Washington Post’s ‘Foreign Policy’ Mag Matches Newsweek with Obama as ‘The Second Coming’ Cover

February 8th, 2013 8:36 PM

Foreign Policy, “a global magazine of politics, economics, and ideas,” has “just delivered its new issue, and like Newsweek before,” the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard noticed Friday afternoon, “FP dubs Obama ‘The Second Coming.’” Three weeks ago, I observed:

Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek – at least what’s left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers – made it official.

Next to a side shot of Obama’s head, the “Inauguration 2013” cover story, dated January 18, pronounced: “The Second Coming.” (Larger jpg of the tablet-sized Newsweek cover image)

A common link between the two publications: The Washington Post Company owns Foreign Policy, buying it in 2008 from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and used to own Newsweek, divesting itself of it more than a year before the infamous Obama cover.

The cover of the January/February edition of Foreign Policy, which is run out of an office in Washington, DC, features a photo of Barack Obama in a thoughtful pose, next to the headline: The Second Coming.” The subhead: “10 Smart Things Obama Can Do Right Now to Make the World a Better Place”

The cover package is made up of these ten articles:

Stop Using Land Mines and Cluster Munitions
By Jody Williams

Save Greece, Save Europe
By George Papandreou

Get Kony
By John Prendergast

Dump These 8 Unsavory Allies
By Kenneth Roth

Take the Nukes off Alert
By David E. Hoffman

Get His Authority Back
By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Kill the Oil Monopoly
By Gal Luft

Cut Power Plant Pollution
By Gernot Wagner

Make a Trade Deal with Europe
By Edward P. Joseph

Fix American Democracy
By Micah L. Sifry

(Larger jpg of the Foreign Policy cover)