The New Yorker’s ‘Satirical’ Obama Illustration

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Some people on Twitter have been Twittering about the New Yorker cover illustration of Barack and Michelle Obama. He’s wearing Muslim garb, and she has what looks like an AK 47 strapped around her. In the background is a picture of Osama Bin Laden hanging above an American flag burning in a fireplace. You can find out more about the illustration here.

The New Yorker‘s David Remnick said the illustration was meant to be satirical. Some commentators are saying people need to lighten up and realize that the cover illustration isn’t meant to be taken literally. Others, though, say, it’s not an appropriate time to make such satirical stabs. What’s your reaction to the cover?