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Black. Female. Accomplished. No Longer Attacked.

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

In the last two and a half months, Mrs. Obama has had the unique opportunity to single-handedly correct and contradict a litany of tired stereotypes about black women.

The Mohammad Cartoons Then and Now: Defending Satire

Joel Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Whitney

Even if we were offended by the New Yorker cover, we all must speak up for the right to offend. Discussions of "taste" or "respect" are insidious code words for censorship.

Satire by the Book

Tom Tomorrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Tomorrow

2008-07-16-tomorrow.jpgThe Internet is full of declarative statements about satire these days, the most common of which being that "satire does not work unless it portrays its intended target."

An Insider's Response To The New Yorker's Obama Cover | 23/6: The News, But Funnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In light of the controversy surrounding this week's New Yorker cover, we wanted get some insight from an insider at the notoriously tight-lipped publi...

The New Yorker Got it Right

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The great danger is that the lies and maliciousness the Obama slander sites busily fan could or has had some resonance with some voters, especially the much fought-over independents.

Jason Linkins

A New Yorker Cover For National Review | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

[UPDATED, below.] Andrew Sullivan pulls this editorial cartoon from David Horsey, and asks, "How would the Republican base react to this?" Of cour...

New Yorker, What Were You Thinking?

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

I get the joke. But dressing up perhaps the next president of the United States as the new millennium equivalent of Hitler is just gross and dumb. Anything would have been better.

Jason Linkins

United States Now Filled With Terrorists, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Because everyone in America forgot about 9/11, and failed to buy a sufficient amount of non-circulating Liberian legal tender currency commemorative t...

The New Yorker Cover -- Opportunity Knocks for Obama

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

The New Yorker gives Obama an opportunity to right himself and get back to being who he is. He needs to address people's fears -- not just to rebut them or dismiss them.

Reading The Pictures: The "What" Of What's Wrong With Barack Osama TNY Cover

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-14-newyorkerobama.jpgI'm sure you've already seen analysis as to why it's so bad. Here is the actual "what" of what's wrong.

Jason Linkins

New Yorker Cover Falls Short Of Satire | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The larger problem with the the New Yorker cover is that what Barry Blitt has created may be "satire" in the artist's mind, but it is not satire as executed.

Obama Reacts To New Yorker Cover (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barack Obama was asked if he had a response to the very controversial New Yorker cover that combines every rumor and smear about him and his wife Mich...

New Yorker Cover Shows "Muslim" Barack With Gun-Slinging Michelle Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker says it's satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news. At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Senator Obama was ...

New Yorker Cover Shows Muslim, Flag-Burning, Osama-Loving, Fist-Bumping Obama

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Who knows if they'll get this in Dubuque, but they sure aren't going to like it in Chicago: This week's New Yorker cover features an image of Michelle...

Yikes! Controversial New Yorker Cover Shows Muslim, Flag-Burning, Osama-Loving, Fist-Bumping Obama

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Presumably the readership is sophisticated enough to get the joke, but this going to upset a lot of people -- probably for the same reason it's going to delight a lot of others on the right.

David Remnick On That New Yorker Cover: It's Satire, Meant To Target "Distortions And Misconceptions And Prejudices" About Obama

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week's New Yorker cover shows Barack and Michelle Obama as Muslim terrorists burning a flag in the Oval Office. Why would they publish such a thing? We asked New Yorker editor David Remnick. Here's what he said.