If you haven’t heard yet, the new cover of The New Yorker features presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. It is causing controversy in the world of political media and people don’t know how to react so instead.. freak out! Guess they don’t understand the whole idea of SATIRE?
The illustration by Barry Blitt portrays the couple as terrorists who have taken over the Oval Office. It’s basically every smear tactic and rightwing claim about Obama illustrated together in a goofy satire. Last time I checked, The New Yorker is known for having an educated reader base. It’s not a terrible tabloid or biased news source.
Obama’s campaign thinks the cover is “tasteless and offensive” and really missed the humorous point of the illustration. Sorry Obama, no pounds for this one.