Hendrik Hertzberg –
the editor if political commentator for The New Yorker – is on MSNBC right now explaining away this cover. He says the point of the illustration is to make fun of the misinformation out there about Obama.
What he’s missing is that the general population won’t read The New Yorker and won’t “get” the irony. What they will get is a free anti-Obama poster to pin up and pass around – courtesy of a “respected” magazine.
Mr. Hertzberg, you’re not helping.
(Bill, you are. Thanks for the correction)