Time magazine’s much anticipated announcement of it’s 2016 Person of the Year came early Wednesday morning. The “winner,” a dubious honor, is American president-elect Donald Trump.
Rather than provide readers with a carefully crafted analyis of why Trump achieved the near impossible, Time used its editorial space to smear Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year on Wednesday – and the honor basically ended there.
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.”
Among the descriptions of what it called “Trump’s America,” Time described a land “where a hijab-wearing college student in New York reports being attacked and jeered at in the next President’s name, where American-born children ask their citizen parents if Trump will deport them, where white supremacists throw out Nazi salutes in Washington meeting halls for their President-elect.” [It is worth noting that President Obama is still in charge until January.]
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.”
Even when writer Charlotte Alter offered criticism of the former secretary of state, she implied Clinton’s mistakes stemmed from her fundamental strengths, or were the fault of her critics.
“Long before she ever ran for office, Clinton built up a sturdy shield. Decades of attacks on her looks, her judgment, her marriage and her motivations left Clinton reflexively contained and guarded. But armor both insulates and obscures, and those self-protective traits may have led to some of her most damning mistakes, like the creation of a private email server and her fumbling rationale for it,” Alter wrote.
After discussing what Clinton’s failed candidacy means for future female candidates, Time likened Clinton to “an American Moses.”
“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.”
Time claims that the Donald inspires hatred and fear. Sorry, guys, it’s your silly Magic Negro Obama who did that. Allowing Muslim terrorists will make people afraid. Fifty dead faggots in an Orlando gay club will do that. So will dissolving the borders of a nation.
Time’s Hillary worship is also as stupid as you’re likely to come across. She was tagged Crooked Hillary because she and her husband are crooks.
Should anyone be surprised that the smear job on Donald J. Trump continues? Nope! The surprise would be if the press started covering the honest concerns of white people and the Donald’s political appeal honestly.