16 July 2008

Burn it to the ground

Everyone is raising a stink over the latest cover of The New Yorker. As you can see, it satirically depicts Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, as terrorists. Not surprising, both Obama and McCain's camps fired back saying that the cover was in bad taste.

For some reason, however, I tend to disagree. Satire or not, I feel like this cover is a great commentary on the ridiculous claims by the conservative right, the media and the southern-pride groups, claiming Obama is a secret Muslim terrorist. Even Fox News made absurd comments about the, now-famous Obama fist bump.

In the end, I applaud The New Yorker's boldness in making such a statement that is clearly a jab at American media and thought rather than a medium to attach Obama and his presidential run.


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