the honor basically ended there.
While describing Trump as the real change-maker of 2016, the magazine also ragged on the Republican president-elect as a “huckster” and “demagogue” while reserving its most glowing praise for runner-up Hillary Clinton — whom the edition breathlessly described as “an American Moses.”
In describing Trump, Time’s article almost exclusively used backhanded compliments. For instance, while the piece said he “did what no American politician had attempted in a generation,” it added that he “magnified the divisions of the present, inspiring new levels of anger and fear within his country.”
The article on Hillary Clinton is much different. Subtitled “The winner of the popular vote leaves a complicated legacy,” the tone is worlds away from the fulminating darkness that permeates the Trump piece.
The opening paragraph reads more like the prologue of St. John’s Gospel than an essay on a presidential runner-up, saying of Clinton: “she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism.”
“She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.”
“Like an American Moses, she was an imperfect prophet, leading women to the edge of the Promised Land. Now it’s up to another woman to enter it.”
The big question is, will TIME name Putin ‘Man of the Year’ in 2017?