Oprah, apparently, has one more Favorite Thing to add to her list: the Chicago Sun-Times. On Wednesday, the uber-host walked onstage for a filming of her talk show holding the tabloid—its cover art an iconic, black-and-white photo of Obama, with the title “Mr. President”—on display for her audience. And, yesterday, Oprah informed guest Will Smith that the Sun-Times issue “was the best paper of all the papers in the world.”

And who’s reporting all this, incidentally? The Chicago Sun-Times.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.