The Obamas on the New Yorker cover
The shocking cover of the New Yorker magazine has been in the news. The CNN article has a good report on it, including the following comment from the magazine. Naturally the Obama camp didn’t buy it.
David Remnick, the longtime editor of the highly-regarded publication, told CNN’s “The Situation Room” that he believes the ironic intent of the illustration will be clear to most Americans.
The website Scholars and Rogues made it clearer. Their blog post makes a brilliant comparison: the satirical humor of the New Yorker cover with the excessive attitudes of Archie Bunker. I agree totally that many Americans miss the irony and identify more with the surface message. I personally find the cover of the New Yorker in poor taste, but for me Archie is always hysterical.