Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Meet Editor Colbert
So many young people I know say they get the bulk of their news from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report - both faux news shows on Comedy Central. But now, perhaps, we're seeing that these shows may not just be about comedy, but may be paving the future of news in the United States.
I say this because Newsweek, which has retooled to give it a flashier, updated look and feel, has selected as the guest editor of its next issue: Stephen Colbert. Either giving Colbert legitimacy as a real newsman. Or putting Newsweek in the category now of Mad magazine.