Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Great News: Time Readers Pushing Wikileaks Tool as 'Person of the Year'

I was already figuring he's a lock for a Nobel Peace Prize (preferably posthumous), but he may still be around long enough to claim the exalted "Person of the Year" from the esteemed Time magazine.
Could the man on Interpol's most wanted list also be Time's Person of the Year?

If it were up to the magazine's readers, Julian Assange, founder of the controversial whistleblower website WikiLeaks, would certainly have a shot.

More than 90,000 readers have voted for the 39-year-old Australian, placing him in third place, alongside comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Strangely, leading the pack is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey. And in second place is pop singer Lady Gaga.
Should he win he'll be in good company.
Of course, if he wins, Assange would also join some of the world's most hated figures including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini.

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