I don’t read the New Yorker as often as I should because, as swessler puts it, the magazine "pegged for postgraduate degreed liberals and post-political hipsters" can be a little verbose and pretentious. But I don’t think you need rockabilly glasses to see that this perpetuation of ignorance is not satire, but perverse and irresponsible. The New Yorker knew that the magazine would cause an uproar. Obama’s campaign is condemning the cover as “tasteless and offensive.” To submit a letter in response to a New Yorker article for publication by the magazine, you may send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Satire? I’m Not Laughing.
By Jonathan Adams Jul 14, 2008