Who is your pick for top newsmaker of 2013? - Macleans.ca

Who is your pick for top newsmaker of 2013?


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Who is your pick for top newsmaker of 2013?

  1. Close race between Rob Ford and Chris Hadfield.
    Both have been entertaining to say the least.

    • Unfortunately, the word ‘entertaining’ wasn’t in the question.

  2. Harper and the Senate scandal was on the news about 10X the time all of your suggestions combined. Snowden would be the most globally recognized 2013 news-maker. I’m really scratching my head at your choices, really wonky, you guys sipping eggnog with Rob Ford today?

  3. I’d agree that the Senate affair was the top (most important to Canadians) story but for how the question is phrased it’s hard to separate top newsmaker (person) from the most popular. Hatfield for the latter hands down but Ford started early in the year and is still putting his foot in it every time he opens his mouth. A media godsend! Have to go with His Worship…….. ha!

  4. I would like to think that whoever set this question up would have at least had the sense to put Calgary’s mayor Neheed Nenshi on this list. I would hope that managing Calgary through one of it’s worst floods ever, would take precedence over lighting up a crack pipe.
    Chis Hadfield is without any doubt an incredibly intelligent man. But honestly, what did floating above the earth for a few months really accomplish for the average Canadian who has their feet firmly planted on Canadian soil? I would vote for Nenshi before Rob Ford, or Chris Hadfield.

    • It’s not about who you LIKE….it’s about who made the most news. And they didn’t separate Canadian from world news,

      Your remark on Hadfield is beyond the pale.

  5. Chris Hadfield??!!! How thick is this Macleans bubble?

  6. Should be Mandela, the others pale in comparison.

  7. He’s a hint on my pick:

    ………. who is Malala Yousafzai?
    ………. what has the Pope done this year?
    ………. how does being a well paid public speaker make you newsworthy?

    • You seem unqualified to comment.

  8. As with so many media questions of this kind, the word ‘ambiguity’ seems not to be part of the editor’s vocabulary. For example, what does “top” mean? Probably, dominant, finest, five-star, greatest, preeminent, or supreme. Who knows? Perhaps, none of the above.

    Ambiguous questions should always remain the prerogative of politicians.