Monday, February 16, 2009
With all the problems in the media these days, from furloughs to cutbacks to layoffs, it's comforting, I guess, to know that people are still interested in reading about at least two public figures - Barack Obama and Alex Rodriguez (three if you count Octomom as a public figure).
For the last few months, President Obama has been ubiquitous at the newsstands. This month, it looks like it's going to be all about A-Rod. Not only is he on every tabloid every day, it seems, but now he is featured on the latest issue of the New Yorker. Yes, that highbrow, highfaluting, intellectual magazine, whose most famous cover character is a gentleman in a top hat, has put A-Rod on the cover of this week's issue.
Barry Blitt, the cover artist, also drew that infamous cover last summer featuring Barack and Michelle Obama as radicals. The A-Rod's cover isn't nearly as controversial, of course, although I did notice that there is no interlocking NY logo on Alex's uniform. What's that all about?
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