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The Five: Most shocking magazine covers

"All magazines will eventually go purely electronic."
- Craig Mod, tech writer and CNN contributor

The demise of the magazine as we've known it seems as predictable as the demise of you and I. It's not "if," it's "when."

So is it a surprise that national magazine editors are willing to endure the siege of bad publicity for publicity's sake?

After all, the practice is hardly a new one. Adolf Hitler was named "Time" Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938, while the Fuhrer was in the midst of a campaign for world domination.

Today, magazines are more desperate than ever. And industry's attempts to stun us are occurring with greater frequency. In the last year-and-a-half alone we've been exposed to a great number of shockers.

This week's "The Five" recalls the five that have shocked us most.

About the Author


Career: My broadcast career began in 1990 at the age of 19. I've spent 19 of my last 21 years as a talk show host. Twelve years were spent in sports radio (only 3 in Phoenix), seven in music/comedy (most notably 103.9 The Edge), and now KTAR.

Education: BS at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Illinois)

Family: 2 parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 nieces & nephews

Favorite Food: Perfectly cooked salmon with asparagus

Favorite Spot in Arizona: My old house on Scottsdale Mountain

Favorite Movie: "Clarice, are the lambs still screaming?" (Silence of the Lambs)

#1 Sports Team: I don't root for teams

Outside interests: Writing, Sports, Reading, Eating

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