Time’s POTY: “The Protester”

posted at 8:44 am on December 14, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Really?  The most influential and newsworthy person of the year currently occupies space in urban downtown areas, unless you’re on the West Coast, where you can find them hanging out at the docks, blocking traffic and making your cost of goods needlessly increase.  At least that’s how Time Magazine sees it, and they get there by conflating the Arab Spring protests with the labor-driven Occupy “movement,” which is collapsing from its own meaninglessness:

Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history. Back then, when citizen multitudes took to the streets without weapons to declare themselves opposed, it was the very definition of news — vivid, important, often consequential. In the 1960s in America they marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War; in the ’70s, they rose up in Iran and Portugal; in the ’80s, they spoke out against nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Europe, against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, against communist tyranny in Tiananmen Square and Eastern Europe. Protest was the natural continuation of politics by other means.

And then came the End of History, summed up by Francis Fukuyama’s influential 1989 essay declaring that mankind had arrived at the “end point of … ideological evolution” in globally triumphant “Western liberalism.”

Oh, please.  First, the idea that political protest originated in the 1960s is nothing but nostalgic nonsense, and quoting the long-debunked Fukuyama at this point is almost self-parody.  America has seen plenty of grassroots protests throughout its history, nor is the US alone.  From our own history, we had massive anti-war and anti-draft protests in the 60s … the 1860s, in New York.  It had the same effect as anti-war protests in the 1960s, which was that the war continued apace (and the nation elected a Republican as president in the next national election).

In 2009, Time had the same opportunity to pick “the protester” when the protests were the Tea Party and Iran’s Green Revolution, which followed from Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, and so on.  Who did they pick?  Ben Bernanke.  When the Tea Party movement actually delivered results at the ballot box in 2010 in a historic midterm drubbing of Barack Obama’s Democrats — they lost 68 seats, the worst outing since 1938 — they could have hailed The Protester then, too.  Who did they pick?  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

So they’re a little late to “the protester” story in terms of real impact.  And what impact has “the protester” actually had in 2011?  Has the Occupy Movement, such as it is, had any kind of ground-breaking impact on politics in the way the Tea Party did in 2010 and still does in this cycle?  Not even close, and even people on the Left have begun washing their hands of the literally pointless display.  The Arab Spring protesters have had somewhat more impact, but the two dictators they overthrew in Tunisia and Egypt look to be replaced by Muslim Brotherhood theocrats.  In Libya, Moammar Qaddafi didn’t get taken down by “protesters,” but by an armed insurrection that combined several militia forces with NATO’s air power dropping bombs on the capital for several months.  In Syria, the Assad regime is mowing down the protesters while the US and Europe stand idly by.  In that sense, it’s exactly like Iran in 2009 — when Time passed on the opportunity to name the martyred Neda as their person of the year.

Who should it have been?  I’ll admit that there aren’t any slam-dunk choices.  Nicolas Sarkozy might be one good choice for championing the mission to unseat Qaddafi.  Angela Merkel and her nearly singlehanded effort to keep the EU from melting down and creating another global financial crisis might be another.  Instead of picking an actual person who had a real impact on the world this year, though, Time instead chose to highlight one of the media’s most overblown stories and dress it up a little with a nonsense connection to protests in the Arab world that were prompted by completely different issues.

So, anyway, here’s Time’s idea of the Person of the Year.  Enjoy.


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Bernanke, Zuckerburg, and then car poopers? Bad choices.
The last time they picked a good one was when I won POTY.

Flapjackmaka on December 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Health hazard of the year, maybe….

RBMN on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

There was any doubt that this is who they would pick?

Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses…

I think they are not happy campers.

cozmo on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Via Amanda Carpenter (who took the hit to watch MSDNC’s “Morning Joe”) – “Time Magazine’s Richard Stengel confirms on MoJo the image is a woman…and it was made by Shepard Fairy of Obama ‘HOPE’ poster fame”

Steve Eggleston on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I am a protester. I protest Obama every day. Thanks for the award Time.

hillsoftx on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Remember once upon a time, when Time Magazine was actually something worth reading, instead of using to line the bottom of a birdcage or house-train a puppy with?

pilamaye on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Lotion Man Of The Year

aquaviva on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Well, the heroic Time Protestor wants Government handouts, or fights a more Western regime to institute Sharia law and “democracy”, or organizes marches through cities to protest big business through lawlessness and vandalism.

The evil Tea Party protestor holds peaceable rallies and rejects the notion of Socialism. And you can’t put that kind of Na-zi Raaaacist on the cover of Time, Ed!

Nethicus on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I would have thought attackwatch would have made it :/

tom daschle concerned on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

From our own history, we had massive anti-war and anti-draft protests in the 60s … the 1860s, in New York.

Uhhhh… where I come from, we don’t call those “protests”.

We call those riots.

And we call what is going on today with OWS merely an excuse for the local law enforcement authorities to brush up on their truncheon maneuvers.

JohnGalt23 on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Oh, and since I’m a Tea Party Protestor, this now makes it twice I’ve won Time’s Man of the Year.

Nethicus on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

That would be the cover of the POTY edition, which is dominated by a shade of red most often seen in the former Soviet Union, Red China, Cuba and Vietnam.

Steve Eggleston on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

“The Protester”

Well, that sounds so much better than “The Spoiled College Student”.

Jeddite on December 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Gee, I guess many people forget the Whiskey Rebellion of 1789.

Torch on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM

The arabs may have theocratic-government leanings but I’ll at least give them their props in the arena of protest; they were and are facing down tanks, attack helicopters and snipers and willing to do it every day as the corpses of their friends pile up.

In contrast, the OWS crowd believes they’re suffering some terrible condition when they temporarily lose electrical power for their Ipads, or when the daily free dinner doesn’t include a glass of Chardonnay.

Bishop on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Ed, you really should have put a content warning on this. I just lost my breakfast.

/

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Why name a real person when you can romanticize a bunch of unwashed hippies?

The good news here in DC is that Congress has FINALLY decided to investigate just why it is the National Park Service is allowing the DC scumbags to “occupy” McPherson Square when camping out there is not permitted and the fact they destroyed half a million dollars of improvements made with stimulus money a few months ago.

Happy Nomad on December 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Time magazine….not even worth glancing at. The liberals I know love Time mag. Shocker.

JennM111 on December 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Time is the paper of choice for those who just finished defecating on cop cars, this is the right fit.

NoDonkey on December 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Spoiled whiny mooches are POTY?
It seems as thought they have left out a ‘T’.

tommy-t on December 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

This is the best news since Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Alexis on December 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

America has seen plenty of grassroots protests throughout its history, nor is the US alone.

Also pretty sure we had protests in 1774, in Boston. And Justinian had protests way back in the day of Constantinople. You can go back farther if you wish.

This is a vacuous movement that has no ideas and no impact. Which makes it perfect for Time magazine.

rbj on December 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Time and Time again Time proves how worthless it has become.

Naturally Curly on December 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Wait, Time Magazine is still being published? Who knew?

Rufus on December 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Oh, and since I’m a Tea Party Protestor, this now makes it twice I’ve won Time’s Man of the Year.

Nethicus on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Three times actually since 2006 POTY was “You.”

Happy Nomad on December 14, 2011 at 8:58 AM

I thought this little illustration was interesting. Time Magazine is a joke. Especially in America.

Ampersand on December 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Oh, please. First, the idea that political protest originated in the 1960s is nothing but nostalgic nonsense, and quoting the long-debunked Fukuyama at this point is almost self-parody.

When was Fukuyama debunked?

ninjapirate on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

i cant wait to see who my second favorite rag, Charmin, chooses.

Bensonofben on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Jeddite on December 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Exactly! :-)

Consider this: ‘America’s great 21st century contribution to fomenting freedom abroad was not imposing it militarily but enabling it technologically, as an epiphenomenon of globalization. And for a second act, globalization returned the favor, turning democratic uprisings in developing countries into inspirational exports for the rich world. “We were on the receiving side,” Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa told me, “and now we are on the sending side. We have contributed to this global movement for change. There’s a new spirit. The grassroots are revolting — young people on Wall Street and young people in Europe.”‘

So now the freedom-and-not-so-freedom-minded in the Arab world and self-absorbed middle-class fools at OWS are all part of one mass protest? It’s truly pathetic.

Alexis on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

The guy backed up to the police car…used TIME to wipe with!

My Folks had TIME since the 1950′s…continued into my household, until 5 years ago…when it was to a point where I did not want it, just to see how the FREAKS were thinking!
They are still trying to get us back…what?….at like 25 cents an issue.

It’s too glossy for toilet tissue!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM

TIME Magazine………old and busted.
In case their subscription #’s didn’t tell them that already.

*Internet news sites……..new hotness.
(soon to be banned as a “distraction” by the NTSB).

PappyD61 on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM

This article shows that Time’s vanguard of nostalgic hippies that they call journalists still long for the return of the summer of love and the 60s. They really need to let it go and to quote the cop in Formula 51; “the sixties are over, MAN.”

Wood Dragon on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM

The propaganda endlessly spews forth from the media arm of the Central Committee.

vityas on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM

John Hayward aka Doc Zero at his best here.

Mr_Magoo on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Back in the day – like 2010 – we Tea Partiers were not considered ‘Protestors’ worth honoring but only ‘Astroturfers’. As usual Time puffs up OWS because that what Obama wants. And MoJo is so in the tank for Time that they have a dedicated Thursday morning set piece for Time’s cover! It’s a blatant and pathetic lefty love fest between Time and MSNBC.

Bob in VA on December 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Irrelevance defined.

Ellis on December 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I never could find out what happened to Lotion Man after they carted him off to Bellevue. Sure he was a drunk and a nuisance but it was typical lefty behavior to misuse psychology to get rid of him.

Blake on December 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Who didn’t see this coming.

D-fusit on December 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Via Amanda Carpenter (who took the hit to watch MSDNC’s “Morning Joe”) – “Time Magazine’s Richard Stengel confirms on MoJo the image is a woman… and it was made by Shepard Fairey of Obama ‘HOPE’ poster fame”

Steve Eggleston on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

One of my favorite hypocrites:

A few days ago workers sandblasted the brick exterior of (Shepard Fairey’s) Echo Park studio, gallery and ad agency – called Studio Number One – and applied a shiny layer of anti-graffiti coating to the walls. Frequent tagging and graffiti had apparently taken a toll on the Sunset Boulevard building and Fairey, who rose to fame by employing the same hit-and-run tactics of graffiti artists and taggers.

Fallon on December 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!
A liberal rag that has been irrelevant for years, uses 4th grade level English to help its readers, has extremely low circulation numbers and is of no real use to anyone seeking accurate news and analysis names bums and loafers who cause riots and health hazards the “Person of the Year?”

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

Fun way to start the day! HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Just a bunch of lazy, spoiled, brats always on the lookout for a time and place to party on someone else’s dime. “Dude, you’re harshing my high” is their motto.

SteveInRTP on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM

From Tiananmen to Turd Man in one generation.

Jorge Bonilla on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Wait, Time Magazine is still being published? Who knew?

Rufus on December 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Pretty much my first thought but when I looked it up on Google I came up with this list

3,376,226… that’s a lot of people wasting their money.

Yakko77 on December 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Squad car pooper should be up for picture of the year along with Wiener’s wiener.

DHChron on December 14, 2011 at 9:08 AM

John Hayward aka Doc Zero at his best here.

Mr_Magoo on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Great article, as usual from Doc Zero. Thanks for the link.

This Time POTY is all part of the coordinated Obama 2012 strategy. The “99% vs. 1%”

aquaviva on December 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM

If only some one would have had a paintball gun at that moment…

JAGonzo on December 14, 2011 at 9:10 AM

TIME mag is really a rag.

blatantblue on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

You know they sat in the committee meeting and pondered if choosing Obummer would be seen as an obvious attempt to get him some good re-election spin. So they instead went with a plug for his anarchist base.

Bensonofben on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Since most of the country has grown weary of these stinkin’ perpetual losers, I say go for it Time! Maybe a small percentage of your 100 subscribers will be turned off enough to cancel their subscriptions.

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

collapsing from its own meaninglessness

Hey, so is Time Magazine.

Plus journalists admire these scumbags and it goes way beyond ideology. They always wanted to be degenerate rovolitionary types, taking drugs, collectivizing, driftitng around etc, but they never had the guts to actually drop out of the school that their parents were paying for them to go to.

So now they get the chance to live vicariously through these malignant barbarians of OWS. Very exciting stuff for them.

forest on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

SEAL Team 6?

Nah. They poop in private.

Red Cloud on December 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM

I made the prediction to my husband when the OWS protests started that TIME would select the movement as ‘Person’ of the Year. Glad to see I was right. Why can’t I select lottery numbers with such accuracy?

ConservativeMom on December 14, 2011 at 9:15 AM

SEAL Team 6?

Nah. They poop in private.

Red Cloud on December 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Exactly, why couldn’t they be chosen?

Or at least Libyan rebels (may not be a great choice, but better than OWS).

blatantblue on December 14, 2011 at 9:16 AM

I would have gone with Hosni Mubarak. Give the old man his due. The only reason they’re having real elections in Egypt now is because he refused to shoot at the protesters (the real protesters)

Mahna Mahna on December 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM

In regards to POTY we now know who was #1, but they look more like #2.

Flange on December 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Then, of course, there is the long tradition of news media as partisan hackery. It has always been so, because it always comes down to having to have the sluggards actually pay for your product. So, in the best traditions of human nature, they dress it up to be palatable, and the people line up at their respective troughs.

Somewhere, the media got it into their heads in modern times that they were “objective”, and hence arbiters of all truth. It wasn’t so, but it sounded great and so they ran with it. Obviously Time never got the memo – the news was, is and will always be, a business. Until the government just takes it over – and it ceases to be news, and becomes “information”.

Caveat emptor.

dissent555 on December 14, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Time only recognizes protestors when they support statism. The Arb Spring produced “democracies” that are headed toward Islamic totalitarian states and the OWS want an ever more intrusive government to guarantee them the Good Life.

Bulldog82 on December 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Just more proof that Time magazine has become completely irrelevant.

They haven’t been serious about this for years, it is just used to push their political agenda. This is why the magazine is failing.

Originalist45 on December 14, 2011 at 9:23 AM

So the protesters join Hitler in having the distinction of being Time’s person of the year.

ChristianRock on December 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Did anyone here actually read the article? The focus is clearly on the Arab spring protesters. Occupy Wall Street got about two pages in the back half of an eight-page feature…

cjw79 on December 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Good ad material for the GOP, if they know how to use it. In 2004, the POTY was a mirror reflecting “you” and now it’s the “99%”. Pathetic.

AH_C on December 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Is Time magazine as influential as it used to be. I keep track of politics (obviously), but I can honestly say I am completely indifferent to who Time puts on the cover of their magazine.

earlgrey133 on December 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM

The only useful purpose Time has served for a long time now is to add a little color to the coffee tables in dentist’s offices.

Trafalgar on December 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Time Person of the year is…

F A I L

workingclass artist on December 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Yaaawwwnnnnnnn
NOBODY reads TIME anymore.
There is less advertising than a local shopper.
Another pathetic self-absorbed remnant of the MSM.

graywolf on December 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

So they have a circulation of 3,376,226?

I didn’t know we had that many doctor and dentist offices in the U.S.

Bensonofben on December 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Three cheers for gutter journalism

Rovin on December 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

And Time and Newsweek wonder why their subscription rates are in the toilet?

joated on December 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM

So they have a circulation of 3,376,226?

I didn’t know we had that many doctor and dentist offices bird cages in the U.S.

Bensonofben on December 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

FIFY

Rovin on December 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Heh Potty

Dash on December 14, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Time Mag has been elevating the dregs of the planet as POTY
for decades. Even Hitler made it as I recall. They justify it by calling it the most influential but deep down inside they know they are honoring the worst among us.

VBMax on December 14, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Reading Time is like watching the Today show. They are just propaganda agents for the Obama reelection team.

Corporal Tunnel on December 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM

I just watched a clip of a video of an “interview” between TIME editor “Engel” and lead author “Anderson” from TIME that has to be seen to be believed. And no, it is not from The Onion.

Engel: “Why did you choose ‘the protestor”?
Anderson: “well, when you mentioned it to me and suggested it…….”

Engel: “Now, you have a son who is one of the Occupy Wall Street leaders….”
Anderson: “Why, yes I do….”

The looks they give each other. They look like lovers.

Marcus on December 14, 2011 at 9:31 AM

That pic is great! He reminds of some a hole character in Saved By the Bell.

RonnyTucker on December 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Someone commented in Tina’s link about about a week ago how this would be case when Time named it’s story of the year the OWS protests. Time is using the convoluted logic now as it did then when it chose this.

First comment. Thanks for opening up registration! Been reading a long time and have frequently wanted to comment on stuff but couldn’t. Now I can!

italianguy626 on December 14, 2011 at 9:36 AM

TIME continues its slide into irrelevance and oblivion.

Ward Cleaver on December 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

the one worse choice they could have made was President Pull-Ups himself.

katablog.com on December 14, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Lets face it….Time Magazine has not been a significant factor either in American Journalism or American Poliitcal significance for over 30 years.

logicman_1998 on December 14, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Time is irrelevant. At one time they were a respected magazine. That was many moons ago.

ButterflyDragon on December 14, 2011 at 9:44 AM

I’ll disagree. Nothing more has really clarified what the 21st century left is about, than the un potty trained gentleman pictured above.

I can’t think of anybody who better represents today’s reader of Time Magazine.

MNHawk on December 14, 2011 at 9:46 AM

This tells you have far down the tubes Times have gone.

Zcat on December 14, 2011 at 9:46 AM

That pic is great! He reminds of some a hole character in Saved By the Bell.

RonnyTucker on December 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I was thinking more of Nic Cage having one of his moments. (a much younger Nic Cage, mind you…)

Micah on December 14, 2011 at 9:48 AM

I despise Time but…….

I actually agree with this choice. For better or worse The Protests, particularly the uprisings, particularly, the “Arab Spring” is the story of the year.

All year it was the story I couldn’t get away from, but was always present.

aquaviva on December 14, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Goodbye sweet America, goodbye

DiscePati on December 14, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Time, Newsweek et. al. jumped the shark many years ago. Time’s POTY award is now as vacuous as the Nobel Peace Prize. In other words, when it is awarded, you know the recipient has done nothing to earn it.

Yasherka on December 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Oh, jeez! Not only is that photo NSFW, it’s NSF anything! Have mercy!

ElectricPhase on December 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM

I thought Tim Tebow was Person of the Year? After all, he is encouraging Christians to riot and has gotten more media attention than the EU crisis….

OliverB on December 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Wait a minute. There’s still a magazine called “Time?” And it purports to be a reliable arbiter of what’s newsworthy or notable in terms of the public consciousness?

So…this “Time magazine” entity has what sort of impact on thee and me?

That’s what I thought.

Aeschylus1 on December 14, 2011 at 9:58 AM

An OWS protester? TIME needs to learn how to spell. If I recall correctly, there are 2 “t”s in “potty”.

Benedict Nelson on December 14, 2011 at 9:58 AM

No time for TIME!

cicerone on December 14, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Aaagh, that picture again!

Too bad bleach is bad for the eyes.

Cicero418 on December 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

From Tiananmen to Turd Man in one generation.

Jorge Bonilla on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Thread winner!

Subsunk

Subsunk on December 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM

I knew this over a week ago. Who else would they pick. The liberal News intelligencia is so in love with protesters. I am surprised they do not protest against themselves. Imagine the headline. Time protests against Time. Kind of reminds me of the the ending scenes of Space Balls. “Pizza the hut died today when he ate himself”.

huskerthom on December 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM

A magazine full of Fecal Matter makes a Movement full
of Fecal Matter its Person of the year…..color me surprised.

ToddPA on December 14, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Pathetic!

cmsinaz on December 14, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Time was.

zenron on December 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Interesting that my inaugural post is to give the HA team props for dumping the “You’re a bum, Jew” protestor on the cover photo. He exemplifies the inanity of this movement almost as much as Police Car Dump Guy.

I wish I could say this is anything other than typical of good old Time magazine, but it wasn’t five years ago they thought long and hard about all the significant news events of the world, and decided the most influential individual of the entire news year was… “You!”

Add that to The American Soldier, The Whistleblower, The Peacemaker, Endangered Earth, The Computer, American Women, The Middle American, 25 and Under, U.S. Scientists, Hungarian Freedom Fighter, and American Fighting Man, and the loooooong history of Time making up generic figures as stand-ins for persons of interest becomes plain. But no less fatuous and self-important.

The Schaef on December 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Time is showing a big double standard here because they never gave a damn about the Tea Party and here they are giving Occupy Wall Street their highest honor.

SoulGlo on December 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I am a protester. I protest Obama every day. Thanks for the award Time.

hillsoftx on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

We are the 99 percent!

Shy Guy on December 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM

The Arab protesters alone would have been a good choice. For better or worse they were the most important news event of the year. Equating the rabble in Occupy Oakland with the people getting shot by Assad’s goons is a travesty.

Ted Torgerson on December 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM

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