TIME magazine has chosen Pope Francis as its 2013 "Person of the Year," but the pick isn't without controversy. Some pundits think the honor should have gone to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
TIME says "what makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."
That wasn't good enough for one-time Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke stories about Snowden's leaks. He told Talking Points Memo, "If it were a serious magazine with minimally brave editors, then of course Snowden would have been chosen, but I never expected him to be precisely because that’s not what Time is."