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‘We see you’: Charles Payne puts TIME to shame, shouts out REAL ‘Person of the Year’

TIME magazine announced presumptive President-elect Joe Biden and his VP Kamala Harris as its choice for Person of the Year 2020. The selection is historic as it is the first time that a president and his vice president have both made the cover, engendering even more whispers that Harris’ time is at hand to assume the presidency. Many contend there were others that more richly deserved the honor. Charles Payne had some suggestions that put TIME magazine to shame.

Payne tweeted:

Time magazine somehow missed you but I want to take a moment to thank America’s front line workers because each of you deserve Person of the Year.

Ambulance drivers
Nursing home workers
Food plant workers

The list is longer. We see you.

Thank You

The final four nominees were presumptive President-elect Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris, President Trump, the movement for racial justice, and the tag team of Dr. Anthony Fauci and front-line healthcare workers. There was wide consensus that front-line healthcare workers should have gotten the nod because they have risked their lives for months during the pandemic.

TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year magazine cover boasts portraits of Biden, 78, and Harris, 56, with the subtitle “Changing America’s story.”

“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,” TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said of the choice.

Felsenthal noted Biden’s promise to “unite the country:”

“This is the first time we’ve also named a Vice President as Person of the Year. The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic. ‘Person of the Year’ is not just about the year that was, but about where we’re headed. And the next four years are going to be an enormous test of them and all of us to see whether they can bring about the unity they’ve promised.”

Fauci and America’s frontline workers, however, were named “Guardians of the Year.”

The magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger and Alice Park write, “Guardians put themselves on the line to defend the ideals sacred to democracy. In 2020, they fought on many fronts. On the front line against COVID-19, the world’s health care workers displayed the best of humanity — selflessness, compassion, stamina, courage — while protecting as much of it as they could.”

“By risking their lives every day for the strangers who arrived at their workplace, they made conspicuous a foundational principle of both medicine and democracy: equality,” Kluger and Park wrote. “By their example, health care workers this year guarded more than lives.”

Fauci is credited as having led the fight for “truth” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In Washington, Dr. Anthony Fauci led not only the battle against COVID-19 but also the fight for truth — clear, consistent messaging being fundamental to public health,” Time explained. “With steadfast integrity, Fauci nudged, elided, and gently corrected a president used to operating in a reality of his own construction, buoyed by the fervent repetition of lies.”

The reigning person of the year is Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Another youth, 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao was named Time’s first-ever “Kid of the Year” last week.

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