Late-Night Stars Go Undercover

Stewart and Colbert recreate the controversial cartoon for EW cover
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2008 2:11 PM CDT
Stephen Colbert, left, and Jon Stewart make an award presentation at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sept. 21, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Taking their spoofing of TV into print, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart grace the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly in imitation of the Obamas-as-terrorists New Yorker cover that set media of all kinds afire in July. The stunt surely threatens to obscure the question-and-answer session it’s intended to advertise, but the duo cheerily critiques the campaign and its characters regardless.

Among the observations:

  • Stewart: “I was convinced an Obama/McCain campaign would be measurably different on almost all standards. And to watch it become Bush/Kerry, Bush/Gore, has been one of the most dissatisfying experiences.”
  • Colbert: “I love being wrong. So my character can tell you exactly what's going to happen: The Democrats are going to change everything. We're going to have gay parents marrying their own gay babies. Obama's gonna be sworn in on a gay baby. The oath is gonna end ‘So help me, gay baby.’”