It’s unfortunate that the nominations for Magazine Cover of the Year have already been set. Because, were they still in play, Entertainment Weekly’s current cover—Stewart and Colbert recreating the infamous New Yorker tableau, or, satirists-mocking-the-satirists-mocking-the-satirists—should certainly get a nod. Meta-tastic.
Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.
P.S. The article inside—in which EW interviews Stew-bert about the role of satire in the campaign thus far, is nearly—if not equally—as brilliant.