Time magazine's decision to name another abstract Person of the Year is dividing opinion and generating a lot of discussion — which is probably the point.
The magazine named "The Protester" its Person of the Year on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday:
Time magazine's Richard Stengel announces who made the cover as Person of the Year.
Reaction divided into three main camps:
- No way!
From Chris Gomez, a naval supply officer from the Dallas area:
Bobby Ghosh, a Time editor, relayed this reaction:
From Eddie Goldman, a self-described activist from New York:
"The protesters: OK," said Karen Duncan of Springfield, Mass.
"I think they are a little bit crazy for coming out and protesting, but everyone has their own opinion," Duncan told NBC station WWLP of Springfield.
For its part, Time had little hesitation.
"There was a lot of consensus among our people," Stengel said on "Today." "It felt right."
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