The political world has its panties in a bunch this morning over the cover illustration of this week’s (July 21st) cover of the New Yorker. This illustration by Barry Blitt, called “The Politics of Fear,” combines every smear tactic so far used against presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
The Obama campaign has already called it “tasteless and offensive,” reports the Huffington Post. And nobody else really knows what to think of it.
Is it ok because it’s the New Yorker? Should we freak out about this like we freak out about everything else, or try to explain it, so we seem more sophisticated? This seems to be the internal battle of the media, but screw them. How do you feel about it?
The New Yorker cover: social satire or a vicious political hit?