This has to be the strangest choice for an app icon I've ever seen: U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.
The good news is that once you have downloaded the app the actual icon you see in Newsstand is different – though I have to say that the actual icon is really no better, a dark photo and the name of the paper so small that a magnifying glass wouldn't be of much help.
It is reported that Arlen Specter is now doing stand-up comedy, and isn't too bad. Maybe the management team at the Inquirer are attempting the same.