Public Opinion: Is the New Yorker’s Cover Offensive or Funny?

The magazine's cover has been denounced as "tasteless and offensive"—is the controversy overblown?

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The cover of this week's New Yorker magazine—a cartoon satirizing rumors about Barack and Michelle Obama by depicting them as anti-American radicals—has ignited a firestorm. A spokesman for Obama called the cartoon "tasteless and offensive." Is the controversy overblown, or was the magazine out of line with its cover? Post your thoughts below.

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