Powerline calls Peter Wehner’s midget-baseball reference to Newsweek’s “hiring” of Stephen Colbert, the decline of American journalism: “Analogy of the year”


Newsweek has selected comedian Steven Colbert to be the “guest editor” of its next edition. Peter Wehner writes:

For those who lament the state of American journalism as having become increasingly unserious, tendentious, and willing to blur important lines, this will become one more data point for them to cite. It is the journalist equivalent of the publicity stunt by St. Louis Browns’s owner Bill Veeck, who made Eddie Gaedel, who popped out of a cake between a double-header, the first midget to participate in a Major League Baseball game.

Colbert as Eddie Gaedel, excellent. Newsweek as the St. Louis Browns, perfect.

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