Although it used to be a much bigger deal when people actually bought weekly news magazines, Time’s Person of the Year still attracts attention. After all, this is a tradition that extends back to 1927 when Charles Lindbergh was honoured with the distinction.
For the past few years, there’s been an online reader voting component, too. The bad news is that this year, Miley Cyrus has nearly 28% of the votes so far, ahead of Edward Snowden, Malala Yousafzai, Elon Musk and many more worthy people.
The good news is that even if she wins the readers’ poll, Cyrus won’t end up as Person of the Year because sober heads at the magazine will prevail. And there’s an indication that someone has rigged the voting so that she’s getting multiple votes. In other words, the voting has been fixed.
If you want to weigh in to help prevent this travesty, go here. If anyone should win, it’s Malala.