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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange nominated for Time person of the year

November 11th, 2010Posted by in Awards, Journalism, Magazines

Founder of the whistleblowing website behind the Iraq war logs leak Julian Assange is in the running for Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year.

The WikiLeaks editor is part of a varied shortlist, which includes controversial broadcaster Glenn Beck, the Chilean Miners, Lady Gaga, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “The Unemployed American”. The magazine will select a person, group, couple, idea, place etc that for better or worse has been most influential in 2010.

At time of writing, Assange was leading the polls in terms of total votes, but behind the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in terms of influence rating.

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  • http://twitter.com/mpineiro MPINEIRO

    Hahaha AS IT SHOULD BE.

    John Stewart has influenced things only by becoming the king of infotainment by literally being the ONLY news program that millions of 20- and 30-somethings watch.

    Julian Assange and Wikileaks will be in the history books.

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