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 December 11, 2013  Posted by  Misc

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai writes:

Edward Snowden came in second place for TIME‘s Person of the Year, losing the top spot to Pope Francis, editors announced Wednesday morning.

Read more on Mashable.

You can find TIME’s Person of the Year results here. Frankly, I was surprised and yet not surprised at their list. I wasn’t surprised that Snowden wasn’t their person of the year because I’ve learned that what’s important to me and the people I tend to communicate with may not be as important to the majority of the world.

But for TIME to call Snowden “The Dark Prophet” demonstrates how far TIME has strayed from real journalism. Snowden shone the light on what has been going on.  He has done more to increase transparency than any other individual in recent and near-recent history. “Dark Prophet?” Hell, no.

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