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The 7 Most Interesting Pairings in the Time 100

Every year Time announces the 100 most influential people in the world, and the blurbs are written by another name you'll likely recognize.

By NTK Staff | 04.19.2018 @2:00pm
The 7 Most Interesting Pairings in the Time 100

Time announced its annual “100” list Thursday, which features famous contributors to society penning flattering pieces about the 100 most influential people in the world. For example, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote the summary for President Trump’s entry this year, while Newt Gingrich described Sean Hannity’s accomplishments.

Here are the most interesting entries and their authors:

Jeff Sessions, written by Mitch McConnell: McConnell’s fawning piece about the attorney general comes amidst anger from President Trump over the Mueller investigation. Trump has repeatedly lambasted Sessions for his recusal in the probe, upset at his attorney general’s refusal to defend him. “This dedicated leader is steadily restoring the rule of law and defending all Americans under the Constitution,” McConnell wrote in the Time entry, in what could be interpreted as a message to the president about Sessions’ popularity in the Senate.

Parkland survivors, written by Barack Obama: President Obama, usually quiet about current events in his post-presidency, took a break from his silence to praise the gun control movement in a piece about survivors of the Parkland shooting. Obama even took political shots at Congressional Republicans and the National Rifle Association, criticizing their resistance to new gun laws. “They see the NRA and its allies—whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories—as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay,” he wrote.

Lena Waithe, written by Kamala Harris: “How do you do, fellow kids?” Sen. Harris (D-CA) seems to ask in her blurb about an accomplished actress and producer. Harris, a possible 2020 contender, might be trying to breathe some pop culture life into her floundering ambitions. A recent appearance on “Ellen” did not go so well, so now Harris is attaching herself to the Emmy-winning Lena Waithe.

Jeff Bezos, written by Jamie Dimon: Amidst Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Amazon and its owner, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is rushing to the billionaire’s defense. Writing in awe of Bezos’ accomplishments, Dimon pushes his own project with Amazon – an effort at forming a low cost health insurance company.

Roseanne Barr, written by Rosie O’Donnell: Despite being on the opposite side of the Trump divide, O’Donnell heaped praise on her fellow comedian in a piece about Barr’s revitalized career. With the reboot of her show, Rosanne, O’Donnell calls Barr “the big sister I never had,” and she says, “I lover her still” in spite of her Trump support.

Jimmy Kimmel, written by Dick Durbin: The Senate minority whip’s flattering piece about Kimmel is a naked pat on the back for helping Democrats stop Republican legislation last year. Durbin barely mentioned Kimmel’s comedy career, instead focusing on his issue-focused monologues slamming the GOP health care plan. “Night after night he sparred with the politicians who tried to take health insurance from millions of Americans. In the end we stopped them with one vote in the Senate and one great comedian on late-night TV,” he wrote. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) infamously sent Democratic talking points to Kimmel during the national debate, so that the late night host could repeat them on television.

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