Glenn Beck, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift Among Time 100
April 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM (PT)
TIME Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in AMERICA includes several figures from radio and music.
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORK's GLENN BECK is included on the magazine's list of "Leaders" for 2010. BECK's brief profile for the magazine is written by another member of the list, former ALASKA Governor SARAH PALIN, who calls BECK "an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top."
PALIN's own profile is written by TED NUGENT, who says that PALIN "represents what many Americans know to be common and sensible. Her rugged individualism, self-reliance and a herculean work ethic resonate now more than ever in a country spinning away from these basics that made the U.S.A. the last best place..... I'd be proud to share a moose-barbecue campfire with the PALIN family anytime, so long as I can shoot the moose." Another rocker, BONO, wrote BILL CLINTON's entry, praising the former President and writing, "Where I'm from, he's a mythic figure. Ditto HAITI, ditto AFRICA -- a huge crowd puller wherever he goes. Rock stars can't be President (lucky for you), but we've all got reason to be thankful that Presidents can be rock stars."
Among Arts honorees are LADY GAGA, about whom profile writer CYNDI LAUPER writes, "I can't wait to see how she grows and what she decides her next act will be"; OPRAH WINFREY; conductor VALERY GERGIEV; TAYLOR SWIFT, who STEVIE NICKS says "reminds me of myself in her determination and her childlike nature"; PRINCE, praised by USHER as "timeless"; SIMON COWELL, of whom NICK CANNON writes, "My dream is to follow in his footsteps — wearing a tight-fitting V-neck T-shirt"; and ELTON JOHN. APPLE CEO STEVE JOBS made the list in the "Thinkers" category, as does PANDORA's TIM WESTERGREN.
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