“The latest issue of New York magazine just arrived in the mail, and the cover is a provocative one,” according to CapitalNewYork.com in an article titled “Businessweek explains the bloodied-Romney cover they killed; plus take a look at ‘New York’ mag.”
“It depicts Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, photoshopped to look bloody and beaten (with a similarly injured but much smaller Newt Gingrich headshot sandwiched between them in the background), to illustrate Joe Hagan’s feature about ‘The Dark Art of the Political Smear.’ (The headline inside the magazine and on the web calls it ‘The Coming Tsunami of Slime.’)
“Also circulating online today was a recent Bloomberg Businessweek cover that never made it to the printer. ‘funny seeing @NYMag cover this week…2 weeks ago we killed this cover,’ Businessweek creative director Richard Turley tweeted this afternoon, along with a photo of his spiked Romney art.
“This image likewise depicts a swollen and bloody-faced Romney, looking as if he just got jumped by a pack of angry Gingrich supporters. It was posted to the Businessweek design department’s Flickr account with the caption ‘Killed Romney Cover.’
‘”Each week we design a few cover possibilities for the upcoming issue,’ Businessweek editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel told us through a spokesperson via email.
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