And I think Uncle Joe (Joseph Stalin, of assassination, sending people to the gulag, and communist fame) did one time too. And I think they also used that “great effect” excuse. Yeah, eliminating millions of people (“purge”) did indeed have a great effect on Russia, but it certainly wasn’t a good one.
In fact, his purges of the military leadership almost gave Hitler a victory in Operation Barbarosa (his invasion of Russia.)
Anyway, apparently the Time Man of the Year does not necessarily have to have had a “good” impact.
Interestingly, when Joe Sixpack sees that award and cover, he thinks Time is endorsing that individual as a good person, and reasons that if Time says he/she is “good”, it must be true. I mean, really, when you see “Man of the Year”, wouldn’t you bet it’s a safe assumption that the award refers to a “good” person?
I think that is one of the ways the left promotes their “heroes”.