Update: correction and my apologies,
Not only has Julian Assange NOT been banished from the TIME Person of the Year Poll, you can vote for him right here: http://su.pr/1rnf5m
Original post below:
Time magazine have removed Julian Assange from their person of the year poll. He was well ahead in the lead.
Really? Time is so uncomfortable with Julian Assange winning the poll that they had to take it down?
Consider Time is a magazine that have chosen both Hitler (1938) and Stalin (1939) for their Men of the Year “honor” in the past. Time’s stated aim with Person of the Year issue is to features and profiles a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that “for better or for worse, …has done the most to influence the events of the year.” and Times unspoken aim with the once of the year issue is to make media buzz and sell lots of magazines. Julian Assange and Wikileaks both fit perfectly with their duo aims. What is it? is it the political pressure? or the fear of Wikileaks as a media competitor? or that Time Warner have got things to hide?