Along with James Woods and Pat Sajak, actress Patricia Heaton is one of the great gifts to conservatives on social media. When she’s not advocating for the unborn (or for the integrity of the Catholic Church), she’s tearing off the mainstream media’s veneer of objectivity to expose the biased agenda underneath. Her latest target: the TIME “Person of the Year” nominee list, which offered a line of candidates leaning heavily left.
Among those listed in the top 10 for the coveted TIME prize on Monday were the likes of Christine Blasey Ford, the “Separated Families” at the border, and the March for Our Lives Activists. Robert Mueller also got a plug as well as President Trump, the latter for derision, the former for praise. But Patricia Heaton has another suggestion: actor Gary Sinise, whose charitable foundation treated 2,000 children of Gold Star families to Disney World just two weeks before Christmas.
On Twitter, Heaton wondered aloud, “Hey @TIME, why isn’t @GarySinise ever on the Person of the Year list? Hey @TheAcademy, why isn’t he ever picked for the #jeanhersholt humanitarian award? He raises $30M a year to build homes for wounded vets along with his #goldstarfamily support. Retweet!”
Gary Sinise treated the Gold Star children to Disney World via his Snowball Express program, which, according to the organization’s website, serves “the children of fallen military heroes.”
“In 2017, Snowball Express became an official Gary Sinise Foundation program,” the organization says of itself. “We are committed to maintaining the wonderful traditions while finding new and exciting ways to serve our families of the fallen.”
Children get to enjoy a five-day event of fun and inspiration this December, thanks to the work of Snowball Express. This year, the kids got Disney World. Sinise joined in the fun alongside the kids a few days after their departure.
“The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families,” explains the Snowball Express site. “Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian. As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support.”
To Patricia Heaton’s point, why isn’t Gary Sinise among the nominees for TIME’s “Person of the Year,” or any one of the other perfectly qualified nominees listed here by The Daily Wire’s Joe Curl? Could it be that in 2018, the media organization is more concerned with pushing a political and social agenda than it is about promoting deserving people or movements that bring positive social change? Past winners, such as 2014’s “Ebola Fighters” and, yes, 2016’s Donald Trump, indicate that making an objective choice free of ideological trend-setting is perfectly within the realm of possibility for TIME’s editorial staff; no reason why 2018 should be any different.