Yet despite logical arguments to the contrary, both Bin Laden Hitler were not selected.
(The December 31, 1999 issue named Albert Einstein the "Person of the Century". Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi were chosen as runners-up).
And given the intense US government pressure on both foreign governments and the media about treating Edward Snowden as a criminal and a traitor, it comes as no surprise which way Time has gone for their 2013 selection.
This year Time has chosen Pope Francis.
And no amount of whitewashing will change that.
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