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?


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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