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Glenn Greenwald Mocks TIME’s ‘Bold, Edgy, Courageous’ Person of the Year Pick

When TIME Magazine picked Pope Francis I as their 2013 Person of the Year, they not only spurned their own reader poll (winner Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and runner up Recep Tayyip Erdoğan didn’t even crack the top ten, though third place finisher Miley Cyrus did), they also pissed off a lot Edward Snowden supporters. None more so than The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald.


Greenwald, who helped bring Snowden’s NSA revelations to light, expressed his disappointment on Twitter Wednesday morning:

He also took a shot at the magazine by posting a link to a classic video from The Onion announcing “TIME Advanced,” a new version aimed at adults:

Greenwald did seem to appreciate TIME’s Michael Scherer, who wrote the article about “runner up” Snowden:

Greenwald was joined by a wide swath of journalists, who also questioned why Snowden was merely named “runner up”:

[photos via Twitter, TIME]

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