Was This a Good Idea, New Yorker?

Or maybe not so much. In defense of the cover, Remnick, the editor, says that readers will get the joke. I don't doubt that. But will readers appreciate the joke as satire (it's not the most sophisticated image) and will certain nefarious non-readers use the cover against Obama?

My feeling is that good satire always has a place, but this is lazy and sensationalistic, and if this does anything, it will be bad for Obama. Anyone else?


Pete said...

beat me to it, but it sounds like we basically agree.

kclou said...

yep, except you took the time to outline why.

i expect better from the new yorker.