Stephen Colbert edits Newsweek’s Jon Meacham

Colbert Newsweek coverA June 2009 issue of Newsweek featured Stephen Colbert as “guest editor.” It was an unusual experiment, pairing a comedian with an issue devoted largely to the war in Iraq. (It was timed to coincide with Colbert’s airing of his TV show from Iraq.)

Stephen Colbert edits Jon MeachamNewsweek’s editor, Jon Meacham, wrote a back-of-book essay explaining how the issue came about.  Colbert’s “editing” of Meacham’s manuscript, right, is good humor.

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