By now, you have probably seen (or at least heard about) the cover of the New Yorker. The magazine is know for it’s political humor, but many including the Obama and McCain campaign parties, think that it went too far. More details after the jump.
On the cover, a cartoon by Barry Blitt depicts Barack in a turban and traditional Muslim garb. He is fist bumping his wife Michelle who is portrayed as a black panther with an AK-47 assault rifle. Together, they are standing inside the Oval Office, with a portrait of Osama Bin Laden hanging on the wall and an American flag burning in the fireplace in the background.
Whether you consider the cartoon entitled “The Politics of Fear” as satire, or just in bad taste – the impact of the art can not be denied. It has gained international media attention and copies of the magazine are already selling for big money on ebay.