packaging obama

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the New Yorker cover.  One of the greatest visual forms of satire of American culture, I find it funny and smart, always saying a mouthful.

But the latest cover of the New Yorker is, for many, hard to swallow.  Its depiction of Barak and Michelle Obama, New Yorker defenders say, is meant to satirize how the Obamas are being portrayed, not who they really are.  Take a gander at the cover, and see what YOU think. As for myself . . . I’m still chewin’ on it.

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