"On the cover of the July 21, 2008 issue of The New Yorker, in 'The Politics of Fear,' artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign."
Obama's campaign spokesperson says:
"The New Yorker may think...that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."
I think it may be intended as satirical but can just imagine the conversation on right wing talk shows, etc. What do you think?
The feature story in the same issue is, however, worth a good read.