This cover of The New Yorker goes overboard in its claim of “satire”. Both McCain and Obama have called the cover “tasteless and offensive”. And, yes, I get it … many believe that Obama is Muslim, that Michelle is anti-American, that both would destroy the nation, etc. But giving an image to this nonsense doesn’t help the cause any. Even if the candidates choose to run a “clean” campaign, how can they do it when this kind of nonsense is out there? Let’s stick to the issues.
PS – Not to be outdone, Vanity Fair satirizes this cover!