I started to comment last night about the New Yorker’s sick and sad attept at satire with their most recent cover that has caused the “Uproar Of The Day.” I got waylaid last night and never did get to writing about the cover:
Atrios says it all:
The New Yorker cover could have worked if had made more clear who it was satirizing (Fox news, the Republican party, Rush Limbaugh, whatever), or by being clever enough to provide the actual funny. As it is it’s just a reflection of the Right’s view of Obama, but there’s nothing clever or funny about it. The cartoon could run as is on the cover of the National Review, also meaning to be “funny” but with a different target.
All of this doesn’t make the New Yorker public enemy #1, just makes them idiots of the week.