Time magazine has selected “The Protester,” as its 2011 Person of The Year. Richard Stengel, Managing Editor of the magazine, says that the “Person of The Year” issue was a “product of a year’s worth of reporting and thinking,” and it shows. The cover is an illustration by Shepard Fairey, and inside there are interviews with the other finalists, including Kate Middleton, Paul Ryan, Admiral William McRaven, a photo spread by Ai Weiwei and emailed answers from Gabby Giffords.
FishbowlNY supports the decision to make “The Protester,” the Person of The Year. It’s a story that has been unfolding throughout the year, and shows no signs of fading any time soon. There might be some who disagree, but what story was bigger? Perhaps Steve Jobs could’ve had some consideration, but the Occupy movement is much more important.
We’ll be honest though, if Time had chosen Middleton, we would have lost our minds.