October 2, 2012
We are gathered here today to say goodbye to yet another print publication.
Let us bow our heads and take a moment to reflect on some of the truly awful Newsweek covers we’ve been subjected to in recent years. They are sad reminders of the magazine’s desperate attempt to use controversial gimmicks to generate attention and sales.
Rest in peace, Newsweek print edition.
1. “The Mormon Moment”
Featuring a Romney and “The Book of Mormon” mash-up.
2. “Diana at 50”
An undead Diana taking a stroll with Kate. Creepy +10.
3. “Muslim Rage”
4. “The Queen of Rage”
Speaking of rage…this crazy-eyed Michele Bachmann ruffled a lot of feathers.
There were also some good laughs:
5. “The First Gay President”
Clinton was “the first black President” and now Obama gets his very own rainbow-colored halo to go with his new tagline.
6. “Romney: The Wimp Factor”
While the internet agreed in the lameness of reusing the hit 1987 “Bush: The Wimp Factor,” for this cover, at least the photoshopped follow ups were golden.
7. “Heaven Is Real”
If so, let’s hope there’s room for print publications.
So, what say you? Will you miss Newsweek? What print publications do you see dropping off the stands next? Does Newsweek, or any other publication, stand a chance online if it’s behind a pay-wall?