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Barack Obama, Ed Schultz Make GQ's 'Least Influential People Alive' List


The same magazine that named Obama "The Leader of the Year" in 2009 and "Man of the Year" in 2008.

While magazines across the country offer readers their pick of the world's "most influential people," this year, GQ magazine is bringing you the "The 25 Least Influential People Alive" -- and on the list are MSNBC host Ed Schultz, and, of all people, President Barack Obama. This is the same magazine that oddly, named Obama "Leader of the Year" in 2009 and "Man of the Year" in 2008 while calling Sarah Palin "dangerous" and "poisonous."

But now, GQ has weighed the data and places Obama as the 25th least influential person in the world. Joining the president and Schultz are Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown, along with Hosni Mubarak, Hank Williams Jr. and John Boehner, who came in at number 24.

While the issue has not yet been published, TVNewswer brought us a taste of what GQ had to say about Schultz:

…Then there pundits like Ed Schultz. Do you watch "The Ed Show" on MSNBC? Of course you don’t. No one does. The only reason people watch "The Ed Show" is they’re working out in a hotel gym and they can’t find a staff member to change the channel to ESPN.

But where GQ really pulls out all the stops, is in disparaging Tina Brown. Forbes' Jeff Bercovici brings us that bombshell:

Brown spent 2011 transforming Newsweek from a magazine no one reads into a magazine no one reads but everyone despises. That’s what happens when you star-f**k the corpse of Princess Diana by Photoshopping her at age 50 for your cover, then do a separate Photoshop of her holding an iPhone, and then create a fake Facebook page for her that includes wall posts from Deepak Chopra. Did you know Tina and Di were friends? They were! This Photoshopped image of them having lunch with Stevie Nicks is proof!


We will have to wait until GQ publishes its Least Influential People list to see what the magazine had to say about Obama.

But even if GQ has fallen disenchanted with Obama, the president still has his top 50 ranking as an "Influential Jew"  by Jewish Forward magazine.



(h/t: Newsbusters)

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