Dammit! Why didn’t TIME go with this for their Person of the Year cover? [pics]
As Twitchy told you, TIME has boldly chosen journalists — sorry, “Guardians” in “the War on Truth” — as their Person of the Year.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 11, 2018
Unfortunately their own journalists couldn’t be bothered to do a little basic journalism before making their selection:
Can we talk about the blatant dishonesty in including the Capital Gazette staff here? They didn't get attacked because they were journalists shedding light on some mysterious "truth," they were attacked by a crazy guy with a personal beef over a lawsuit. https://t.co/1NaddLUk8l
— Whatever (@DRussell76) December 11, 2018
To be fair, it’s hard to focus on the truth when you’re so busy mooning over yourself.
It’s been a very bad year for journalists around the world, so this is deserved. But that has almost nothing to do with the president’s antagonism, which is what every journalist promoting this on Twitter is invoking. Which makes it I’ll-advisedly self-reverential. https://t.co/7ogCc59xJC
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 11, 2018
And speaking of self-reverence, we’d actually have a little more respect for them if they’d just acknowledged their narcissism and gone with a more honest cover. A cover like this:
— St. Pat (@notStPat) December 11, 2018
Wow, powerful cover on this week's issue of TIME. pic.twitter.com/8Dq0eNd3xs
— BT (@back_ttys) December 11, 2018
That would be honest journalism.
*seen framed in Jim Acosta's office
— OscarKilo (@KiloOscar) December 11, 2018
I'm living proof that dreams really do come true!
I would like to thank myself for making this happen, for being such an awesome dude, and for being really good at journalisming!
— MeThree (@MeThreeMerica) December 11, 2018