Saturday, July 19, 2008

POLITICS: The New Yorker July 21st cover

by Lorraine Kelly
UK--Let's talk about The New Yorker magazine's July 21st cover. We've all seen it. Heard about it. Maybe even read it.

But what do you think of this? And, what is satire anyway?

When I first saw the cover, I thought The New Yorker had taken the word satire a bit too far. But after I read it, I thought that as offensive as it may be that's exactly what the cover is about-- satire. And then I thought about this again, for someone who is a firm believer in freedom of speech and robust discussions of all topics under the sun, why was I bothered by the cover?

I don't know. Probably I have bought too much into the political correctness I fight so much against.

But how about you. What do you think?

Follow the link to The New Yorker and read the article in its entirety. After you read it, let us know how you feel.

Is it offensive?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Instead of choosing someone from the left, why didn't the New Yorker choose to satirize a person from the right?