Newsweek Obama Cover: ‘The First Gay President’

Posted on Mon 05/14/2012 by


By P.J. Gladnick ~

Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president.

Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.

This is quite an improvement over the mainstream media’s portrayal of Obama in 2008 with an ordinary halo over his head. Now his MSM iconography includes the rainbow halo. It is hoped that this image will be used often in this campaign. After all, economic issues are trivial when compared to the all-important (in the eyes of Newsweek and liberals) matter of gay marriage.

And on this topic we get a preview from Politico on Andrew Sullivan’s Newsweek cover story:

It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.

Three years of work? Too bad he couldn’t have spent a bit more time working on improving the economy. But, hey, gay marriage is just such an important issue that it takes precedence over all else.

P.J. Gladnick is a contributor at NewsBusters and is a freelance writer.

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