During the election year of 2008, Time magazine, which has a circulation of 3,276,822, held the record for placing photographs or portraits of Candidate Barack Obama on its cover. Likewise, Newsweek, which is no longer in circulation, published multiple issues with similar covers. These covers, along with articles written in the magazines certainly indicated the political favorings for the Democratic candidate for president. On the other hand, the publications of National Review, which has only a circulation of 166,755, is a conservative magazine, and when its covers have a depiction of Mr. Obama, they are usually satiric caricatures.
Founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley, Jr., National Review is expressly conservative, while Time, begun in 1923, has not declared itself overtly as liberal or otherwise, although its articles and features are a great deal different from its original format.