by Jeff Crouere, ©2020

Joe Biden, Twitter account

(Dec. 12, 2020) — There was a time in America when the three broadcast television networks enjoyed a monopoly and the major newspapers such as the Washington Post and the New York Times were extremely powerful. During that time, weekly magazines were also popular and considered “must” reading.

For decades, Time Magazine was quite influential in our country. Every year, the magazine would award their “Man of the Year” or “Woman of the Year.”

Readers truly looked forward to this year-end announcement, probably not realizing the left-wing tilt of the magazine. As evidence, the award winners have often been Democrat Presidents like Harry Truman, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Lyndon Johnson, who each won the award twice and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who won three times. In addition, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter both won the award once. 

Time Magazine has also made some very questionable decisions and bestowed the award to genocidal dictators like Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin, who won twice, as well as religious zealots like Ruhollah Khomeini. The award has also been given to hardened communist dictators like Nikita Khrushchev, Yuri Andropov, and Deng Xiaoping, who won twice.

Eventually, Time Magazine adopted the title of “Person of the Year” for their award, bowing to pressure from the forces of political correctness.

In recent years, Time Magazine has become even more progressive as its readership has dwindled. The 2019 “Person of the Year” was young environmental activist and climate crusader Greta Thunberg. This choice certainly pleased the liberal elitists, while having little impact on average Americans who were probably either unaware or unimpressed by her activism.

For 2020, the award was given to both former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). This is the first award given to a party’s presidential and vice-presidential ticket.

The choice did not impress many media critics. Fox News contributor Joe Concha called the selection “laughable” and said that they were chosen “because that was the politically correct thing to do and because it’s what their readers wanted from a comfort food perspective.” Concha believed that the country’s courageous healthcare workers providing treatment to Covid-19 patients deserved the award instead.  

Time Magazine could have chosen the pharmaceutical company executives who oversaw the development of Covid-19 vaccines, the members of the Coronavirus Task Force or especially President Donald Trump. He was the one who provided the leadership for Operation Warp Speed that spurred the development of the fastest vaccine production in the history of the world.

Instead of distinguished award recipients, the magazine chose to engage in left-wing politics. The editors claimed the winners were worthy because they served as a major contrast to President Trump. According to Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal, the pair was chosen for “changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world.”

This justification is ridiculous, for Biden is a 50-year politician who has become a puppet of the far-left. While President Trump was forging peace deals and leading a tremendous economic recovery, Biden spent most of the presidential campaign hiding in his basement. His running mate ran a horrible presidential campaign and was unimpressive in her stint as a candidate for vice-president.

Neither of these partisan Democrats showed any ability to heal America or bridge the political divide. While pushing a far-left agenda including a modified Green New Deal, tax increases, supporting the Paris Climate Accord, resuming the Iranian nuclear deal and granting amnesty for illegal aliens, neither Biden nor Harris expressed any “empathy” for middle-class Americans who are struggling through this epidemic. In fact, Biden and Harris want to extend the Covid-19 lockdown and make economic conditions even more difficult for average Americans.

This choice shows the type of arrogance that exists at Time Magazine. Fortunately, Americans are deserting Time Magazine, just like the other established liberal media outlets in print, broadcast television and cable television. In the last few years, the magazine’s print circulation has dropped significantly. By June of 2018, it had fallen to 2.3 million, an amazing 33% loss in just one year.

Surely, this loss of influence for Time Magazine will continue for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, Americans will continue to demand more media diversity and reward outlets that publish objective information, as opposed to progressive talking points.  

The heyday for the traditional forms of the liberal media, such as the magazines, newspapers, broadcast networks and even cable news networks is over. This is an incredibly positive development as the bias of the traditional media is overwhelming and cannot be ignored.

For several years, the liberal bias has been thoroughly documented by the Media Research Center, which regularly monitors the evening news programs of the three major broadcast networks. During the 2020 presidential election, the coverage of President Trump was 92% negative, while the coverage of former Vice President Biden was incredibly soft and mostly positive.

If Biden becomes our next President, the softball media coverage will certainly persist. To the liberal media, Biden is their “Person of the Year,” while Trump is clearly their enemy. Hopefully, this outrageous double standard will result in ratings that continue to plummet and influence that continues to diminish as Americans reject media entities that have no regard for the truth.  


Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America’s Voice Network, AmericasVoice.News weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on For more information, email him at

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  1. Actually when you think of it this Marxist duo has really accomplished a miracle this year. Kudos for their incredible accomplishments against all odds. Consider that the unlikeable, unprincipled, cackling, power-hungry fraud (who I might add is constitutionally INELIGIBLE to be either VPOTUS or POTUS), Kamala Harris was able to inch closer to the presidency via the back door (as opposed to laying on her back)! All she had to do was pander and waffle on the issues, drop out after a pathetic campaign BEFORE any votes had been cast on her behalf, and sit on the sidelines and wait breathlessly for old Joe to pick her (Actually it was Obama’s pick all along) as his heir apparent. All this in spite of the fact that she accused Biden of being a bigot during the debates and stated that she believed Biden’s accusers that he was guilty of sexual abuse. No hypocrisy there. And then, like Biden, she virtually hid during the campaign, occasionally surfacing for softball questions or cackling uneasily if she got any question that made her squirm. And then what can you say about Swampy Old Joe? The doddering, blithering, often incoherent, 47-year career swamp creature, a legend in his own mind and angry as ever was able to stay in the basement virtually the entire campaign, garnering little enthusiasm, while he mangled sentences, copied Trump’s successes as his own ideas and just generally hid from public view. Oh, I almost forgot the key to Biden’s success. When confronted with any challenging question just lie, walk away, or just say you will talk about it AFTER the election. Come on Man! And yet this charismatic energizer bunny of a man managed to garner 80 million votes, far outdistancing any other president in election history. Wow, that’s amazing Joe. So popular in those swing states (who would have guessed?). Though not so much in the other 42 or 43 states and poorer performance than Hillary and AKA Obama across the nation, but hey whose counting? Just imagine how many votes inspiring Joe would have received if he had a likeable running mate! Probably would have broken the 100 million vote mark! Yes these two incomparable candidates really showed that less work, less talk, less truth (but lots of cheating) really is the ticket to success. Who would have thunk? These two really know the American voter and how to campaign effectively. Kudos to Time Magazine for nailing it! CO-ANTI-AMERICAN FRAUDS OF THE YEAR! Kommuna Harris and Swampy China Joe.