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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Note to the New Yorker - the world as you know it does NOT end at the Hudson River [UPDATE]



no one likes satire better than i do, but in these days of heightened sensitivity to goddam near EVERYTHING, the line between good satire and outright offensiveness is thin... the new yorker, a purported bastion of good taste and high-brow sophistication, should have known better... yes, i know that manhattanites think the world ends at the hudson river, but my guess is that there are also plenty of manhattanites who think the new yorker shot itself in the foot...

al jazeera english...

let's face it... the new yorker could have saved their asses AND themselves a whole lot of trouble by simply captioning the cover with something like "How the lunatic fringe sees the Obamas" or "Fear-mongering at its finest" or SOMETHING, ferchrissake, that would have left no doubt as to the satirical intent... leaving the cover to stand alone was simply an invitation to a very justified firestorm that tarred not only the magazine but also, by association, one of its finest contributors, sy hersh...


next week's new yorker cover, demonstrating beyond a shadow of a doubt that turnabout is fair play...


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