Who Can Possibly Take This Seriously?
It’s preposterous to think that this New Yorker Magazine cover is anything but satire.
Obama in a turban and Michelle as Angela Davis giving Dap (that’s a fist bump for you non-urban folk) while the American flag burns in the fireplace. Barry Blitt, the artist who created the cover, has this to say:
I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.
Nico Pitney over at Huffington has some of Blitt’s other provocative covers. The right wing wil be all over this, whining (thank you, Phil Gramm) that they could never get away with putting such an image on one of their publications. And that is true, because they would actually mean it. Are we so uptight that we can’t recognize good satire when we see it?
Jake Tapper runs down some of the other satirical covers for which The New Yorker is known.Click here for reuse options!
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