Aug
07
2012

Newsweek Cover is Definitely About Food

Umm, Newsweek? Really?

 

As you can see the cover story is about great restaurants around the world. Naturally you would illustrate that… well, this way.

I'm not naive about the apparent desire among the surviving newsweeklies to drum up interest by putting something on the cover that will make people stop and take a look– Newsweek calling Obama the "first gay president," or Time's recent cover featuring a breast feeding three-year-old.

Over the years we've noticed other odd covers; Time seems to have a thing for representing breast cancer with, well, breasts:

Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown recently told the New York Times that the cover represents a "unique seduction point for readers." Something like that.

 

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.