2010 Person of the Year -- Reid Stowe
First, let me say that if the main stream news media were anything but a gang of toadies doing the bidding of elite plutocrats, Reid Stowe would be on a dozen round up lists of incredible accomplishments. The man returned to New York City from the longest sea voyage in history. He sailed for more than 1100 days without touching land anywhere. Most of that time, he was alone. In ages past, he would have been greeted with a ticker tape parade through the canyon of heroes. In the Age of the Computer Screen as Reflecting Pool for Narcissists, his return barely rated a yawn. Being from a military family background, rather than an elitist Ivy Leaguer or the teenage spawn of the rich, the class-consciousness-supporting, youth-obsessed MSM have ignored this world-record-shattering accomplishment as much as possible.
Reid Stowe sailed alone on a 70-foot schooner that he built himself. Think about that for a minute, please.