This, ladies and gentleman, is what the Internet was made for. We're not sure what point the New York Times Magazine was trying to make with this cover featuring Hillary Clinton as a planet/satellite (NYT editor David Joachim insists it's not a joke!), but it's possibly the weirdest thing we've seen today. Already, the image has drawn plenty of parodies and remixes, which The Daily Dot has helpfully gathered. Our favorite: Dr. Who. The story itself, if you can get past the image, is about Ms. Clinton's "gravitational pull" -- her influence on political luminaries -- that might get her elected President come 2016.
The Times itself has published a story about how the cover came about, complete with sketches. The initial idea was to show Ms. Clinton as a planet, similar to the man-in-the-moon image from the film "Le Voyage Dans la Lune." Illustrator Jesse Lenz was the man behind the ensuing image.
- Jan 23, 2014
- New York Times Magazine