Time announced their man of the year - Czar Putin. Critics have been unavailable for comment...
Time's home page begins their defense with:
At singificant cost to the principles that free nations prize, he's brought Russia roaring back to the table of world power.
Could the editors at Time list any priciples that free nations prize? Hmm?
Picture #1 from Drudge (Nice Hats!), #2 from Time.