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Newsweek to Become Truthy

- June 3, 2009

bq. Stephen Colbert has been named first guest editor for the recently redesigned magazine in the title’s 76-year-history. Editor Jon Meacham was “just very impressed with the range of his knowledge” and “almost encyclopedic feel for anything that came up” after the two ate lunch together.


Some might bemoan this as yet another demeaning genuflection of political journalism before entertainment. But before they do, let me note the crawl I saw on CNN at 4:27 pm yesterday:


By comparison, a Colbert-edited issue of Newsweek is pretty much The Federalist Papers.

fn1. If you must.

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