Is GQ's Clinton Cover Worth It?

BILL%21.jpgRemember the alleged strong-arm tactics the Clintons used with GQ earlier this year? No? Well, basically the allegations were that unless GQ spiked an unflattering story about Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign, then Bill Clinton would not cooperate with an article and accompanying cover photo for the December's Men of the Year issue. Not surprisingly, GQ dropped the story. At the time, one editor said the Clinton camp did not force them the to kill the story, adding that the magazine drops stories all the time and for lots of reasons. Well, with just a few days before the magazine hit stands, we must ask: Was killing the Clinton story worth spiking a potentially revealing political piece? Do we really need to see a Smiling Bubba on another magazine cover? And what's up with your Men of the Year choices, GQ? After the jump, feast on the list, which includes -- WTF! -- a woman?

GQ articles editor Jason Gay emails FishbowlNY: "GQ's Men of the Year selection process is basically a highly unscientific but very spirited staff argument that starts on January 1st -- and doesn't end until the December issue is shipped out the door. For us, the debate is half the fun of the issue. Some picks this year were no-brainers, like Kayne West. But other choices -- like the love-him-or-hate-him Alex Rodriguez -- came right down to the wire. In the end, we hope this year's issue is as enjoyable to read as it was to put together.''


Casey Affleck - Breakout of the Year

Judd Apatow, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd - Comedy Mafia

Javier Bardem - Villain

Brad Bird, director of 'Ratatouille' - Innovator

Cate Blanchette in 'I'm Not There' - Performance of the Year

Mike Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York - Maverick

Boise State vs. Oklahoma at the Fiesta Bowl - Game of the Year

Josh Brolin - Tough Guy

Cast of 'Mad Men' - Instant Classic

David Chang of New York's Momofuku - Chef

David Chase, creator of 'The Sopranos' - Final Act

Simon Cowell - Mastermind

John Cusack - Comeback

Daft Punk - Trailblazers

Daria - Supermodel of the Year

Sgt. Joshua Delgado and the new breed of medics serving in Iraq - Unsung Heroes

Roger Federer - Court King

Tom Hanks - Icon

Emile Hirsch - Wild Man

Ryan Howard, first baseman, Philadelphia Phillies - Slugger

Lil Wayne - Workaholic

Josh Marshall, blog founder, Talking Points Memo - Muckraker

James McAvoy - British Import

Derek O'Dell, student, Virginia Tech - Lifesaver

Hayden Panettiere - Obsession of the Year

Ron Paul, presidential candidate - Dark Horse of the Year

Alex Rodriguez - Hit Man

Seth Rogen - Father of the Year

Mark Ruffalo - Secret Weapon

Julian Schnabel - Visionary

Jason Schwartzman - Cool Kid

John Smeaton, baggage handler, Glasgow International Airport - Employee of the Year

Channing Tatum - Man of Next Year

Robin Thicke and Rihanna - Smooth Operators

John Varvatos - Designer of the Year

Shaun White - Reinvention

GQ's 2007 Men of the Year Issue {Media Bistro]


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