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Friday, July 25, 2008

Asked and answered

A couple of weeks ago, in response to the infamous "Obama the secret terrorist" New Yorker cover, I asked:

If a cable newscaster wonders aloud whether McCain is senile old fool, would a magazine be engaged in satire by publishing a cartoon showing McCain as a drooling dunce?

What if the same news channel was notorious for implying McCain is too old and unable to keep up with the pace of change, is it satire to illustrate McCain as feeble and infirm?

Here's your answer.

Maybe I overreacted. The McCain cover is pretty funny. The illustration doesn't make any sense on the cover of the National Review and it is tasteless, but since it lampoons McCains disregard for the Constitution and his devotion to the Bushies, it works for me.

I must say I don't get it -- I mean, is it not a pretty fair reflection of the McCain couple?

Then again, I suppose I'm no sophisticate. I never read that rag.

true, this National Review mock cover is actually satire.
it says "leigh" but it's me
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