Soros-funded Left-Wing Site Picks WHO As Person of Year?

December 10, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Think Progress thinks Miley Cyrus is a better choice than Pope Francis for honor of Time's "Person of the Year."

Who should win Time's "Person of the Year" and join the ranks of such historical personalities as Ronald Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt? According to the extreme lefties at Soros-funded Think Progress, Miley Cyrus is the best candidate. Hopefully, there's no dress code for the winner.

Alyssa Rosenberg, writing for the far left, website, listed the prospective candidates for the honor on Dec. 9, and argued "Why Miley Cyrus Should be the 2013 Person of the Year." Rosenberg continued by dismissing other candidates, such as Pope Francis, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, who recently purchased The Washington Post, and even President Barack Obama.

Rosenberg said, "[I]t's undeniable that Cyrus inspired incredibly important, and often rewardingly complex, conversations about the state of our mass culture this year." That's lib speak for teaching America about twerking. Or maybe the drug "Molly."

Showcasing a picture of the scantily clad Cyrus during the VMA awards, Rosenberg highlighted her alleged cultural impact. She claimed that Cyrus deserved historical recognition for such complex conversations about "the ways in which young, white female pop stars deploy race and sexuality in defining adult identities" and "Why, when a woman and man perform sexually together in public, is the woman held solely responsible for any outrage?"

These may be important conversations somewhere - maybe a women's studies course at Brown. But Cyrus' consistently offensive performances, such as her blatant attacks on conservatives on Oct. 5's "Saturday Night Live," cannot hold a candle to the widespread impact of other members of the list. Are these conversations worthy of the same recognition given to previous winners such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Pope John Paul II?

Bizarrely, Rosenberg specifically dismissed the candidacy of Pope Francis. She said his importance did involve "transforming the public image of the papacy," and that "the Catholic Church, which in many quarters is a symbol of repression and abuse of power, badly needs a rebranding." His impact, for her, was little more than that of "a video of two animals who are best friends."

Alyssa Rosenberg is no stranger to such ridiculous cheerleading. She previously praised Alec Baldwin, saying his now-cancelled MSNBC talk show was "The best idea MSNBC had in a long time." How did that brilliant idea turn out?

Moreover, this ridiculous endorsement comes from a big-name recipient of cash from liberal billionaire George Soros. Think Progress is part of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, which has received at least $7.3 million from Soros. It is also a member of the influential Soros-funded Media Consortium. The Media Consortium was created to be a progressive "echo chamber," where 63 separate left-wing media outlets can network and share ideas, as well as cross-promote stories. Other members of the consortium include such liberal outlets as The Nation, Democracy Now! and The American Prospect. The consortium has also received $675,000 in Soros funds since 2000.