As many of you have already heard, this week’s cover of the New Yorker is causing quite the uproar. The cartoon, which was meant as a satire, combines many of the smears that have been thrown at the Obamas over the past few months: Barack is wearing muslim robes and giving a “terrorist fist bump” to his gun-toting wife, while an American flag burns in the fireplace.
Le Castor and ePriddy blogged about it earlier today, and the Obama campaign has already weighed in, claiming that it is "tasteless and offensive." Both New Yorker editor David Remnick and cartoonist Barry Blitt, however, have defended their choices.
What do you think? Has the New Yorker gone too far with its satire? Or are people just being paranoid? Just tag your posts "opencall" and let us know.