Scoop! Time's 2006 Man-of-the-Year, days ahead of time
It took a single, surreptitous email from an anonymous source to preempt one of the media's most anticipated events. Yes, Time Magazine's Person-of-the-Year is none other than Iraqi Police Captain Jamil Hussein. The mysterious Hussein has been a veritable Jamil-on-the-spot, providing crucial information to the Associated Press for many of its "one-of-a-kind" stories. Hussein is a human dynamo, a man's man, appearing wherever he's needed -- almost magically -- to provide sourcing for the AP's toughest and most controversial stories.
Hussein's latest honor is well-deserved. He's helped shape America's opinion of the War on Terror.
KEEP CONFIDENTIAL 2006 Time Magazine Person-of-the-Year: Jamil Hussein
Hat tips: BizzyBlog and Larwyn.
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