Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cover of the year



This is a stunning cover. But your average American is not going to get it. Most of them already think Obama is a muslim and would-be terrorist, and this just fuels that.

It's a shame because it's a great satire, according to the magazine a 'mirror to prejudice'. Unfortunately for them, few outside of the New Yorker readership understands. Indeed, not even Obama gets it. In which case, why did they do it, knowing that it would just cause a fuss and be misread my more people than actually get it? It could all backfire horribly. Some people like what they see in the mirror.

Still, all publicity's good publicity, right?

3 comments:

Benjamin said...

That cover is far too clever for me. THIS BEAUTY is what a cover should look like. Now that's class, don't you think?

Andrew Collins said...

At least the TV Choice cover tells you what's inside the magazine.

Five-Centres said...

Indeed.

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