According to a story today in the NY Daily News, by Stephanie Gaskell, titled "Bam team lashes mag," David Remnick, editor for The New Yorker, explains away the cover of the July 21st edition as "satire."
Mr. Gaskell's version of satire, then, must include Sen. Barack Obama being depicted in full-Muslim garb in the Oval Office, with his wife, Michele, dressed in some kind of combatant attire, complete with AK-47.
Long story short: The new Yorker is out of line, out of class and out of excuses; a total failure of common sense and good taste. The Obama campaign condemns the image. The McCain campaign condemns the image. It's just a bad image from some folks who seem to think it's funny.
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