Is the Obama ‘New Yorker’ cover tasteless?

The New Yorker’s latest cover, illustrated by The Politics of Fear artist Barry Blitt, has everyone pretty much flipping out today. Many, including both the Obama and McCain camps, say that the cover is just plain offensive and tasteless, but the New Yorker says it just “satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

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July 21, 2008, issue of the New Yorker 

What do you think?

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Considering that the New Yorker is generally liberal, I think it’s obvious that the cover is a satire, and in my opinion, a good one. People who are offended need to grow up and recognize the cover for what it is: a cartoon that makes fun of all the ridiculous and baseless rumors surrounding Obama’s campaign.

Anonymous's picture

I can honestly see why people are mad about it. Idiots across America who already believe what the cover is saying will continue to believe it, only this cover will just make them think it’s even more true. But luckily morons don’t read the New Yorker. The cover is amazing, IMO.

Ana's picture

Or it might spark a wider discussion of these rumors that leads to more people being educated on Barack Obama’s true background.

Anonymous's picture

we can all thank the new yorker for revealing the truth and ensuring mccain’s victory!

Ana's picture

The rumors and inneundo that the right has propagated against Obama are so hilarious and baseless that I don’t understand how anyone could NOT see the humor in the cover.

I terrorist fist-bump a lot of people these days.

Anonymous's picture

Obama… more like Osama!!! Who’s with me?

Jesus E. Mane's picture

Thank You! Finally some media had the cojones to do something like this.
CNN is really piss-off because they are pro-OBAMA…
I think that cartoon is really the best reality of Obama…Now you have to make a cartoon
The white house is painted in black and many camels park outside…jajajaja

Mr. Obama is a layer he only talks what people want to hear…He has no fucking experience to be the next President of the most powerful country of the world.

Thank you once again…And keep the good work!
I will vote for Mr. McCain and I don’t give a sh…. What CNN propaganda about
Obama says…

Thanks!

Jesus E. Mane

Jesus E. Mane's picture

To the Latín community in Spanish…El Negro Obama es un lobo disfrazado de oveja.
Es mas musulmán que el mismo Bin Laden…OMAMA es igual que OSAMA
Por favor no voten por el negro MUSULMAN.
Los negros no pueden ver a los Latinos. NO VOTEN POR UN NEGRO…

Anonymous's picture

You’re disgusting. I hope you choke on a burrito you fucking loser.

Henry's picture

VIVA!!!! THE NEW YORKER IS ABOUT TIME…
I LOVED THE CARTOON…NOW THE WORLD KNOWS WHAT OBAMA REALLY IS….

THANK YOU!!!

Bob's picture

VIVA!!!!! MCCAIN…FUCK OBAMA
NEGRO GO BACK TO AFRICA WITH YOUR FATHER…