Monday, July 14, 2008

The New Yorker Too Tasteless for Barack Obama

Obama campaign Spokesman Bill Burton has condemned The New Yorker magazine for its latest cover (shown above):

"The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

We subscribe to The New Yorker, and we don't agree - we think it is funny. But we are not sure what The New Yorker is up to. We know that editor David Remnick has long been a quiet supporter of the Iraq war and benched Bush administration critic Hendrik Hertzberg for several months in 2002 and 2003. Or he may just be trying to send a message to the Obama campain to lighten up.

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