Reggie “The Body Man” Love seen nodding in approval.
SIREN: President Barack Obama isn’t actually gay.
But now that Tina Brown, Newsweek editor and grand dame of Manhattan publishing, has adorned him with the rainbow-colored “gaylo” and ordained him America’s “first gay president,” it hardly seems to matter.
“If President Clinton was the ‘first black president’ then Obama earns every stripe in that ‘gaylo’ with last week’s gay marriage proclamation,” Brown told POLITICO today, via email. “Newsweek’s cover pays tribute to his newly ordained place in history.”
Newsweek is also paying tribute to newsstand sales, of course. Brown’s tenure at the helm of Newsweek has seen a string of controversial covers, and after Time Magazine challenged Brown with the breastfeeding issue — which is still getting play on cable news, mind you — Brown confidently declared, “Let the games begin.”