George W. Bush Beats Out Bloggers for Time’s Man of the Year
Despite high hopes Bloggers have been beaten for the honour of Time’s Person of the Year by President George W Bush, but in an upside Time has announced its first Blog of the Year with the title going to John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson for Powerline, named last week by Time’s Jim Kelly as a blog of choice, for “for fomenting skepticism of a “60 Minutes” report on Bush’s service in the National Guard.”
Time Magazine chose Bush “for sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his 10-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters this time around that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years,” Jim Kelly wrote in the magazine.
AP reports that Time, whose information on the award is restricted to paying subscribers on their site, stated “In 2004, blogs unexpectedly vaulted into the pantheon of major media, alongside TV, radio and, yes, magazines, and it was Power Line, more than any other blog, that got them there,”
“It’s a very emotional experience,” Johnson said Sunday in an interview with AP. “We’ve been having such a good time writing together on the site … to not only to see it come to fruition but to be recognized for it by an institution like Time is just beyond belief.”
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