life beyond the well…

ridiculous and in poor taste…


Yes, I’m talking about the cover of The New Yorker Magazine featuring Senator Barack Obama and his wife:

I wonder what’s next. It’s hard for me to be surprised at anything that comes out now.


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

5 thoughts on “ridiculous and in poor taste…

  1. I wanted to get upset about this, until I heard that it was in the name of satire. In that case, it makes the drawing somewhat justifiable. I can completely understand if someone gets offended by this. However, when you incorporate the true definition of satire, it makes perfect sense; to me at least.

  2. Free Speech, in this case exhibited in a distasteful manner.

  3. Blatant Racism…
    covered up as satire. Somebody told us its satire so now its okay.

    I am a fan of Satire… but this is not a good look

  4. I think the most disturbing aspect of this image is how they portray Michelle Obama. Now until November, shots are going to be directed toward both Obama & McCain. Shots toward the “candidates” is part of the process. But, i’m amazed at how agressively various media pundits solely target her. They can’t find any dirt on him, so they bring her into the fold. What’s next, their kids?

  5. I actually liked the cover, and I am a HUGE Obama supporter (the only political candidate I’ve ever truly loved). It seemed to me the cover was directed at how mccain and the media portray him (which is racist and xenophobic) rather than the cover itself being bad. Just my two cents

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