Who will be Time Mag’s Person of the Year: Christine Ford, Duchess Meg?

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Time Magazine will announce their Person of the Year tomorrow, but they decided to hype it by releasing their “shortlist” on the Today Show this morning. I actually had to go and look up last year’s POTY: “The Silence Breakers,” with Taylor Swift on the cover, all about the Me Too movement. In 2016, Donald Trump was the POTY. Will he be the POTY in 2018? Here’s the 2018 shortlist:

YAS MEGHAN MARKLE AND RYAN COOGLER. I mean, I seriously doubt Coogler or Duchess Meg will be named the ultimate POTY, but I love that they both made the shortlist. I think that means they’ll both get some nice write-ups in the magazine too. As for who *should* get the title… Christine Blasey Ford felt like a cultural earthquake. Robert Mueller knows all, but I’m hoping he has much more to do in 2019. Jamal Khashoggi’s murder will have repercussions on the press and international diplomacy for years to come. I honestly don’t know who will get it.


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  1. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I think it should be Jamal Khashoggi, but Mueller is just a millimeter below him on the list.
    Christine Blasey Ford deserves a write up, as well.

  2. Enough S Enough says:


    Because everything we hope for, everything we talk about, every move made by POTUS is in the shadow of what Robt Mueller is doing and will do.

  3. Darla says:

    Blasey Ford’s life has been in many ways, destroyed, over this. I feel that putting her on the cover of Time would just increase the number of crazies going after her. My heart hurts for her. I am so angry about what happened.

    Meghan Markle, really? No.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Just put this on the Trump thread but belongs here too. Maria Butina is singing to Mueller; down goes the NRA & more of Trump’s allies!

  5. Rhys says:

    Separated families or Dr.Christine Blasey Ford!

    As much as I like MMarkle and think she’ll do very well in her new role, she did nothing significant but got married into a patriarchal institution.
    Trump needs to be muted and ignored.

  6. Case says:

    I think it should be Mueller.

  7. Lisa says:

    Any one of tue shortlisted would be worthy for various reasons. In any case glad to see Meghan made the shortlist.

  8. me46 says:

    It’s most likely going to be the Parkland kids.

  9. Sunnee says:

    I want March for Our Lives Activists, Dr Ford, and the Duchess Of Sussex, in that order. POTUS is a pos, Mueller’s greatest times are ahead. 🙏🏼. Those young activist from Parkland deserve it. They rose above victimhood and changed the narrative. They will bring down the NRA. They are our future political leaders. Ms Ford she deserves it. Her powerful testimony. She is also changing the narrative. BK got his seat, but I’m certain the change is here. This will not happen again. Meghan is a woman of color, who is affecting change within young WOC. Do not dismiss it as just a marriage. The effect on young black girls is ASTRONOMICAL . All those Cinderella stories were for white women. Only they were beautiful enough or virtuous enough or deserving enough. That narrative has changed because of DoS. Yes, Kamala becoming president in 2020 would be even bettah, but we are closer.

  10. KatieBo says:

    Dr. Blasey Ford!

    I like her fine, but I really don’t see why Meghan Markle SHOULD be on this list. Marrying royalty isn’t an accomplishment.

  11. Ty says:

    Why would Meghan, Trump or Putin be on the list? The rest are all good contenders.

  12. Leslie says:

    The March for Our Lives kids should the be ones to be Person of the Year. They took control of their narrative and used their voices to create and inspire change after a devastating tragedy. They will change the future.

    Dr. Ford is a close second. She put her life and career on the line for the country to try to keep a rapist off the Supreme Court. She’s a true patriot.

    Mueller won’t be Person of the Year until he nails Trump to the wall.

    I do think Coogler is deserving to be on this list, but I don’t think he ranks ahead of the Parkland kids or Dr. Ford.

    I understand why Trump and Putin are on the list, but ugh. I don’t think Time should reward them for their bad behavior when there are others who are far more deserving of recognition.

    Honestly, I don’t think Meghan should have even been on the shortlist. In the write-up Time did for her shortlist entry, it was literally just about being an actress turned royal. There was nothing there about breaking barriers or anything like that. Considering Time only included her because she married a prince, yeah I don’t think she should be included much less be Person of the Year.

  13. OriginalLala says:

    I think Meghan is cool but no, she should not be POTY, she hasn’t accomplished enough other than marrying Harry to be on the short list.

  14. dawnchild says:

    Split cover between Khashoggi & Blasey Ford: Courage to speak truth to power

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      This. TrumPoot doesn’t deserve to scrape these two’s shoes. I love the Duchess and she is clearly on a mission, but I’d rather wait til she’s got more accomplishments going. Khashoggi (when in my life did I ever expect to put that surname to anything good) and Dr. Ford are the shining example of the courage person/people of the year stand for.

  15. Charfromdarock says:

    Obviously I don’t know Dr.Ford personally I feel like this would be just more unwanted attention.

    The March for Our Lives activists would be my choice. They are turning a horrible tragedy into a force for change.