Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Colbert and Newsweek, Part II

More thoughts on the guest-editing of Newsweek by political satirist Stephen Colbert. This time, Folio: blogger Dylan Stableford writes about his thoughts (he's of two minds) on the matter.

I've already noted my respectful distaste for the move. You just shouldn't put a comedy character (even a smart political one who does some wonderful things) in charge of a serious news organ. I'm sure the issue will sell well and be worth reading. I'll be buying a copy. But it's not going to make Newsweek a better magazine; only regular good reporting, big stories, and in-depth analysis will do that.
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