Without further ado, GQ has finally released its "25 Least Influential People Alive" list.
Anticipation for the list grew after reports on The Blaze and other media outlets indicated that President Barack Obama and MSNBC's Ed Schultz were among its unwilling participants. In fact, just days ago, The Blaze reported that Schultz was up in arms over making the cut -- so much so in fact, the he concocted a bizarre conspiracy theory positing that CNN's Anderson Cooper was the man behind it all.
Below are some highlights from GQ's "25 Least Influential People Alive." The entire list and accompanying photos can be found by visiting the GQ site here.
Welcome to that other category of famous people: the ones who took up more than their fair share of oxygen and offered zero value in return...
Below are some of the list's notable highlights. Most of the captions included are only excerpts, not the full text as published on GQ. Some you may agree with, others you may not. Sound off in the comments section.
No. 25 -- President Obama:
Okay, so we're cheating a bit with this one. He did order the raid that wiped Osama bin Laden off the face of the earth. But then he used that surplus of political capital to let everyone in Washington stick a boot in his ass. This is a man who should be the most transformational figure of the century. Hell, he promised to be that. Instead he wields all the power of a substitute teacher at night school.
Making an appearance in the top 5, "Ed Show" host Ed Schultz ranks at No. 3:
There are so many repugnant political pundits on TV now, we tend to forget that the likes of Sean Hannity actually represent the best of the lot.
[...] Do you watch The Ed Show on MSNBC? Of course you don't. No one does. [...] Did you know MSNBC suspended Schultz this year? It did! He called Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut," and he still couldn't get noticed.
Coming it at No. 6 -- Bocephus himself:
The hilarious thing about Hank's getting "fired" from ESPN for comparing President Obama to Hitler is... Exactly what the f*ck did he get "fired" from? His "job" consisted of wearing sunglasses indoors and spending a few days each year recutting that god-awful Monday Night Football song he wrote twenty-seven years ago...
No. 17 -- Newsweek/Daily Beast Editor Tina Brown:
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*ck the corpse of Princess Diana by Photoshopping her at age 50 for your cover, then do a separate Photoshop of her holding an iPhone...
This list in its entirety, while politically charged in some instances, is indeed humorous and worth a peek. Again, to view the full captions on each of the participants above, and see everyone who made the cut -- including Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, House Speaker John Boehner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hosni Mubarak and Gwyneth Paltrow, please visit GQ.