Good morning, satire … but that New Yorker front page cartoon about Barack Obama is stirring up a furor. Have you seen it? (Click here to visit the New Yorker web site and see the full version on the magazine’s page.)
The Huffington Post’s “Eat the Press” feature has a very interesting interview with New Yorker editor David Remnick about the nature of satire and the publication’s decision to use the cartoon cover.
It’s a provocative illustration, no question about it. Obama’s campaign is calling it “tasteless” while the magazine says it points out the absurdness behind the anti-Obama rumors and stereotypes.
But does it advance political discourse? What do you think?