**thanks to danny for the alert**
The New Yorker really have pissed in their own mouths with this magazine cover. This is just really fucking disgusting point blank.
I do not have any words to say. I am sorry but this is BANG out of order. You can literally see the symbolism seeping from the image in particular with how they have done Michelle Obama’s hair and the mirror image in the background.
This is very irresponsible image.
Check out some of the comments on the Guardian’s website.
The editor of the New Yorker really should be ashamed. Where is Malcolm Gladwell when you need him?
This is a brilliant comment that sums up exactly how I feel from a commenter called Acetracy on the Guardian’s site:
After 25 years of reading The New Yorker, (probably the best written English periodical in the world)), I now have to put it in the same ranks as the Wall street Journal, The Washington Times, American Standard, and all the other rags that feed the stereotypes of race, poor and religion.
Depicting a presidential candidate in Muslim dress burning the American flag is NO JOKE. There is no irony in this at all. In short The New Yorker has just sealed the election for John McCain.
Let’s not forget that The New Yorker is owned by Conde Nast, making it part of the conservative oligarchy that owns and runs the American press. The rich, the religious right, the military establishment, and the racists Republicans now even have “liberal” magazines doing their hit job on the one last hope for democracy in the USA.
I hate to say this, but The New Yorker and Conde Nast learned all of this from the Brits. Just look at their past editors and staff and you will see that they were imported from Britain. But hey, the Brits have long accepted the rule of the oligarchs. Who still owns Mayfair district of London? And for how many centuries?
I am speechless @ The New Yorker cover.