The staff at Time magazine is aglow that the “Ferguson protesters” are now leading their online poll for “Person of the Year.” They oozed that "The protests over the grand jury decision this week have captivated international attention." Sam Frizzell wrote:
Ferguson protestors have gained the lead in TIME’s Person of the Year poll, with seven days to go in the voting.
Unrest in Ferguson and around the country focused attention on race and policing, helping to lift Ferguson protestors into first place in the TIME reader poll with 10.7% of the vote. Thousands of demonstrators marched in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was shot by the police, disrupting Black Friday shopping in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle and other cities.
Protests cropped up all across the United States in the wake of a grand jury’s decision in Ferguson Monday not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot Brown.
Time is offering the usual benefits in the media's unofficial Rewards for Rioters program. Burning businesses to the ground is merely "unrest" -- or a dramatic flaming background for "civil rights" silhouettes. Robbing a store and then charging for a policeman's gun is reduced to an "unarmed black man," with the usual implication he was an innocent minding his own business.
The Ferguson “community organizers” are at 10.7 percent. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is in second place at 10 percent. This is a nice match for their publication of an article titled "In Defense of Rioting." Would they feel that way if someone burned down Time's building, instead of one of those tawdry capitalist enterprises like Little Caesars Pizza?
It also matches the people who signed up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to predict "The Coming Race War."
Ferguson protesters take lead in TIME’s Person of the Year poll http://t.co/uKptqwHds7— TIME.com (@TIME) November 29, 2014