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Does The New Yorker Cover Offend You, Yeah?

The Obama campaign is describing the cover of this week's New Yorker as "tasteless and offensive." It depicts the candidate and his wife sharing a...




The Obama campaign is describing the cover of this week's New Yorker as "tasteless and offensive." It depicts the candidate and his wife sharing a "terrorist fist bump" in the Oval Office. She's in a kind of Black Panther/militant getup. He's in traditional Muslim dress. A portrait of Osama bin Laden hangs on the wall.

The New Yorker released a statement saying "The burning flag, the nationalist-radical and Islamic outfits, the fist-bump, the [Osama bin Laden] portrait on the wall? All of them echo one attack or another. Satire is part of what we do, and it is meant to bring things out into the open, to hold up a mirror to prejudice, the hateful, and the absurd. And that's the spirit of this cover."

We can see both sides here. What do you think? We'd love for you to elaborate on your vote in the comments.









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