Covered in satire

The following New Yorker cover from their July 21 issue is being slammed by the Obama camp as tasteless and offensive.


From the FOXNews.com article:

Aides to Barack Obama are blasting a New Yorker magazine cover that depicts “President Obama” in the Oval Office, wearing a Muslim-style outfit and doing a fist-bump with his wife, Michelle, who is dressed in camouflage with an automatic rifle slung over her back. A picture of Usama bin Laden hangs above the mantel of the fireplace, which has an American flag burning in it.

The cover was drawn by illustrator Barry Blitt. He defended his artwork in an email to the Huffington Post:

“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.”

C’mon folks. The fact that this is a satire should be obvious to everyone who sees it. Everyone, apparently, except for Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton:

“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,” Burton said. “But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

Chill, Bill. These guys are on YOUR side. They have surgical procedures these days that will remove that stick…

Barack himself hasn’t yet commented on the cover. He was last observed with his finger in the air waiting on the wind to blow.

Full story below:

Obama Camp Slams Satirical ‘New Yorker’ Magazine Cover


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