06/12/2012 04:36 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2012

That Time Tina Brown Almost Turned Obama Into Trayvon Martin On The Cover Of Newsweek

The presence of Tina Brown atop the Newsweek masthead has been nowhere more evident than on the cover of the magazine itself, from S & M to a very dead (and very photoshopped) Princess Diana. Love or despise Tina Brown's cover-work, they've made people talk. Surely, though, there've been more than a few ideas from that wellspring of manufactured, marketed scandal-making that didn't pan out for whatever reason.

And today, we learn about one of those firsthand.

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