“It’s probably impossible to commit satire in magazine form without echoing Spy,” Bercovici said. “But you’d think Colbert, as a comedian, might have a little more professional pride than this; Newsweek editor Jon Meacham says the cover treatment was Colbert’s idea.”
What do you think? Do you think Newsweek is getting extra (and unfair) scrutiny because of its attempt to do something to draw publicity? Or do you believe Colbert could have been more original?
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