According to Time magazine, the “Person of the Year” is not an actual, individual person at all, but groups summed up as “The Protester,” observes Grumpy Editor.
High-tech developers, scientists, politicians, sports figures, entertainers, military commanders, etc. all were shelved in favor of a cover story spotlighting demonstrators, including the Occupy Wall Street crowd.
And some magazine editors wonder why circulation is slipping.
Time said protesters were recognized for "redefining people power" around the world.
Sounds like turning news pages back to the 1960s.
The weekly news magazine put the focus on dissent in the Middle East and Europe that spread to the U.S.
Protesters had been the force behind the largest news stories of the year, claimed Time editor Rick Stengel.
"They dissented, they demanded, they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets," he trumpeted. “They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change."
Grumpy Editor wonders how many protesters are scanning Time magazine to savor the “colossal change” they brought in 2011.